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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 9.  Percentage distribution of private school students, by racial/ethnic background and selected characteristics: United States, 200910
 
Selected characteristic Hispanic Non-Hispanic
American Indian Pacific Islander Two or more races
    Asian   Black     White  
Total  9.4   0.4   5.1   9.2   0.6   72.6   2.7
                           
Private school typology                           
Catholic  13.3   0.4   4.5   7.5   0.6   70.8   2.8
Parochial  14.2   0.3   4.6   7.2   0.6   70.4   2.7
Diocesan  12.3   0.5   4.4   7.0   0.6   72.3   3.0
Private  13.6   0.7   4.7   9.3   0.4   68.4   2.9
                           
Other religious  6.2   0.4   4.1   10.3   0.7   76.3   2.0
Conservative Christian  7.2   0.6   4.3   12.2   0.6   73.2   2.0
Other affiliated  6.2   0.3   5.2   8.7   0.3   77.1   2.3
Unaffiliated  5.1   0.4   3.3   9.5   1.1   78.8   1.8
                           
Nonsectarian  7.3   0.6   8.1   10.6   0.5   69.2   3.8
Regular  6.2   0.5   8.1   8.8   0.5   72.2   3.7
Special emphasis  7.8   0.8   10.3   10.7   0.5   65.1   4.9
Special education  12.8   0.6   2.9   21.7   0.2   59.2   2.5
                           
School level                           
Elementary  10.9   0.4   5.2   9.0   0.6   71.0   3.0
Secondary  11.0   0.4   5.0   9.0   0.4   71.7   2.6
Combined  6.7   0.5   5.0   9.5   0.8   75.2   2.4
                           
Program emphasis                           
Regular elementary/
  secondary 
9.4   0.4   4.9   8.7   0.6   73.4   2.6
Montessori  9.9   0.8   12.3   8.6   0.7   62.7   5.0
Special program emphasis  5.6   0.4   9.6   6.7   0.2   73.2   4.2
Special education  12.5   0.6   2.8   22.0   0.2   59.4   2.5
Vocational/technical             
Alternative  8.8   1.0   3.9   17.0   0.2   65.8   3.2
Early childhood  10.9   0.6   6.9   11.5   1.1   65.9   3.0
                           
Size (number of students)                           
Less than 50  8.2   0.8   4.0   12.8   0.4   71.3   2.5
50–149  9.5   0.7   4.6   13.5   0.6   68.6   2.5
150–299  12.3   0.4   5.4   10.7   0.6   67.5   3.0
300–499  8.2   0.3   5.4   7.2   0.4   75.8   2.7
500–749  8.8   0.3   5.0   6.5   0.4   76.5   2.5
750 or more  7.6   0.3   5.1   6.0   1.1   77.1   2.7
                           
Region                           
Northeast  7.7   0.2   4.8   10.5   0.3   74.3   2.1
Midwest  5.6   0.5   2.9   7.9   0.2   80.9   2.0
South  9.4   0.3   3.6   11.2   0.3   73.1   2.1
West  16.6   1.0   10.9   5.4   2.1   58.5   5.5
                           
Urbanicity type                           
City  12.3   0.4   6.1   11.9   0.8   65.4   3.2
Suburban  8.9   0.3   5.2   8.8   0.4   73.7   2.7
Town  5.4   0.6   2.0   3.5   0.9 ! 85.9   1.6
Rural  4.1   1.2   3.3   4.8   0.3   84.5   1.7
! 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). Hispanic includes Latino, American Indian includes Native American, Black includes African American, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2009–10.
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