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School uniforms

Question:
How many public schools require school uniforms?

Response:

From 19992000 to 201314, the percentage of public schools reporting that they required that students wear uniforms increased from 12 to 20 percent. During the 201314 school year, a higher percentage of primary schools required students to wear uniforms (23 percent) than high/combined schools (15 percent).

In the 201314 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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2016). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015 (NCES 2016-079), Indicator 20.

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