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Table 13. Number of public school districts with more than one school, and among those districts, percentage that offer various school choice programs to students within or outside of the district, by state: 2011–12


      Percent of districts that offer a school "choice" program in which  
State Number of public school districts   Students can enroll in either their assigned school or another school within the district   Students from this district can enroll in a school in another district at no tuition cost to themselves or their families   Students from this district can choose to enroll in a private school using state or district funds   Students from other districts can enroll in a school within this district at no tuition cost to themselves or their families  
United States 11,280   29.3   40.5   7.3   45.3  
                     
Alabama 120   26.0   4.1   2.4   11.2  
Alaska 40   45.2   14.2   3.7 ! 19.6  
Arizona 190   52.9   57.0   15.8   68.2  
Arkansas 190   55.1   88.2   13.6   93.8  
California 800   54.8   56.8   6.1   54.4  
                     
Colorado 140   63.3   72.6   1.8   87.5  
Connecticut 150   15.8   44.2   2.9   28.5  
Delaware 20   82.4   91.6   8.4   91.6  
District of Columbia          
Florida 60 ! 89.6   65.5   68.9   67.2  
                     
Georgia 190   49.2   6.8   9.6   10.3  
Hawaii          
Idaho 90   45.1   43.6   13.1   82.2  
Illinois 610   15.5   9.9     5.4  
Indiana 290   36.7   45.4   47.6   67.0  
                     
Iowa 280   12.0   71.0   4.7 ! 69.4  
Kansas 310   10.2   29.2   #   51.0  
Kentucky 150   38.1   39.6   3.7   47.0  
Louisiana 80   36.7   12.5   2.9   4.5  
Maine 130   22.7   8.9   9.8   11.1  
                     
Maryland 20   39.1   #   #   5.8  
Massachusetts 240   36.6   63.6     55.6  
Michigan 530   53.3   84.2   4.1   87.6  
Minnesota 340   24.9   81.9   7.4   89.6  
Mississippi 140   25.7   12.6   1.2   10.4  
                     
Missouri 340   14.8   1.4     3.7  
Montana 110   13.1   27.0 ! #   58.2  
Nebraska 160   27.2   78.4   5.6 ! 78.6  
Nevada   76.3 ! 41.1     35.2 !
New Hampshire 150   32.0 ! #   0.7    
                     
New Jersey 440   12.8   39.9   3.4 ! 15.2  
New Mexico 70   48.1   27.2   5.4   62.7  
New York 560   7.4   0.2   4.5 ! 6.9  
North Carolina 130   46.9   6.7   8.0   13.4  
North Dakota 60   21.2   47.3   #   51.9  
                     
Ohio 630   30.9   66.6   12.5   66.8  
Oklahoma 290   7.7   40.8   18.8 ! 51.3  
Oregon 180   26.3   57.8   1.0 ! 69.6  
Pennsylvania 600   8.1     6.8 ! 4.6 !
Rhode Island 30   24.8   15.5   7.7   #  
                     
South Carolina 120   60.1   16.3   2.6   8.0  
South Dakota 130   20.3   72.4     69.8  
Tennessee 140   48.4   7.6   1.3   12.4  
Texas 930   11.5   17.6   3.7   45.1  
Utah 40   68.0   59.2   2.5   68.4  
                     
Vermont 240   32.4   64.5   26.2   66.9  
Virginia 130   36.7   8.9   #   14.3  
Washington 210   70.1   87.1   6.9   95.0  
West Virginia 50 ! 66.1   48.0   7.9   50.1  
Wisconsin 380   28.9   82.6   6.0 ! 85.2  
Wyoming 40   35.6   61.6   15.2   54.6  
# 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), the response rate is below 50 percent, or there are too few cases for a reliable estimate.
NOTE: Districts with only one school, including single traditional public schools and public charter schools that operate independently of a regular school district, were not asked about school choice. Estimates in this table are based on 66 percent of all districts. 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 District Data File," 2011–12.


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