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Number of students, number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) counselors, psychologists, and social workers, and number of students per FTE counselor, psychologist, or social worker in public schools with those staff members, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

      In schools with at least one full- or part-time counselor   In schools with at least one full- or part-time psychologist   In schools with at least one full- or part-time social worker   In schools with at least one full- or part-time counselor, psychologist, or social worker   
Selected school characteristics Total number of public schools   Number of students   Number of FTE counselor     Number of students per FTE counselor   Number of students   Number of FTE psychologists   Number of students per FTE psychologist   Number of students     Number of FTE social workers   Number of students per FTE social worker   Number of students   Number of FTE counselors, psychologists, and social workers   Number of students per FTE counselor, psychologist, or social worker  
All public schools  48,479,590   41,436,650   114,580     360   33,535,840   41,030   820   21,822,830     31,890   680   46,481,910     187,500   250  
                                                         
School classification                                                         
Traditional public  47,432,440   40,822,480   112,400     360   33,009,530   40,050   820   21,462,490     31,150   690   45,654,520   183,600   250  
Charter school  1,047,150   614,180   2,180 !   280   526,310   980   540   360,340 !   750   480   827,390   3,900   210  
                                                         
Community type                                                         
City  13,023,630   10,907,990   30,200     360   9,193,570   9,670   950   6,490,350     9,190   710   12,306,340   49,050   250  
Suburban  16,812,010   14,140,650   38,110     370   13,203,860   15,330   860   8,496,200     11,720   720   16,342,470   65,170   250  
Town  6,597,550   5,609,410   15,370     360   3,976,240   5,350   740   2,462,050     3,980   620   6,298,850   24,710   250  
Rural  12,046,400   10,778,620   30,900     350   7,162,170   10,680   670   4,374,220     7,000   630   11,534,250   48,580   240  
                                                         
School level                                                        
Elementary 29,812,850   23,627,060   56,690     420   20,921,100   28,320   740   13,286,240     20,3000   650   28,400,320   105,320   270  
Secondary 16,741,560   16,141,860   51,780     310   11,775,450   10,420   1,130   7,948,350     9,020   880   16,276,150   71,230   230  
Combined 1,925,180   1,667,740   6,100     270   839,290   2,280   370   588,240     2,570   230   1,805,440   10,960   160  
                                                         
Student enrollment                                                         
Less than 100  365,030   189,040   2,750     70   128,560   1,710   80   97,740     2,210   40   261,110   6,680   40  
100-199  1,244,590   933,080   5,310     180   583,810   2,580   230   317,790     1,730   180   1,111,530   9,610   120  
200-499  13,024,670   10,029,940   29,280     340   8,348,290   15,280   550   5,415,950     11,410   470   12,256,110   55,970   220  
500-749  12,256,050   10,246,560   24,240     420   8,300,980   9,910   840   5,328,590     7,520   710   11,770,440   41,670   280  
750-999  7,283,050   6,302,280   15,260     410   5,393,470   4,910   1,100   3,349,010     3,540   950   7,134,990   23,720   300  
1,000 or more  14,306,200   13,735,770   37,730     360   1,780,720   6,630   1,630   7,313,750     5,480   1,330   13,947,720   49,840   280  
                                                         
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                                       
0-34  21,343,040   18,662,762   51,090     370   16,136,060   17,710   910   9,731,270     12,230   800   20,858,610   81,030   260  
35-49  8,132,500   7,153,730   19,730     360   5,490,100   6,580   830   3,393,650     4,510   750   7,809,560   30,820   250  
50-74  9,859,720   8,414,780   22,710     370   6,240,430   7,890   790   4,489,840     6,790   660   9,296,670   37,390   250  
75 or more  8,042,670   6,463,850   18,290     350   5,117,900   7,540   680   3,808,940     7,080   540   7,588,100   32,910   230  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
1,101,660   741,550   2,750     270   551,350   1,130   420   399,130     1,290   310   928,970   5,350   170  
                                                         
! 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).
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. In creating FTE from counts of full-time and part-time staff, the assumption was made that each part-time staff member was equivalent to 0.5 FTE.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Data File," 2007–08.


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