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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


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

 
School
characteristic
Schools     Kindergarten students     FTE kindergarten teachers  
Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent  
                             
Total 5,255   100.0     72,484   100.0     13,303   100.0  
                             
Private school typology                            
Catholic 137 ! 2.6 !   3,886 ! 5.4 !   366   2.8  
Parochial                
Diocesan 24   0.5     452   0.6     52   0.4  
Private 54   1.0     960   1.3     166   1.3  
                             
Other religious 1,404   26.7     20,321   28.0     3,415   25.7  
Conservative
Christian
132   2.5     2,638   3.6     402   3.0  
Other affiliated 192   3.7     2,735   3.8     511   3.8  
Unaffiliated 1,080   20.5     14,949   20.6     2,501   18.8  
                             
Nonsectarian 3,714   70.7     48,277   66.6     9,522   71.6  
Regular 2,427   46.2     32,939   45.4     5,367   40.3  
Special emhasis   1,279   24.3     15,207   21.0     4,123   31.0  
Special education                
                             
School Level                            
Elementary 5,255   100.0     72,484   100.0     13,303   100.0  
Secondary                
Combined                
                             
Program emphasis                            
Regular elementary/secondary 0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0  
Montessori 1,327   25.3     12,900   17.8     4,287   32.2  
Special program emphasis 40   0.8       4.5 !   176 ! 1.3 !
Special education                
Vocational/technical 0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0  
Alternative                
Early childhood 3,864   73.5     56,048   77.3     8,646   65.0  
                             
Size (number of students)                            
Less than 50 5,129   97.6     62,086   85.7     12,656   95.1  
50–149 117 ! 2.2 !   6,767 ! 9.3 !   489   3.7  
150–299                
300–499                
500–749 0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0  
750 or more 0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0  
                             
Region                            
Northeast 1,326   25.2     16,248   22.4     3,197   24.0  
Midwest 983   18.7     14,381   19.8     2,360   17.7  
South 1,521   29.0     19,948   27.5     4,231   31.8  
West 1,425   27.1     21,907   30.2     3,515   26.4  
                             
Urbanicity type                            
City 1,797   34.2     26,852   37.0     5,137   38.6  
Suburban 2,774   52.8     37,057   51.1     6,891   51.8  
Town 410   7.8     5,962 ! 8.2 !   720   5.4  
Rural 274   5.2     2,613   3.6     555   4.2  
† 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 or the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells with too few sample cases. Kindergarten-terminal are schools in which the highest grade is kindergarten.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.