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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

List of Figures


Figure 1.1

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary districts, schools, and students, by locale: 2003–04

Figure 1.2a

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary schools, by level, locale, and size of school: 2003–04

Figure 1.2b

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by level, locale, and size of school: 2003–04

Figure 1.3

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2003–04

Figure 1.4a

Percentage of public elementary and secondary students enrolled in schools in rural areas, by state and District of Columbia: 2003–04

Figure 1.4b

Percentage of public elementary and secondary students enrolled in schools in remote rural areas, by state and District of Columbia: 2003–04

Figure 1.5

Percentage of 3- to 5-year-olds enrolled in center-based preprimary programs, by locale and hours of attendance: 2005

Figure 1.6

Percentage distribution of elementary and secondary students, by control of school and locale: 2003–04

Figure 1.7

Percentage distribution of children under 18 living in families, by poverty level and locale: 2004

Figure 1.8

Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and locale: 2003–04

Figure 1.9

Percentage of public school students in moderate-to-high poverty schools, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2003–04

Figure 1.12

Percentage of public and private elementary and secondary students whose parents reported participation in school-related activities, by selected school activity and locale: 2003

Figure 1.13

Percentage of public and private elementary and secondary students whose parents reported outings with their child in the past month, by selected activity and locale: 2003

Figure 1.14

Percentage distribution of children ages 6 to 18, by parents' highest level of education and locale: 2004

Figure 1.15

Percentage distribution of public and private elementary and secondary students, by parents' expectations for child's highest educational attainment and locale: 2003

Figure 2.1a

Percentage distribution of 4th-grade public school students across NAEP reading achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.1b

Percentage distribution of 8th-grade public school students across NAEP reading achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.1c

Percentage distribution of 12th-grade public school students across NAEP reading achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.2a

Percentage distribution of 4th-grade public school students across NAEP mathematics achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.2b

Percentage distribution of 8th-grade public school students across NAEP mathematics achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.2c

Percentage distribution of 12th-grade public school students across NAEP mathematics achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.3a

Percentage distribution of 4th-grade public school students across NAEP science achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.3b

Percentage distribution of 8th-grade public school students across NAEP science achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.3c

Percentage distribution of 12th-grade public school students across NAEP science achievement levels, by locale: 2005

Figure 2.4a

Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by poverty level and locale: 2004

Figure 2.4b

Percentage of 16- to 24-year-olds who were high school status dropouts, by race/ethnicity and locale: 2004

Figure 2.5

Averaged freshman graduation rate for public high school students, by locale: 2002–03

Figure 2.6

Percentage of persons ages 16–19 who were neither enrolled in school nor working, by sex and locale: 2004

Figure 2.7

Percentage of persons ages 18–24 enrolled in colleges and universities, by sex and locale: 2004

Figure 2.8

Percentage of adults age 16 or older who participated in adult educational activities, by type of activity and locale: 2005

Figure 2.9a

Percentage distribution of adults ages 25–34 and 65 and over, by locale and highest level of educational attainment: 2004

Figure 2.9b

Percentage distribution of adults age 25 and over, by poverty status, locale, and highest level of educational attainment: 2004

Figure 2.10a

Median earnings of full-time, full-year workers age 25 and over adjusted for geographic cost differences, by locale and educational attainment: 2004

Figure 2.10b

Median earnings of full-time, full-year workers age 25 and over adjusted for geographic cost differences, by sex, locale, and educational attainment: 2004

Figure 2.11

Percentage of civilian persons ages 25–34 who were unemployed, by sex and locale: 2004

Figure 3.1

Percentage distribution of revenues for public elementary and secondary schools, by source of funds and locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.2

Total adjusted current expenditures per public elementary and secondary student, by locale and district poverty level: 2003–04

Figure 3.3

Percentage distribution of public schools reporting being underenrolled, at capacity, or overenrolled, by school locale: Fall 2005

Figure 3.4

Percentage of public high school students in schools that offered dual credit, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses during the 12-month school year, by locale: 2002–03

Figure 3.5

Percentage of public schools offering various types of internet access and providing hand-held or laptop computers, by locale: 2005

Figure 3.6

Average pupil-teacher ratios in public schools, by locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.7

Percentage distribution of race/ethnicity of public elementary and secondary school teachers, by locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.8

Percentage distribution of teachers in public schools, by years of teaching experience and detailed locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.9a

Percentage of public school teachers who reported potential problems as "serious problems" in their schools, by type of problem and locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.9b

Percentage of public school teachers who reported behavioral problems occurring in their schools at least weekly, by type of problem and locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.9c

Percentage of public school teachers who reported agreement with various statements about teaching conditions, by condition and locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.10

Average base salary for full-time teachers in public elementary and secondary schools adjusted for geographic cost differences, by locale and highest degree earned: 2003–04

Figure 3.11

Percentage of public elementary and secondary schools with a teaching vacancy in selected teaching fields that reported filling the vacancy as "very difficult" or that the vacancy could not be filled, by teaching field and locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.12a

Average number of students per student support staff in regular public elementary schools with such staff, by selected type of staff and locale: 2003–04

Figure 3.12b

Average number of students per student support staff in regular public secondary schools with such staff, by selected type of staff and locale: 2003–04

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