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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 62. Private elementary and secondary schools, enrollment, teachers, and high school graduates, by state: Selected years, 1997 through 2005
State Schools, fall 2005 Enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 12 Teachers,1
fall 2005
High school graduates, 2004–05
Fall 1997 Fall 1999 Fall 2001 Fall 2003 Fall 2005
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
United States 35,050   (395) 5,944,320 (18,543) 6,018,280 (30,179) 6,319,650 (40,272) 6,099,220 (41,219) 6,073,240   (42,446) 449,810   (2,944) 307,250   (9,318)
Alabama 500   (72) 82,060 (†) 81,040 (†) 92,380 (3,926) 99,580 (12,130) 92,280   (5,892) 6,740   (499) 5,190   (664)
Alaska 90   (23) 7,230 (†) 6,980 (†) 7,420 (†) 7,370 (424) 7,500   (1,028) 590   (46) 290   (†)
Arizona 400   (†) 59,730 (261) 58,740 (2,591) 78,660 (18,218) 75,360 (16,426) 66,840   (†) 4,130   (†) 2,630   (†)
Arkansas 230   (51) 30,410 (†) 29,400 (†) 32,570 (†) 31,300 (†) 35,390   (5,858) 2,440   (245) 3,920 ! (2,571)
California 4,180   (86) 721,210 (2,146) 724,010 (1,403) 757,750 (8,415) 740,460 (8,703) 737,490   (15,529) 49,960   (613) 33,540   (215)
                                         
Colorado 500   (29) 65,410 (†) 65,690 (†) 64,700 (†) 62,080 (476) 70,770   (1,160) 4,970   (29) 2,840   (†)
Connecticut 420   (11) 76,740 (785) 80,060 (391) 82,320 (†) 102,960 (25,024) 76,220   (1,619) 7,500   (114) 5,590   (†)
Delaware 140   (†) 36,730 (7,525) 26,940 (†) 31,690 (1,023) 33,020 (2,649) 29,830   (†) 2,270   (†) 1,660   (†)
District of Columbia 90   (†) 17,480 (†) 17,000 (†) 33,660 (14,373) 23,510 (6,121) 19,880   (†) 2,280   (†) 1,450   (†)
Florida 2,080   (105) 329,770 (2,120) 349,180 (4,957) 365,890 (8,301) 398,720 (14,590) 396,790   (7,429) 28,980   (420) 16,820   (130)
                                         
Georgia 790   (122) 126,520 (5,983) 137,420 (9,460) 137,060 (4,550) 144,850 (6,527) 152,600   (10,394) 12,400   (587) 7,300   (154)
Hawaii 120   (†) 35,530 (†) 35,550 (746) 42,980 (220) 39,940 (†) 32,810   (†) 2,540   (†) 1,670   (†)
Idaho 170 ! (53) 11,140 (†) 12,720 (†) 12,050 (†) 12,570 (†) 15,320   (2,518) 1,080   (207) 550   (†)
Illinois 1,810   (120) 345,250 (720) 347,750 (700) 357,390 (19,293) 316,430 (1,698) 317,940   (4,263) 19,990   (376) 14,350   (37)
Indiana 890   (110) 122,430 (1,222) 121,960 (†) 129,240 (326) 124,500 (455) 139,370   (17,870) 9,070   (1,051) 5,270   (389)
                                         
Iowa 290   (28) 64,320 (9,269) 54,640 (844) 51,540 (†) 53,850 (4,634) 60,960   (8,311) 4,330   (591) 3,270   (872)
Kansas 410   (112) 45,430 (1,964) 56,840 (12,716) 51,540 (8,341) 47,710 (2,151) 47,130   (1,654) 3,460   (249) 2,080   (†)
Kentucky 520   (129) 81,770 (1,078) 89,300 (6,657) 85,230 (3,227) 82,100 (1,525) 78,880   (1,228) 5,430   (129) 3,720   (†)
Louisiana 440   (32) 153,710 (1,198) 148,020 (†) 159,910 (11,381) 155,780 (3,515) 138,270   (525) 8,980   (79) 7,960   (†)
Maine 180   (17) 18,260 (†) 19,820 (261) 20,820 (174) 24,740 (3,629) 20,680   (337) 2,080   (49) 2,350   (†)
                                         
Maryland 830   (8) 154,920 (1,725) 166,570 (1,030) 175,740 (†) 172,360 (†) 170,350   (4,201) 14,200   (485) 8,520   (†)
Massachusetts 960   (53) 151,300 (†) 154,060 (147) 177,490 (9,836) 164,390 (6,636) 157,770   (3,273) 15,480   (330) 10,940   (73)
Michigan 990   (11) 211,950 (3,152) 208,470 (4,965) 198,380 (†) 180,080 (†) 166,950   (407) 10,930   (11) 8,050   (†)
Minnesota 610   (33) 97,470 (†) 101,360 (†) 112,310 (2,993) 106,010 (3,011) 104,730   (3,467) 7,020   (154) 4,270   (†)
Mississippi 330   (68) 57,150 (416) 67,200 (14,096) 67,380 (10,106) 57,110 (2,981) 57,930   (4,104) 4,440   (365) 3,150   (†)
                                         
Missouri 710   (57) 138,460 (6,478) 131,750 (†) 138,140 (4,321) 141,530 (9,966) 137,810   (10,580) 10,590   (1,106) 8,350   (1,026)
Montana 260 ! (118) 9,050 (†) 10,170 (487) 12,930 (1,895) 12,510 (2,091) 35,980 ! (22,655) 2,080 ! (1,085) 9,230 ! (8,769)
Nebraska 230   (†) 43,210 (†) 44,560 (†) 45,590 (618) 41,650 (†) 42,420   (†) 2,830   (†) 2,270   (†)
Nevada 170   (†) 15,360 (†) 17,350 (†) 20,370 (385) 23,930 (†) 29,120   (†) 1,520   (†) 660   (†)
New Hampshire 340   (†) 31,670 (1,565) 36,480 (†) 38,650 (†) 33,780 (†) 33,220   (†) 2,770   (†) 2,160   (†)
                                         
New Jersey 1,380   (55) 248,110 (8,025) 237,540 (2,316) 282,450 (4,182) 269,530 (7,577) 256,160   (8,439) 19,610   (713) 12,810   (226)
New Mexico 200   (18) 23,580 (84) 28,570 (220) 26,510 (†) 29,310 (3,928) 25,030   (141) 2,010   (18) 1,400   (†)
New York 2,220   (49) 531,510 (2,416) 542,520 (4,368) 559,670 (1,669) 515,620 (4,071) 510,750   (3,596) 41,180   (597) 28,510   (194)
North Carolina 660   (63) 105,450 (8,920) 104,370 (1,403) 116,500 (4,112) 126,230 (11,439) 117,280   (11,681) 9,760   (888) 5,330   (512)
North Dakota 50   (†) 7,970 (†) 7,730 (†) 7,180 (†) 6,840 (†) 7,290   (†) 540   (†) 420   (†)
                                         
Ohio 1,090   (54) 285,150 (3,088) 280,930 (1,730) 290,370 (7,180) 270,660 (7,094) 254,530   (9,821) 16,760   (839) 13,070   (359)
Oklahoma 250   (66) 39,580 (7,068) 45,660 (7,770) 46,570 (8,723) 34,300 (2,013) 35,350   (1,194) 3,050   (418) 1,780   (†)
Oregon 720 ! (234) 58,290 (4,441) 61,000 (5,195) 71,500 (15,519) 54,320 (†) 69,620   (14,139) 4,550   (557) 2,850   (159)
Pennsylvania 2,460   (52) 395,940 (5,960) 392,060 (6,679) 374,490 (†) 357,580 (3,364) 332,740   (3,918) 24,190   (258) 17,950   (†)
Rhode Island 180   (†) 30,310 (†) 29,570 (†) 30,970 (†) 31,960 (†) 30,600   (†) 2,660   (†) 1,810   (†)
                                         
South Carolina 440   (38) 82,390 (7,965) 86,810 (18,537) 70,950 (†) 73,800 (†) 70,240   (1,797) 5,300   (85) 2,950   (†)
South Dakota 90   (†) 10,350 (†) 10,120 (†) 11,740 (†) 11,980 (†) 12,700   (†) 920   (†) 510   (†)
Tennessee 640   (73) 91,880 (†) 104,150 (5,281) 98,790 (†) 93,390 (†) 105,240   (2,531) 9,000   (200) 5,860   (†)
Texas 1,740   (251) 283,120 (7,997) 277,770 (2,338) 314,210 (12,244) 271,380 (2,758) 304,170   (20,453) 22,770   (1,015) 11,500   (611)
Utah 130   (†) 18,250 (†) 15,900 (†) 20,040 (†) 19,990 (†) 21,220   (†) 1,620   (†) 1,090   (†)
                                         
Vermont 130   (†) 12,230 (398) 15,010 (1,829) 14,090 (†) 12,730 (†) 11,530   (†) 1,490   (†) 1,150   (†)
Virginia 990   (151) 115,560 (443) 116,110 (215) 129,470 (†) 131,160 (6,936) 155,220   (14,290) 13,610   (1,968) 7,100   (899)
Washington 790   (100) 88,160 (1,870) 88,080 (1,493) 91,150 (2,028) 101,130 (7,935) 119,640   (13,187) 7,950   (688) 4,600   (197)
West Virginia 150   (†) 15,260 (†) 16,370 (†) 16,560 (†) 15,300 (†) 16,120   (†) 1,380   (†) 800   (†)
Wisconsin 990   (11) 156,330 (†) 154,340 (1,581) 162,220 (9,080) 159,240 (11,743) 142,280   (137) 10,190   (17) 5,670   (†)
Wyoming 40   (†) 3,200 (†) 2,640 (†) 2,430 (†) 2,600 (†) 2,310   (†) 220   (†)   (†)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). Excludes teachers who teach only prekindergar-ten students.
NOTE: Includes special education, vocational/technical education, and alternative schools. Tabulation includes schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Includes enrollment of students in prekindergarten though grade 12 in schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. 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), various years, 1997–98 through 2005–06. (This table was prepared June 2008.)