How many public schools require school uniforms?
From 1999–2000 to 2013–14, the percentage of public schools reporting that they required that students wear uniforms increased from 12 to 20 percent. During the 2013–14 school year, a higher percentage of primary schools required students to wear uniforms (23 percent) than high/combined schools (15 percent).
In the 2013–14 school year, a higher percentage of public schools located in cities than those in suburban areas, towns, and rural areas reported that they required students to wear uniforms. Also, a higher percentage of schools where 76 percent or more of students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch required school uniforms than did schools where lower percentages of students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.
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