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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage distribution of kindergarten-terminal private schools, students, and full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, by religious or nonsectarian orientation of school: 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  
                             
Religious orientation 1,541   29.3     24,207   33.4     3,781   28.4  
Roman Catholic 137 ! 2.6 !         366   2.8  
African Methodist Episcopal                
Amish 0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0  
Assembly of God 32   0.6     421   0.6     53   0.4  
Baptist 223   4.2     3,339 ! 4.6 !   448   3.4  
                             
Brethren                
Calvinist                
Christian (unspecified) 372   7.1     5,285   7.3     916   6.9  
Church of Christ 18   0.3     273   0.4     26   0.2  
Church of God                
                             
Church of God in Christ 0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0  
Church of the Nazarene 17   0.3     296   0.4     30   0.2  
Disciples of Christ                
Episcopal 62   1.2     1,023   1.4     219   1.6  
Friends                
                             
Greek Orthodox                
Islamic                
Jewish 70   1.3     1,182   1.6     361 ! 2.7 !
Latter Day Saints 0   0.0     0   0.0     0   0.0  
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 88   1.7     1,416   2.0     144   1.1  
                             
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America 65   1.2     868   1.2     129   1.0  
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod                
Other Lutheran                
Mennonite                
Methodist 143   2.7     1,982   2.7     377   2.8  
                             
Pentecostal 16   0.3     155   0.2     30   0.2  
Presbyterian 182   3.5     2,703   3.7     331   2.5  
Seventh-Day Adventist                
Other 40   0.8     500   0.7     119   0.9  
                             
Nonsectarian 3,714   70.7     48,277   66.6     9,522   71.6  
! 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.