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Number and percentage distribution of private schools, students, and full-time equivalent (FTE)
teachers, by religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: United States, 2011–12

  Schools   Students   FTE teachers  
Religious or
nonsectarian orientation
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 30,861 100.0 4,494,845 100.0 420,880 100.0
 
Religious orientation 21,086 68.3 3,605,038 80.2 301,210 71.6
Roman Catholic 6,873 22.3 1,928,388 42.9 138,071 32.8
African Methodist Episcopal
Amish 1,260 4.1 33,419 0.7 1,782 0.4
Assembly of God 292 0.9 36,940 0.8 3,232 0.8
Baptist 1,970 6.4 203,984 4.5 20,327 4.8
 
Brethren 78 0.3 8,193 0.2 673 0.2
Calvinist 113 0.4 24,155 0.5 1,866 0.4
Christian (unspecified) 4,518 14.6 607,130 13.5 59,634 14.2
Church of Christ 141 0.5 28,811 0.6 2,581 0.6
Church of God 104 0.3 8,931 0.2 819 0.2
             
Church of God in Christ 23 0.1 1,539 # 148 #
Church of the Nazarene 63 0.2 5,198 0.1 480 0.1
Disciples of Christ
Episcopal 374 1.2 95,189 2.1 11,084 2.6
Friends 87 0.3 19,085 0.4 2,441 0.6
 
Greek Orthodox 36 0.1 4,253 0.1 535 0.1
Islamic 229 0.7 32,478 0.7 3,866 0.9
Jewish 954 3.1 245,425 5.5 25,689 6.1
Latter Day Saints
Lutherian Church - Missouri Synod 994 3.2 118,444 2.6 9,247 2.2
             
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 120 0.4 8,941 0.2 763 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 336 1.1 29,349 0.7 2,236 0.5
Other Lutheran 82 0.3 6,563 0.1 524 0.1
Mennonite 736 2.4 32,834 0.7 3,167 0.8
Methodist 240 0.8 17,603 0.4 1,945 0.5
 
Pentecostal 295 1.0 13,937 0.3 1,564 0.4
Presbyterian 224 0.7 33,230 0.7 3,259 0.8
Seventh-Day Adventist 800 2.6 48,684 1.1 3,974 0.9
Other 118 0.4 9,773 0.2 1,043 0.2
 
Nonsectarian 9,775 31.7 889,807 19.8 119,669 28.4
                         
# Rounds to zero.
‡ 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), 2011–12.


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