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Table B.1.e.-2 Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students,
by percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and locale: School year 2007–08
Locale Total 10 percent or less 11–25 percent 26–50 percent 51–75 percent More than 75 percent
  Number
Total 45,945,947 5,658,703 8,408,261 13,888,398 10,482,219 7,508,366
City 13,627,405 1,020,765 1,509,375 3,129,405 3,534,736 4,433,124
Large 7,006,298 380,489 534,560 1,196,875 1,886,421 3,007,953
Midsize 2,963,819 287,270 352,790 723,735 769,089 830,935
Small 3,657,288 353,006 622,025 1,208,795 879,226 594,236
Suburban 16,063,251 3,361,122 3,920,657 4,338,644 2,826,068 1,616,760
Large 13,527,295 3,085,223 3,276,194 3,397,733 2,332,724 1,435,421
Midsize 1,547,468 204,149 396,015 546,640 291,134 109,530
Small 988,488 71,750 248,448 394,271 202,210 71,809
Town 5,763,899 206,130 827,922 2,372,198 1,676,251 681,398
Fringe 1,952,943 139,489 466,528 769,347 409,663 167,916
Distant 2,206,244 24,573 209,455 921,368 749,128 301,720
Remote 1,604,712 42,068 151,939 681,483 517,460 211,762
Rural 10,491,392 1,070,686 2,150,307 4,048,151 2,445,164 777,084
Fringe 6,031,822 970,357 1,535,807 2,108,818 1,062,454 354,386
Distant 3,272,669 81,607 535,860 1,452,111 948,748 254,343
Remote 1,186,901 18,722 78,640 487,222 433,962 168,355
  Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 12.3 18.3 30.2 22.8 16.3
City 100.0 7.5 11.1 23.0 25.9 32.5
Large 100.0 5.4 7.6 17.1 26.9 42.9
Midsize 100.0 9.7 11.9 24.4 25.9 28.0
Small 100.0 9.7 17.0 33.1 24.0 16.2
Suburban 100.0 20.9 24.4 27.0 17.6 10.1
Large 100.0 22.8 24.2 25.1 17.2 10.6
Midsize 100.0 13.2 25.6 35.3 18.8 7.1
Small 100.0 7.3 25.1 39.9 20.5 7.3
Town 100.0 3.6 14.4 41.2 29.1 11.8
Fringe 100.0 7.1 23.9 39.4 21.0 8.6
Distant 100.0 1.1 9.5 41.8 34.0 13.7
Remote 100.0 2.6 9.5 42.5 32.2 13.2
Rural 100.0 10.2 20.5 38.6 23.3 7.4
Fringe 100.0 16.1 25.5 35.0 17.6 5.9
Distant 100.0 2.5 16.4 44.4 29.0 7.8
Remote 100.0 1.6 6.6 41.0 36.6 14.2
NOTE: Free or reduced-price lunch is provided by the National School Lunch Program—a federally assisted meal program. To be eligible, a student must be from a household with an income at or below 130 percent of the poverty threshold for free lunch, or between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty threshold for reduced-price lunch. In total, 6,870 public schools with student enrollment did not report information on the number of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Therefore, this information is missing for 2,964,078 students and these students are not included in this table. 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 and missing data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey" 2007–08.
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