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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 one or more special subject-area events 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 one or more special subject-area events1
Selected school characteristic Number of principals   0–25   26–50   51–75   76–100   Not applicable  
All public schools  90,470   11.8   20.0   30.4   30.5   7.3  
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public  86,920   11.7   20.1   30.5   30.5   7.2  
Charter school  3,550   13.0   15.8   28.7   31.8   10.7 !
                         
Community type                         
City  21,560   14.5   22.5   31.0   25.5   6.4  
Suburban  25,880   10.1   19.5   30.7   33.3   6.5  
Town  13,860   12.9   18.7   30.3   29.7   8.3  
Rural  29,170   10.7   19.0   29.9   32.1   8.3  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  62,340   7.1   18.0   33.2   38.4   3.3  
Secondary  21,550   23.7   26.4   24.2   11.2   14.4  
Combined  6,580   16.5   17.5   25.1   18.4   22.4  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  6,950   15.9   6.1   12.6   28.7   36.7  
100–199  8,520   12.9   16.6   25.5   30.8   14.1  
200–499  36,830   10.4   18.8   32.0   34.3   4.5  
500–749  20,290   9.4   20.8   33.4   33.3   3.0  
750–999  8,760   10.1   25.6   37.9   22.9   3.5 !
1,000 or more  9,120   19.8   30.8   28.7   17.4   3.3  
                         
Percent of K–12 students
    who were approved for free
    or reduced-price lunches 
                       
0–34  33,980   6.8   16.9   31.7   40.5   4.0  
35–49  14,910   11.9   18.1   31.2   31.8   6.9  
50–74  19,970   14.9   24.4   31.8   21.9   6.9  
75 or more  17,700   17.8   24.7   29.0   20.0   8.5  
School did not participate
    in free or reduced-price
    lunch program 
3,910   10.5   9.0   15.9   30.4   34.1  
                         
All BIE schools  170   23.3   29.8   26.9   12.1   7.8  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 The examples given on the questionnaire for special subject-area events were science fairs and concerts.
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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