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Table 3. Percentage distribution of K–12 students in private schools, by sex, race/ethnicity, and affiliation: 2011–12


  Sex   Race/ethnicity  
Affiliation Male   Female   Hispanic, regardless of race   White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   Asian, non-Hispanic   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic   Two or more races, non-Hispanic  
All private schools 51.0 49.0 9.5 72.2 8.8 5.0 0.6 0.6 3.3  
                                     
Catholic, Parochial 49.8 50.2 13.1 70.7 7.4 4.4 0.5 3.0  
Catholic, Diocesan 49.2 50.8 12.6 71.1 6.5 4.6 1.1 0.3 3.9  
Catholic, Private 54.2 45.8 15.1 64.5 11.2 4.6 3.4  
Baptist 51.5 48.5 8.1 68.3 15.9 4.2 0.3 ! 2.1  
Jewish  
                                     
Lutheran 50.8 49.2 7.4 77.1 8.2 3.9 0.2 1.4 ! 1.8  
Seventh-Day Adventist 48.9 51.1 22.1 41.1 23.9 7.1 2.5 0.5 ! 2.9  
All Other Religious 50.5 49.5 7.7 73.4 10.2 4.6 0.4 ! 0.5 ! 3.2  
Non-sectarian, Regular 51.3 48.7 4.5 74.3 8.2 7.8 0.3 ! 4.2  
Non-sectarian, Special Emphasis 54.1 45.9 7.6 66.5 10.0 9.8 0.4 ! 0.4 ! 5.3  
Non-sectarian, Special Education 68.4 31.6 14.9 60.7 17.5 3.3 0.4 ! 0.7 ! 2.5  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Black includes African American; Hispanic includes Latino. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Data File," 2011–12.


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