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Table 58. Private elementary and secondary enrollment, teachers, and schools, by orientation of private schools and selected school characteristics: Fall 2001

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                          |      Kindergarten to grade 12 enrollment     |              Teachers\1\                |              Schools
Selected school           |______________________________________________|_________________________________________|_____________________________________
characteristic            |           |           |     Other|      Non- |          |        |     Other|      Non-|        |        |    Other|     Non-
                          |      Total|   Catholic| religious|  sectarian|     Total|Catholic| religious| sectarian|   Total|Catholic|religious|sectarian
__________________________|___________|___________|__________|___________|__________|________|__________|__________|________|________|_________|_________
1                         |         2 |         3 |        4 |         5 |        6 |      7 |        8 |        9 |     10 |     11 |      12 |      13
__________________________|___________|___________|__________|___________|__________|________|__________|__________|________|________|_________|_________
                          |                                                              Estimates
                          |______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   Total .................|  5,341,513|  2,515,524| 1,924,874|    901,114|   425,406| 155,514|   166,005|   103,887|  29,273|   8,207|   14,388|    6,678
                          |___________|___________|__________|___________|__________|________|__________|__________|________|________|_________|_________
Level of school           |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  Elementary .............|  2,883,010|  1,793,593|   783,676|    305,741|   202,071| 103,897|    64,549|    33,625|  17,427|   6,763|    7,367|    3,297
  Secondary ..............|    835,328|    615,711|   123,843|     95,773|    67,318|  42,671|    12,096|    12,551|   2,704|   1,110|      747|      847
  Combined ...............|  1,623,175|    106,220| 1,017,355|    499,600|   156,017|   8,946|    89,361|    57,711|   9,142|     335|    6,275|    2,533
                          |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
School enrollment         |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  Less than 50 ...........|    232,342|      7,026|   150,807|     74,509|    32,476|     977|    19,856|    11,643|   8,955|     210|    5,938|    2,808
  50 to 149 ..............|    765,056|    163,222|   407,906|    193,927|    80,269|  14,247|    40,744|    25,279|   8,336|   1,562|    4,529|    2,245
  150 to 299 .............|  1,408,132|    748,451|   479,634|    180,047|   104,858|  46,542|    38,544|    19,772|   6,554|   3,398|    2,302|      854
  300 to 499 .............|  1,223,135|    699,302|   361,396|    162,436|    87,317|  41,890|    28,303|    17,124|   3,199|   1,813|      958|      427
  500 to 749 .............|    829,642|    480,667|   240,301|    108,674|    57,324|  27,160|    18,315|    11,849|   1,392|     810|      400|      182
  750 or more ............|    883,205|    416,856|   284,829|    181,520|    63,161|  24,698|    20,243|    18,221|     836|     415|      261|      161
                          |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
Percent minority students |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  None ...................|    303,880|     49,725|   236,288|     17,867|    27,013|   3,502|    21,425|     2,085|   3,961|     368|    3,131|      462
  1 to 9 percent .........|  2,232,596|  1,181,229|   795,358|    256,008|   169,073|  72,785|    67,820|    28,468|   9,592|   3,658|    4,510|    1,423
  10 to 29 percent .......|  1,458,232|    598,849|   470,477|    388,907|   125,852|  38,782|    40,492|    46,578|   7,163|   1,784|    3,007|    2,372
  30 to 49 percent .......|    433,749|    208,004|   136,020|     89,726|    34,833|  12,566|    11,389|    10,878|   2,560|     644|    1,034|      882
  50 percent or more .....|    913,056|    477,718|   286,732|    148,606|    68,636|  27,880|    24,879|    15,877|   5,997|   1,753|    2,706|    1,539
                          |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
Community type            |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  Central city ...........|  2,276,808|  1,142,738|   745,261|    388,809|   176,559|  70,187|    62,523|    43,849|  10,117|   3,415|    4,136|    2,566
  Urban fringe/large town |  2,276,823|  1,140,523|   783,038|    353,262|   176,173|  68,597|    66,066|    41,511|  10,948|   3,420|    4,779|    2,749
  Rural/small town .......|    787,882|    232,263|   396,575|    159,044|    72,674|  16,730|    37,417|    18,527|   8,209|   1,372|    5,473|    1,363
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                          |                                                           Standard errors
                          |______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   Total .................| (26,746.8)| (11,607.2)|(12,812.8)| (15,869.1)| (3,022.3)| (822.3)| (1,857.3)| (1,849.7)| (336.4)|  (48.6)|  (227.7)|  (193.0)
                          |___________|___________|__________|___________|__________|________|__________|__________|________|________|_________|________
Level of school           |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  Elementary .............| (14,519.5)|  (9,608.4)| (5,813.3)|  (8,303.5)| (1,137.6)| (603.0)|   (452.1)|   (701.5)| (184.6)|  (38.0)|  (124.2)|  (121.7)
  Secondary ..............|  (3,438.2)|  (2,292.7)| (2,004.7)|  (2,001.1)|   (362.7)| (262.5)|   (101.5)|   (199.7)|  (62.7)|   (6.3)|   (20.2)|   (47.6)
  Combined ...............| (15,716.5)|  (1,758.9)|(11,080.2)| (11,019.0)| (2,333.4)| (179.4)| (1,779.3)| (1,550.2)| (232.5)|  (21.2)|  (199.7)|   (96.5)
                          |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
School enrollment         |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  Less than 50  ..........|  (5,591.1)|    (277.8)| (4,112.5)|  (4,136.5)|   (726.8)|  (23.2)|   (552.6)|   (497.4)| (235.6)|  (11.0)|  (187.6)|  (154.7)
  50 to 149 ..............| (10,884.8)|  (2,086.5)| (9,146.9)|  (4,094.4)| (1,648.4)| (207.7)| (1,517.5)|   (506.5)| (140.5)|  (26.1)|  (115.8)|   (59.1)
  150 to 299 .............|  (8,751.8)|  (4,036.9)| (4,831.0)|  (5,509.4)|   (564.4)| (297.2)|   (332.0)|   (288.6)|  (44.2)|  (19.5)|   (28.5)|   (25.6)
  300 to 499 .............|  (6,561.4)|  (4,750.7)| (1,510.7)|  (4,074.1)|   (478.7)| (343.5)|   (160.8)|   (251.0)|  (17.6)|  (11.9)|    (4.0)|   (12.1)
  500 to 749 .............|  (5,053.4)|      (0.0)| (5,053.4)|      (0.0)|   (408.3)|   (0.0)|   (408.3)|     (0.0)|   (8.4)|   (0.0)|    (8.4)|    (0.0)
  750 or more ............| (11,013.5)|  (5,418.6)| (2,415.1)|  (8,108.7)| (1,468.1)| (313.5)|   (112.1)| (1,383.6)|  (10.0)|   (5.1)|    (2.2)|    (7.6)
                          |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
Percent minority students |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  None ...................|  (6,606.9)|  (2,302.9)| (6,051.9)|  (1,655.6)|   (437.2)| (149.3)|   (410.4)|   (129.4)| (139.1)|   (8.5)|  (115.8)|   (65.9)
  1 to 9 percent .........| (12,911.9)|  (4,829.2)| (9,178.1)|  (5,600.6)| (1,684.9)| (286.7)| (1,544.5)|   (480.3)| (143.0)|  (25.5)|  (105.6)|   (69.7)
  10 to 29 percent .......|  (9,345.5)|  (7,103.4)| (3,192.6)|  (6,535.2)|   (726.9)| (413.6)|   (342.8)|   (525.0)| (126.6)|  (17.8)|   (89.4)|   (88.0)
  30 to 49 percent .......|  (4,739.3)|    (258.5)| (2,184.6)|  (3,606.8)|   (349.0)|  (47.3)|   (108.8)|   (305.2)|  (50.7)|   (3.7)|   (20.2)|   (42.5)
  50 percent or more .....| (15,930.5)|  (3,918.4)| (4,164.5)| (11,139.0)| (2,050.8)| (410.7)|   (385.7)| (1,610.1)| (123.3)|  (25.6)|   (89.2)|   (53.8)
                          |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
Community type            |           |           |          |           |          |        |          |          |        |        |         |
  Central city ...........| (23,936.4)| (10,430.4)| (6,096.5)| (14,174.0)| (2,487.2)| (742.6)| (1,807.1)|   (460.9)| (202.7)|  (36.5)|   (82.7)|  (133.0)
  Urban fringe/large town | (11,361.1)|  (4,477.7)| (6,384.6)|  (7,314.4)|   (868.5)| (320.9)|   (497.1)|   (575.7)| (126.8)|  (28.0)|   (60.7)|   (87.0)
  Rural/small town .......| (10,437.7)|      (0.0)| (9,971.6)|  (2,237.8)| (1,743.5)|   (0.0)|   (233.1)| (1,720.0)| (222.1)|   (0.0)|  (206.8)|   (81.2)
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\1\The teacher estimates are for FTE teachers.

NOTE: Includes special education, vocational/technical education, and alternative schools. Includes only schools that offer first or higher grade. Excludes prekindergarten students. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2000-01." (This table was prepared September 2004.)