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Table 10.  Percentage of schools that offered various programs, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic  Programs with special instructional approaches  Talented/Gifted program or honors coursesA program in which at least half of the core subjects are taught in a foreign language Advanced placement (AP) courses for college credit International Baccalaureate (IB) Specialized career academy Distance learning course(s)
All schools  23.5 59.0 3.6 15.8 0.6 5.0 10.7
               
All public schools  22.4 68.9 4.0 16.2 0.7 6.4 12.2
               
School classification               
Traditional public  21.7 69.6 4.1 16.4 0.7 6.4 12.2
Charter school  49.0 38.9 2.5 8.8 1.1 6.5 8.4
               
Community type               
Central city  22.8 60.3 7.4 11.7 1.2 6.7 6.0
Urban fringe/large town  22.6 74.5 3.6 15.4 0.8 6.2 9.9
Rural/small town  21.6 66.9 1.5 21.9 0.1 6.5 21.9
               
School level               
Elementary  18.1 70.3 4.7 1.7 0.4 0.8 2.6
Secondary  29.6 71.7 3.0 56.0 2.0 22.9 32.1
Combined  40.4 47.0 1.1 31.9 0.4 9.1 40.3
               
Student enrollment               
Less than 100  46.5 23.8 0.7 7.1 # 5.1 13.0
100–199  29.4 52.1 0.5 10.3 0.1 4.7 17.9
200–499  19.6 68.6 2.8 10.2 0.1 3.4 11.5
500–749  17.8 77.2 6.6 12.0 0.8 4.5 7.5
750–999  21.0 79.1 5.7 18.5 1.9 6.1 10.6
1,000 or more  20.4 91.0 7.3 59.2 3.2 25.1 20.8
               
All BIA schools  29.3 86.7 7.1 8.2 0.7 4.9 15.8
               
All private schools  26.8 28.0 2.3 14.7 0.3 0.8 6.2
               
School classification               
Catholic  6.8 31.6 0.7 13.1 0.3 # 3.0
Other religious  23.4 24.9 2.9 15.4 0.1 0.9 8.4
Nonsectarian  57.0 30.0 3.1 15.1 0.7 1.5 5.8
               
Community type               
Central city  23.0 26.8 3.5 15.5 0.2 1.1 4.9
Urban fringe/large town  28.8 29.2 2.0 13.9 0.2 0.6 6.0
Rural/small town  28.9 26.7 0.8 15.2 0.5 0.8 10.1
               
School level               
Elementary  20.1 17.1 2.6 0.8 0.1 # 1.4
Secondary  23.1 60.7 4.0 61.6 1.2 0.9 16.7
Combined  41.9 40.1 1.4 28.5 0.3 2.4 12.9
               
Student enrollment               
Less than 100  43.1 17.8 1.6 7.5 # 1.1 6.5
100–199  16.7 24.2 2.9 9.1 0.2 0.8 4.9
200–499  9.5 39.7 2.5 21.3 0.1 # 6.0
500–749  4.9 60.3 6.5 46.3 2.7 1.7 11.1
750 or more  8.4 86.2 2.0 80.2 3.0 1.0 7.5
# Rounds to zero.
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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