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Number of public school districts with more than one school, total number of students enrolled in districts with more than one school, percentage of districts with a public school "choice" program, and total number of students currently enrolled in districts other than their home district through a school "choice" program, by selected public school district characterstics: 2007-08

Selected public school district characteristic Number of public school districts with more than one school Total number of students enrolled in districts with more than one school Percent of districts with a public school "choice" program Number of students from other districts enrolled through school "choice" program
Total districts with interdistrict "choice" programs Districts whose students can enroll in another district Districts in which students from other districts can enroll
All districts with more than one school 11,030 47,638,430 46.4 38.2 42.8 688,530
 
District size
1 school
2-3 schools 4,220 3,638,690 50.0 40.4 47.0 114,620
4-5 schools 2,590 4,734,030 45.0 38.6 41.2 123,760
6-9 schools 2,230 7,650,650 41.3 33.9 37.0 152,210
10-19 schools 1,240 8,552,170 48.3 39.7 44.5 143,530
20 or more schools 740 23,062,900 42.8 33.7 39.6 154,400
 
Community type
City 810 14,617,000 48.9 38.3 44.3 157,730
Suburban 2,770 18,731,470 37.2 30.8 32.0 259,310
Town 2,440 5,984,660 48.4 41.6 45.6 111,890
Rural 5,010 8,305,290 50.1 40.5 47.2 159,600
 
District K-12 enrollment
Less than 250 560 84,630 44.9 29.6 40.8 3,590
250-999 2,960 1,824,000 55.8 46.9 53.2 80,430
1,000-1,999 2,560 3,678,840 44.9 37.4 42.2 105,910
2,000-4,999 3,010 9,586,470 41.3 33.7 36.6 205,990
5,000-9,999 1,080 7,467,430 40.3 35.1 35.9 105,590
10,000 or more 850 24,997,050 45.3 35.4 40.6 187,020
 
Percent of K-12 students in district who were
  approved for free or reduced-price lunches
0-34 4,780 19,123,060 45.8 39.7 41.6 332,590
35-49 2,470 11,794,950 49.1 40.3 46.1 146,250
50-74 2,730 12,218,180 46.2 34.0 43.6 150,060
75 or more 780 4,109,260 48.0 40.4 43.1 42,570
District did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 260 392,970 28.8 25.6 24.9 17,060
† Not applicable
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: State-operated school districts and districts with only one school, including single traditional public schools and public charter schools that operate independently of a regular school district, were not asked about public school "choice" programs. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007-08.


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