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Table 214.40. Public elementary and secondary school enrollment, number of schools, and other selected characteristics, by locale: 2008-09 through 2011-12
Enrollment, number of schools, and other characteristics Total City Suburban Town Rural Locale unknown
Total Large1 Mid-size2 Small3 Total Large4 Mid-size5 Small6 Total Fringe7 Distant8 Remote9 Total Fringe10 Distant11 Remote12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Fall 2008                                    
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,054 14,323 7,425 3,146 3,752 17,048 14,438 1,590 1,019 5,999 2,087 2,325 1,586 11,684 6,933 3,554 1,197
Percentage distribution of enrollment,
     by race/ethnicity
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 54.9 31.8 21.2 35.0 50.3 56.5 54.7 65.6 67.6 69.0 72.8 68.4 64.8 73.5 68.8 81.7 76.1
Black 16.9 27.0 30.0 29.3 19.0 14.8 15.6 10.8 10.7 11.2 8.6 13.7 10.9 10.6 12.3 8.4 7.6
Hispanic 21.5 32.7 39.6 28.2 22.9 21.2 22.0 17.7 16.4 15.6 15.5 14.6 17.3 11.1 13.9 6.9 7.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0 7.1 7.9 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.6 4.2 3.6 1.9 1.7 1.2 3.1 2.3 3.3 0.8 0.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9 2.1 1.1 1.9 3.7 2.2 1.2 2.1 7.8
Other 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1
                                     
Schools 98,706 25,675 12,927 5,780 6,968 27,168 22,482 2,786 1,900 14,228 4,258 5,639 4,331 31,635 12,625 11,792 7,218
Average school size13 517 579 588 575 566 647 662 591 558 450 512 443 396 384 579 311 171
Pupil/teacher ratio14 15.7 16.0 16.2 15.9 15.8 15.9 15.9 16.0 16.4 15.4 15.9 15.2 15.0 15.0 15.9 14.4 12.4
                                     
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 29.2 15.1 6.4 7.6 34.8 29.4 3.2 2.1 12.2 4.3 4.7 3.2 23.8 14.1 7.2 2.4
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 26.0 13.1 5.9 7.1 27.5 22.8 2.8 1.9 14.4 4.3 5.7 4.4 32.0 12.8 11.9 7.3
                                     
Fall 2009                                    
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,082 14,377 7,511 3,174 3,692 16,873 14,296 1,574 1,003 5,899 956 3,089 1,854 11,932 7,267 3,495 1,171 #
Percentage distribution of enrollment,
     by race/ethnicity
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 54.1 31.4 21.2 34.9 49.3 55.5 53.7 64.5 66.7 68.0 71.7 69.2 64.0 72.6 67.8 81.5 76.0 44.4
Black 16.8 26.5 29.7 27.9 18.8 14.9 15.6 11.0 10.7 11.1 6.5 12.4 11.5 10.6 12.3 8.4 7.2 16.2
Hispanic 22.2 33.5 39.8 29.3 24.1 22.0 22.7 18.6 16.7 16.3 18.4 14.9 17.5 11.7 14.6 7.0 7.9 34.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0 7.1 7.9 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.7 4.3 3.7 1.9 1.7 1.4 2.9 2.4 3.4 0.8 0.7 2.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.9 2.2 1.2 1.6 3.6 2.1 1.2 2.1 7.7 0.6
Other 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.4 1.1
                                     
Schools 98,817 25,767 13,234 5,705 6,828 27,041 22,395 2,771 1,875 13,986 1,926 7,069 4,991 31,946 13,156 11,687 7,103 77
Average school size13 516 578 583 582 566 642 656 583 555 447 513 462 399 388 579 308 170 13
Pupil/teacher ratio14 16.0 16.3 16.4 16.4 16.1 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.6 15.5 16.5 15.5 15.1 15.2 16.2 14.5 12.5 5.0
                                     
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 29.3 15.3 6.5 7.5 34.4 29.1 3.2 2.0 12.0 1.9 6.3 3.8 24.3 14.8 7.1 2.4 #
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 26.1 13.4 5.8 6.9 27.4 22.7 2.8 1.9 14.2 1.9 7.2 5.1 32.3 13.3 11.8 7.2 0.1
                                     
Fall 2010                                    
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,178 14,425 7,545 3,186 3,694 16,872 14,290 1,580 1,001 5,841 939 3,066 1,835 12,032 7,418 3,460 1,154 8
Percentage distribution of enrollment,
     by race/ethnicity
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 52.5 30.3 20.4 34.1 47.0 53.5 51.7 62.8 64.7 66.3 70.0 67.6 62.5 70.8 65.7 80.3 75.3 62.1
Black 16.0 25.2 28.4 25.7 18.3 14.3 15.0 10.2 10.0 10.5 6.2 11.6 10.9 10.0 11.6 7.8 6.8 16.4
Hispanic 23.1 34.3 40.5 30.3 25.1 22.9 23.6 19.4 18.5 17.1 18.8 15.8 18.4 12.8 15.9 7.6 8.4 12.9
Asian 4.6 6.6 7.5 5.8 5.6 5.8 6.2 3.3 3.5 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.9 2.2 3.2 0.6 0.5 4.2
Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 2.0 1.0 1.5 3.3 2.0 1.1 2.0 7.4 0.9
Two or more races 2.4 2.5 2.0 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.5 3.1 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.3 1.6 1.4 3.4
                                     
Schools 98,817 25,879 13,279 5,737 6,863 27,108 22,425 2,805 1,878 13,838 1,906 7,004 4,928 31,952 13,348 11,593 7,011 40
Average school size13 517 579 584 583 568 640 655 579 555 447 511 462 400 391 583 307 170 481
Pupil/teacher ratio14 16.4 16.9 17.1 17.0 16.6 16.8 16.8 16.8 17.1 15.8 16.8 15.8 15.4 15.5 16.6 14.6 12.7 16.2
                                     
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 29.3 15.3 6.5 7.5 34.3 29.1 3.2 2.0 11.9 1.9 6.2 3.7 24.5 15.1 7.0 2.3 #
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 26.2 13.4 5.8 6.9 27.4 22.7 2.8 1.9 14.0 1.9 7.1 5.0 32.3 13.5 11.7 7.1 #
                                     
Fall 2011                                    
Enrollment (in thousands) 49,256 14,457 7,559 3,180 3,718 16,709 14,193 1,549 967 5,671 907 2,953 1,812 12,418 7,859 3,416 1,143
Percentage distribution of enrollment,
     by race/ethnicity
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 51.7 29.7 20.2 33.3 46.1 52.5 50.7 61.9 63.9 65.5 69.1 66.8 61.6 70.0 65.0 79.9 75.0
Black 15.8 24.8 27.9 25.4 18.2 14.2 14.9 9.9 9.7 10.4 6.1 11.5 10.8 10.0 11.5 7.5 6.8
Hispanic 23.7 34.9 41.0 31.0 25.8 23.8 24.4 20.3 19.3 17.7 19.8 16.4 19.0 13.4 16.4 8.1 8.7
Asian 4.7 6.7 7.5 5.9 5.6 5.9 6.4 3.4 3.5 1.5 1.6 1.2 1.9 2.2 3.2 0.6 0.5
Pacific Islander 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.8 2.0 1.0 1.5 3.4 1.9 1.1 2.0 7.3
Two or more races 2.6 2.7 2.2 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.7 3.3 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.5 1.8 1.6
                                     
English language learners (in thousands)15 4,389 2,035 1,211 430 394 1,604 1,439 97 68 336 63 159 114 414 294 77 42
English language learners as a percent
     of enrollment15
9.1 14.2 16.7 12.6 10.9 9.0 9.4 6.4 7.6 6.2 8.4 5.7 6.1 3.9 4.7 2.5 3.9
                                     
Schools 98,328 25,800 13,266 5,666 6,868 26,840 22,263 2,760 1,817 13,387 1,844 6,720 4,823 32,301 13,904 11,445 6,952
Average school size13 520 581 585 588 568 641 656 577 552 448 509 463 402 399 592 307 170
Pupil/teacher ratio14 16.3 16.9 17.1 17.0 16.4 16.6 16.5 16.6 17.0 15.9 16.9 15.9 15.4 15.5 16.5 14.6 12.5
                                     
Enrollment (percentage distribution) 100.0 29.4 15.3 6.5 7.5 33.9 28.8 3.1 2.0 11.5 1.8 6.0 3.7 25.2 16.0 6.9 2.3
Schools (percentage distribution) 100.0 26.2 13.5 5.8 7.0 27.3 22.6 2.8 1.8 13.6 1.9 6.8 4.9 32.9 14.1 11.6 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, 95,111 out of 98,817 schools in 2010-11, and 94,743 out of 98,328 schools in 2011-12.
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.
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, 2010-11, and 2011-12; and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2010-11 and 2011-12. (This table was prepared November 2013.)
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