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Table 4.  Participation in Title I and the National School Lunch Program, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

        National School Lunch Program 
  Title I services  Number of participating schools Percent of all schools Percent of K–12 students in participating
schools approved
for free or reduced-price lunches
School type and selected school characteristic Number of schools receiving service1 Percent of all schools receiving service1 Percent
of K–12 students participating
All schools 53,313 45.7 25.1 91,146.4 78.1 41.0
             
All public schools  47,917 54.4 27.5 84,302.4 95.7 41.6
             
School classification             
Traditional public  47,435 55.2 27.7 82,732.8 96.3 41.5
Charter school  482 22.1 14.2 1,569.7 72.0 48.6
             
Community type             
Central city  12,734 57.9 40.4 21,063.0 95.8 56.4
Urban fringe/large town  20,847 49.3 19.7 40,640.0 96.0 32.1
Rural/small town  14,336 60.2 29.2 22,599.5 94.9 45.3
             
School level             
Elementary  40,406 65.6 36.1 60,442.3 98.2 46.4
Secondary  4,883 24.6 12.0 18,105.8 91.0 31.4
Combined  2,629 39.5 17.8 5,754.3 86.5 44.1
             
Student enrollment             
Less than 100  2,250 32.6 21.1 5,313.1 77.1 61.0
100–199  4,644 58.6 29.8 7,324.5 92.5 49.2
200–499  22,911 64.2 33.4 34,780.4 97.5 43.8
500–749  11,169 55.4 31.2 19,790.1 98.2 44.8
750–999  4,115 49.0 31.6 8,220.5 97.9 43.6
1,000 or more  2,828 31.2 16.5 8,873.9 98.0 34.6
             
All BIA schools  164.0 98.1 80.3
             
All private schools  5,375 18.9 3.2 6,679.6 23.5 20.8
             
School classification             
Catholic  3,773 47.6 5.3 4,135.8 52.2 17.1
Other religious  1,132 8.3 1.2 1,631.0 11.9 29.0
Nonsectarian  470 6.9 1.6 912.8 13.4 35.5
             
Community type             
Central city  2,397 24.6 4.1 2,750.5 28.2 27.1
Urban fringe/large town  2,083 14.7 2.1 2,764.3 19.6 14.3
Rural/small town  894 19.9 5.0 1,164.7 25.9 18.5
             
School level             
Elementary  4,514 26.0 4.9 5,161.7 29.8 18.9
Secondary  242 9.1 1.1 611.9 23.0 14.6
Combined  619 7.4 1.4 905.9 10.8 38.1
             
Student enrollment             
Less than 100  1,423 10.6 3.3 1,888.6 14.0 36.5
100–199  1,802 28.8 5.6 2,214.2 35.4 24.5
200–499  1,902 28.6 3.7 2,109.1 31.7 18.6
500–749  214 17.4 1.4 328.4 26.7 13.4
750 or more  34 4.5 0.4 139.4 18.5 20.8
             
— Not available.
1 These services are received at the school or any other location.
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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