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

  Schools   Kindergarten students   FTE kindergarten teachers  
Selected
characteristic
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 4,658 100.0 62,220 100.0 12,304 100.0
 
Private school typology
Catholic 119 2.6 2,112 3.4 394 3.2
Parochial 17 0.4 383 0.6 55 0.4
Diocesan 24 0.5 474 0.8 78 0.6
Private 77 1.7 1,255 2.0 261 2.1
 
Other religious 1,178 25.3 18,566 29.8 2,969 24.1
Conservative Christian 163 3.5 3,367 5.4 511 4.1
Other affiliated 218 4.7 2,936 4.7 541 4.4
Unaffiliated 797 17.1 12,263 19.7 1,918 15.6
 
Nonsectarian 3,361 72.1 41,542 66.8 8,942 72.7
Regular 2,257 48.4 30,189 48.5 5,208 42.3
Special emhasis   1,094 23.5 11,263 18.1 3,698 30.1
Special education
 
School level
Elementary 4,658 100.0 62,220 100.0 12,304 100.0
Secondary
Combined
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Montessori 1,148 24.6 11,767 18.9 3,919 31.9
Special program emphasis  25 0.5 239 0.4 59 0.5
Special education
Vocational/technical  0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Alternative 17 0.4 261 0.4 60 0.5
Early childhood 3,457 74.2 49,855 80.1 8,228 66.9
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 4,606 98.9 55,393 89.0 11,747 95.5
50-149 44 0.9 2,997 4.8 293 2.4
150-299
300-499
500-749
750 or more
 
Region
Northeast 1,462 31.4 19,674 31.6 3,497 28.4
Midwest  786 16.9 10,380 16.7 2,041 16.6
South  1,152 24.7 16,513 26.5 3,552 28.9
West 1,259 27.0 15,653 25.2 3,213 26.1
 
Urbancity type 
City 1,448 31.1 18,957 30.5 4,172 33.9
Suburban  2,531 54.3 32,642 52.5 6,288 51.1
Town  231 5.0 2,567 4.1 506 4.1
Rural  449 9.6 8,055 12.9 1,338 10.9
                         
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
NOTE: 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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