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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Table 6. Number and percentage distribution of private school students, by grade and private school typology: United States, 2013–14

 
Private school typology Kindergarten1   First Grade   Second grade   Third grade   Fourth grade
Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent
Total 463,067   100.0   357,808   100.0   344,473   100.0   338,787   100.0   337,392   100.0
                                       
Catholic 150,038   32.4   143,225   40.0   142,473   41.4   141,343   41.7   143,971   42.7
Parochial 71,030   15.3   68,075   19.0   68,254   19.8   67,431   19.9   69,142   20.5
Diocesan 68,559   14.8   65,765   18.4   65,209   18.9   64,765   19.1   65,531   19.4
Private 10,448   2.3   9,386   2.6   9,010   2.6   9,147   2.7   9,299   2.8
                                     
Other religious 181,519   39.2   151,551   42.4   143,469   41.6   139,660   41.2   135,991   40.3
Conservative Christian 63,004   13.6   51,623   14.4   49,378   14.3   47,474   14.0   46,812   13.9
Other affiliated 49,572   10.7   42,653   11.9   40,981   11.9   40,248   11.9   40,209   11.9
Unaffiliated 68,944   14.9   57,275   16.0   53,111   15.4   51,938   15.3   48,970   14.5
                                       
Nonsectarian 131,511   28.4   63,032   17.6   58,531   17.0   57,785   17.1   57,430   17.0
Regular 85,823   18.5   42,117   11.8   39,844   11.6   39,315   11.6   39,827   11.8
Special emhasis   43,950   9.5   18,941   5.3   16,005   4.6   14,839   4.4   13,114   3.9
Special education 1,738   0.4   1,974   0.6   2,683   0.8   3,631   1.1   4,489   1.3
 
 
  Fifth grade   Sixth grade   Seventh grade   Eighth grade   Ninth grade
Private school typology Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent
                                       
Total 337,845   100.0   344,809   100.0   343,217   100.0   343,359   100.0   333,456   100.0
                                       
Catholic 144,497   42.8   145,297   42.1   143,168   41.7   145,006   42.2   151,527   45.4
Parochial 68,676   20.3   67,039   19.4   62,723   18.3   61,879   18.0   15,126   4.5
Diocesan 65,756   19.5   64,946   18.8   64,583   18.8   65,957   19.2   68,971   20.7
Private 10,065   3.0   13,312   3.9   15,862   4.6   17,170   5.0   67,430   20.2
                                       
Other religious 134,912   39.9   136,780   39.7   134,666   39.2   130,299   37.9   107,467   32.2
Conservative Christian 47,340   14.0   48,271   14.0   48,347   14.1   48,212   14.0   42,139   12.6
Other affiliated 39,971   11.8   39,061   11.3   37,949   11.1   36,635   10.7   30,819   9.2
Unaffiliated 47,601   14.1   49,449   14.3   48,371   14.1   45,452   13.2   34,509   10.3
                                       
Nonsectarian 58,436   17.3   62,731   18.2   65,382   19.0   68,053   19.8   74,462   22.3
Regular 41,057   12.2   45,376   13.2   48,224   14.1   49,699   14.5   55,615   16.7
Special emhasis   12,180   3.6   11,092   3.2   10,076   2.9   10,519   3.1   10,384   3.1
Special education 5,200   1.5   6,264   1.8   7,082   2.1   7,834   2.3   8,463   2.5
 
 
  Tenth grade   Eleventh grade   Twelfth grade   Ungraded  
Private school typology Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent
                                       
Total 330,558   100.0   324,527   100.0   319,564   100.0   57,547   100.0        
                                       
Catholic 148,850   45.0   145,858   44.9   142,306   44.5   3,827   6.7        
Parochial 14,956   4.5   14,931   4.6   14,458   4.5            
Diocesan 68,048   20.6   67,361   20.8   65,683   20.6   1,794   3.1        
Private 65,846   19.9   63,566   19.6   62,165   19.5   1,762   3.1        
                                       
Other religious 105,430   31.9   101,765   31.4   99,679   31.2   8,160   14.2        
Conservative Christian 41,409   12.5   39,633   12.2   38,409   12.0   1,662   2.9        
Other affiliated 29,825   9.0   29,482   9.1   29,168   9.1   2,637   4.6        
Unaffiliated 34,196   10.3   32,650   10.1   32,102   10.0   3,860   6.7        
                                       
Nonsectarian 76,278   23.1   76,905   23.7   77,579   24.3   45,560   79.2        
Regular 56,959   17.2   58,095   17.9   57,287   17.9   7,970   13.8        
Special emhasis   10,626   3.2   10,809   3.3   11,107   3.5   13,547   23.5        
Special education 8,692   2.6   8,001   2.5   9,184   2.9   24,044   41.8        
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
1The count for kindergarten students also includes transitional kindergarten and transitional first grade students.
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 12 (or comparable ungraded levels) .
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.