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Table 1.  Total number of schools and students and percentage of schools and students that participated in Title I and the National School Lunch Program, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08
Title I services National School Lunch Program
School type and selected
 school characteristic
Percent of all schools that received services1 Percent of all K-12 students that received services Percent of all schools that participated Percent of all K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches
Total number of schools Total number of students
           
All schools    119,150   53,693,930   44.6   26.8   78.7   42.5  
                           
All public schools    90,760   48,479,590   52.5   29.2   95.2   42.9  
                           
School classification                           
Traditional public    87,190   47,432,440   52.4   29.1   96.0   42.6  
Charter school    3,560   1,047,150   55.3   35.6   75.5   58.4  
                           
Community type                           
City    21,460   13,023,630   59.7   45.0   95.1   57.4  
Suburban    25,810   16,812,010   39.5   18.1   94.8   32.3  
Town    14,070   6,597,550   55.7   30.0   96.7   47.7  
Rural    29,430   12,046,400   57.2   27.3   95.1   39.4  
                           
School level                           
Elementary    62,440   29,812,850   61.7   38.0   97.8   47.0  
Secondary    21,640   16,741,560   24.8   13.5   90.3   35.0  
Combined    6,670   1,925,180   56.6   29.8   86.9   47.3  
                           
Student enrollment                           
Less than 100    7,600   365,030   42.2   29.8   74.2   57.7  
100-199    8,280   1,244,590   61.1   36.8   91.6   51.7  
200-499    36,780   13,024,670   63.1   39.4   97.3   48.8  
500-749    20,310   12,256,050   49.8   32.8   98.1   43.6  
750-999    8,550   7,283,050   39.4   26.2   98.2   41.6  
1,000 or more    9,230   14,306,200   29.4   17.8   98.5   36.6  
                           
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                         
0-34    33,830   21,343,040   33.0   8.5   100.0   17.0  
35-49    14,780   8,132,500   53.0   23.8   100.0   42.4  
50-74    19,810   9,859,720   65.9   45.7   100.0   61.1  
75 or more    18,010   8,042,670   80.9   72.2   100.0   89.9  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  4,320   1,101,660   23.9   9.9 ! #   #  
                           
All BIE schools    180   49,060   84.5   69.2   97.1   82.4  
                           
All private schools    28,220   5,165,280   19.0   3.6   25.5   27.4  
                           
School classification                           
Catholic    7,400   2,224,470   43.9   4.7   49.2   19.6  
Other religious    13,950   1,975,980   11.6   2.5   17.2   37.0  
Nonsectarian    6,860   964,830   7.4   3.0   16.7   60.2  
                           
Community type                           
City    9,730   2,180,940   23.8   4.6   29.2   34.2  
Suburban    9,490   2,017,340   14.4   2.6   21.4   25.0  
Town    3,020   400,530   35.1   4.3   42.7   12.9  
Rural    5,980   566,480   10.5   2.3 ! 17.4   26.3  
                           
School level                           
Elementary    16,370   2,462,980   25.1   4.9   30.4   21.1  
Secondary    3,040   850,750   10.0   1.5 ! 26.6   23.8  
Combined    8,810   1,851,550   10.8   2.7   15.9   49.5  
                           
Student enrollment                           
Less than 100    13,610   587,220   11.2   5.1   18.8   42.3  
100-199    5,720   839,760   30.7   6.6   39.3   31.8  
200-499    6,650   2,002,300   28.3   3.9   28.8   23.1  
500-749    1,390   827,240   11.1   1.2 ! 25.8   13.4  
750 or more    850   908,760   5.9 ! 1.2 ! 14.3   43.1  
                           
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches 
                         
0-34    4,630   970,550   45.3   4.6   100.0   8.8  
35-49    580   67,040   41.7   9.7   100.0   41.9  
50-74    650   120,110   56.4   23.4   100.0   65.0  
75 or more    1,340   195,220   56.6   25.1   100.0   91.9  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  21,020   3,812,370   9.1   1.5   #   #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 These services were received at the school or any other location.
NOTE: BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School, BIE School, and Private School Data Files," 2007–08.


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