|Table H1. Percentage of public high schools that are regular, career/technical, and other special focus, and various characteristics of each school type: 2008|
|School characteristic||Total, all high schools||Regular high school||Career/ technical high school||Other special focus high school1|
|Percentage of all public high schools||100.0||67.5||3.7||28.7|
|Among each type of high school:|
|Enrollment size per grade2||159.9||209.2||204.0||38.6|
|Percentage of students with various characteristics|
|Have an IEP||18.5||12.7||17.8||32.3|
|Limited English proficient||4.5||3.8||0.9||6.4|
|Percentage using various instructional strategies|
|Student groups remain two or more years with the same teacher||16.1||10.2||48.0||25.9|
|Dual or concurrent enrollment offering high school and college credits||65.8||77.9||65.9||37.3|
|Percentage using various special admissions requirements|
|Any special admissions requirements4||31.5||14.3||59.2||68.2|
|Standardized achievement test||3.8||2.1||12.9||6.5|
|Special student needs||18.7||8.0||20.8||43.5|
|Percentage offering various occupational preparation opportunities|
|Career/technical education courses||82.7||93.6||100.0||55.1|
|Work-based learning or internships outside of school||65.4||70.6||79.0||51.5|
|Specialized career academy||24.1||26.7||61.2||13.2|
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents
more than 30 percent of the estimate.
1 Includes special program emphasis schools (such as science or mathematics schools, performing arts schools, talented or gifted schools, and foreign language immersion schools), special education schools, alternative schools, and other types of schools that do not fall into these categories.
2 SASS:08 does not differentiate between shared-time and full-time career/technical schools. Thus some students who attend shared-time career/technical schools could be double counted if they also attended another type of school.
3 Class periods are scheduled to create extended blocks of instruction time.
4 Requirements other than proof of immunization, age, or residence.
NOTE: High schools are defined as those that have grade 12 or those with no grades lower than 7 and at least one grade higher than 8 if they do not have grade 12. These estimates were previously published in NCES report #2012-250, "Public Career and Technical Education High Schools, Principals, and Teachers in 2008."
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Questionnaire," 2007–08.