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Table 3. Percentage distribution of private school students, by sex, race/ethnicity, and affiliation: 2007-08

Sex Race/ethnicity
Affiliation Hispanic, regardless of race American Indian/Alaska Native
Male   Female   White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic       Asian/Pacific Islander  
All private schools  50.5   49.5   74.3   9.5   9.4   0.7   6.0  
                             
Catholic- Parochial  49.0   51.0   71.4   7.6   15.1   0.9 ! 5.0  
Catholic- Diocesan  50.4   49.6   77.0   6.5   11.6   0.5   4.3  
Catholic- Private  48.2   51.8   69.3   9.3   14.9     5.9  
Baptist  50.5   49.5   71.8   13.5   9.5   0.3   4.8  
Jewish  58.3   41.7   97.6   0.6   1.4 !   0.4  
                             
Lutheran  49.8   50.2   77.4   12.2   4.9   0.5 ! 5.0 !
Seventh-Day Adventist  49.9   50.1   43.9   24.6   18.3   0.6   12.6  
Other Religious  50.0   50.0   74.5   12.6   5.3   0.9 ! 6.7  
Nonsectarian- Regular  50.5   49.5   76.7   7.2   6.1   0.6   9.4  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  51.0   49.0   69.4   8.9   8.2     10.8  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  69.0   31.0   60.6   27.1   10.3   0.2 ! 1.7  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Data File," 2007-08.


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