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Table B.1.c.-1 Number and percentage of public school students with Individual Education Programs (IEP), by locale: 2011-12

Locale Number of public school students   Number of students with IEPs   Percentage of public school students with IEPs   Percentage distribution of students with IEPs
Number   Standard error   Number   Standard error   Percent   Standard error   Percent   Standard error
Total 49,055,000   (666,900)   5,761,000   (91,500)   11.7   (0.10)   100.0   (†)
City 14,057,000   (348,800)   1,637,000   (52,800)   11.6   (0.23)   28.4   (0.68)
Large 6,047,000   (248,200)   727,000   (38,700)   12.0   (0.40)   12.6   (0.57)
Midsize 3,659,000   (185,900)   403,000   (23,800)   11.0   (0.43)   7.0   (0.39)
Small 4,351,000   (207,700)   508,000   (25,700)   11.7   (0.28)   8.8   (0.43)
                               
Suburban 16,053,000   (350,000)   1,874,000   (48,000)   11.7   (0.15)   32.5   (0.60)
Large 13,265,000   (314,800)   1,549,000   (42,100)   11.7   (0.17)   26.9   (0.55)
Midsize 1,663,000   (116,000)   205,000   (17,600)   12.3   (0.52)   3.6   (0.30)
Small 1,125,000   (133,700)   121,000   (13,200)   10.7   (0.66)   2.1   (0.22)
                               
Town 5,695,000   (189,800)   711,000   (25,300)   12.5   (0.32)   12.3   (0.44)
Fringe 896,000   (76,400)   109,000   (12,600)   12.2   (1.04)   1.9   (0.22)
Distant 2,920,000   (147,500)   374,000   (18,200)   12.8   (0.38)   6.5   (0.32)
Remote 1,879,000   (94,600)   227,000   (13,100)   12.1   (0.39)   3.9   (0.21)
                               
Rural 13,250,000   (312,400)   1,539,000   (39,500)   11.6   (0.17)   26.7   (0.64)
Fringe 8,283,000   (278,200)   952,000   (34,700)   11.5   (0.21)   16.5   (0.56)
Distant 3,812,000   (148,000)   446,000   (18,600)   11.7   (0.29)   7.7   (0.32)
Remote 1,155,000   (62,900)   140,000   (7,800)   12.1   (0.41)   2.4   (0.14)
† Not applicable.
NOTE: An IEP is required for all students with an identified disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Does not include prekindergarten, postsecondary, or adult education students. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Public School Data File," 2011-12.
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