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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Percentage distribution of private school students, by racial/ethnic background and selected school characteristics: United States, 2013–14

 
Selected characteristic Hispanic   Non-
Hispanic
American
Indian
  Asian   Black   Pacific
Islander
  White   Two or
more
races
 
Total 10.2   0.5   5.9   9.3   0.7   69.6   3.9  
                             
Private school typology                            
Catholic 14.2   0.5   5.0   8.0   0.6   67.7   4.0  
Parochial 15.4   0.4   4.5   8.1   0.6   67.2   3.8  
Diocesan 13.2   0.4   5.1   7.1   0.6   69.7   3.9  
Private 14.7   0.7   5.5   9.8   0.6   64.0   4.7  
                             
Other religious 7.1   0.4   5.0   10.0   0.8   73.9   2.9  
Conservative Christian 9.1   0.6   5.3   11.0   0.6   70.0   3.4  
Other affiliated 6.4   0.3   5.6   8.6   0.4   75.7   3.0  
Unaffiliated 5.6   0.4   4.1   10.0   1.2   76.4   2.3  
                             
Nonsectarian 8.0   0.6   9.2   10.5   0.5   65.8   5.3  
Regular 7.3   0.6   9.6   8.8   0.5   67.7   5.4  
Special emhasis   7.6   0.6   10.9   11.4   0.5   62.8   6.1  
Special education 13.5   0.6   3.1   20.4   0.4   59.1   3.0  
                             
School level                            
Elementary 12.1   0.5   5.6   9.1   0.6   68.0   4.1  
Secondary 11.4   0.4   6.2   9.7   0.5   68.3   3.7  
Combined 7.4   0.6   6.1   9.3   0.9   72.2   3.6  
                             
Program emphasis
                           
Regular elementary/secondary 10.2   0.5   5.7   8.8   0.7   70.3   3.8  
Montessori 9.1   0.4   13.7   7.1   0.6   63.0   6.0  
Special program emphasis  8.0   0.5   8.4   6.7   0.7   70.1   5.5  
Special education 13.4   0.6   3.0   20.3   0.3   59.4   3.0  
Vocational/technical               
Alternative 9.7   0.8   4.6   24.4 ! 0.3   55.9   4.3  
Early childhood 10.7   0.6   7.2   10.7   1.0   65.8   4.0  
                             
Size (number of students)                            
Less than 50 8.6   0.8   4.3   11.7   0.4   71.5   2.8  
50-149 11.2   0.8   5.4   13.2   0.6   65.3   3.5  
150-299 12.8   0.3   6.0   12.1   0.6   64.2   4.0  
300-499 10.2   0.6   6.2   6.7   0.5   71.7   4.2  
500-749 8.1   0.3   5.7   6.5   0.4   75.2   3.8  
750 or more 8.4   0.4   6.4   6.3   1.3   73.2   4.0  
                             
Region                            
Northeast 8.0   0.2   5.8   9.7   0.2   72.8   3.3  
Midwest 6.4   0.4   3.5   8.4   0.2   78.0   3.0  
South 11.0   0.4   4.4   11.7   0.4   69.0   3.1  
West 16.6   1.1   11.7   5.4   2.2   55.7   7.2  
                             
Urbanicity type                            
City 12.4   0.4   6.6   11.3   0.9   64.0   4.4  
Suburban 10.3   0.3   6.3   8.8   0.5   69.7   4.1  
Town 6.1   0.7   2.5   6.8 ! 0.8   81.0   2.2  
Rural 3.8   1.4   3.2   4.4   0.3   85.0   2.0  
! Interperet 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: 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). Hispanic includes Latino, American Indian includes Native American, Black includes African American, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.