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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 10.  Percentage male enrollment in private schools and percentage distribution of private schools by coeducational category and selected characteristics: United States, 200910
 
Selected characteristic Coeducational Category
Male enrollment   Coed schools   All-girls schools   All-boys schools
Total  51.4   95.7   1.9   2.4  
                 
Private school typology                 
Catholic  50.7   93.6   3.6   2.9  
Parochial  50.0   98.8   0.9   0.2  
Diocesan  50.8   97.2   1.3   1.5  
Private  52.2   67.3   18.0   14.7  
                 
Other religious  51.0   96.4   1.5   2.2  
Conservative Christian  50.7   99.3   0.3   0.3  
Other affiliated  50.4   92.0   3.5   4.5  
Unaffiliated  51.6   96.2   1.4 ! 2.4  
                 
Nonsectarian  53.5   96.1   1.4   2.4  
Regular  51.2   96.9   1.5   1.6  
Special emphasis  52.8   95.9   1.3 ! 2.8  
Special education  69.4   94.2   1.6   4.2  
                 
School level                 
Elementary  50.9   98.7   0.6   0.7  
Secondary  52.4   71.6   13.0   15.4  
Combined  51.5   95.9   1.7   2.4  
                 
Program emphasis                 
Regular elementary/secondary  50.9   95.2   2.4   2.5  
Montessori  49.0   99.7      
Special program emphasis  52.4   95.1      
Special education  68.9   93.9   1.7   4.5  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative  56.6   86.6   4.0 ! 9.4  
Early childhood  44.4   99.7      
                 
Size (number of students)                 
Less than 50  52.7   97.3   1.0   1.7  
50–149  53.2   96.5   1.2   2.4  
150–299  51.1   95.8   2.2   2.0  
300–499  49.8   92.2   4.7   3.1  
500–749  48.5   85.8   8.4   5.8  
750 or more  53.8   80.6   6.6   12.8  
                 
Region                 
Northeast  51.4   90.2   4.1   5.7  
Midwest  51.4   97.9   1.0   1.1  
South  51.7   97.0   1.5   1.6  
West  50.6   97.1   1.4   1.5  
                 
Urbanicity type                 
City  51.1   93.6   3.1   3.3  
Suburban  51.3   95.7   1.9   2.3  
Town  52.3   99.3      
Rural  52.0   96.9   1.0 ! 2.1  
! 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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