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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 14.  Number of private schools, students, and teachers (headcount), by school membership in private school associations: United States, 2007–08
 
Association Schools   Students   Teachers
Total  33,740   5,072,451   503,469  
             
None  11,282   860,628   95,810  
             
Religious             
Accelerated Christian Education  970   41,385   5,593  
American Association of Christian Schools  820   99,456   10,477  
Association of Christian Schools International  3,551   651,017   62,899  
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools  246   37,497   3,496  
Association of Classical and Christian Schools  149   28,173   3,335  
             
Christian Schools International  367   82,145   7,567  
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association  228   21,415   2,073  
Friends Council on Education  67   19,107   2,593  
General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church  590   40,410   3,621  
Islamic School League of America  82   11,739   1,378  
             
Jesuit Secondary Education Association  55   44,892   3,377  
National Association of Episcopal Schools  293   86,278   10,396  
National Catholic Educational Association  6,251   1,883,349   136,392  
National Christian School Association  142   37,659   3,415  
National Society of Hebrew Day Schools  251   68,851   9,729  
             
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship  73   13,724   1,300  
The Jewish Community Day School Network  112   24,526   3,926  
Solomon Schechter Day School Association  73   18,085   2,569  
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools  136   29,337   2,863  
Other religious school associations  1,396   271,318   26,518  
             
Special emphasis             
American Montessori Society  1,360   67,930   11,275  
Association Montessori International  635   28,204   3,640  
Other Montessori associations  718   29,671   5,195  
Association of Military Colleges and Schools       
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America  107   15,709   2,359  
             
Bilingual School Association  21   4,184   434  
Council of Bilingual Education       
Council for Exceptional Children  330   36,145   5,383  
National Association of Private Special Education Centers  310   32,931   5,248  
Other associations for exceptional children  225   22,334   3,665  
             
European Council for International Schools       
National Association for the Education of Young Children  1,867   142,550   16,324  
National Association of Bilingual Education       
National Association of Laboratory Schools  27   5,597   665  
National Coalition of Girls' Schools  91   38,000   4,951  
Other special emphasis school associations  797   127,904   14,298  
             
Other school associations or organizations             
Alternative School Network  29   3,053   385  
National Association of Independent Schools  1,271   560,823   73,988  
State or regional independent school association  1,827   558,123   62,027  
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools  47   6,522   687  
National Independent Private School Association  218   35,973   3,695  
The Association of Boarding Schools  204   65,807   9,849  
Other school associations  4,472   880,929   91,765  
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Details do not sum to total because private schools may belong to more than one association. These estimates include schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade (kindergarten-terminal schools) as well as those that provide instruction for one or more of grades 1 through 12 (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2007–08.

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