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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Number and percentage of private schools that had library media centers, by selected school characteristics: United States, 2013–14

 
Selected characteristic Total number of schools     Total number of schools
that reported having a
library media center
    Percent of schools
that reported having a
library media center
Total 33,619     24,827     73.8
               
Private school typology              
Catholic 6,695     6,208     92.7
Parochial 2,712     2,552     94.1
Diocesan 2,977     2,757     92.6
Private 1,007     899     89.2
               
Other religious 16,387     12,159     74.2
Conservative Christian 4,255     3,474     81.7
Other affiliated 3,035     2,500     82.4
Unaffiliated 9,098     6,185     68.0
               
Nonsectarian 10,537     6,460     61.3
Regular 5,229     3,321     63.5
Special emhasis   3,701     2,120     57.3
Special education 1,607     1,019     63.4
               
School level              
Elementary 22,509     16,081     71.4
Secondary 2,701     2,186     80.9
Combined 8,409     6,561     78.0
               
Program emphasis
             
Regular elementary/secondary 23,203     18,897     81.4
Montessori 2,754     1,452     52.7
Special program emphasis  894     665     74.4
Special education 1,844     1,179     63.9
Vocational/technical         
Alternative 907     603     66.5
Early childhood 4,009     2,025     50.5
               
Size (number of students)              
Less than 50 16,237     9,809     60.4
50-149 7,730     6,085     78.7
150-299 5,350     4,807     89.9
300-499 2,439     2,318     95.0
500-749 1,119     1,090     97.5
750 or more 743     718     96.5
               
Region              
Northeast 7,363     4,943     67.1
Midwest 9,523     7,450     78.2
South 10,272     8,014     78.0
West 6,461     4,420     68.4
               
Urbanicity type              
City 10,632     8,042     75.6
Suburban 12,108     8,658     71.5
Town 2,892     2,389     82.6
Rural 7,987     5,739     71.9
‡ 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 where reporting standards were not met. 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.