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Table 101. Public elementary and secondary school enrollment, number of schools, and other characteristics, by locale: 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11
Enrollment, number of schools, and other characteristics Total City, large1 City, mid-size2 City, small3 Subur- ban, large4 Subur- ban, mid-size5 Subur- ban, small6 Town, fringe7 Town, dis- tant8 Town,
re- mote9
Rural, fringe 10 Rural, distant 11 Rural, remote 12 Locale unknown
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Fall 2008                            
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,054 7,425 3,146 3,752 14,438 1,590 1,019 2,087 2,325 1,586 6,933 3,554 1,197
Percentage distribution of enrollment,
   by race/ethnicity
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 54.9 21.2 35.0 50.3 54.7 65.6 67.6 72.8 68.4 64.8 68.8 81.7 76.1
Black 16.9 30.0 29.3 19.0 15.6 10.8 10.7 8.6 13.7 10.9 12.3 8.4 7.6
Hispanic 21.5 39.6 28.2 22.9 22.0 17.7 16.4 15.5 14.6 17.3 13.9 6.9 7.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0 7.9 6.1 6.2 6.6 4.2 3.6 1.7 1.2 3.1 3.3 0.8 0.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.9 3.7 1.2 2.1 7.8
Other 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1
                             
Schools 98,706 12,927 5,780 6,968 22,482 2,786 1,900 4,258 5,639 4,331 12,625 11,792 7,218
Average school size13 517 588 575 566 662 591 558 512 443 396 579 311 171
Pupil/teacher ratio14 15.7 16.2 15.9 15.8 15.9 16.0 16.4 15.9 15.2 15.0 15.9 14.4 12.4
                             
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 15.1 6.4 7.6 29.4 3.2 2.1 4.3 4.7 3.2 14.1 7.2 2.4
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 13.1 5.9 7.1 22.8 2.8 1.9 4.3 5.7 4.4 12.8 11.9 7.3
                             
Fall 2009                            
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,082 7,511 3,174 3,692 14,296 1,574 1,003 956 3,089 1,854 7,267 3,495 1,171 #
Percentage distribution of enrollment,
   by race/ethnicity
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 54.1 21.2 34.9 49.3 53.7 64.5 66.7 71.7 69.2 64.0 67.8 81.5 76.0 44.4
Black 16.8 29.7 27.9 18.8 15.6 11.0 10.7 6.5 12.4 11.5 12.3 8.4 7.2 16.2
Hispanic 22.2 39.8 29.3 24.1 22.7 18.6 16.7 18.4 14.9 17.5 14.6 7.0 7.9 34.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0 7.9 6.2 6.2 6.7 4.3 3.7 1.7 1.4 2.9 3.4 0.8 0.7 2.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.6 3.6 1.2 2.1 7.7 0.6
Other 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.4 1.1
                             
Schools 98,817 13,234 5,705 6,828 22,395 2,771 1,875 1,926 7,069 4,991 13,156 11,687 7,103 77
Average school size13 516 583 582 566 656 583 555 513 462 399 579 308 170 13
Pupil/teacher ratio14 16.0 16.4 16.4 16.1 16.4 16.4 16.6 16.5 15.5 15.1 16.2 14.5 12.5 5.0
                             
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 15.3 6.5 7.5 29.1 3.2 2.0 1.9 6.3 3.8 14.8 7.1 2.4 #
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 13.4 5.8 6.9 22.7 2.8 1.9 2.0 7.2 5.1 13.3 11.8 7.2 #
                             
Fall 2010                            
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,178 7,545 3,186 3,694 14,290 1,580 1,001 939 3,066 1,835 7,418 3,460 1,154 8
Percentage distribution of enrollment,
   by race/ethnicity
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 52.5 20.4 34.1 47.0 51.7 62.8 64.7 70.0 67.6 62.5 65.7 80.3 75.3 62.1
Black 16.0 28.4 25.7 18.3 15.0 10.2 10.0 6.2 11.6 10.9 11.6 7.8 6.8 16.4
Hispanic 23.1 40.5 30.3 25.1 23.6 19.4 18.5 18.8 15.8 18.4 15.9 7.6 8.4 12.9
Asian 4.6 7.5 5.8 5.6 6.2 3.3 3.5 1.5 1.2 1.9 3.2 0.6 0.5 4.2
Pacific Islander 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.5 3.3 1.1 2.0 7.4 0.9
Two or more races 2.4 2.0 3.1 2.8 2.5 3.1 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 1.6 1.4 3.4
                             
English language learners (in thousands)15 4,694 1,323 472 415 1,546 107 79 72 184 113 268 78 39 0
English language learners as a percent
   of enrollment15
9.8 17.8 14.2 11.3 9.8 7.1 8.6 8.6 6.2 5.9 4.9 2.4 3.6 0.0
                             
Schools 98,817 13,279 5,737 6,863 22,425 2,805 1,878 1,906 7,004 4,928 13,348 11,593 7,011 40
Average school size13 517 584 583 568 655 579 555 511 462 400 583 307 170 481
Pupil/teacher ratio16 16.4 17.1 17.0 16.6 16.8 16.8 17.1 16.8 15.8 15.4 16.6 14.6 12.7 16.2
                             
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 15.3 6.5 7.5 29.1 3.2 2.0 1.9 6.2 3.7 15.1 7.0 2.3 #
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 13.4 5.8 6.9 22.7 2.8 1.9 1.9 7.1 5.0 13.5 11.7 7.1 #
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
1 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population of at least 250,000.
2 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population of at least 100,000, but less than 250,000.
3 Located inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
4 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population of 250,000 or more.
5 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population of at least 100,000, but less than 250,000.
6 Located inside an urbanized area and outside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
7 Located inside an urban cluster that is 10 miles or less from an urbanized area.
8 Located inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 but less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
9 Located inside an urban cluster that is more than 35 miles from an urbanized area.
10 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster, but 5 miles or less from an urbanized area or 2.5 miles or less from an urban cluster.
11 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster and more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, or more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
12 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster, more than 25 miles from an urbanized area, and more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
13 Average for schools reporting enrollment. Enrollment data were available for 94,820 out of 98,706 schools in 2008-09, 95,222 out of 98,817 schools in 2009-10, and 95,111 out of 98,817 schools in 2010-11.
14 Ratio for schools reporting both full-time-equivalent teachers and fall enrollment data.
15 Data are based on locales of school districts. rather than locales of schools as in the rest of the table. Includes imputed data for California and Vermont.
16 Ratio for schools reporting both full-time-equivalent teachers and fall enrollment data. Includes imputations for teachers in California and Wyoming.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Enrollment and ratios are based on data reported by schools and may differ from data reported in other tables that reflect aggregate totals reported by states. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11; and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2010-11. (This table was prepared November 2012.)
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