Comparison of number and percentage of public elementary and secondary schools and students classified as rural under the former metro-centric classification system and under the new urban-centric classification system: 2003–04
|Characteristic||All locales||Rural under former system||Rural under new system||Unchanged (rural in both systems)||No longer classified as rural||Newly classified as rural||Net increase|
|Number of schools||95,726||29,517||29,977||27,099||2,418||2,878||460|
|Former rural schools||†||100.0||101.61||91.8||8.2||†||†|
|Number of students (in thousands)||48,354||9,971||10,308||8,851||1,120||1,457||337|
|Students formerly classified as rural||†||100.0||103.41||88.8||11.2||†||†|
† Not applicable
1 This percentage, which represents the number under the new system divided by the number under the former system, is over 100 percent because the new classification system increased the total number classified as rural.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Locale Code File," 2003–04.