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Number and percentage distribution of public schools by the presence of counselors, psychologists, and social workers on staff, school level, and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

  Percentage distribution of public schools with  
School type and selected
school characteristic
Total number of public schools   Counselors only   Counselors and psychologists   Counselors and social workers   Counselors, psychologists, and social workers   Psychologists and/or social workers, but no counselors   No counselors, psychologists, or social workers  
All public schools  90,760   22.5   24.4   6.0   25.2   14.0   7.9  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  87,190   22.7   24.9   6.0   25.8   13.7   6.9  
Charter school  3,560   17.4   12.8     12.1 ! 20.9   31.5  
                             
Community type                             
City  21,460   16.6   21.3   8.1   30.1   14.8   9.0  
Suburban  25,810   13.2   25.6   4.6   31.8   20.2   4.5  
Town  14,070   27.0   25.9   7.4   17.3   13.4   9.0  
Rural  29,430   32.7   24.8   4.9   19.8   8.3   9.6  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  7,600   20.5   11.5   4.7 ! 6.6 ! 20.7   36.0  
100-199  8,280   36.6   19.7   4.0   13.8   14.5   11.3  
200-499  36,780   23.2   24.8   6.1   22.6   17.1   6.2  
500-749  20,310   20.8   26.5   6.9   29.2   12.6   4.0  
750-999  8,550   17.9   27.5   5.2   36.0   11.3    
1,000 or more  9,230   16.5   29.9   6.9   42.7     2.6 !
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  33,830   20.7   29.3   3.8   28.1   14.1   4.0  
35-49  14,780   25.9   26.9   5.4   25.0   11.5   5.3  
50-74  19,810   25.2   21.7   7.5   24.9   11.8   8.9  
75 or more  18,010   20.1   19.6   9.5   23.7   15.7   11.3  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
4,320   22.7   9.3     11.6 ! 24.5   28.5  
                             
All public elementary schools  62,440   20.1   25.0   5.4   25.4   17.4   6.6  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  60,390   20.4   25.4   5.4   25.7   17.3   5.7  
Charter school  2,050     13.7 !   15.3 ! 23.1   31.6  
                             
Community type                             
City  15,700   14.9   21.4   7.9   29.9   17.7   8.2  
Suburban  18,980   12.5   25.8   3.6   31.2   23.8   3.0  
Town  9,230   25.2   27.7   7.1   16.4   16.1   7.4  
Rural  18,530   29.8   26.0   4.2   20.1   11.4   8.4  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  2,610   25.3   18.1 !     14.5   33.3  
100-199  4,840   35.5   21.9   3.3   13.1   17.8   8.5  
200-499  29,730   19.1   25.2   5.8   23.2   20.4   6.2  
500-749  16,410   18.3   26.3   6.5   29.0   15.5   4.5  
750-999  6,220   16.6   25.3   3.5   36.7   15.3    
1,000 or more  2,620   17.8   27.4     41.7      
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  22,770   19.4   29.0   2.8   25.7   19.9   3.3 !
35-49  9,850   24.1   26.9   4.5   24.1   14.5   5.8  
50-74  14,900   21.9   23.2   6.3   26.4   13.8   8.4  
75 or more  13,560   17.7   20.6   9.8   25.5   18.1   8.3  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
1,350           31.7 ! 30.7  
                             
All public secondary schools  21,640   25.8   25.3   7.8   28.7   3.8 ! 8.7  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  20,720   25.8   25.8   7.9   29.6   3.1 ! 7.7  
Charter school  920   25.3 ! 13.2 !     17.8 ! 30.8 !
                             
Community type                             
City  4,720   20.5   21.9   9.5   34.2   4.3 ! 9.5 !
Suburban  5,650   15.2   29.6   7.4   36.9      
Town  4,070   33.0   24.8   8.0   20.5     9.6  
Rural  7,210   33.4   24.4   6.9   23.3   1.6 ! 10.5  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  2,730   18.5 ! 8.1 !   7.4 ! 22.1 ! 36.4  
100-199  2,260   39.9   17.7   5.2 ! 15.9   3.1 ! 18.2 !
200-499  4,980   40.1   23.6   8.0   21.0     5.0 !
500-749  3,250   27.1   29.0   9.0   32.9     1.8 !
750-999  2,110   17.2   35.3   9.5   36.0     1.4 !
1,000 or more  6,330   14.8   31.4   7.6   43.8     2.2  
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  9,710   22.7   30.9   5.8   35.0   1.0 ! 4.6  
35-49  3,740   24.4   29.6   8.6   31.5      
50-74  3,350   31.1   19.4   13.3   24.6      
75 or more  2,750   27.4   19.6   9.6 ! 22.7   2.5 ! 18.4  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
2,090   31.7   8.2 !   8.6   20.9 ! 25.7  
                             
All public combined schools  6,670   34.0   15.3   5.3   12.6   14.9   17.8  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  6,080   34.4   15.9   5.6   13.1   14.6   16.4  
Charter school  590 ! 30.0 !         32.5  
                             
Community type                             
City  1,040   26.0   18.3 !   14.9 ! 17.9 ! 18.5  
Suburban  1,170         16.4 ! 31.9    
Town  770   16.8 ! 10.0 !     30.3   25.5  
Rural  3,690   45.6   19.6   4.5   1.2   5.4 ! 13.6  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  2,270   17.4 ! 8.0 ! 4.6 ! 5.1   26.2   38.7  
100-199  1,190   35.1   14.9     13.0   22.6   9.5  
200-499  2,070   41.6   22.0     17.4   5.3 !  
500-749  650   53.1   19.6     17.2      
750-999  210   60.8   13.2 !     #   #  
1,000 or more  280   43.3 !     25.5 !   #  
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  1,360   27.5   23.8     18.8   10.6 ! 12.5  
35-49  1,180   44.7   18.1     11.5   14.6 !  
50-74  1,560   43.3   12.4   6.5   11.8   11.2 ! 14.9 !
75 or more  1,690   27.7   11.8 ! 6.9   11.0   18.2   24.4 !
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
880   25.5         22.1 ! 31.5  
                             
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
NOTE: Elementary schools offer any of grades K6 and none of grades 912, secondary schools offer any of grades 712 and none of grades K6, and all other schools are classified as combined. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Data File," 200708.


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