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Total number of schools, percentage of schools that have all students attending a year-round calendar cycle and average number of days in the cycle, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Selected school characteristic Total number of schools   Percent of schools with a year-round cycle1   Average number of days per school year in schools with year-round cycle1  
All public schools  90,760   14.4   182  
             
Region             
Northeast  14,960   11.2   182  
Midwest  23,680   12.7   180  
South  31,430   15.8   183  
West  20,680   16.5   182  
             
School classification             
Traditional public  87,190   14.2   182  
Charter school  3,560   19.2   186  
             
Community type             
City  21,460   17.8   182  
Suburban  25,810   13.6   182  
Town  14,070   11.9   181  
Rural  29,430   13.8   182  
             
School level             
Elementary  62,440   14.4   180  
Secondary  21,640   13.6   184  
Combined  6,670   17.1   195  
             
Student enrollment             
Less than 100  7,600   14.9   197  
100-199  8,280   17.3   182  
200-499  36,780   14.6   180  
500-749  20,310   14.1   180  
750-999  8,550   10.8   180  
1,000 or more  9,230   14.9   181  
             
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches 
           
0-34  33,830   12.0   180  
35-49  14,780   13.4   180  
50-74  19,810   14.0   180  
75 or more  18,010   19.5   184  
School did not participate in
   free or reduced-price lunch
   program 
4,320   17.0   199  
             
All BIE schools  180   13.9   179  
1 Year-round cycle is defined as a cycle of school days distributed across 12 months of the calendar year and all students attending on the same cycle.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School and BIE School Data Files," 2007–08.


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