Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 67. Private elementary and secondary school enrollment and private enrollment as a percentage of total enrollment in public and private schools, by region and grade level: Selected years, fall 1995 through fall 2009
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Grade level and year Total private enrollment Private enrollment, by region
Northeast Midwest South West
In thousands Percent of total enrollment In thousands Percent of total enrollment in Northeast In thousands Percent of total enrollment in Midwest In thousands Percent of total enrollment in South In thousands Percent of total enrollment in West
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total, all grades                                        
1995 5,918 (31.8) 11.7 (0.06) 1,509 (18.8) 16.0 (0.20) 1,525 (14.2) 12.7 (0.12) 1,744 (12.8) 9.8 (0.07) 1,141 (11.5) 10.0 (0.10)
1997 5,944 (18.5) 11.4 (0.04) 1,496 (8.3) 15.6 (0.09) 1,528 (11.6) 12.5 (0.10) 1,804 (11.3) 9.8 (0.06) 1,116 (5.2) 9.4 (0.04)
1999 6,018 (30.2) 11.4 (0.06) 1,507 (7.9) 15.5 (0.08) 1,520 (10.3) 12.4 (0.09) 1,863 (26.7) 10.0 (0.14) 1,127 (5.4) 9.2 (0.04)
2001 6,320 (40.3) 11.7 (0.08) 1,581 (9.5) 16.1 (0.10) 1,556 (22.9) 12.6 (0.19) 1,975 (21.4) 10.3 (0.11) 1,208 (23.4) 9.6 (0.19)
2003 6,099 (41.2) 11.2 (0.08) 1,513 (25.8) 15.4 (0.27) 1,460 (15.1) 11.9 (0.12) 1,944 (21.0) 9.9 (0.11) 1,182 (19.1) 9.1 (0.15)
                                         
2005 6,073 (42.4) 11.0 (0.08) 1,430 (7.7) 14.8 (0.08) 1,434 (21.0) 11.7 (0.17) 1,976 (24.7) 9.8 (0.12) 1,234 (26.3) 9.4 (0.20)
2007 5,910 (28.4) 10.7 (0.05) 1,426 (11.0) 14.9 (0.12) 1,352 (8.3) 11.2 (0.07) 1,965 (21.5) 9.6 (0.11) 1,167 (12.3) 8.9 (0.09)
2009 5,488 (35.9) 10.0 (0.07) 1,310 (15.7) 14.0 (0.17) 1,296 (25.9) 10.8 (0.22) 1,842 (17.6) 9.1 (0.09) 1,041 (8.0) 8.0 (0.06)
                                         
Prekindergarten
   through grade 8
                                       
1995 4,756 (28.4) 12.8 (0.08) 1,174 (16.8) 17.2 (0.25) 1,238 (13.5) 14.3 (0.16) 1,413 (11.9) 10.7 (0.09) 931 (9.2) 11.1 (0.11)
1997 4,759 (17.3) 12.6 (0.05) 1,165 (8.3) 16.8 (0.12) 1,235 (11.0) 14.1 (0.13) 1,449 (10.0) 10.8 (0.07) 909 (4.4) 10.5 (0.05)
1999 4,789 (23.1) 12.5 (0.06) 1,168 (7.5) 16.7 (0.11) 1,222 (8.4) 13.9 (0.10) 1,487 (19.6) 10.9 (0.14) 913 (4.4) 10.4 (0.05)
2001 5,023 (36.1) 12.9 (0.09) 1,216 (9.4) 17.3 (0.14) 1,253 (21.2) 14.3 (0.24) 1,584 (17.8) 11.3 (0.13) 969 (21.2) 10.6 (0.23)
2003 4,788 (30.3) 12.3 (0.08) 1,131 (7.8) 16.4 (0.11) 1,167 (13.6) 13.5 (0.16) 1,547 (18.6) 10.9 (0.13) 944 (18.1) 10.2 (0.20)
                                         
2005 4,724 (33.0) 12.1 (0.09) 1,063 (6.6) 15.9 (0.10) 1,142 (19.3) 13.3 (0.23) 1,551 (21.2) 10.7 (0.15) 969 (15.0) 10.5 (0.16)
2007 4,546 (21.9) 11.7 (0.06) 1,047 (6.3) 16.0 (0.10) 1,065 (7.7) 12.6 (0.09) 1,525 (17.7) 10.4 (0.12) 909 (8.1) 9.9 (0.09)
2009 4,179 (33.2) 10.8 (0.09) 938 (12.6) 14.6 (0.20) 1,016 (25.1) 12.1 (0.30) 1,424 (16.2) 9.8 (0.11) 802 (7.2) 8.8 (0.08)
                                         
Grades 9 through 12                                        
1995 1,163 (4.6) 8.5 (0.03) 335 (2.9) 13.0 (0.11) 287 (0.9) 8.6 (0.03) 331 (2.1) 7.1 (0.04) 209 (2.3) 6.8 (0.08)
1997 1,185 (2.4) 8.3 (0.02) 331 (0.5) 12.5 (0.02) 293 (0.7) 8.5 (0.02) 354 (1.7) 7.2 (0.03) 207 (1.2) 6.4 (0.04)
1999 1,229 (8.3) 8.4 (0.06) 340 (1.1) 12.6 (0.04) 299 (2.5) 8.6 (0.07) 376 (7.6) 7.5 (0.15) 215 (1.8) 6.3 (0.05)
2001 1,296 (6.7) 8.6 (0.04) 365 (0.8) 13.1 (0.03) 302 (2.0) 8.6 (0.06) 390 (4.4) 7.5 (0.08) 239 (4.5) 6.8 (0.13)
2003 1,311 (24.7) 8.4 (0.16) 382 (24.0) 13.1 (0.83) 294 (4.1) 8.2 (0.11) 397 (3.0) 7.4 (0.06) 238 (3.5) 6.4 (0.09)
                                         
2005 1,349 (18.1) 8.3 (0.11) 367 (1.7) 12.3 (0.06) 292 (5.0) 7.9 (0.14) 425 (7.2) 7.5 (0.13) 265 (15.7) 6.7 (0.40)
2007 1,364 (12.0) 8.3 (0.07) 379 (8.8) 12.7 (0.30) 287 (1.3) 7.8 (0.04) 440 (5.5) 7.6 (0.10) 257 (5.7) 6.5 (0.14)
2009 1,309 (6.5) 8.0 (0.04) 372 (5.7) 12.6 (0.20) 280 (2.2) 7.7 (0.06) 418 (1.7) 7.3 (0.03) 239 (1.1) 6.1 (0.03)
NOTE: Includes enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 12 in schools that offer kindergarten or higher grade. Ungraded students are prorated into prekindergarten through grade 8 and grades 9 through 12. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 1995–96 through 2009–10; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1995–96 through 2009–10. (This table was prepared August 2012.)

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