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Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Local Education Agencies From the Common Core of Data: School Year 200708
NCES 2010-306
October 2009


Table 1.    Operational and student membership status of public elementary and secondary local education agencies in the United States, by agency type: School year 2007–08
 
Operational and student
  membership status1
Agency type
Regular school districts Supervisory unions2 Regional education service agency3
Charter agencies State agency Federal and other agencies
All agencies
All agencies 18,015 14,008 208 1,203 2,126 275 195
               
Operational status              
Operating4 17,775 13,924 208 1,191 2,012 261 179
Continuing 17,448 13,892 201 1,122 1,868 226 139
Added5 121 0 0 63 0 20 38
Reopened 8 0 0 1 7 0 0
Changed boundary 15 12 0 1 2 0 0
New6 183 20 7 4 135 15 2
               
Non-operating 240 84 0 12 114 14 16
Inactive7 35 10 0 0 17 6 2
Closed 149 70 0 12 45 8 14
Future8 56 4 0 0 52 0 0
               
Student membership status of operating agencies
With membership 16,174 13,645 37 303 1,988 172 29
Without membership9 1,601 279 171 888 24 89 150
1 Membership is the count of students enrolled on October 1 of the reported school year.
2 Supervisory unions provide administrative services to school districts through a common superintendent.
3 Regional education service agencies provide services to a variety of local education agencies.
4 Operating agencies include all those providing services during the reported school year.
5 Added agencies are reported for the first time although they have been operating for more than 1 year.
6 New agencies opened for the first time within the school year reported.
7 Inactive agencies are closed temporarily and expected to reopen within 3 years.
8 Future agencies are expected to open within 2 years.
9 Includes local education agencies for which membership is zero, missing, or not applicable.
NOTE: Table includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Table does not include Department of Defense domestic dependentsschools or Bureau of Indian Education schools. For analytical purposes, New York City Public Schools, New York, is treated as aregular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a.


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