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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 15.  Number of private schools, students, full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, and 2008-09 high school graduates, by state: United States, 200910
 
FTE teachers High school graduates 2008–09
State Schools   Students      
United States  33,366   4,700,119   437,414   308,813  
                 
Alabama  578   78,351   8,775   5,277  
Alaska  123 ! 4,426   529   189  
Arizona  360   44,559   3,896   2,755  
Arkansas  224   23,889   2,392   1,330  
California  3,644   539,726   45,741   35,256  
                 
Colorado  488   48,545   4,793   2,838  
Connecticut  405   64,384   7,431   6,233  
Delaware  135   22,758   2,064   1,847  
District of Columbia  86   15,667   1,873   1,339  
Florida  1,962   287,689   26,591   18,255  
                 
Georgia  823   130,263   13,246   8,322  
Hawaii  135   33,536   3,044   2,659  
Idaho  197 ! 14,507 ! 1,364   543  
Illinois  1,733   243,405   20,289   15,107  
Indiana  910   104,169   8,420   5,232  
                 
Iowa  230   39,694   3,218   2,249  
Kansas  263   40,252   3,367   2,166  
Kentucky  358   61,384   5,282   3,937  
Louisiana  458   131,866   10,061   8,136  
Maine  163   16,933   1,885   2,362  
                 
Maryland  795   126,415   13,230   9,228  
Massachusetts  830   119,112   14,917   10,630  
Michigan  1,069   134,125   10,888   8,519  
Minnesota  524   78,389   6,424   4,241  
Mississippi  316   47,361   4,507   3,358  
                 
Missouri  693   105,548   9,028   7,043  
Montana  153 ! 7,987   880   372  
Nebraska  221   34,819   2,658   2,004  
Nevada  157   20,108   1,601   824  
New Hampshire  285   20,807   2,611   2,463  
                 
New Jersey  1,385   188,307   19,018   14,348  
New Mexico  187   20,548   2,041   1,387  
New York  2,016   430,605   41,959   31,245  
North Carolina  667   98,582   9,962   5,727  
North Dakota  47   6,732   585    
                 
Ohio  1,759 ! 222,218   16,787   13,303  
Oklahoma  252   28,159   2,936   1,531  
Oregon  497   47,123   4,372   3,139  
Pennsylvania  2,276   265,399   23,699   18,663  
Rhode Island  163   21,871   2,296   1,818  
                 
South Carolina  398   49,203   5,058   3,073  
South Dakota  75   9,394   849   518  
Tennessee  525   87,754   8,579   6,219  
Texas  1,852   245,568   25,659   12,903  
Utah  184   18,038   1,849   1,270  
                 
Vermont  119   9,542   1,317   1,167  
Virginia  915   103,076   11,357   6,511  
Washington  656   77,024   6,957   4,448  
West Virginia  137   12,321   1,279   739  
Wisconsin  894   115,985   9,580   5,607  
Wyoming  39   1,998   270    
! 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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