Table 16.  Of private schools that had teaching vacancies in various fields for the current school year, percentage that found it very difficult or were not able to fill the vacancies in these fields, by affiliation stratum: 2003–04

Affiliation stratum General elemen-
tary
  Special education   English/ language arts   Social studies   Computer science   Math-
ematics
  Biology or life sciences   Physical sciences   English as a Second Language (ESL)1   Foreign lang-
uages
  Music or art   Vocational or technical education  
All private schools  4.8   33.9   5.5   2.4   20.6   20.8   18.8   24.1   16.3   22.1   13.8   24.6  
                                                 
Catholic- Parochial  3.9   8.9 ! 3.9 ! #   18.2   27.0   24.9   17.5   #   20.5   16.2   #  
Catholic- Diocesan  4.0   24.9 ! 10.0   1.3 ! 27.1   22.7   23.7   31.4   #   24.4   23.6   100.0  
Catholic- Private  15.2 ! 18.5 ! 2.0 ! #   17.5 ! 15.1   12.8   20.4   #   21.2   7.2 ! 81.1  
Amish  #   #   #       #       #   64.7   #    
Assembly of God  8.9 !   7.5 ! 9.2 ! 27.1 ! 23.3 ! 12.9 ! 17.8 !   27.1 ! 9.7 ! #  
Baptist  5.4 ! 15.0 ! 13.0   7.3 ! 18.7   24.3   23.8   29.4   31.5 ! 22.6   20.4   #  
Episcopal  4.3 !   10.7 ! #   6.6 ! 20.7   12.2 ! 13.5 ! #   9.9 ! 5.1 !  
Jewish  8.7   14.9 ! 16.4   11.0 ! 11.7 ! 24.5   31.4   22.2   71.9 ! 19.7   #   #  
Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod  10.0   #   #   #   14.0 ! 2.0 ! 18.3 ! 29.3 !   20.4 ! 1.6 !  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  4.9 !   #   #   #   #   100.0   100.0     #   #    
Mennonite  11.8 ! #   #   #   49.8 ! 35.2 ! 15.6 ! 17.6 !   55.8 ! #   30.0 !
Pentecostal  #   #   #   #   7.4 ! #   25.1 ! 4.3 ! #   #   3.2 ! 34.8 !
Seventh-Day Adventist  1.7 !   #   #   39.6 ! 22.8 ! 23.0 ! 22.2 ! #   42.5 ! #   #  
Other Religious  3.5   9.7 ! 2.2 ! 2.2 ! 28.3   18.5   16.6   25.6   20.8 ! 26.8   20.6   10.3 !
Nonsectarian- Regular  0.9 ! 13.8 ! 1.6 ! 1.4 ! 11.1   21.7   17.3   27.5   21.7 ! 20.0   7.8 ! 54.8 !
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  9.6   58.8   2.7 ! 3.0 ! 45.1   21.0   12.3 ! 15.4 ! #   15.8   5.8 ! #  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  8.9 ! 55.1   14.4 ! #   6.3 ! 20.0 ! 10.4 ! 15.1 ! #   #   3.3 ! 32.5 !
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 English as a Second Language (ESL) also includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and/or bilingual education.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Private School Data File, 2003–04.