ERIC Number: ED396432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Private School Universe Survey, 1993-94. Statistical Analysis Report.
This report on the private school universe presents data on K-12 schools by school size, school level, religious orientation, geographical region, and program emphasis. The numbers of students and teachers are reported in the same categories. The number of students is also reported by race/ethnicity and grade level. Tables present data by three classification schemes: religious and nonsectarian categories, association membership, and private school typology. The Private School Survey (PSS) is designed to collect data from all private schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey, conducted in 1993-94 by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for the National Center for Education Statistics, is the primary data source for this report. A total of 26,093 private schools completed the survey, an overall response rate of 98 percent. Data from the 1989-90 and 1991-92 PSS's are used for comparison. Selected results include: 98 percent of private schools offered at least some elementary grades, 60 percent offered elementary grades, 31 percent offered a combination of elementary and secondary grades, and the remaining 10 percent offered secondary grades only; approximately 4.8 million students were enrolled in the Nation's private schools in the fall of 1993, and were taught by approximately 338 thousand full-time equivalent teachers. Information is also provided on school orientation and affiliation, grade configuration, enrollment, racial/ethnic composition, numbers of teachers, school size, length of school day, religious affiliation, and private school-association membership. Detailed technical notes and 17 tables are included. Appendices contain standard error tables, values and standard errors for comparison data, item response rates, and a copy of the survey. (LMI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Program Divisions, National Surveys, Parochial Schools, Private Education, Private Schools, Racial Composition, School Demography, School Organization, School Size, School Statistics, Tables (Data), Teacher Employment
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.