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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of traditional PSS private schools, students, and full-time
equivalent (FTE) teachers, by religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: United States: United States, 2011–12

  Schools   Students   FTE teachers  
Religious or
nonsectarian orientation
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
Total 26,203 100.0 4,432,624 100.0 408,575 100.0
 
Religious orientation 19,789 75.5 3,584,359 80.9 297,848 72.9
Roman Catholic 6,754 25.8 1,926,277 43.5 137,677 33.7
African Methodist Episcopal
Amish 1,260 4.8 33,419 0.8 1,782 0.4
Assembly of God 263 1.0 36,511 0.8 3,175 0.8
Baptist 1,790 6.8 200,688 4.5 19,835 4.9
 
Brethren 74 0.3 8,162 0.2 668 0.2
Calvinist 111 0.4 24,132 0.5 1,862 0.5
Christian (unspecified) 4,214 16.1 603,449 13.6 58,826 14.4
Church of Christ 118 0.5 28,501 0.6 2,521 0.6
Church of God 91 0.3 8,775 0.2 789 0.2
 
Church of God in Christ 20 0.1 1,509 # 141 #
Church of the Nazarene 46 0.2 4,932 0.1 458 0.1
Disciples of Christ
Episcopal 303 1.2 93,978 2.1 10,843 2.7
Friends 80 0.3 18,997 0.4 2,425 0.6
 
Greek Orthodox 34 0.1 4,215 0.1 522 0.1
Islamic 224 0.9 32,337 0.7 3,854 0.9
Jewish 876 3.3 242,536 5.5 25,437 6.2
Latter Day Saints
Lutherian Church - Missouri Synod 910 3.5 117,358 2.6 9,121 2.2
 
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 59 0.2 8,127 0.2 647 0.2
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 327 1.2 29,270 0.7 2,223 0.5
Other Lutheran 66 0.3 6,304 0.1 499 0.1
Mennonite 729 2.8 32,786 0.7 3,161 0.8
Methodist 111 0.4 15,737 0.4 1,600 0.4
 
Pentecostal 266 1.0 13,744 0.3 1,513 0.4
Presbyterian 142 0.5 32,033 0.7 3,072 0.8
Seventh-Day Adventist 796 3.0 48,614 1.1 3,969 1.0
Other 101 0.4 9,499 0.2 988 0.2
 
Nonsectarian 6,414 24.5 848,265 19.1 110,728 27.1
                         
# Rounds to zero.
‡ 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. Traditional PSS schools are schools which provide instruction for one or more of grades one through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2011–12.