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Table 9.  Number and percentage of schools that had any 12th-grade students, graduation status and college participation, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

        Among schools that had any 12th-grade students: 
school characteristic Number of schools with students enrolled in the 12th grade during the previous year (2002-03) Percent of all schools with students enrolled in the 12th grade during the previous year (2002-03)   Percent of schools in which 90 percent or more of the 12th-grade students graduated with a diploma during the previous year (2002-03) Percent of schools in which 50 percent or more of the graduates from the previous year (2002-03) attended a 4-year college Percent of schools in which 50 percent or more of the graduates from the previous year (2002-03) attended a 2-year college Percent of schools in which 50 percent or more of the graduates from the previous year (2002-03) attended either a 4- or 2-year college1
All schools  30,761 26.4   77.4 38.3 14.0 74.4
               
All public schools  22,490 25.5   73.0 29.9 13.3 72.2
               
School classification               
Traditional public  21,742 25.3   74.0 30.4 13.0 72.9
Charter school  748 34.3   46.1 17.1 20.1 52.6
               
Community type               
Central city  4,388 20.0   55.0 26.7 12.9 63.4
Urban fringe/large town  9,429 22.3   73.2 32.4 13.7 73.6
Rural/small town  8,673 36.4   82.0 28.9 13.0 75.1
               
School level               
Elementary  173 0.3   90.3 48.3 # 89.2
Secondary  16,749 84.2   73.8 30.6 12.7 76.0
Combined  5,569 83.7   70.1 27.4 15.4 60.3
               
Student enrollment               
Less than 100  3,566 51.7   44.1 11.7 14.3 30.6
100–199  2,629 33.2   63.2 22.6 22.8 66.9
200–499  5,972 16.7   83.4 31.4 12.4 74.5
500–749  2,935 14.6   81.6 27.2 10.5 79.2
750–999  1,785 21.3   80.8 37.2 7.6 82.6
1,000 or more  5,603 61.9   78.0 42.4 12.3 91.7
               
All BIA schools  60 35.9   51.0 6.4 11.1 36.1
               
All private schools  8,211 28.9   89.7 61.4 15.9 80.8
               
School classification               
Catholic  1,284 16.2   98.7 93.1 2.1 98.1
Other religious  4,622 33.8   90.8 54.3 21.6 79.6
Nonsectarian  2,304 33.9   82.5 58.1 12.1 73.7
               
Community type               
Central city  2,542 26.1   87.8 67.5 12.8 83.1
Urban fringe/large town  3,991 28.3   89.9 60.1 16.7 80.8
Rural/small town  1,678 37.3   92.1 55.1 18.6 77.4
               
School level               
Elementary  62 0.4   76.8 31.8 37.7 79.5
Secondary  2,421 91.1   93.1 76.8 9.6 88.4
Combined  5,728 68.2   88.4 55.2 18.3 77.6
               
Student enrollment               
Less than 100  3,164 23.4   80.6 31.8 23.9 59.2
100–199  1,514 24.2   90.7 64.8 18.8 87.9
200–499  2,236 33.6   97.1 80.9 10.4 95.4
500–749  657 53.5   99.0 94.3 4.1 100.0
750 or more  640 84.9   97.2 97.9 0.9 100.0
               
# Rounds to zero.
1The percent of schools in this column exceeds the sum of the previous two columns because it also includes schools in which the sum of students attending a 4- or 2-year college exceeds 50 percent.
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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