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Table 119. Percentage of public schools with enrollment under, at, or over capacity, by selected school characteristics: 1999 and 2005
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
School enrollment versus design capacity All public schools1 Instructional level Size of school enrollment Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Elementary Secondary/ combined Less than 350 350 to 699 700 or more Less than 35 percent 35 to 49 percent 50 to 74 percent 75 percent or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1999, total 100 (†) 100 (†) 100 (†) 100   (†) 100 (†) 100 (†) 100 (†) 100   (†) 100   (†) 100 (†)
Underenrolled by more than 25 percent 19 (1.5) 17 (1.7) 22 (2.5) 39   (4.0) 11 (2.0) 8 (1.7) 16 (2.0) 18   (3.1) 17   (4.1) 27 (4.4)
Underenrolled by 6 to 25 percent 33 (1.7) 31 (2.1) 39 (2.9) 32   (3.8) 36 (2.4) 31 (2.8) 38 (2.6) 32   (4.6) 29   (4.6) 25 (4.5)
Enrollment within 5 percent of capacity 26 (1.5) 28 (2.0) 20 (2.2) 16   (2.9) 34 (2.6) 25 (2.0) 25 (2.2) 26   (4.4) 32   (4.5) 23 (4.1)
Overenrolled by 6 to 25 percent 14 (1.2) 15 (1.5) 11 (1.8) 10   (2.4) 14 (2.0) 20 (1.8) 14 (2.1) 18   (3.6) 14   (3.3) 11 (3.0)
Overenrolled by more than 25 percent 8 (0.9) 8 (1.1) 8 (1.6) 3 ! (1.3) 6 (1.3) 16 (2.4) 6 (1.2) 6   (1.8) 7 ! (2.4) 14 (3.4)
                                               
2005, total 100 (†) 100 (†) 100 (†) 100   (†) 100 (†) 100 (†) 100 (†) 100   (†) 100   (†) 100 (†)
Underenrolled by more than 25 percent 21 (1.4) 20 (1.7) 24 (2.6) 41   (3.3) 14 (1.7) 6 (1.4) 19 (2.6) 25   (4.6) 24   (2.7) 19 (3.0)
Underenrolled by 6 to 25 percent 38 (1.8) 39 (2.1) 36 (2.6) 39   (3.4) 44 (2.9) 29 (2.4) 38 (2.7) 43   (4.0) 37   (2.8) 36 (4.1)
Enrollment within 5 percent of capacity 22 (1.5) 23 (1.9) 21 (1.9) 14   (2.3) 27 (2.5) 26 (2.4) 27 (2.5) 19   (3.3) 18   (3.1) 22 (2.9)
Overenrolled by 6 to 25 percent 10 (1.0) 10 (1.4) 11 (1.2) 4   (1.1) 9 (1.9) 20 (2.1) 11 (1.8) 6 ! (2.0) 12   (2.6) 9 (1.6)
Overenrolled by more than 25 percent 8 (1.0) 8 (1.3) 8 (1.0) 2 ! (0.9) 6 (1.4) 19 (2.5) 5 (1.0) 7 ! (2.3) 8   (2.2) 14 (2.9)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Excludes special education, vocational, and alternative schools; schools without enrollment data; and schools offering only preprimary education.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "Condition of America's Public School Facilities, 1999," FRSS 73, 1999, and "Public School Principals' Perceptions of Their School Facilities: Fall 2005," FRSS 88, 2005. (This table was prepared July 2007.)
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