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Table B.1.a.-3 Percentage distribution of public and private elementary and secondary students, by control of school and urban-centric 12-category locale: School year 2011–12
Locale All Public   Private
  Total Catholic Other religious Non-sectarian
Total 100.0 82.4   8.8 3.5 3.3 2.0
City 100.0 77.4   11.3 5.0 3.8 2.5
Large 100.0 76.1   12.0 5.3 3.9 2.8
Midsize 100.0 79.0   10.5 4.2 4.0 2.3
Small 100.0 79.2   10.4 5.1 3.4 1.9
Suburban 100.0 82.9   8.5 3.5 3.0 2.0
Large 100.0 82.3   8.8 3.7 3.0 2.1
Midsize 100.0 87.9   6.1 2.0 2.6 1.5
Small 100.0 85.0   7.5 2.5 3.2 1.8
Town 100.0 88.8   5.6 2.8 2.2 0.6
Fringe 100.0 93.8   3.1 1.5 1.2 0.4
Distant 100.0 86.8   6.6 3.3 2.6 0.7
Remote 100.0 87.8   6.1 3.1 2.4 0.7
Rural 100.0 86.6   6.7 1.1 3.8 1.7
Fringe 100.0 83.4   8.3 1.4 4.7 2.2
Distant 100.0 90.9   4.5 0.7 2.8 1.1
Remote 100.0 92.3   3.9 0.8 2.1 1.0
NOTE: Elementary enrollment includes prekindergarten students. Total number of public school students includes students from public schools with missing locale codes. 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, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2011–12; Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2011–12, Provisional Version 2a.