Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage male enrollment in private schools and percentage distribution of private schools by coeducational category and selected characteristics: United States, 2011–12

      Coeducational Category
Selected
characteristic
Male enrollment   Coed schools   All-girls schools   All-boys schools  
Total 51.3 95.8 1.8 2.3
 
Private school typology
Catholic 50.8 93.7 3.5 2.9
Parochial 50.4 98.8 0.9
Diocesan 50.5 97.7 1.2 1.1
Private 52.3 68.0 17.0 15.0
 
Other religious 51.0 96.4 1.4 2.2
Conservative Christian 50.9 99.4 0.4
Other affiliated 50.6 92.4 3.4 4.2
Unaffiliated 51.4 96.2 1.3 2.5
 
Nonsectarian 53.0 96.6 1.3 2.2
Regular 50.6 97.0 1.6 1.4
Special emhasis   52.5 97.0 0.7 2.3
Special education 68.2 94.2 1.5 4.3
 
School level
Elementary 50.8 98.9 0.4 0.6
Secondary 52.1 72.5 12.4 15.1
Combined 51.5 96.1 1.7 2.2
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
50.9 95.3 2.3 2.4
Montessori 50.9 99.8
Special program emphasis  50.2 95.7 2.8
Special education 67.6 93.6 1.6 4.8
Vocational/technical 
Alternative 57.3 85.7 3.4 10.8
Early childhood 44.6 99.8 0.0
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 52.9 97.6 0.8 1.6
50-149 53.6 96.7 1.1 2.2
150-299 51.2 96.0 2.1 2.0
300-499 50.0 92.2 4.5 3.3
500-749 47.2 85.2 10.0 4.8
750 or more 53.9 80.9 5.4 13.7
 
Region
Northeast 51.4 91.2 3.7 5.1
Midwest  51.4 97.9 1.0 1.1
South  51.4 97.0 1.3 1.7
West 50.8 97.0 1.5 1.5
 
Community type 
City 51.0 93.6 3.2 3.2
Suburban  51.3 96.2 1.7 2.1
Town  51.8 99.1 0.6
Rural  52.1 97.1 0.7 2.2
                 
‡ 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.