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Table 100. Number and enrollment of public elementary and secondary schools, by school type, level, and charter and magnet status: Selected years, 1990-91 through 2008-09
School type, level, and
charter and magnet status
Number of schools Enrollment
1990-91 1995-96 2000-01 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 1990-91 1995-96 2000-01 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total, all schools 84,538 87,125 93,273 97,382 98,793 98,916 98,706 41,141,366 44,681,987 47,060,714 48,912,085 49,065,594 48,910,025 49,053,786
                             
School type                            
Regular 80,395 80,971 85,422 87,585 88,273 88,274 88,801 40,599,943 43,885,130 46,194,730 47,957,375 48,098,781 47,962,492 48,168,727
Special education 1,932 1,992 2,008 2,128 2,325 2,267 2,289 209,145 209,653 174,577 222,497 221,728 207,030 164,874
Vocational 1,060 919 1,025 1,221 1,289 1,409 1,409 198,117 169,455 199,669 217,621 204,101 163,003 156,390
Alternative1 1,151 3,243 4,818 6,448 6,906 6,966 6,207 134,161 417,749 491,738 514,592 540,984 577,500 563,795
                             
School level and type                            
Elementary2 59,015 61,165 64,601 66,026 66,458 67,112 67,148 26,503,677 29,119,541 30,673,453 31,104,018 31,273,476 31,225,474 31,446,040
Regular 58,440 60,318 63,674 64,996 65,232 65,721 65,999 26,400,740 28,998,350 30,582,610 31,003,942 31,151,419 31,093,502 31,325,566
Special education 419 484 496 508 545 583 538 58,204 58,958 42,127 49,652 63,253 63,371 49,661
Vocational 31 9 8 8 10 7 1 17,686 3,782 2,409 1,713 2,719 1,634 16
Alternative1 125 354 423 514 671 801 610 27,047 58,451 46,307 48,711 56,085 66,967 70,797
                             
Secondary3 21,135 20,997 21,994 23,998 23,920 24,643 24,348 13,569,787 14,342,507 15,038,171 16,219,309 16,068,448 16,184,724 16,055,123
Regular 19,459 18,090 18,456 19,252 19,152 19,371 19,349 13,313,097 13,940,501 14,567,969 15,685,032 15,549,702 15,680,507 15,568,281
Special education 165 234 219 368 365 375 325 11,913 17,810 12,607 42,696 39,232 30,680 24,266
Vocational 1,010 890 997 1,185 1,213 1,356 1,326 174,105 160,965 193,981 209,762 198,071 159,270 154,522
Alternative1 501 1,783 2,322 3,193 3,190 3,541 3,348 70,672 223,231 263,614 281,819 281,443 314,267 308,054
                             
Combined elementary/secondary4 2,325 2,796 5,096 5,707 5,984 5,899 5,623 925,887 1,121,512 1,266,778 1,526,186 1,672,583 1,472,248 1,520,246
Regular 1,784 1,851 2,780 3,121 3,058 2,786 2,793 855,814 938,496 1,007,368 1,263,952 1,393,546 1,187,281 1,253,785
Special education 376 411 715 735 850 904 938 43,992 65,074 86,253 91,966 87,018 88,000 80,245
Vocational 19 20 20 28 66 46 82 6,326 4,708 3,279 6,146 3,311 2,099 1,852
Alternative1 146 514 1,581 1,823 2,010 2,163 1,810 19,755 113,234 169,878 164,122 188,708 194,868 184,364
                             
Other (not classified by
    grade span)
2,063 2,167 1,582 1,651 2,431 1,262 1,587 142,015 98,427 82,312 62,572 51,087 27,579 32,377
Regular 712 712 512 216 831 396 660 30,292 7,783 36,783 4,449 4,114 1,202 21,095
Special education 972 863 578 517 565 405 488 95,036 67,811 33,590 38,183 32,225 24,979 10,702
Vocational 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alternative1 379 592 492 918 1,035 461 439 16,687 22,833 11,939 19,940 14,748 1,398 580
                             
Charter status and level                            
All charter schools5 1,993 3,780 4,132 4,388 4,694 448,343 1,012,906 1,157,359 1,276,731 1,433,116
Elementary2 1,011 1,969 2,150 2,340 2,513 249,101 532,217 611,095 674,990 746,950
Secondary3 467 1,057 1,110 1,218 1,255 79,588 219,627 235,912 264,402 291,016
Combined elementary/
    secondary4
448 704 762 803 865 117,377 259,837 309,480 337,195 395,122
Other (not classified by
    grade span)
67 50 110 27 61 2,277 1,225 872 144 28
                             
Magnet status and level                            
All magnet schools5 1,469 2,736 2,266 2,793 3,021 1,213,976 2,103,013 1,592,614 2,132,395 2,307,712
Elementary2 1,111 1,994 1,666 2,015 2,193 704,763 1,186,160 904,536 1,157,470 1,267,944
Secondary3 328 643 510 688 728 484,684 869,010 618,349 926,314 976,483
Combined elementary/
    secondary4
29 80 81 83 92 24,529 47,509 69,476 48,593 63,285
Other (not classified by
    grade span)
1 19 9 7 8 0 334 253 18 0
—Not available.
1 Includes schools that provide nontraditional education, address needs of students that typically cannot be met in regular schools, serve as adjuncts to regular schools, or fall outside the categories of regular, special education, or vocational education.
2 Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and with no grade higher than 8.
3 Includes schools with no grade lower than 7.
4 Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and ending with grade 9 or above.
5 Magnet and charter schools are also included under regular, special education, vocational, or alternative schools as appropriate.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1990-91 through 2008-09. (This table was prepared October 2010.)
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