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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 6.  Number and percentage distribution of private school students, by grade and private school typology: United States, 2009–10
 
Private school typology Kindergarten1 First grade Second grade Third grade Fourth grade
Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent  
Total  474,483   100.0     373,447   100.0     357,675   100.0     354,998   100.0     351,990   100.0  
                                                 
Catholic  155,556   32.8     152,444   40.8     150,882   42.2     152,422   42.9     153,537   43.6  
Parochial  78,869   16.6     78,831   21.1     78,208   21.9     79,117   22.3     79,874   22.7  
Diocesan  65,963   13.9     64,132   17.2     63,328   17.7     63,703   17.9     64,068   18.2  
Private  10,725   2.3     9,481   2.5     9,346   2.6     9,601   2.7     9,595   2.7  
                                                 
Other religious  190,210   40.1     158,616   42.5     149,237   41.7     146,334   41.2     142,738   40.6  
Conservative Christian  65,599   13.8     55,677   14.9     53,168   14.9     52,132   14.7     51,326   14.6  
Other affiliated  43,533   9.2     38,323   10.3     36,388   10.2     35,609   10.0     35,201   10.0  
Unaffiliated  81,078   17.1     64,616   17.3     59,680   16.7     58,593   16.5     56,211   16.0  
                                                 
Nonsectarian  128,718   27.1     62,387   16.7     57,557   16.1     56,243   15.8     55,715   15.8  
Regular  84,794   17.9     42,087   11.3     39,539   11.1     38,492   10.8     39,044   11.1  
Special emphasis  42,383   8.9     18,796   5.0     16,089   4.5     14,999   4.2     13,284   3.8  
Special education  1,540   0.3     1,503   0.4     1,928   0.5     2,752   0.8     3,387   1.0  
                                                 
Fifth grade Sixth grade Seventh grade Eighth grade Ninth grade
Private school typology Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent  
Total 348,698   100.0     354,134   100.0     351,961   100.0     353,608   100.0     333,133   100.0  
                                                 
Catholic  153,398   44.0     157,026   44.3     155,246   44.1     156,565   44.3     157,568   47.3  
Parochial  79,698   22.9     80,633   22.8     77,230   21.9     76,282   21.6     18,831   5.7  
Diocesan  63,784   18.3     64,237   18.1     63,391   18.0     63,874   18.1     67,173   20.2  
Private  9,917   2.8     12,157   3.4     14,625   4.2     16,410   4.6     71,564   21.5  
                                                 
Other religious  139,890   40.1     138,175   39.0     135,884   38.6     133,100   37.6     108,053   32.4  
Conservative Christian  50,514   14.5     50,328   14.2     50,245   14.3     49,110   13.9     41,456   12.4  
Other affiliated  34,770   10.0     35,212   9.9     35,118   10.0     34,828   9.8     29,120   8.7  
Unaffiliated  54,606   15.7     52,635   14.9     50,521   14.4     49,163   13.9     37,478   11.3  
                                                 
Nonsectarian  55,410   15.9     58,933   16.6     60,832   17.3     63,942   18.1     67,512   20.3  
Regular  39,268   11.3     42,574   12.0     45,312   12.9     46,882   13.3     49,970   15.0  
Special emphasis  12,154   3.5     11,361   3.2     9,789   2.8     10,524   3.0     9,220   2.8  
Special education  3,987   1.1     4,998   1.4     5,731   1.6     6,536   1.8     8,321   2.5  
                                                 
Tenth grade Eleventh grade Twelfth grade Ungraded          
Private school typology Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent            
Total  330,105   100.0     324,114   100.0     319,166   100.0     72,606   100.0            
                                                 
Catholic  156,622   47.4     153,211   47.3     150,834   47.3     4,328   6.0            
Parochial  18,631   5.6     18,369   5.7     18,543   5.8     740   1.0            
Diocesan  67,312   20.4     66,443   20.5     65,278   20.5     2,109   2.9            
Private  70,678   21.4     68,400   21.1     67,014   21.0     1,479   2.0            
                                                 
Other religious  103,674   31.4     101,004   31.2     97,015   30.4     8,081   11.1            
Conservative Christian  40,328   12.2     38,466   11.9     37,295   11.7     1,773   2.4            
Other affiliated  28,835   8.7     28,848   8.9     27,899   8.7     1,852   2.6            
Unaffiliated  34,512   10.5     33,690   10.4     31,821   10.0     4,456   6.1            
                                                 
Nonsectarian  69,808   21.1     69,899   21.6     71,316   22.3     60,197   82.9            
Regular  51,471   15.6     52,549   16.2     53,257   16.7     4,743   6.5            
Special emphasis  9,653   2.9     9,093   2.8     9,727   3.0     20,410   28.1            
Special education  8,685   2.6     8,257   2.5     8,333   2.6     35,044   48.3            
1 The count for kindergarten students also includes transitional kindergarten and transitional first grade students.
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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