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Number and percentage distribution of private school full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by school level and selected characteristics: United States, 2011–12

      School level  
  Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined  

Selected
characteristic

Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 420,880 100.0 184,134 100.0 65,178 100.0 171,568 100.0
 
Private school typology
Catholic 138,071 32.8 84,341 45.8 41,294 63.4 12,436 7.2
Parochial 49,364 11.7 42,638 23.2 4,562 7.0 2,164 1.3
Diocesan 57,958 13.8 36,096 19.6 18,192 27.9 3,671 2.1
Private 30,749 7.3 5,608 3.0 18,540 28.4 6,602 3.8
 
Other religious 163,139 38.8 57,309 31.1 10,855 16.7 94,976 55.4
Conservative Christian 59,545 14.1 14,259 7.7 1,641 2.5 43,645 25.4
Other affiliated 49,220 11.7 20,405 11.1 4,819 7.4 23,996 14.0
Unaffiliated 54,374 12.9 22,645 12.3 4,394 6.7 27,335 15.9
 
Nonsectarian 119,669 28.4 42,484 23.1 13,030 20.0 64,156 37.4
Regular 74,519 17.7 23,346 12.7 8,182 12.6 42,990 25.1
Special emhasis   25,624 6.1 16,913 9.2 2,554 3.9 6,158 3.6
Special education 19,526 4.6 2,225 1.2 2,293 3.5 15,008 8.7
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
358,928 85.3 154,004 83.6 59,176 90.8 145,748 85.0
Montessori 14,455 3.4 13,231 7.2 1,143 0.7
Special program emphasis  10,454 2.5 4,245 2.3 1,702 2.6 4,507 2.6
Special education 21,741 5.2 2,555 1.4 2,501 3.8 16,685 9.7
Vocational/technical 
Alternative 6,537 1.6 1,547 0.8 1,670 2.6 3,321 1.9
Early childhood 8,670 2.1 8,553 4.6 117 0.1
 
Size (number of students)          
Less than 50 45,630 10.8 29,437 16.0 3,380 5.2 12,813 7.5
50-149 80,887 19.2 45,213 24.6 6,327 9.7 29,347 17.1
150-299 101,691 24.2 57,596 31.3 9,641 14.8 34,454 20.1
300-499 78,076 18.6 36,239 19.7 13,352 20.5 28,484 16.6
500-749 52,954 12.6 12,270 6.7 14,514 22.3 26,170 15.3
750 or more 61,642 14.6 3,378 1.8 17,964 27.6 40,301 23.5
 
Region
Northeast 109,631 26.0 44,009 23.9 23,438 36.0 42,184 24.6  
Midwest  91,307 21.7 50,456 27.4 16,559 25.4 24,292 14.2  
South  145,226 34.5 52,229 28.4 13,675 21.0 79,321 46.2  
West 74,716 17.8 37,440 20.3 11,506 17.7 25,770 15.0  
   
Urbancity type   
City 173,395 41.2 76,475 41.5 30,900 47.4 66,020 38.5  
Suburban  155,632 37.0 74,496 40.5 22,716 34.9 58,420 34.1  
Town  28,265 6.7 13,894 7.5 2,555 3.9 11,816 6.9  
Rural  63,587 15.1 19,268 10.5 9,006 13.8 35,312 20.6  
                                 
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
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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