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Table 1.  Number of students, teachers, schools, principals, school libraries, and districts, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic  Students  Teachers1  Schools  Principals1  Libraries  Districts 
Total  52,419,400 3,722,000 116,665 115,478 78,411 15,500
             
All public schools  47,315,700 3,250,600 88,113 87,621 78,257
             
School classification             
Traditional public  46,689,000 3,208,500 85,934 85,451 77,319
Charter school  626,700 42,100 2,179 2,170 938
             
Community type             
Central city  13,972,000 929,400 21,985 21,849 18,490 1,400
Urban fringe/large town  24,915,800 1,704,200 42,326 42,110 38,411 6,800
Rural/small town  8,427,900 617,000 23,802 23,662 21,356 7,300
             
School level             
Elementary  29,953,900 2,107,900 61,572 61,477 57,404
Secondary  15,301,300 975,200 19,886 19,697 16,268
Combined  2,060,400 167,500 6,655 6,447 4,586
             
Student enrollment             
Less than 100  320,900 48,700 6,895 6,476 2,905
100–199  1,182,300 118,800 7,922 7,911 5,995
200–499  12,543,200 978,900 35,685 35,893 33,104
500–749  12,290,800 850,300 20,156 19,818 19,253
750–999  7,229,600 466,300 8,396 8,428 7,868
1,000 or more  13,748,800 787,700 9,059 9,096 9,132
             
All BIA schools  44,300 4,000 168 167 154
             
All private schools  5,059,400 467,400 28,384 27,690
             
School classification             
Catholic  2,320,000 164,000 7,919 7,900
Other religious  1,746,500 178,300 13,659 13,092
Nonsectarian  992,900 125,100 6,806 6,698
             
Community type             
Central city  2,087,100 182,300 9,757 9,666
Urban fringe/large town  2,533,500 235,700 14,129 13,749
Rural/small town  438,800 49,400 4,499 4,275
             
School level             
Elementary  2,676,000 222,900 17,331 16,748
Secondary  832,300 76,700 2,657 2,514
Combined  1,551,200 167,800 8,397 8,427
             
Student enrollment             
Less than 100  577,700 82,400 13,492 12,712
100–199  913,600 95,900 6,263 6,216
200–499  2,063,300 170,400 6,646 6,717
500–749  735,900 55,500 1,228 1,237
750 or more  769,000 63,200 754 808
             
† Not applicable.
1 Includes full- and part-time head counts.
NOTE: BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Community type for students, teachers, schools, principals, and libraries is based on the locale of the related school. Community type for district is based upon the locale of the majority of the schools located in the district and may differ from the community type of a school sampled from the district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School, BIA School, Private School, Public School Teacher, BIA School Teacher, Private School Teacher, Public School Principal, BIA School Principal, Private School Principal, Public School Library Media Center, BIA School Library Media Center, and District Data Files.


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