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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 as a volunteer in the school on a regular basis 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 as a volunteer in the school on a regular basis
Selected school characteristic Number of principals   0–25   26–50   51–75   76–100   Not applicable  
All public schools 90,470 56.7 22.5 9.6 5 6.1
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public  86,920   57.5   22.5   9.3   4.6   6.1  
Charter school  3,550   37.1   24.0   18.1   14.2 !  
                         
Community type                         
City  21,560   58.3   21.5   9.6   5.2   5.4  
Suburban  25,880   49.9   23.4   13.6   7.2   5.9  
Town  13,860   59.7   22.4   6.8   3.3   7.8  
Rural  29,170   60.2   22.6   7.4   3.7   6.2  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  62,340   53.3   26.7   12.3   6.1   1.5  
Secondary  21,550   67.3   12.7   3.1   1.9 ! 15.0  
Combined  6,580   54.4   15.4   4.9     20.8  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  6,950   46.8   9.2   7.3 ! 4.5 ! 32.1  
100–199  8,520   57.6   18.3   8.3   4.9 ! 10.9  
200–499  36,830   58.3   23.6   9.7   5.2   3.1  
500–749  20,290   52.1   26.6   12.2   6.5   2.6  
750–999  8,760   54.5   27.5   10.8   3.9   3.2 !
1,000 or more  9,120   69.2   18.9   5.4   2.0 ! 4.5  
                         
Percent of K–12 students
    who were approved for free
    or reduced-price lunches 
                       
0–34  33,980   47.4   27.7   14.4   6.9   3.6  
35–49  14,910   57.0   25.1   8.4   4.1   5.3  
50–74  19,970   68.6   18.3   5.8   3.0   4.3  
75 or more  17,700   66.6   18.0   5.6   2.8   7.0  
School did not participate
    in free or reduced-price
    lunch program 
3,910   31.3   10.4   10.1 ! 11.2 ! 37.0  
                         
All BIE schools  170   78.9   9.8   2.1 ! 2.1   7.0  
! 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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