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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 2.  Number and percentage distribution of private schools, students, and full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: United States, 200910
 
Religious or nonsectarian orientation Schools Students FTE teachers
Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent  
Total  33,366   100.0     4,700,119   100.0     437,414   100.0  
                             
Religious orientation  22,731   68.1     3,761,652   80.0     314,489   71.9  
Roman Catholic  7,115   21.3     2,009,640   42.8     142,620   32.6  
African Methodist Episcopal                 
Amish  1,705 ! 5.1 !   49,517 ! 1.1 !   2,893 ! 0.7 !
Assembly of God  345   1.0     41,933   0.9     3,614   0.8  
Baptist  2,272   6.8     236,031   5.0     22,936   5.2  
                             
Brethren  86   0.3     7,420   0.2     709   0.2  
Calvinist  120   0.4     26,251   0.6     1,876   0.4  
Christian (unspecified)  4,702   14.1     606,555   12.9     60,070   13.7  
Church of Christ  143   0.4     29,577   0.6     2,566   0.6  
Church of God  130   0.4     10,989   0.2     1,103   0.3  
                             
Church of God in Christ  66 ! 0.2 !   3,566 ! 0.1 !   366 ! 0.1 !
Church of the Nazarene  101 ! 0.3 !   14,584 ! 0.3 !   1,090 ! 0.2 !
Disciples of Christ                 
Episcopal  381   1.1     96,344   2.0     11,503   2.6  
Friends  85   0.3     20,484   0.4     2,613   0.6  
                             
Greek Orthodox  33   0.1     3,621   0.1     484   0.1  
Islamic  232   0.7     29,996   0.6     3,535   0.8  
Jewish  1,015   3.0     227,506   4.8     25,403   5.8  
Latter Day Saints                 
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod  1,068   3.2     123,987   2.6     9,813   2.2  
                             
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America  153   0.5     12,497   0.3     1,080   0.2  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  358   1.1     30,590   0.7     2,317   0.5  
Other Lutheran  53   0.2     4,321   0.1     368   0.1  
Mennonite  571   1.7     28,432   0.6     2,669   0.6  
Methodist  287   0.9     18,048   0.4     2,083   0.5  
                             
Pentecostal  383   1.1     17,976   0.4     2,353   0.5  
Presbyterian  254   0.8     37,992   0.8     3,829   0.9  
Seventh-Day Adventist  849   2.5     51,393   1.1     4,205   1.0  
Other  187   0.6     18,641   0.4     2,054   0.5  
                             
Nonsectarian  10,635   31.9     938,467   20.0     122,926   28.1  
! 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 with too few sample cases. These estimates include private schools which provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2009–10.
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