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Number and percentage distribution of public school and BIE school principals who reported the estimated percentage range of the schools' students with at least one parent or guardian participating in an open house or back-to-school night during the previous (2006–07) school year, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Estimated percentage range of schools' students with at least one parent or guardian participating in an open house or back-to-school night
Selected school characteristic Number of principals   0–25   26–50   51–75   76–100   Not applicable  
All public schools  90,470   6.9   16.7   28.5   43.7   4.1  
School classification                         
Traditional public  86,920   6.8   16.6   28.8   43.7   4.1  
Charter school  3,550   10.1 ! 18.8   22.2   44.2    
                         
Community type                         
City  21,560   6.5   20.1   34.3   34.9   4.2  
Suburban  25,880   5.6   12.8   26.2   52.3   3.1  
Town  13,860   9.1   17.2   29.4   40.3   4.1  
Rural  29,170   7.4   17.5   25.9   44.1   5.1  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  62,340   2.3   11.5   29.9   55.2   1.0  
Secondary  21,550   17.7   30.5   26.5   16.5   8.7  
Combined  6,580   15.8   20.7   21.6   23.3   18.5  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  6,950   19.2   13.8   14.1   30.5   22.3  
100–199  8,520   10.6   15.9   24.3   42.3   6.8  
200–499  36,830   4.9   15.7   28.7   48.2   2.5  
500–749  20,290   4.2   14.8   31.6   47.8   1.6  
750–999  8,760   6.3   15.0   33.6   43.2   1.9 !
1,000 or more  9,120   9.2   29.7   30.9   28.1   2.1  
                         
Percent of K–12 students
    who were approved for free
    or reduced-price lunches 
                       
0–34  33,980   4.8   12.2   24.8   56.0   2.2  
35–49  14,910   6.5   17.5   28.5   43.7   3.8  
50–74  19,970   8.1   21.2   31.6   36.1   3.1 !
75 or more  17,700   8.6   21.0   35.8   30.4   4.1  
School did not participate
    in free or reduced-price
    lunch program 
3,910   14.1   10.8   12.8   35.2   27.1  
                         
All BIE schools  170   18.6   27.5   24.5   21.7   7.7  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: BIE refers to Bureau of Indian Education. 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 Principal and BIE School Principal Data Files," 2007–08.


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