Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 105. Public elementary and secondary schools, by level of school: Selected years, 1967-68 through 2010-11
Year Total, all public schools Schools with reported grade spans Other schools1
Total Elementary schools Secondary schools Combined
elementary/
secondary
schools2
Total3 Middle schools4 One-teacher schools Other elementary schools Total5 Junior high6 3-year or 4-year high schools 5-year or 6-year high schools Other secondary schools
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 83,421 82,316 58,835 7,483 763 50,589 21,505 5,109 11,430 4,196 770 1,976 1,105 7 
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 1,832 7 
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 1,586 7 
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 1,545 7 
                             
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  
                             
2000-01 93,273 91,691 64,601 11,696 411 52,494 21,994 3,318 13,793 3,974 909 5,096 1,582  
2001-02 94,112 92,696 65,228 11,983 408 52,837 22,180 3,285 14,070 3,917 908 5,288 1,416  
2002-03 95,615 93,869 65,718 12,174 366 53,178 22,599 3,263 14,330 4,017 989 5,552 1,746  
2003-04 95,726 93,977 65,758 12,341 376 53,041 22,782 3,251 14,595 3,840 1,096 5,437 1,749  
2004-05 96,513 95,001 65,984 12,530 338 53,116 23,445 3,250 14,854 3,945 1,396 5,572 1,512  
                             
2005-06 97,382 95,731 66,026 12,545 326 53,155 23,998 3,249 15,103 3,910 1,736 5,707 1,651  
2006-07 98,793 96,362 66,458 12,773 313 53,372 23,920 3,112 15,043 4,048 1,717 5,984 2,431  
2007-08 98,916 97,654 67,112 13,014 288 53,810 24,643 3,117 16,146 3,981 1,399 5,899 1,262  
2008-09 98,706 97,119 67,148 13,060 237 53,851 24,348 3,037 16,246 3,761 1,304 5,623 1,587  
2009-10 98,817 97,521 67,140 13,163 217 53,760 24,651 2,953 16,706 3,778 1,214 5,730 1,296  
2010-11 98,817 97,767 67,086 13,045 224 53,817 24,544 2,855 16,321 4,047 1,321 6,137 1,050  
—Not available.
1 Includes special education, alternative, and other schools not reported by grade span.
2 Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or lower and ending with grade 9 or above.
3 Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and with no grade higher than 8.
4 Includes schools with grade spans beginning with 4, 5, or 6 and ending with 6, 7, or 8.
5 Includes schools with no grade lower than 7.
6 Includes schools with grades 7 and 8 or grades 7 through 9.
7 Because of revision in data collection procedures, figures not comparable to data for other years.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems, 1967-68 and 1975-76; Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary Day Schools, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1974-75, and 1976-77 through 1980-81; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1982-83 through 2010-11. (This table was prepared April 2012.)

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