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

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Table 1.2b.

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


School type and size City Suburban Town Rural
Schools Students Schools Students Schools Students Schools Students
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 200 14.1 2.1 9.8 1.3 18.3 3.5 37.0 10.2
200 to 399 22.9 11.5 19.1 9.1 31.0 21.2 29.3 24.3
400 to 799 40.7 37.7 45.9 39.7 40.3 49.6 26.2 40.8
800 to 1,199 12.6 19.5 15.1 21.9 7.6 16.0 5.2 13.9
1,200 to 1,999 6.8 16.8 7.3 16.7 2.6 8.7 2.0 8.2
2,000 or more 2.9 12.4 2.9 11.2 0.2 1.0 0.4 2.5
         
Elementary 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 200 7.2 1.5 5.1 1.0 12.2 3.4 33.5 10.4
200 to 399 26.9 15.4 22.8 12.7 38.1 27.6 32.2 27.9
400 to 799 49.9 51.9 54.7 54.4 44.7 57.6 29.5 47.4
800 to 1,199 12.8 22.1 14.2 23.5 4.5 9.7 4.2 11.6
1,200 to 1,999 3.1 8.0 3.0 7.5 0.5 1.5 0.6 2.7
2,000 or more 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.9 # 0.1 # 0.1
         
Secondary 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 200 24.0 2.0 15.3 1.1 21.3 2.4 40.3 9.2
200 to 399 9.8 2.8 6.3 1.7 17.8 9.7 24.6 17.7
400 to 799 14.7 8.8 19.8 11.3 35.3 35.7 21.2 29.2
800 to 1,199 14.8 14.6 20.7 18.9 16.4 27.5 7.5 18.0
1,200 to 1,999 22.8 35.4 24.5 35.2 8.6 22.1 5.1 18.7
2,000 or more 14.0 36.4 13.4 31.8 0.6 2.6 1.2 7.3
         
Combined 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 200 62.5 14.2 66.2 16.0 76.6 21.3 52.9 13.9
200 to 399 14.5 13.5 12.8 12.7 8.7 15.6 23.0 24.9
400 to 799 13.2 24.2 10.8 22.4 11.4 40.0 18.4 37.8
800 to 1,199 5.0 15.5 5.8 20.0 2.4 13.6 4.3 14.9
1,200 to 1,999 3.8 18.4 3.3 18.4 0.4 3.7 1.4 7.4
2,000 or more 1.1 14.1 1.1 10.5 0.4 5.8 0.1 1.1
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Excludes schools with no reported enrollment. 1,749 schools and 86,690 students with no reported grade level are not included in the calculations of these percentage distributions. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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