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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private school teachers (headcount), by work status and selected characteristics: United States, 2011–12

      Work status  
  Total   Full time   3/4 time but
less than 100%
  1/2 time but
less than 3/4
  1/4 time but
less than 1/2
  Less than
1/4 time
 
Selected
characteristic
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 466,467 100.0 365,566 78.4 21,379 4.6 42,260 9.1 21,187 4.5 16,075 3.4
 
Private school typology
Catholic 148,754 100.0 124,032 83.4 5,580 3.8 10,654 7.2 5,450 3.7 3,038 2.0
Parochial 53,405 100.0 44,037 82.5 2,018 3.8 4,118 7.7 2,205 4.1 1,027 1.9
Diocesan 62,411 100.0 52,041 83.4 2,340 3.8 4,559 7.3 2,214 3.5 1,257 2.0
Private 32,938 100.0 27,954 84.9 1,221 3.7 1,977 6.0 1,031 3.1 754 2.3
 
Other religious 186,703 1 00.0 135,651 72.7 9,591 5.1 22,199 11.9 10,846 5.8 8,416 4.5
Conservative Christian 67,218 100.0 51,206 76.2 3,106 4.6 6,106 9.1 3,656 5.4 3,145 4.7
Other affiliated 57,492 100.0 39,373 68.5 3,063 5.3 8,639 15.0 3,746 6.5 2,672 4.6
Unaffiliated 61,992 100.0 45,072 72.7 3,422 5.5 7,454 12.0 3,444 5.6 2,600 4.2
 
Nonsectarian 131,010 100.0 105,883 80.8 6,209 4.7 9,407 7.2 4,891 3.7 4,620 3.5
Regular 80,979 100.0 66,249 81.8 3,755 4.6 5,751 7.1 2,829 3.5 2,395 3.0
Special emhasis   29,705 100.0 21,179 71.3 1,944 6.5 2,904 9.8 1,775 6.0 1,903 6.4
Special education 20,326 100.0 18,455 90.8 510 2.5 752 3.7 287 1.4 322 1.6
 
School level
Elementary 205,486 100.0 157,362 76.6 10,735 5.2 20,206 9.8 9,829 4.8 7,354 3.6
Secondary 72,143 100.0 57,486 79.7 2,898 4.0 5,543 7.7 3,555 4.9 2,661 3.7
Combined 188,838 100.0 150,717 79.8 7,747 4.1 16,511 8.7 7,804 4.1 6,059 3.2
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
396,732 100.0 312,513 78.8 17,398 4.4 36,360 9.2 17,893 4.5 12,568 3.2
Montessori 16,697 100.0 11,939 71.5 1,210 7.2 1,570 9.4 839 5.0 1,139 6.8
Special program emphasis  12,593 100.0 8,220 65.3 825 6.6 1,592 12.6 1,063 8.4 893 7.1
Special education 22,743 100.0 20,403 89.7 623 2.7 948 4.2 381 1.7 388 1.7
Vocational/technical 
Alternative 7,441 100.0 5,533 74.4 436 5.9 648 8.7 438 5.9 387 5.2
Early childhood 10,161 100.0 6,870 67.6 883 8.7 1,139 11.2 573 5.6 696 6.9
 
Size (number of students)  
Less than 50 53,936 100.0 37,281 69.1 3,443 6.4 5,510 10.2 3,478 6.4 4,224 7.8
50-149 92,880 100.0 67,799 73.0 4,754 5.1 9,686 10.4 5,895 6.3 4,747 5.1
150-299 113,066 100.0 87,021 77.0 5,766 5.1 11,077 9.8 5,956 5.3 3,246 2.9
300-499 84,292 100.0 69,292 82.2 3,572 4.2 7,061 8.4 2,693 3.2 1,675 2.0
500-749 56,365 100.0 48,090 85.3 2,091 3.7 3,801 6.7 1,394 2.5 989 1.8
750 or more 65,926 100.0 56,082 85.1 1,753 2.7 5,125 7.8 1,773 2.7 1,193 1.8
 
Region
Northeast 123,182 100.0 93,425 75.8 5,636 4.6 13,102 10.6 6,600 5.4 4,419 3.6  
Midwest  101,551 100.0 79,271 78.1 4,108 4.0 9,851 9.7 4,753 4.7 3,567 3.5  
South  158,248 100.0 128,943 81.5 6,758 4.3 12,020 7.6 5,869 3.7 4,660 2.9  
West 83,485 100.0 63,927 76.6 4,877 5.8 7,288 8.7 3,965 4.7 3,428 4.1  
   
Community type   
City 191,010 100.0 151,107 79.1 8,825 4.6 17,117 9.0 8,125 4.3 5,836 3.1  
Suburban  172,589 100.0 134,621 78.0 8,281 4.8 16,002 9.3 7,851 4.5 5,835 3.4  
Town  31,946 100.0 24,384 76.3 1,348 4.2 2,899 9.1 1,798 5.6 1,517 4.7  
Rural  70,920 100.0 55,453 78.2 2,926 4.1 6,242 8.8 3,413 4.8 2,887 4.1  
                                                 
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases. The teacher estimates in this table are headcounts. 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.