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Table 4. Number and percentage of schools that had any 12th-grade students the previous year (2010–11), and among those schools, percentage of 12th-grade students who graduated and percentage of graduates who went on to a 4-year college, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2011–12


    Among schools that had any 12th-grade students during 2010–11  
School type and selected school characteristic Number of schools with students enrolled in the 12th grade during the previous year (2010–11)   Percent of all schools with students enrolled in the 12th grade during the previous year (2010–11)   Average percent of 12th-grade students who graduated with a high school diploma during the previous year (2010–11)1   Average percent of graduates from the previous year (2010–11) who went on to a 4-year college2  
All schools 32,130 27.6 89.8 46.2
                 
All public schools 23,250 25.8 88.7 39.4
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  21,580 25.2 88.5 39.5
Charter school  1,670 37.2 91.3 37.2
                 
Community type                 
City  5,070 21.5 81.3 38.6
Suburban  4,780 19.7 86.1 42.2
Town  3,280 26.8 89.9 35.3
Rural  10,130 33.8 93.4 39.8
                 
School level                 
Primary
Middle
High 17,310 94.3 90.5 40.7
Combined  5,930 80.6 83.5 35.2
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  3,530 51.9 76.0 15.5
100-199  2,700 41.3 81.9 29.4
200-499  6,090 16.4 92.1 40.6
500-749  3,130 14.4 91.7 44.8
750-999  1,740 19.6 93.1 44.2
1,000 or more  6,070 66.8 93.1 50.0
                 
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
               
0-34  7,300 27.0 92.9 49.2
35-49  4,220 28.8 93.9 42.1
50-74  5,380 23.4 89.9 35.6
75 or more  4,430 20.1 82.5 28.9
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
1,920   58.3   72.8   27.6  
                 
All private schools 8,880 33.9 92.4 64.3  
                 
School classification                 
Catholic 1,330 19.7 95.1 81.4
Other religious 4,870 37.4 94.8 60.8
Nonsectarian 2,670 41.6 86.6 62.1
                 
Community type                 
City  2,900 34.4 93.2 72.9
Suburban  2,440 30.0 95.6 62.2
Town  940 35.4 89.2 49.2
Rural  2,590 37.2 89.7 62.0
                 
School level                 
Elementary
Secondary 2,630 93.1 88.8 67.8
Combined  6,160 73.4 94.0 63.5
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  3,660 27.4 86.0 42.7
100-199  1,600 31.9 92.3 65.4
200-499  2,250 36.6 98.8 80.5
500-749  790 75.7 98.6 86.6
750 or more        
‡ 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.
1 Among schools with 12th-grade students in 2010–11, the average of the percentage calculated for each school by dividing the number of 12th-graders who graduated with a high school diploma in 2010–11 by the number of students enrolled in 12th grade around October 1, 2010.
2 Among schools with students who graduated with a high school diploma in 2010–11, the average of the percentage reported by each school for graduates who went to a 4-year college.
NOTE: 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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