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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of traditional private schools, students, and full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: United States, 2013–14

 
Religious or nonsectarian orientation Schools     Students     FTE teachers  
Number   Percent     Number   Percent     Number   Percent  
                             
Total 28,364   100.0     4,503,926   100.0     428,193   100.0  
                             
Religious orientation 21,542   75.9     3,578,528   79.5     306,669   71.6  
Roman Catholic 6,558   23.1     1,887,501   41.9     138,625   32.4  
African Methodist Episcopal                
Amish   10.9 !   67,943 ! 1.5 !   4,024 ! 0.9 !
Assembly of God 232   0.8     33,210   0.7     2,866   0.7  
Baptist 1,660   5.9     193,738   4.3     19,467   4.5  
                             
Brethren 78   0.3     6,456   0.1     717   0.2  
Calvinist 108   0.4     24,400   0.5     1,834   0.4  
Christian (unspecified) 3,677   13.0     537,731   11.9     52,280   12.2  
Church of Christ 117   0.4     26,068   0.6     2,310   0.5  
Church of God 81   0.3     9,285   0.2     893   0.2  
                             
Church of God in Christ                
Church of the Nazarene 50   0.2     5,930   0.1     562   0.1  
Disciples of Christ                
Episcopal 299   1.1     94,976   2.1     11,300   2.6  
Friends 77   0.3     18,216   0.4     2,447   0.6  
                             
Greek Orthodox 31   0.1     4,624   0.1     536   0.1  
Islamic 281   1.0     39,202   0.9     4,707   1.1  
Jewish 872   3.1     232,015   5.2     27,827   6.5  
Latter Day Saints                
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 884   3.1     113,522   2.5     9,143   2.1  
                             
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 65   0.2     9,032   0.2     822   0.2  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 322   1.1     29,526   0.7     2,223   0.5  
Other Lutheran 61   0.2     7,774   0.2     806   0.2  
Mennonite 883 ! 3.1 !   32,954   0.7     3,253   0.8  
Methodist 125   0.4     13,744   0.3     1,580   0.4  
                             
Pentecostal 417   1.5     21,136   0.5     2,407   0.6  
Presbyterian 145   0.5     33,257   0.7     3,267   0.8  
Seventh-Day Adventist 784   2.8     51,497   1.1     4,122   1.0  
Other 616   2.2     81,790   1.8     8,341   1.9  
                             
Nonsectarian 6,823   24.1     925,399   20.5     121,524   28.4  
! 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, missing values in cells with too few sample cases, or sample cases with a CV of 50 percent or more. Traditional private schools are schools that provide instruction for one or more of grades one through 12 (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2013–14.