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Number and percentage distribution of private school students, by grade and private school typology: United States, 2011–12

  Kindergarten1   First grade   Second grade   Third grade   Fourth grade  
Selected
characteristic
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 449,819 100.0 348,731 100.0 340,234 100.0 336,148 100.0 328,950 100.0
 
Catholic 150,295 33.4 143,547 41.2 144,905 42.6 145,330 43.2 143,859 43.7
Parochial 75,788 16.8 72,980 20.9 74,190 21.8 74,278 22.1 73,479 22.3
Diocesan 64,433 14.3 61,853 17.7 62,038 18.2 62,172 18.5 61,613 18.7
Private 10,074 2.2 8,713 2.5 8,677 2.6 8,880 2.6 8,766 2.7
 
Other religious 182,306 40.5 146,368 42.0 139,696 41.1 136,513 40.6 132,819 40.4
Conservative Christian 65,399 14.5 53,203 15.3 51,203 15.0 50,382 15.0 48,626 14.8
Other affiliated 48,758 10.8 41,806 12.0 40,577 11.9 39,982 11.9 39,003 11.9
Unaffiliated 68,149 15.2 51,359 14.7 47,916 14.1 46,149 13.7 45,190 13.7
 
Nonsectarian 117,218 26.1 58,816 16.9 55,634 16.4 54,305 16.2 52,272 15.9
Regular 76,350 17.0 39,560 11.3 38,361 11.3 37,622 11.2 36,994 11.2
Special emhasis   39,271 8.7 17,521 5.0 14,855 4.4 13,379 4.0 11,077 3.4
Special education 1,597   0.4   1,735   0.5   2,418   0.7   3,304   1.0   4,201   1.3
 
 
  Fifth grade   Sixth grade   Seventh grade   Eighth grade   Ninth grade  
Selected
characteristic
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 330,393 100.0 341,690 100.0 336,774 100.0 336,672 100.0 329,600 100.0
 
Catholic 145,608 44.1 150,067 43.9 147,092 43.7 147,694 43.9 156,419 47.5
Parochial 74,471 22.5 74,539 21.8 70,597 21.0 70,095 20.8 17,405 5.3
Diocesan 61,797 18.7 63,246 18.5 61,763 18.3 61,445 18.3 69,097 21.0
Private 9,340 2.8 12,282 3.6 14,732 4.4 16,154 4.8 69,917 21.2
 
Other religious 131,549 39.8 133,751 39.1 130,524 38.8 127,936 38.0 106,844 32.4
Conservative Christian 48,965 14.8 50,480 14.8 49,956 14.8 48,526 14.4 42,617 12.9
Other affiliated 38,413 11.6 39,069 11.4 37,666 11.2 37,683 11.2 31,019 9.4
Unaffiliated 44,171 13.4 44,202 12.9 42,902 12.7 41,727 12.4 33,208 10.1
 
Nonsectarian 53,236 16.1 57,872 16.9 59,158 17.6 61,042 18.1 66,338 20.1
Regular 37,573 11.4 42,449 12.4 44,292 13.2 45,083 13.4 50,250 15.2
Special emhasis   10,630 3.2 9,296 2.7 8,028 2.4 8,160 2.4 6,925 2.1
Special education 5,033   1.5   6,127   1.8   6,838   2.0   7,799   2.3   9,163   2.8
 
 
  Tenth grade   Eleveth grade   Twelfth grade   Ungraded      
Selected
characteristic
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent          
Total 324,538 100.0 318,313 100.0 314,503 100.0 58,479 100.0    
 
Catholic 152,561 47.0 148,381 46.6 148,592 47.2 4,040 6.9    
Parochial 16,764 5.2 16,494 5.2 16,633 5.3 957 1.6    
Diocesan 67,793 20.9 65,996 20.7 65,825 20.9 1,740 3.0    
Private 68,004 21.0 65,891 20.7 66,134 21.0 1,343 2.3    
 
Other religious 103,820 32.0 99,835 31.4 96,817 30.8 7,872 13.5    
Conservative Christian 41,505 12.8 39,900 12.5 38,062 12.1 1,732 3.0    
Other affiliated 30,771 9.5 30,001 9.4 29,571 9.4 2,426 4.1    
Unaffiliated 31,544 9.7 29,934 9.4 29,183 9.3 3,714 6.4    
 
Nonsectarian 68,156 21.0 70,098 22.0 69,095 22.0 46,568 79.6    
Regular 51,655 15.9 53,451 16.8 51,964 16.5 5,927 10.1    
Special emhasis   7,289 2.2 7,691 2.4 7,485 2.4 12,165 20.8    
Special education 9,212 2.8 8,956 2.8 9,646 3.1 28,475 48.7    
                                         
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), 2011–12.


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