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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number of private schools, by community type and religious or nonsectarian orientation: 1989–90, 1999–2000, and 2005–06
 
  All community types    Central city 
Religious or nonsectarian orientation  1989–90  1999–2000  2005–06    1989–90  1999–2000  2005–06 
Total  26,712 27,223 28,996   10,427 10,825 9,651
               
Catholic  9,051 8,102 7,634   4,354 3,737 3,173
Assembly of God  531 486 379   144 163 98
Baptist  2,221 2,109 2,511   735 712 527
Christian (no specific denomination)  2,449 3,611 4,338   673 1,183 1,114
Episcopal  358 378 334   188 226 166
Islamic  152 202   109 116
Jewish  613 691 853   373 430 480
Lutheran  1,680 1,650 1,632   647 601 560
Pentecostal  338 472 410   121 186 115
Seventh-Day Adventist  1,293 951 883   402 316 245
All other religious  3,386 2,732 2,903   929 623 530
Nonsectarian  4,791 5,890 6,916   1,862 2,538 2,527
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 1989–90, 1999–2000, and 2005–06.
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