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Table 8.  Percentage of public schools that had various special requirements for admission other than proof of immunization, age, or residence, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

    Of schools that had special requirements for admission, percent of schools that used various requirements 
School type and selected school characteristic Percent of schools that had special requirements for admission Admission test Standardized achievement test Academic record Special student needs Special student aptitudes, skills, or talents Personal interview Recom-
mendations
All schools  26.6 34.3 31.4 65.7 41.7 17.7 66.0 49.9
                 
All public schools  12.2 9.5 14.9 49.6 56.2 17.2 30.5 34.1
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  11.9 9.3 15.1 50.0 57.1 17.5 28.8 34.4
Charter school  22.2 13.4 11.1 41.6 37.1 10.7 66.2 28.1
                 
Community type                 
Central city  16.4 7.9 15.6 37.5 53.0 17.2 31.5 35.3
Urban fringe/large town  11.0 9.3 12.7 52.7 58.2 14.6 29.3 33.4
Rural/small town  10.4 12.1 18.0 61.6 57.1 21.9 31.1 33.8
                 
School level                 
Elementary  7.4 10.9 18.7 47.4 43.1 19.9 12.6 14.4
Secondary  19.9 8.6 12.6 62.6 57.9 18.3 49.6 54.1
Combined  33.0 8.1 11.1 30.9 80.1 9.5 33.1 39.0
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  40.5 3.5 3.5 36.4 72.3 9.1 45.8 57.0
100–199  18.3 6.4 11.9 42.3 72.2 11.7 26.9 45.6
200–499  8.7 15.5 20.9 58.9 51.0 21.4 31.5 27.1
500–749  7.9 6.2 12.6 42.8 44.7 19.8 13.8 13.0
750–999  10.7 12.0 27.8 64.2 37.6 18.2 21.1 13.4
1,000 or more  9.6 15.5 25.4 68.4 36.7 31.0 24.0 26.8
                 
All BIA schools  67.7 4.7 6.2 24.0 17.2 11.0 10.3 9.3
                 
All private schools  71.0 47.7 40.4 74.5 34.2 18.0 85.2 58.5
                 
School classification                 
Catholic  62.8 52.0 47.8 89.3 37.6 18.5 75.8 58.1
Other religious  74.4 51.3 40.2 74.6 27.8 15.4 91.3 58.4
Nonsectarian  73.8 36.1 33.3 59.7 43.8 22.6 82.1 59.0
                 
Community type                 
Central city  76.3 51.0 43.7 77.1 35.7 19.3 84.8 62.3
Urban fringe/large town  69.6 47.3 40.3 73.4 35.2 18.0 84.8 58.2
Rural/small town  64.1 40.3 32.0 71.5 27.1 14.4 87.6 49.5
                 
School level                 
Elementary  59.8 46.1 38.9 76.2 32.1 16.9 83.7 53.1
Secondary  89.7 51.2 47.3 75.7 34.8 22.2 75.8 71.9
Combined  88.3 48.8 40.1 71.9 36.9 18.0 90.4 61.6
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  63.8 35.4 25.1 58.3 36.8 13.6 84.4 47.1
100–199  70.7 47.4 40.0 79.8 33.7 17.8 88.7 61.2
200–499  80.4 60.0 56.2 89.7 31.9 21.1 86.5 67.5
500–749  87.1 67.5 62.3 90.8 28.5 24.6 78.7 77.1
750 or more  95.0 75.8 75.4 98.8 32.4 37.1 72.8 84.2
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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