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

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Table 1.2a.

Number of public schools and students, by locale, school level, and size of school: 200304


School type and size City   Suburban   Town   Rural
Schools1 Students   Schools1 Students   Schools1 Students   Schools1 Students  
Total 24,597 14,685,209   26,589 17,137,511   14,563 6,222,788   29,977 10,308,015
Less than 200 3,379 307,082   2,546 227,312   2,537 215,016   10,741 1,054,676
200 to 399 5,476 1,692,541   4,952 1,565,377   4,311 1,320,478   8,509 2,507,251
400 to 799 9,741 5,543,548   11,911 6,799,659   5,595 3,089,494   7,621 4,206,179
800 to 1,199 3,003 2,865,051   3,913 3,754,859   1,050 994,048   1,502 1,427,856
1,200 to 1,999 1,621 2,460,362   1,895 2,865,691   368 539,794   576 850,139
2,000 or more 689 1,816,625   746 1,924,613   28 63,958   106 261,914
 
Elementary 17,872 9,680,751   19,746 11,228,185   9,427 3,945,264   18,713 6,350,574
Less than 200 1,276 143,539   999 115,711   1,150 134,798   6,238 658,658
200 to 399 4,784 1,492,887   4,486 1,428,917   3,577 1,090,698   6,006 1,772,698
400 to 799 8,876 5,028,258   10,777 6,103,564   4,196 2,273,652   5,492 3,009,603
800 to 1,199 2,269 2,137,088   2,786 2,635,028   422 384,652   789 735,058
1,200 to 1,999 545 773,880   598 839,904   44 59,417   121 170,184
2,000 or more 44 105,099   43 105,061   1 2,047   2 4,373
 
Secondary 4,671 4,530,123   5,330 5,619,275   3,975 2,154,449   8,806 3,447,777
Less than 200 1,077 90,898   792 59,451   796 51,615   3,395 318,317
200 to 399 439 126,721   325 97,633   666 209,516   2,071 608,977
400 to 799 658 399,950   1,025 632,407   1,318 768,505   1,785 1,005,751
800 to 1,199 662 659,444   1,070 1,064,602   611 593,214   635 619,280
1,200 to 1,999 1,021 1,603,767   1,265 1,975,522   321 476,242   430 643,335
2,000 or more 629 1,649,343   692 1,789,660   24 55,357   102 252,117
 
Combined 1,546 441,425   1,072 262,256   792 112,462   2,027 494,292
Less than 200 897 62,901   614 41,935   518 24,001   970 68,792
200 to 399 208 59,731   119 33,180   59 17,505   422 122,972
400 to 799 189 106,688   100 58,857   77 45,010   337 186,966
800 to 1,199 72 68,519   54 52,330   16 15,257   78 73,518
1,200 to 1,999 54 81,403   31 48,357   3 4,135   25 36,620
2,000 or more 16 62,183   10 27,597   3 6,554   2 5,424
1 Total includes schools not reporting enrollment or grade level.
NOTE: Enrollment counts exclude schools with no reported enrollment. 1,749 schools and 86,690 students with no reported grade level are not separately shown. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or because of schools with no reported grade level that are not separately shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 200304.
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