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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)



Table 14. Number of private schools, students, and teachers (headcount), by school membership in private school associations: United States, 2019–20
             
Association Schools   Students   Teachers  
Total 30,492   4,652,904   529,574  
             
None 10,460   858,417   103,281  
             
Religious            
Accelerated Christian Education 772   37,022   4,802  
American Association of Christian Schools 711   82,452   9,843  
Association of Christian Schools International 2,345   486,539   51,911  
Association of Christian Teachers and Schools 164   24,286   2,803  
Association of Classical and Christian Schools 259   43,072   5,601  
             
Christian Schools International 316   85,377   8,389  
Council of Islamic Schools in North America 56   11,242   1,441  
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association 141   13,376   1,430  
Friends Council on Education 57   13,088   2,009  
General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 472   34,727   2,990  
Islamic School League of America 94   17,117   2,248  
             
Jesuit Secondary Education Association 70   49,916   4,339  
National Association of Episcopal Schools 278   79,503   11,180  
National Catholic Educational Association 4,785   1,352,463   114,892  
National Christian School Association 141   37,379   3,706  
National Society of Hebrew Day Schools 298   95,301   12,598  
             
Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship 49   10,473   1,117  
Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools 212   53,194   9,792  
Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools 123   43,652   4,372  
Other religious school associations 1,599   294,350   32,274  
             
Special emphasis            
American Montessori Society 1,256   57,044   11,927  
Association Montessori International 684   30,126   4,202  
Other Montessori associations 614   23,275   5,049  
Association of Military Colleges and Schools 26   6,864   868  
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America 132   18,573   3,265  
           
National Association of Private Special Education Centers 248   21,648   3,481  
Other associations for exceptional children      
European Council for International Schools 8   4,386   741  
National Association for the Education of Young Children      
National Association of Laboratory Schools 24 ! 3,728   433  
National Coalition of Girls' Schools 124   51,704   6,960  
Other special emphasis school associations 783   120,749   16,210  
             
Other school associations or organizations            
Alternative School Network 31   1,684   272  
National Association of Independent Schools 1,614   667,679   95,058  
State or regional independent school association 1,946   588,984   75,932  
National Independent Private School Association 198   30,298   3,884  
The Association of Boarding Schools 250   94,319   14,079  
Other school associations 4,454   866,167   100,236  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is between 30 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. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
NOTE: Details do not sum to total because private schools may belong to more than one association. These estimates include private schools which provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2019–20.