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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


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

 
            School level  
School
characteristic
Total     Elementary     Secondary     Combined  
Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent  
                                       
Total 441,496   100.0     193,578   100.0     64,769   100.0     183,150   100.0  
                                       
Private school typology                                      
Catholic 138,992   31.5     84,575   43.7     39,457   60.9     14,959   8.2  
Parochial 46,521   10.5     40,188   20.8     3,923   6.1     2,410   1.3  
Diocesan 61,751   14.0     38,308   19.8     18,112   28.0     5,331 ! 2.9 !
Private 30,720   7.0     6,080   3.1     17,422   26.9     7,218   3.9  
                                       
Other religious 171,458   38.8     62,522   32.3     12,028   18.6     96,908   52.9  
Conservative Christian 58,550   13.3     12,908   6.7     1,577   2.4     44,064   24.1  
Other affiliated 51,796   11.7     22,962   11.9     5,329   8.2     23,505   12.8  
Unaffiliated 61,112   13.8     26,651   13.8     5,122   7.9     29,339   16.0  
                                       
Nonsectarian 131,046   29.7     46,480   24.0     13,284   20.5     71,282   38.9  
Regular 83,249   18.9     25,274   13.1     8,923   13.8     49,052   26.8  
Special emhasis   29,719   6.7     18,635   9.6     2,592   4.0     8,491   4.6  
Special education 18,078   4.1     2,571   1.3     1,769   2.7     13,738   7.5  
                                       
Program emphasis                                      
Regular elementary/secondary 373,011   84.5     159,049   82.2     58,975   91.1     154,988   84.6  
Montessori 16,685   3.8     14,903   7.7           1,623   0.9  
Special program emphasis 14,248   3.2     5,593   2.9     1,517   2.3     7,138   3.9  
Special education 20,375   4.6     2,932   1.5     1,956   3.0     15,487   8.5  
Vocational/technical                      
Alternative 7,767   1.8     1,814   0.9     2,105   3.2     3,848   2.1  
Early childhood 9,347   2.1     9,286   4.8              
                                       
Size (number of students)                                      
Less than 50 50,412   11.4     33,820   17.5     3,798   5.9     12,795   7.0  
50–149 82,237   18.6     47,364   24.5     6,090   9.4     28,783   15.7  
150–299 101,221   22.9     58,470   30.2     10,231   15.8     32,520   17.8  
300–499 80,347   18.2     37,162   19.2     12,972   20.0     30,213   16.5  
500–749 56,683   12.8     13,258   6.8     13,759   21.2     29,666   16.2  
750 or more 70,595   16.0     3,503   1.8     17,919   27.7     49,173   26.8  
                                       
Region                                      
Northeast 111,078   25.2     43,595   22.5     23,165   35.8     44,317   24.2  
Midwest 95,351   21.6     53,826   27.8     15,762   24.3     25,763   14.1  
South 156,746   35.5     56,232   29.0     13,541   20.9     86,974   47.5  
West 78,320   17.7     39,925   20.6     12,300   19.0     26,096   14.2  
                                       
Urbanicity type                                      
City 187,909   42.6     81,100   41.9     30,621   47.3     76,189   41.6  
Suburban 175,367   39.7     81,829   42.3     24,172   37.3     69,367   37.9  
Town 26,641   6.0     13,422   6.9     2,367   3.7     10,853   5.9  
Rural 51,578   11.7     17,227   8.9     7,609   11.7     26,742   14.6  
† Not applicable.
! 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).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.