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NCES Statistical Analysis Report, September 2001: Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 1999-2000

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Table A-1. - Distribution of regular public elementary and secondary schools, by school size and by state: School year 1999-2000
State Regular schools having membership Distribution of schools by membership size
Mean Minimum 10th Percentile 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Maximum
United States 84,073 546 1 135 280 460 685 1,001 5,380
Alabama 1,321 551 3 246 356 487 685 933 2,724
Alaska 474 278 2 20 56 162 423 579 3,487
Arizona 1,463 567 1 59 191 508 760 1,090 2,965
Arkansas 1,115 404 37 150 243 358 505 703 2,213
California 7,414 776 2 255 447 638 896 1,431 5,305
Colorado 1,479 473 10 102 236 408 583 841 3,591
Connecticut 988 541 3 238 349 471 642 943 2,413
Delaware 160 655 24 311 418 581 845 1,123 2,131
District of Columbia 173 426 31 132 310 410 501 649 2,069
Florida 2,850 823 1 81 482 740 1,019 1,548 5,380
Georgia 1,863 762 63 395 511 664 911 1,225 3,251
Hawaii 251 739 7 311 447 645 882 1,205 2,538
Idaho 588 409 3 97 189 355 557 776 2,157
Illinois 3,909 508 24 151 250 402 613 919 4,204
Indiana 1,819 541 29 245 337 475 624 852 3,344
Iowa 1,483 330 12 113 177 278 394 569 2,416
Kansas 1,435 324 11 81 144 255 410 593 2,181
Kentucky 1,298 482 1 163 281 446 612 828 2,064
Louisiana 1,390 534 4 231 331 471 646 904 2,771
Maine 688 304 2 74 132 252 394 628 1,394
Maryland 1,234 668 17 330 430 568 769 1,161 3,158
Massachusetts 1,821 513 2 181 290 453 644 921 3,865
Michigan 3,538 468 1 166 278 405 562 806 2,446
Minnesota 1,692 492 1 90 218 419 642 923 3,124
Mississippi 875 572 4 269 370 520 709 954 3,511
Missouri 2,136 423 1 115 211 353 520 779 2,527
Montana 875 181 1 13 32 90 260 421 2,087
Nebraska 1,255 228 1 11 52 149 302 497 2,356
Nevada 442 724 3 105 367 633 885 1,408 3,648
New Hampshire 521 397 3 34 135 325 542 808 2,975
New Jersey 2,250 561 9 219 323 466 679 1,007 4,658
New Mexico 701 453 12 90 203 386 561 795 2,776
New York 4,137 681 7 281 401 567 817 1,199 4,583
North Carolina 2,065 613 9 252 402 557 758 1,024 2,559
North Dakota 550 205 4 33 69 132 252 457 1,621
Ohio 3,673 496 2 213 307 428 590 827 2,781
Oklahoma 1,797 348 14 93 158 283 450 645 2,275
Oregon 1,174 454 4 132 237 393 554 795 2,323
Pennsylvania 3,125 572 12 210 322 499 717 999 3,533
Rhode Island 304 506 9 214 299 396 651 924 1,788
South Carolina 1,038 642 10 294 414 581 767 1,033 2,983
South Dakota 735 176 4 17 41 91 236 428 2,199
Tennessee 1,518 588 1 227 356 518 733 1,026 2,465
Texas 6,660 592 1 161 304 507 746 1,024 5,030
Utah 710 660 7 184 404 574 819 1,192 2,523
Vermont 320 322 8 73 130 255 426 684 1,485
Virginia 1,763 639 56 251 374 540 753 1,143 4,070
Washington 1,817 534 2 168 330 474 627 901 2,543
West Virginia 778 373 2 132 197 305 473 707 1,930
Wisconsin 2,041 427 14 117 229 364 522 785 2,181
Wyoming 367 248 1 20 76 193 319 516 1,635
Outlying areas, DOD Dependents Schools and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DODDS: DOD Overseas 153 480 32 180 269 467 651 843 1,380
DDESS: DOD Domestic 71 480 231 291 366 447 582 685 1,028
Bureau of Indian Affairs 188 261 14 81 120 204 373 516 1,097
American Samoa 29 522 75 120 137 320 895 1,184 1,399
Guam 38 865 98 333 545 719 990 1,870 2,547
Northern Marianas 25 368 19 40 41 297 462 899 1,738
Puerto Rico 1,465 403 4 132 210 362 543 740 1,965
Virgin Islands 33 629 134 206 411 573 683 946 2,015
NOTE: Table excludes regular schools for which no students were reported in membership. U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The mean is the average. If all schools were ranked by size from the smallest to largest, half of the schools would fall below the median. For example, dividing the total number of students by the total number of schools yields an average school size of 546 (mean) while half of the schools in the United States have 460 or fewer students (median). The percentile indicates what percent of cases a value exceeds; for example, 10 percent of schools have fewer than 135 students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1999-2000.

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