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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Average length of school year and average length of school day for private schools, by selected school characteristics: United States, 2013–14

 
Selected characteristic Average length of school year in days   Average length of school day in hours
Total 179.9   6.7
       
Private school typology      
Catholic 179.2   6.8
Parochial 178.9   6.8
Diocesan 179.3   6.8
Private 179.8   7.0
       
Other religious 175.4   6.7
Conservative
Christian
177.4   6.8
Other affiliated 178.0   7.0
Unaffiliated 173.6   6.5
       
Nonsectarian 187.4   6.7
Regular 187.7   6.8
Special emhasis   184.7   6.6
Special education 193.0   6.3
       
School level      
Elementary 179.4   6.7
Secondary 182.7   6.9
Combined 180.4   6.8
       
Program emphasis
     
Regular elementary/secondary 176.4   6.8
Montessori 184.6   6.7
Special program emphasis  178.4   6.9
Special education 192.0   6.4
Vocational/technical   
Alternative 184.9   6.4
Early childhood 190.9   6.2
       
Size (number of students)      
Less than 50 181.1   6.5
50-149 179.3   6.8
150-299 178.7   6.9
300-499 178.3   7.0
500-749 177.8   7.0
750 or more 177.6   7.1
       
Region      
Northeast 183.0   6.7
Midwest 174.9   6.7
South 180.0   6.8
West 183.7   6.7
       
Urbanicity type      
City 182.4   6.8
Suburban 182.8   6.7
Town 177.8   6.6
Rural 173.0   6.6
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
NOTE: 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.