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Table 17.  Percentage of schools with physical space limitations, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Percent of schools with enrollment that exceeded permanent and temporary building capacity Percent of schools that had one or more temporary buildings Average student capacity of temporary buildings Percent of schools that routinely used common areas for instructional purposes Percent of schools in which some teachers did not have their own classrooms due to lack of space
All schools  6.9 27.3 150.0 17.9 24.0
           
All public schools  8.5 31.7 159.6 19.2 26.7
           
School classification           
Traditional public  8.5 31.9 160.0 19.0 26.8
Charter school  8.5 24.2 140.3 28.1 23.2
           
Community type           
Central city  9.3 37.7 186.4 21.3 27.9
Urban fringe/large town  9.7 34.4 164.3 19.0 29.1
Rural/small town  5.6 21.3 102.1 17.6 21.4
           
School level           
Elementary  7.8 33.7 148.0 19.9 22.5
Secondary  11.9 27.5 223.8 17.5 41.5
Combined  4.9 26.0 95.7 18.5 21.0
           
Student enrollment           
Less than 100  2.4 20.8 46.8 14.1 14.4
100–199  3.2 20.9 82.9 23.3 19.8
200–499  5.6 26.0 111.2 19.2 21.9
500–749  8.2 38.4 145.0 17.3 24.6
750–999  14.6 47.3 206.9 22.2 38.9
1,000 or more  24.2 42.3 332.8 21.0 54.4
           
All BIA schools  1.9 52.1 97.9 26.1 19.7
           
All private schools  2.1 13.5 81.2 13.7 15.5
           
School classification           
Catholic  1.3 12.3 92.2 14.1 23.6
Other religious  1.8 15.7 86.0 15.1 12.6
Nonsectarian  3.6 10.6 52.0 10.5 11.8
           
Community type           
Central city  2.8 14.5 89.4 14.7 18.0
Urban fringe/large town  1.7 13.7 70.8 13.6 14.6
Rural/small town  1.9 10.8 98.9 12.0 12.9
           
School level           
Elementary  2.2 13.4 82.5 13.9 13.0
Secondary  1.8 10.3 63.9 12.0 34.0
Combined  2.1 14.9 82.6 13.9 14.8
           
Student enrollment           
Less than 100  1.9 9.3 71.9 13.4 8.1
100–199  1.4 15.2 83.4 16.7 15.6
200–499  1.9 18.7 74.0 11.0 22.9
500–749  4.7 19.5 126.9 19.5 37.5
750 or more  9.6 20.7 129.2 9.0 46.0
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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