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									Number of Observations= 27,760

NOTE: Descriptions tagged with an ‘*’ are expanded in the section following the variable list.
The expanded descriptions are listed alphabetically according to the first letter after the ‘PSS_’
prefix.

Variable                 Length      Type      Label

PSS_SCHOOL_ID        8              Char       UNIQUE SCHOOL ID (NCES ASSIGNED)
PSS_INST             32             Char       NAME OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOL
PSS_ADDRESS          40             Char       MAILING ADDRESS
PSS_CITY             22             Char       CITY NAME (MAILING ADDRESS)
PSS_COUNTY_FIPS      5              Char       FIPS STATE AND COUNTY CODE
PSS_COUNTY_NAME      20             Char       COUNTY NAME
PSS_FIPS             2              Char       FIPS STATE NUMBER
PSS_STABB            2              Char       USPS STATE ABBREVIATION
PSS_ZIP5             5              Char       5-DIGIT ZIP CODE
PSS_ZIP4             4              Char       ZIP+4 IF ASSIGNED
PSS_ZIP              9              Char       9-DIGIT ZIP CODE
PSS_PHONE            10             Char       TELEPHONE NUMBER OF SCHOOL
PSS_LOGRADE          2              Char       LOWEST GRADE TAUGHT
PSS_HIGRADE          2              Char       HIGHEST GRADE TAUGHT
PSS_ENROLL_UG        8              Num        COUNT OF UNGRADED STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_PK        8              Num        COUNT OF PREKINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_K         8              Num        COUNT OF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_1         8              Num        COUNT OF FIRST-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_2         8              Num        COUNT OF SECOND-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_3         8              Num        COUNT OF THIRD-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_4         8              Num        COUNT OF FOURTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_5         8              Num        COUNT OF FIFTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_6         8              Num        COUNT OF SIXTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_7         8              Num        COUNT OF SEVENTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_8         8              Num        COUNT OF EIGHTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_9         8              Num        COUNT OF NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_10        8              Num        COUNT OF TENTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_11        8              Num        COUNT OF ELEVENTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_12        8              Num        COUNT OF TWELFTH-GRADE STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_T         8              Num        TOTAL STUDENTS
PSS_ENROLL_TK12      8              Num        TOTAL STUDENTS (GRADES K-12)



PSS_RACE_AI          8              Num        COUNT OF AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKAN NATIVE
                                               STUDENTS
Variable              Length    Type   Label
PSS_INDIAN_PCT    8            Num     PERCENTAGE OF AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE
PSS_RACE_AS       8            Num     COUNT OF ASIAN STUDENTS
PSS_ASIAN_PCT     8            Num     PERCENTAGE OF ASIAN STUDENTS
PSS_RACE_H        8            Num     COUNT OF HISPANIC STUDENTS
PSS_HISP_PCT      8            Num     PERCENTAGE OF HISPANIC STUDENTS
PSS_RACE_B        8            Num     COUNT OF BLACK STUDENTS
PSS_BLACK_PCT     8            Num     PERCENTAGE OF BLACK STUDENTS
PSS_RACE_W        8            Num     COUNT OF WHITE STUDENTS
PSS_WHITE_PCT     8            Num     PERCENTAGE OF WHITE STUDENTS
PSS_RACE_P        8            Num     COUNT OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER
                                       STUDENTS
P_PACISL_PCT      8            Num     PERCENTAGE OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PACIFIC
                                       ISLANDER STUDENTS
PSS_RACE_2        8            Num     PERCENTAGE OF TWO OR MORE RACES STUDENTS
P_TWOMORE_PCT     8            Num     COUNT OF TWO OR MORE RACES STUDENTS
PSS_FTE_TEACH     8            Num     COUNT OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT TEACHERS
PSS_STDTCH_RT     8            Num     STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
PSS_LOCALE        8            Num     LOCALE (COMMUNITY TYPE)
PSS_COED          8            Num     INDICATOR (WHETHER SCHOOL IS ALL-MALE, ALL-
                                       FEMALE, OR COED)
PSS_TYPE          8            Num     SCHOOL PROGRAM TYPE/EMPHASIS
PSS_LEVEL         8            Num     SCHOOL LEVEL (ELEM., SECONDARY, OR COMBINED)
PSS_RELIG         8            Num     SCHOOL'S RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION OR ORIENTATION
PSS_COMM_TYPE     8            Num     SCHOOL URBANICITY (COLLAPSED LOCALE CODE)
PSS_ORIENT        8            Num     RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION
PSS_SCH_DAYS      8            Num     DAYS PER SCHOOL YEAR
PSS_STU_DAY_HRS   8            Num     LENGTH OF SCHOOL DAY IN TOTAL HOURS (INCLUDING
                                       REPORT MINUTES)
PSS_LIBRARY       8            Num     LIBRARY OR LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
PSS_ASSOC_X       8            Num     Membership affiliation (X) *
CODE AND VARIABLE DEFINITIONS


PSS_ASSOC_X
This field indicates the association(s) or organization(s) to which the school belongs.

     CODE                                    DESCRIPTION
       1         This School does Not belong to ANY associations or organizations
       2         Accelerated Christian Education (ACE)
       3         American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
       4         Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
       5         Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
       6         Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
       7         Christian Schools International (CSI)
       8         Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
       9         Friends Council on Education (FCE)
      10         General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (GCSDAC)
      11         Islamic School League of America (ISLA)
      12         Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
      13         National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
      14         National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
      15         National Christian School Association (NCSA)
      16         National Society for Hebrew Day Schools (Torah U’Mesorah)
      17         Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (ORUEF)
      18         The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
      19         Solomon Schechter Day Schools Association (SSDSA)
      20         Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
      21         Other
      22         American Montessori Society (AMS)
      23         Association Montessori International (AMI)
      24         Other Montessori association(s)
      25         Association of Military Colleges and Schools (AMCS)
      26         Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
      27         National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)
      28         Other associations(s) for exceptional children
      29         European Council for International Schools (ECIS)
      30         National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
        31       National Association of Laboratory Schools (NALS)
        32       National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)
        33       Other special emphasis association(s)
        34       Alternative School Network (ASN)
        35       National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
        36       State or regional independent school association
        37       National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (NCACS)
        38       National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)
        39       The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
        40       Other school association(s)



PSS_COED

The value in this field indicates whether the school is "All-female", "All-male", or "Coed".

     CODE                                  DESCRIPTION
       1        Coed (school has male and female students).
        2       All-female (school only has all-female students).
        3       All-male (school only has all-male students).

PSS_COMM_TYPE

Urban-centric community type (collapsed locale code)

    CODE        DESCRIPTION
      1         City (locale = 11, 12, 13)
      2         Suburb (locale = 21, 22, 23)
      3         Town (locale = 31, 32, 33)
      4         Rural (locale = 41, 42, 43)



PSS_ENROLL_UG (UNGRADED STUDENTS)

Ungraded students are those who are not assigned to a particular grade level (kindergarten, first
grade, second grade, etc.); for example special education centers and alternative schools often
classify their students as ungraded. Students in Montessori schools are also considered ungraded
if the school assigns them to "primary" and "intermediate" levels instead of specific grades.
PSS_FTE_TEACH

The school's full-time equivalent teachers were calculated as the SUM of teachers that ...

(TAUGHT FULL-TIME) +
(TAUGHT AT LEAST 3/4 TIME BUT LESS THAN FULL-TIME * .875) +
(TAUGTT AT LEAST 1/2 TIME BUT LESS THAN 3/4 TIME * .625) +
(TAUGHT AT LEAST 1/4 TIME BUT LESS THAN 1/2 TIME * .375) +
(TAUGHT LESS THAN 1/4 TIME * .125).



PSS_LEVEL

This value in this field indicates the school's level as (elementary, secondary, or combined).

    CODE                                        DESCRIPTION
      1          Elementary (school has one or more of grades K-6 and does not have any grade
                 higher than the 8th grade).
       2         Secondary (school has one or more of grades 7-12 and does not have any grade
                 lower than 7th grade).
       3         Combined (school has one or more of grades K-6 and one or more of grades 9-
                 12. Schools in which all students are ungraded are also classified as combined).




PSS_LOCALE

This field displays the community type in which the school operates. The school's mailing
address is based upon the Census Bureau's definition of community size and its relation to
urbanized or rural places.

     CODE                                         DESCRIPTION
      11          City, Large: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with
                  population of 250,000 or more.
       12         City, Midsize: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city
                  with population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
       13         City, Small: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with
                  population less than 100,000.
       21         Suburb, Large: Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area
                  with population of 250,000 or more.
       22         Suburb, Midsize: Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area
             with population less than 250,000 and greater than or equal to 100,000.
    23       Suburb, Small: Territory outside a principal city and inside an urbanized area
             with population less than 100,000.
    31       Town, Fringe: Territory inside an urban cluster that is less than or equal to 10
             miles from an urbanized area.
    32       Town, Distant: Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and
             less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
    33       Town, Remote: Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles of
             an urbanized area.
    41       Rural, Fringe: Census-defined rural territory that is less than or equal to 5
             miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is less than or equal
             to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster.
    42       Rural, Distant: Census-defined rural territory that is more than 5 miles but less
             than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that
             is more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
    43       Rural, Remote: Census-defined rural territory that is more than 25 miles from
             an urbanized area and is also more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.



PSS_ORIENT

    CODE       DESCRIPTION
      1        Roman Catholic
      2        African Methodist Episcopal
      3        Amish
      4        Assembly of God
      5        Baptist
      6        Brethren
      7        Calvinist
      8        Christian (no specific denomination)
      9        Church of Christ
     10        Church of God
     11        Church of God in Christ
     12        Church of the Nazarene
     13        Disciples of Christ
     14        Episcopal
     15        Friends
     16        Greek Orthodox
     17        Islamic
      CODE           DESCRIPTION
       18            Jewish
       19            Latter Day Saints
       20            Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
       21            Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
       22            Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
       23            Other Lutheran
       24            Mennonite
       25            Methodist
       26            Pentecostal
       27            Presbyterian
       28            Seventh-Day Adventist
       29            Other
       30            Nonsectarian




PSS_RELIG

This field indicates the school's religious affiliation (e.g. Roman Catholic, other religious, or
nonsectarian).


    CODE                   DESCRIPTION
      1         Catholic
      2         Other religious
      3         Nonsectarian



PSS_TYPE

The value in this field indicates the school type or program emphasis.

    CODE                                      DESCRIPTION
      1           Regular Elementary or Secondary
      2           Montessori
      3           Special Program Emphasis
      4           Special Education
      5           Career/technical/vocational
      6        Alternative/other
      7        Early Childhood Program/child care center



PSS_HIGRADE

2009-2010 Highest Grade Level Recode

     CODE        DESCRIPTION
       1         All Ungraded
       2         Highest grade in school is PK
       3         Highest grade in school is KG
       4         Highest grade in school is transitional KG
       5         Highest grade in school is transitional 1st grade
       6         Highest grade in school is 1st grade
       7         Highest grade in school is 2nd grade
       8         Highest grade in school is 3rd grade
       9         Highest grade in school is 4th grade
      10         Highest grade in school is 5th grade
      11         Highest grade in school is 6th grade
      12         Highest grade in school is 7th grade
      13         Highest grade in school is 8th grade
      14         Highest grade in school is 9th grade
      15         Highest grade in school is 10th grade
      16         Highest grade in school is 11th grade
      17         Highest grade in school is 12th grade




PSS_LOGRADE

2009-2010 Lowest Grade Level Recode

     CODE        DESCRIPTION
       1         All Ungraded
       2         Lowest grade in school is PK
       3         Lowest grade in school is KG
CODE   DESCRIPTION
  4    Lowest grade in school is transitional KG
  5    Lowest grade in school is transitional 1st grade
  6    Lowest grade in school is 1st grade
  7    Lowest grade in school is 2nd grade
  8    Lowest grade in school is 3rd grade
  9    Lowest grade in school is 4th grade
 10    Lowest grade in school is 5th grade
 11    Lowest grade in school is 6th grade
 12    Lowest grade in school is 7th grade
 13    Lowest grade in school is 8th grade
 14    Lowest grade in school is 9th grade
 15    Lowest grade in school is 10th grade
 16    Lowest grade in school is 11th grade
 17    Lowest grade in school is 12th grade

								
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