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Table 95. Public elementary and secondary schools, by type of school: 1967-68 to 1999-2000

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           |Total, |                                         Schools with reported grade spans                                  |
           |  all  |____________________________________________________________________________________________________________|
           |public |        |        Elementary schools           |            Secondary schools                     |Combined  |Other
   Year    |schools| Total  |_____________________________________|__________________________________________________| elemen-  |schools\6\
           |       |        |        | Middle  | One-  |  Other   |        |Junior | 3-year or | 5-year or |  Other  |  tary/   |
           |       |        |Total\1\|schools\2|teacher|elementary|Total\3\|high\4\|4-year high|6-year high|secondary|secondary |
           |       |        |        |         |schools| schools  |        |       |  schools  |  schools  | schools |schools\5\|
___________|_______|________|________|_________|_______|__________|________|_______|___________|___________|_________|__________|__________
     1     |   2   |   3    |   4    |    5    |   6   |    7     |   8    |   9   |    10     |    11     |   12    |    13    |     14
___________|_______|________|________|_________|_______|__________|________|_______|___________|___________|_________|__________|__________
1967-68 ...|   --- | 94,197 | 67,186 |     --- | 4,146 |   63,040 | 23,318 | 7,437 |    10,751 |     4,650 |     480 |    3,693 |      ---
1970-71 ...|   --- | 89,372 | 64,020 |   2,080 | 1,815 |   60,125 | 23,572 | 7,750 |    11,265 |     3,887 |     670 |    1,780 |      ---
1972-73 ...|   --- | 88,864 | 62,942 |   2,308 | 1,475 |   59,159 | 23,919 | 7,878 |    11,550 |     3,962 |     529 |    2,003 |      ---
1974-75 ...|   --- | 87,456 | 61,759 |   3,224 | 1,247 |   57,288 | 23,837 | 7,690 |    11,480 |     4,122 |     545 |    1,860 |      ---
1975-76    |88,597 | 87,034 | 61,704 |   3,916 | 1,166 |   56,622 | 23,792 | 7,521 |    11,572 |     4,113 |     586 |    1,538 |    1,563
           |       |        |        |         |       |          |        |       |           |           |         |          |
1976-77 ...|   --- | 86,501 | 61,123 |   4,180 | 1,111 |   55,832 | 23,857 | 7,434 |    11,658 |     4,130 |     635 |    1,521 |      ---
1978-79 ...|   --- | 84,816 | 60,312 |   5,879 | 1,056 |   53,377 | 22,834 | 6,282 |    11,410 |     4,429 |     713 |    1,670 |      ---
1980-81 ...|85,982 | 83,688 | 59,326 |   6,003 |   921 |   52,402 | 22,619 | 5,890 |    10,758 |     4,193 |   1,778 |    1,743 |    2,294
1982-83 ...|84,740 | 82,039 | 58,051 |   6,875 |   798 |   50,378 | 22,383 | 5,948 |    11,678 |     4,067 |     690 |    1,605 |    2,701
1983-84 ...|84,178 | 81,418 | 57,471 |   6,885 |   838 |   49,748 | 22,336 | 5,936 |    11,670 |     4,046 |     684 |    1,611 |    2,760
           |       |        |        |         |       |          |        |       |           |           |         |          |
1984-85 ...|84,007 | 81,147 | 57,231 |   6,893 |   825 |   49,513 | 22,320 | 5,916 |    11,671 |     4,021 |     712 |    1,596 |    2,860
1986-87 ...|83,455 | 82,190 | 58,801 |   7,452 |   763 |   50,586 | 21,406 | 5,142 |    11,453 |     4,197 |     614 |    1,983 |\7\ 1,265
1987-88 ...|83,248 | 81,416 | 57,575 |   7,641 |   729 |   49,205 | 21,662 | 4,900 |    11,279 |     4,048 |   1,435 |    2,179 |\7\ 1,832
1988-89 ...|83,165 | 81,579 | 57,941 |   7,957 |   583 |   49,401 | 21,403 | 4,687 |    11,350 |     3,994 |   1,372 |    2,235 |\7\ 1,586
1989-90 ...|83,425 | 81,880 | 58,419 |   8,272 |   630 |   49,517 | 21,181 | 4,512 |    11,492 |     3,812 |   1,365 |    2,280 |\7\ 1,545
           |       |        |        |         |       |          |        |       |           |           |         |          |
1990-91 ...|84,538 | 82,475 | 59,015 |   8,545 |   617 |   49,853 | 21,135 | 4,561 |    11,537 |     3,723 |   1,314 |    2,325 |    2,063
1991-92 ...|84,578 | 82,506 | 59,258 |   8,829 |   569 |   49,860 | 20,767 | 4,298 |    11,528 |     3,699 |   1,242 |    2,481 |    2,072
1992-93 ...|84,497 | 82,896 | 59,676 |   9,152 |   430 |   50,094 | 20,671 | 4,115 |    11,651 |     3,613 |   1,292 |    2,549 |    1,601
1993-94 ...|85,393 | 83,431 | 60,052 |   9,573 |   442 |   50,037 | 20,705 | 3,970 |    11,858 |     3,595 |   1,282 |    2,674 |    1,962
1994-95 ...|86,221 | 84,476 | 60,808 |   9,954 |   458 |   50,396 | 20,904 | 3,859 |    12,058 |     3,628 |   1,359 |    2,764 |    1,745
           |       |        |        |         |       |          |        |       |           |           |         |          |
1995-96 ...|87,125 | 84,958 | 61,165 |  10,205 |   474 |   50,486 | 20,997 | 3,743 |    12,168 |     3,621 |   1,465 |    2,796 |    2,167
1996-97 ...|88,223 | 86,092 | 61,805 |  10,499 |   487 |   50,819 | 21,307 | 3,707 |    12,424 |     3,614 |   1,562 |    2,980 |    2,131
1997-98 ...|89,508 | 87,541 | 62,739 |  10,944 |   476 |   51,319 | 21,682 | 3,599 |    12,734 |     3,611 |   1,738 |    3,120 |    1,967
1998-99 ...|90,874 | 89,259 | 63,462 |  11,202 |   463 |   51,797 | 22,076 | 3,607 |    13,457 |     3,707 |   1,305 |    3,721 |    1,615
1999-2000 .|92,012 | 90,538 | 64,131 |  11,521 |   423 |   52,187 | 22,365 | 3,566 |    13,914 |     3,686 |   1,199 |    4,042 |    1,474
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\1\Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and with no grade higher than 8.
\2\Includes schools with grade spans beginning with 4, 5, or 6 and ending with grade 6, 7, or 8.
\3\Includes schools with no grade lower than 7.
\4\Includes schools with grades 7 and 8 or grades 7 through 9.
\5\Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or lower and ending with grade 9 or above.
\6\Includes special education, alternative, and other schools not classified by grade span.
\7\Because of revision in data collection procedures, figures not comparable to data for other years.

NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems; and Common Core of Data surveys. (This table was prepared October 2001.)


2001 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest