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Table 3. Percentage distribution of K–12 students, by sex, race/ethnicity, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2011–12


  Sex   Race/ethnicity  
School type and selected school characteristic Male   Female   Hispanic, regardless of race   White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   Asian, non-Hispanic   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic   Two or more races, non-Hispanic  
All schools 50.2 49.8 21.2 55.9 14.4 4.6 0.5 1.2 2.3  
                                     
All public schools 50.1 49.9 22.3 54.4 14.9 4.5 0.5 1.3 2.2  
                                     
School classification                                     
Traditional public  50.2 49.8 22.0 55.0 14.4 4.6 0.5 1.3 2.2
Charter school  49.3 50.7 29.2 37.6 26.3 3.2 1.2 1.9  
                                     
Community type                                     
City  50.1 49.9 33.5 32.6 23.4 6.8 0.6 0.8 2.4
Suburban  50.1 49.9 21.3 55.6 13.4 5.9 0.5 0.6 2.6
Town  50.4 49.6 17.6 66.3 10.5 1.2 2.2 1.7
Rural  50.2 49.8 13.5 70.8 9.5 1.9 0.4 2.2 1.6
                                     
School level                                     
Primary 50.2 49.8 24.1 51.7 15.4 4.7 0.4 1.2 2.4
Middle 50.2 49.8 21.7 55.6 14.7 4.3 0.6 1.1 2.0
High 50.1 49.9 20.4 57.5 13.9 4.7 0.6 1.1 1.9
Combined  50.3 49.7 18.8 56.3 16.5 2.5 3.4 2.0
                                     
Student enrollment                                     
Less than 100  58.7 41.3 16.2 60.6 15.6 1.2 0.5 4.4 1.5
100-199  52.1 47.9 14.2 66.4 12.1 1.4 0.2 4.4 1.3  
200-499  50.4 49.6 16.8 58.9 16.6 3.1 0.5 1.9 2.3
500-749  50.2 49.8 21.9 55.6 14.5 4.3 0.4 1.1 2.2
750-999  50.0 50.0 26.0 50.7 14.7 5.0 0.7 ! 0.8 2.2
1,000 or more  49.6 50.4 26.5 50.1 13.9 6.1 0.5 0.8 2.1
                                     
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                                   
0-34  50.2 49.8 11.8 71.1 7.6 5.8 0.4 0.9 2.4
35-49  49.5 50.5 15.1 65.6 11.5 3.9 0.4 1.2 2.3
50-74  50.2 49.8 23.3 51.7 17.2 3.6 0.7 1.4 2.1
75 or more  50.1 49.9 43.7 21.4 27.0 4.0 0.4 1.8 1.8
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
53.9   46.1   19.5   62.2   8.6   5.2   0.6 ! 1.1 ! 2.7  
                                     
All private schools 51.0   49.0   9.5   72.2   8.8   5.0   0.6   0.6   3.3  
                                     
School classification                                     
Catholic 50.3 49.7 13.2 69.8 7.7 4.5 0.8 0.6 ! 3.5
Other religious 50.4 49.6 7.2 75.4 9.9 4.0 0.5 ! 0.5 2.5
Nonsectarian 53.5 46.5 6.0 71.7 9.4 7.6 0.3 4.2
                                     
Community type                                     
City  51.6 48.4 11.4 65.7 12.0 5.6 0.6 0.3 4.3
Suburban  50.0 50.0 9.9 72.9 7.7 5.4 0.6 0.4 ! 3.1
Town  51.0 49.0 5.8 83.9 4.2 ! 1.7 1.6 !
Rural  51.9 48.1 5.1 83.2 4.6 3.9 0.3 ! 1.7
                                     
School level                                     
Elementary 50.6 49.4 11.4 69.6 9.1 5.0 0.6 0.7 ! 3.6
Secondary 51.6 48.4 10.7 73.3 6.9 5.1 0.5 0.3 3.2
Combined  51.3 48.7 6.5 75.2 9.4 4.9 0.5 ! 2.9
                                     
Student enrollment                                     
Less than 100  52.7 47.3 9.3 69.4 12.7 4.2 1.0 ! 0.6 2.7
100-199  51.0 49.0 12.9 64.1 12.3 5.3 0.5 ! 3.7
200-499  50.9 49.1 9.7 72.8 8.1 5.3 0.5 0.3 ! 3.2
500-749  50.8 49.2 9.2 75.6 7.1 4.5 0.3 2.9
750 or more                  
! 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) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Black includes African American; Hispanic includes Latino. 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 and Private School Data Files," 2011–12.


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