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Table 2.  Percentage distribution of students, by sex, race/ethnicity, percentage minority, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

  Sex    Race/ethnicity   
School type and selected
school characteristic
Male   Female   White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic, regardless
of race
American Indian/
Alaska
Native
Asian/
Pacific Islander
Minority1
All schools 50.0   50.0   61.8 16.0 16.7 1.3 4.0 38.2
                     
All public schools  50.1   49.9   60.3 16.8 17.7 1.3 3.9 39.7
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  50.1   49.9   60.6 16.6 17.6 1.3 3.9 39.4
Charter school  48.6   51.4   43.4 29.7 21.7 1.4 3.8 56.6
                     
Community type                     
Central city  49.5   50.5   36.0 28.4 28.9 0.8 5.9 64.0
Urban fringe/large town  50.3   49.7   68.2 12.3 14.6 1.0 3.8 31.8
Rural/small town  50.5   49.5   77.5 10.6 7.8 3.0 1.1 22.5
                     
School level                     
Elementary  49.9   50.1   57.8 17.7 19.6 1.2 3.8 42.2
Secondary  50.0   50.0   63.4 15.7 15.0 1.2 4.6 36.6
Combined  52.7   47.3   74.2 11.6 9.0 3.6 1.6 25.8
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  57.8   42.2   59.3 13.8 22.2 4.0 0.8 40.7
100–199  52.0   48.0   71.3 12.9 10.5 4.0 1.2 28.7
200–499  50.7   49.3   67.3 16.8 11.0 1.9 3.0 32.8
500–749  50.1   49.9   60.3 16.9 18.5 1.1 3.3 39.7
750–999  49.3   50.7   55.4 18.2 21.5 0.8 4.1 44.6
1,000 or more  49.5   50.5   55.8 16.2 21.5 0.9 5.6 44.2
                     
All BIA schools  48.0 2  52.0 2  1.4 0.6 0.8 97.1 0.1 98.6
                     
All private schools  49.8   50.2   76.5 9.3 8.3 0.8 5.0 23.5
                     
School classification                     
Catholic  48.5   51.5   74.1 8.5 11.3 0.9 5.1 25.9
Other religious  49.7   50.3   80.0 10.3 5.5 0.7 3.5 20.0
Nonsectarian  53.0   47.0   75.9 9.4 6.1 0.9 7.7 24.1
                     
Community type                     
Central city  48.6   51.4   68.6 13.0 10.9 0.5 7.0 31.4
Urban fringe/large town  50.4   49.6   80.9 7.4 7.0 0.7 4.0 19.1
Rural/small town  51.8   48.2   88.8 3.1 3.2 3.1 1.9 11.2
                     
School level                     
Elementary  50.4   49.6   74.3 10.3 9.1 1.1 5.2 25.7
Secondary  48.5   51.5   76.4 7.9 9.7 0.6 5.4 23.6
Combined  49.5   50.5   80.4 8.4 6.1 0.6 4.5 19.6
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  54.0   46.0   73.5 13.4 8.3 0.9 3.9 26.5
100–199  51.4   48.6   71.8 13.3 7.9 2.4 4.6 28.2
200–499  48.8   51.2   76.9 8.8 9.0 0.5 4.8 23.1
500–749  47.1   52.9   81.5 6.1 6.4 0.3 5.7 18.5
750 or more  50.0   50.0   78.5 6.1 8.6 0.3 6.5 21.5
1 Minority includes Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic, regardless of race; American Indian/Alaska Native; and Asian/Pacific Islander.
2 For the item that measured male student enrollment in grades K–12 and comparable ungraded levels, the response rate was below 70 percent on the BIA School Data File. This item was also used to calculate female student enrollment.
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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School, BIA School, and Private School Data Files.


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