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Table 13.  Number of school instructional and noninstructional aides, secretaries and other clerical support staff, food service personnel, and custodial maintenance and security personnel, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Instructional aides1,2 Noninstructional aides1,3 Secretaries and other clerical support staff1 Food service personnel1 Custodial maintenance and security personnel1
All schools  695,600 157,442 300,002 431,680 411,500
           
All public schools  633,700 141,611 247,950 394,207 360,800
           
School classification           
Traditional public  623,400 140,156 243,750 391,652 357,300
Charter school  10,300 1,455 4,200 2,555 3,500
           
Community type           
Central city  175,100 35,166 71,763 102,740 102,000
Urban fringe/large town  318,600 80,349 126,699 197,134 182,800
Rural/small town  140,000 26,095 49,487 94,334 76,000
           
School level           
Elementary  489,900 103,962 141,208 260,367 217,300
Secondary  107,600 29,585 90,370 114,714 121,200
Combined  36,100 8,064 16,372 19,126 22,300
           
Student enrollment           
Less than 100  15,400 2,347 7,283 5,878 9,400
100–199  36,300 5,753 12,449 17,404 17,200
200–499  227,400 49,652 70,263 128,326 110,600
500–749  184,200 35,697 57,715 103,483 86,100
750–999  79,300 19,237 32,066 51,232 45,100
1,000 or more  91,000 28,926 68,174 87,884 92,400
           
All BIA schools  1,600 147 495 686 1,000
           
All private schools  60,300 15,684 51,557 36,787 49,600
           
School classification           
Catholic  20,200 4,780 16,860 15,270 17,800
Other religious  17,700 6,718 19,845 12,004 17,700
Nonsectarian  22,400 4,185 14,852 9,513 14,100
           
Community type           
Central city  23,100 6,006 20,331 13,219 19,300
Urban fringe/large town  32,300 8,419 26,228 17,664 24,900
Rural/small town  4,900 1,259 4,998 5,904 5,500
           
School level           
Elementary  37,200 8,186 22,647 17,953 23,000
Secondary  2,300 985 9,797 8,334 9,700
Combined  20,700 6,513 19,113 10,501 16,900
           
Student enrollment           
Less than 100  18,400 4,759 9,863 6,607 9,200
100–199  14,400 3,659 10,396 7,982 9,900
200–499  19,100 4,787 18,075 12,971 18,200
500–749  5,400 1,348 6,509 3,939 5,700
750 or more  3,000 1,131 6,714 5,288 6,700
1 Includes full- and part-time head counts.
2 Instructional aides include regular Title I aides, ESL/Bilingual aides, special education instructional aides, library media center instructional aides, and other classroom instructional aides.
3 Noninstructional aides include special education noninstructional aides, library media center noninstructional aides, and other noninstructional aides.
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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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