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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 15.  Number of private schools, students, full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, and 2006–07 high school graduates, by state: United States, 2007–08
 
FTE teachers High school
graduates 2006–07
State Schools   Students     
United States  33,740   5,072,451   456,266   306,605  
                 
Alabama  423   72,037   6,405   4,576  
Alaska  63   4,173   464   198  
Arizona  361   51,590   4,222   2,593  
Arkansas  305 ! 34,850 ! 3,147 ! 1,379  
California  4,013   607,141   50,152   34,878  
                 
Colorado  415   48,945   4,825   2,524  
Connecticut  423   76,520   8,237   7,993  
Delaware  214 ! 26,403   2,438   1,797  
District of Columbia  92   17,985   2,189   1,665  
Florida  1,938   329,646   29,783   18,583  
                 
Georgia  910   136,987   14,007   7,574  
Hawaii  136   33,441   2,880   2,385  
Idaho  190 ! 20,878 ! 1,677 ! 908 !
Illinois  1,924   264,012   20,751   15,105  
Indiana  807   104,062   8,104   4,788  
                 
Iowa  242   41,796   3,408   2,261  
Kansas  246   43,413   3,498   2,378  
Kentucky  404   67,376   5,644   4,028  
Louisiana  393   123,476   9,085   7,531  
Maine  200   19,553   2,137   2,618  
                 
Maryland  823   143,661   14,286   9,454  
Massachusetts  947   127,967   15,042   10,435  
Michigan  908   139,314   10,871   8,522  
Minnesota  585   90,973   7,178   4,930  
Mississippi  219   47,955   4,148   3,355  
                 
Missouri  690   112,368   9,724   7,330  
Montana  141 ! 13,778 ! 1,195 ! 1,703 !
Nebraska  223   35,872   2,819   2,156  
Nevada  161   22,310   1,550   695  
New Hampshire  312   23,200   2,969   2,294  
                 
New Jersey  1,441   204,486   19,522   13,344  
New Mexico  212   23,582   2,171   1,495  
New York  2,130   458,231   42,845   29,891  
North Carolina  656   108,810   10,846   5,594  
North Dakota  50   6,345   556    
                 
Ohio  1,189   215,592   16,369   13,057  
Oklahoma  300 ! 34,354   3,899   2,033  
Oregon  564   53,243   4,744   2,814  
Pennsylvania  2,503   281,958   24,645   17,477  
Rhode Island  226   23,951   2,535   1,582  
                 
South Carolina  409   56,492   5,550   3,211  
South Dakota  80   10,692   925   556  
Tennessee  557   106,097   10,111   5,889  
Texas  1,651   235,241   23,623   11,923  
Utah  146   17,551   1,715   1,351  
                 
Vermont  150   11,713   1,553   1,759  
Virginia  872   116,934   12,919   6,913  
Washington  730   86,811   7,464   4,565  
West Virginia  139   13,400   1,261   605  
Wisconsin  990   123,174   9,915   5,426  
Wyoming  38   2,113   261    
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is larger than 25 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells where reporting standards were notmet. These estimates include schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade (kindergarten-terminal schools) aswell 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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