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Table 1.  Number of students, teachers, schools, and principals, by affiliation stratum: 2003–04

Affiliation stratum  Students Teachers1   Schools Principals1
All private schools    5,059,400 467,400   28,384 27,690
             
Catholic- Parochial    1,092,000 73,500   4,074 4,061
Catholic- Diocesan    894,100 61,300   2,947 2,960
Catholic- Private    334,000 29,200   897 878
Amish    20,300 1,000   736
Assembly of God    63,200 5,700   440 440
Baptist    246,300 24,900   2,195 2,178
Episcopal    89,800 10,700   342 342
Jewish    216,900 28,600   811 811
Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod    150,000 12,400   1,100 1,100
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod    29,200 2,300   367 362
Mennonite    28,300 2,800   458 408
Pentecostal    19,600 2,700   389 389
Seventh-Day Adventist    52,200 4,900   956 930
Other Religious    830,800 82,200   5,865 5,825
Nonsectarian- Regular    710,200 81,500   2,963 2,964
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis    192,800 27,100   2,392 2,310
Nonsectarian- Special Education    89,900 16,600   1,451 1,424
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
1 Includes full- and part-time head counts.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. The total number of principals listed above includes a suppressed number for principals in Amish schools due to reporting standards not being met.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Private School, Private School Teacher, and Private School Principal Data Files, 2003–04.

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