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

      Schools with at least one full- or part-time counselor   Schools with at least one full- or part-time psychologist   Schools with at least one full- or part-time social worker   Schools with at least one full- or part-time counselor, psychologist, or social worker  
Selected school characteristics Total number of public schools   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent   Number   Percent  
All public schools  90,760   70,870   78.1   56,490   62.2   36,330   40.0   83,570   92.1  
                                     
School classification                                     
Traditional public  87,190   69,170   79.3   55,000   63.1   35,380   40.6   81,130   93.1  
Charter school  3,560   1,700   47.6   1,490   41.8   940   26.5   2,440   68.5  
                                     
Community type                                     
City  21,460   16,350   76.2   13,910   64.9   10,120   47.2   19,520   91.0  
Suburban  25,810   19,430   75.3   19,480   75.5   12,920   50.1   24,650   95.5  
Town  14,070   10,910   77.6   7,740   55.0   4,590   32.6   12,800   91.0  
Rural  29,430   24,170   82.1   15,350   52.2   8,700   29.6   26,600   90.4  
                                     
School level                                    
Elementary 62,440   47,430   76.0   41,590   66.6   26,140   41.9   53,330   93.4  
Secondary 21,640   18,950   87.5   12,290   56.8   8,290   38.3   19,760   91.3  
Combined 6,670   4,490   67.3   2,600   39.0   1,900   28.5   5,480   82.2  
                                     
Student enrollment                                     
Less than 100  7,600   3,290   43.3   2,520   33.2   1,770   23.3   4,870   64.0  
100-199  8,280   6,140   74.2   3,860   46.7   2,120   25.7   7,340   88.7  
200-499  36,780   28,230   76.7   23,190   63.1   15,070   41.0   34,510   93.8  
500-749  20,310   16,950   83.4   13,730   67.6   8,810   43.4   19,500   96.0  
750-999  8,550   7,400   86.5   6,350   74.3   3,930   46.0   8,360   97.8  
1,000 or more  9,230   8,860   96.0   6,830   74.   4,620   50.0   8,990   97.4  
                                     
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                   
0-34  33,830   27,710   81.9   23,920   70.7   14,090   41.7   32,480   96.0  
35-49  14,780   12,290   83.1   9,220   62.4   5,460   36.9   13,990   94.7  
50-74  19,810   15,700   79.2   11,350   57.3   7,890   39.8   18,050   91.1  
75 or more  18,010   13,140   79.9   10,250   56.9   7,640   42.4   15,970   88.7  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
4,320   2,030   47.0   1,740   40.4   1,250   28.8   3,090   71.5  
                                     
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.
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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