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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of private schools, students, and full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by selected characteristics: United States, 2013–14

 
  Schools   Students   FTE teachers
Selected characteristic Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent
Total 33,619   100.0 4,576,410   100.0 441,496   100.0
                   
Private school typology                  
Catholic 6,695   19.9 1,891,387   41.3 138,992   31.5
Parochial 2,712   8.1 663,992   14.5 46,521   10.5
Diocesan 2,977   8.9 862,926   18.9 61,751   14.0
Private 1,007   3.0 364,469   8.0 30,720   7.0
                   
Other religious 16,387   48.7 1,711,348   37.4 171,458   38.8
Conservative Christian 4,255   12.7 613,713   13.4 58,550   13.3
Other affiliated 3,035   9.0 489,209   10.7 51,796   11.7
Unaffiliated 9,098   27.1 608,426   13.3 61,112   13.8
                   
Nonsectarian 10,537   31.3 973,675   21.3 131,046   29.7
Regular 5,229   15.6 667,208   14.6 83,249   18.9
Special emhasis   3,701   11.0 207,188   4.5 29,719   6.7
Special education 1,607   4.8 99,280   2.2 18,078   4.1
                   
School level                  
Elementary 22,509   67.0 2,154,815   47.1 193,578   43.8
Secondary 2,701   8.0 737,863   16.1 64,769   14.7
Combined 8,409   25.0 1,683,732   36.8 183,150   41.5
                   
Program emphasis
                 
Regular elementary/secondary 23,203   69.0 ! 4,118,006   90.0 373,011   84.5
Montessori 2,754   8.2 101,329   2.2 16,685   3.8
Special program emphasis  894   2.7 117,569   2.6 14,248   3.2
Special education 1,844   5.5 111,394   2.4 20,375   4.6
Vocational/technical       
Alternative 907   2.7 64,241   1.4 7,767   1.8
Early childhood 4,009   11.9 63,346   1.4 9,347   2.1
                   
Size (number of students)                  
Less than 50 16,237   48.3 320,306   7.0 50,412   11.4
50-149 7,730   23.0 705,811   15.4 82,237   18.6
150-299 5,350   15.9 1,137,857   24.9 101,221   22.9
300-499 2,439   7.3 936,945   20.5 80,347   18.2
500-749 1,119   3.3 674,820   14.7 56,683   12.8
750 or more 743   2.2 800,672   17.5 70,595   16.0
                   
Region                  
Northeast 7,363   21.9 1,034,369   22.6 111,078   25.2
Midwest  9,523   28.3 1,142,682   25.0 95,351   21.6
South  10,272   30.6 1,539,576   33.6 156,746   35.5
West 6,461   19.2 859,783   18.8   78,320   17.7
                     
Community type                   
City 10,632   31.6 1,975,647   43.2 187,909   42.6
Suburban  12,108   36.0 1,826,194   39.9 175,367   39.7
Town  2,892   8.6 281,336   6.1 26,641   6.0
Rural  7,987   23.8   493,233   10.8   51,578   11.7
‡Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases. These estimates include private schools that 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), 2013–14.