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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Pupil/teacher ratio of private schools, by school level and selected school characteristics: United States, 2013–14

 
  School level  
Selected characteristic Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined  
Total 10.4   11.1   11.4   9.2  
                 
Private school typology                
Catholic 13.6   14.2   13.3   11.2  
Parochial 14.3   14.6   13.0   11.7  
Diocesan 14.0   14.3   13.9   12.2  
Private 11.9   10.9   12.8   10.3  
                 
Other religious 10.0   10.1   9.4   10.0  
Conservative Christian 10.5   10.3   11.6   10.5  
Other affiliated 9.4   9.3   9.0   9.7  
Unaffiliated 10.0   10.7   9.1   9.4  
                 
Nonsectarian 7.4   7.0   7.4   7.7  
Regular 8.0   7.7   7.3   8.3  
Special emhasis   7.0   6.3   9.3   7.8  
Special education 5.5   5.0   5.3   5.6  
                 
Program emphasis
               
Regular elementary/secondary 11.0   12.2   11.7   9.6  
Montessori 6.1   5.8     8.4  
Special program emphasis  8.3   8.1   8.1   8.4  
Special education 5.5   4.8   5.2   5.6  
Vocational/technical         
Alternative 8.3   7.3   10.7   7.4  
Early childhood 6.8   6.8      
                 
Size (number of students)                
Less than 50 6.4   6.9   4.7   5.5  
50-149 8.6   9.3   7.7   7.5  
150-299 11.2   12.5   9.7   9.5  
300-499 11.7   13.3   11.1   9.9  
500-749 11.9   15.4   12.8   9.9  
750 or more 11.3   14.4   14.1   10.1  
                 
Region                
Northeast 9.3   10.8   10.0   7.5  
Midwest 12.0   12.5   12.8   10.3  
South 9.8   9.9   11.6   9.5  
West 11.0   11.4   11.9   10.0  
                 
Urbanicity type                
City 10.5   11.1   12.2   9.2  
Suburban 10.4   11.2   11.5   9.1  
Town 10.6   11.1   10.5   9.9  
Rural 9.6   11.0   8.0   9.1  
† Not applicable.
‡ 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).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.