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Number and percentage of public school and BIE school principals who reported their schools had various services to support parent involvement, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Percent of principals who reported their schools had  
Selected school characteristic Number of principals   A staff member assigned to work on parent involvement   A service that allows parents to retrieve homework assignments1   Workshops or courses for parents or guardians   Services to support parent participation2   A parent drop-in center or lounge  
All public schools  90,470   52.5   49.5   55.5   37.5   18.4  
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public  86,920   52.1   49.8   55.3   37.3   18.4  
Charter school  3,550   63.8   42.0   60.6   43.3   19.4  
                         
Community type                         
City  21,560   68.4   43.4   71.1   48.7   33.6  
Suburban  25,880   50.3   49.2   61.5   39.7   16.0  
Town  13,860   49.0   54.3   47.7   34.8   11.4  
Rural  29,170   44.4   51.9   42.2   28.6   12.7  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  62,340   55.7   45.6   62.4   45.2   21.2  
Secondary  21,550   45.9   62.3   41.1   18.8   11.8  
Combined  6,580   43.6   43.9   37.2   26.0   14.2  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  6,950   40.9   29.8   27.2   23.2   11.6  
100–199  8,520   44.8   36.6   47.3   30.6   9.6  
200–499  36,830   52.4   45.9   56.4   43.3   19.7  
500–749  20,290   56.7   53.5   60.8   40.2   20.1  
750–999  8,760   56.1   60.5   65.9   33.2   22.0  
1,000 or more  9,120   56.2   71.5   58.8   29.7   19.8  
                         
Percent of K–12 students
    who were approved for free
    or reduced-price lunches 
                       
0–34  33,980   42.8   59.6   51.1   33.2   13.0  
35–49  14,910   51.4   53.9   49.6   36.2   14.0  
50–74  19,970   59.9   43.9   58.8   40.8   19.6  
75 or more  17,700   67.7   34.8   70.2   46.6   33.4  
School did not participate
    in free or reduced-price
    lunch program 
3,910   34.8   39.7   32.0   22.7   9.1 !
                         
All BIE schools  170   81.4   31.1   67.6   60.8   26.7  
! 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 homework retrieval services were a website and an automated voice response system.
2 The examples given on the questionnaire for services supporting parent participation were child care and transportation.
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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