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Table 424. Public schools and instructional rooms with access to the Internet, by selected school characteristics: 1994 to 2003

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                         |           |    Instructional    |       Size of school         |             Metropolitan status                 |    Percent of students eligible for
                         |       All |       level\1\      |          enrollment          |                                                 |     free or reduced-price lunch\2\
Schools, computers,      |    public |_____________________|______________________________|_________________________________________________|_____________________________________________
instructional rooms,     |   schools |   Elemen-| Secondary|   Less |      300 |1,000     |    City |       Urban |       Town |      Rural |    Less |   35 to 49 |   50 to 74 |      75
and access               |           |     tary |          |   than |       to |          |         |      fringe |            |            | than 35 |    percent |    percent | percent
                         |           |          |          |    300 |      999 |          |         |             |            |            | percent |            |            | or more
_________________________|___________|__________|__________|________|__________|__________|_________|_____________|____________|____________|_________|____________|____________|_________
1                        |         2 |        3 |        4 |      5 |        6 |        7 |       8 |           9 |         10 |         11 |      12 |         13 |         14 |      15
_________________________|___________|__________|__________|________|__________|__________|_________|_____________|____________|____________|_________|____________|____________|_________
Estimated total          |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   number of schools     |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1995 ....................|     77,853|    57,705|    18,083|  20,673|    50,044|     7,136|   17,906|       18,464|      19,539|      21,944|   37,450|      13,627|      12,808|   13,166
1997 ....................|     79,125|    59,695|    19,430|  20,540|    51,169|     7,416|   21,071|       23,419|      12,637|      21,998|   37,525|      12,250|      16,302|   12,864
1998 ....................|     78,791|    59,173|    19,193|  20,095|    50,655|     8,041|   20,698|       26,265|      11,306|      20,522|   38,156|      12,088|      13,967|   14,541
1999 ....................|     78,399|    59,575|    17,110|  20,018|    50,389|     7,992|   21,034|       26,245|      11,235|      19,885|   35,653|      13,908|      16,099|   11,993
2000 ....................|     80,127|    59,782|    18,414|  20,067|    51,887|     8,173|   21,115|       26,584|      11,879|      20,550|   36,563|      12,414|      17,030|   13,912
2001 ....................|     81,066|    61,640|    17,627|  20,665|    51,968|     8,433|   17,997|       26,260|      10,180|      26,628|   34,928|      14,753|      16,627|   14,710
2002 ....................|     82,036|    62,134|    17,608|  21,429|    51,876|     8,731|   18,550|       26,431|      10,774|      26,280|   34,989|      13,243|      19,040|   14,765
2003 ....................|     82,232|    62,298|    17,889|  21,623|    51,952|     8,657|   18,803|       26,485|      10,597|      26,347|   32,501|      14,869|      18,577|   16,285
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (333)|     (293)|     (220)|   (479)|     (467)|     (165)|     (88)|         (98)|       (182)|       (273)|  (1,530)|     (1,185)|       (991)|  (1,263)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (665)|     (722)|     (521)| (1,263)|     (681)|     (291)|    (605)|        (514)|       (343)|       (506)|  (1,211)|       (977)|     (1,067)|    (949)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (650)|     (569)|     (359)|   (697)|     (206)|     (217)|  (1,380)|      (1,746)|     (1,323)|     (1,478)|  (1,215)|       (792)|     (1,071)|    (923)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (492)|     (527)|     (414)|   (589)|     (274)|     (139)|  (1,416)|      (1,002)|       (746)|     (1,087)|  (1,191)|     (1,203)|       (995)|    (814)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (780)|     (647)|     (371)|   (761)|     (253)|     (145)|    (963)|        (922)|     (1,080)|     (1,289)|  (1,194)|     (1,050)|     (1,134)|    (862)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (763)|     (759)|     (396)|   (697)|     (448)|     (154)|  (1,160)|      (1,060)|     (1,098)|     (1,422)|  (1,381)|     (1,111)|     (1,095)|    (999)
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
Percent of schools       |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   having access to the  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   Internet              |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1994 ....................|         35|        30|        49|      30|        35|        58|       40|           38|          29|          35|       39|          35|          32|       18
1995 ....................|         50|        46|        65|      39|        52|        69|       47|           59|          47|          48|       60|          48|          41|       31
1996 ....................|         65|        61|        77|      57|        66|        80|       64|           75|          61|          60|       74|          59|          53|       53
1997 ....................|         78|        75|        89|      75|        78|        89|       74|           78|          84|          79|       86|          81|          71|       62
1998 ....................|         89|        88|        94|      87|        89|        95|       92|           85|          90|          92|       92|          93|          88|       79
1999 ....................|         95|        94|        98|      96|        94|        96|       93|           96|          94|          96|       95|          98|          96|       89
2000 ....................|         98|        97|\3\    100|      96|        98|        99|       96|           98|          98|          99|       99|          99|          97|       94
2001 ....................|         99|        99|\3\    100|      99|        99|\3\    100|       97|           99|\3\      100|\3\      100|       99|\3\      100|          99|       97
2002 ....................|         99|        99|\3\    100|      99|\3\    100|\3\    100|       99|\3\       100|          98|          98|       98|\3\      100|\3\      100|       99
2003 ....................|\3\     100|\3\    100|       100|     100|\3\    100|       100|      100|\3\       100|         100|         100|      100|         100|         100|       99
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (1.3)|     (1.6)|     (2.1)|   (3.4)|     (1.4)|       (2)|      (2)|        (2.8)|       (3.2)|       (3.4)|    (2.0)|       (2.2)|       (3.0)|    (3.7)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (0.8)|     (1.0)|     (0.8)|   (1.5)|     (1.0)|       (2)|      (2)|        (1.2)|       (2.5)|       (1.4)|    (1.1)|       (0.9)|       (1.7)|    (3.1)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (0.5)|     (0.7)|     (0.2)|   (1.7)|     (0.5)|       (1)|      (1)|        (1.2)|       (1.2)|       (0.9)|    (0.7)|       (0.7)|       (1.3)|    (1.7)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (0.3)|     (0.4)|     (0.2)|   (1.0)|     (0.4)|    (\4\) |      (1)|        (0.5)|      (\4\) |       (0.1)|    (0.6)|      (\4\) |       (0.5)|    (1.1)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (0.5)|     (0.6)|     (0.5)|   (1.7)|     (0.2)|    (\4\) |      (1)|       (\4\) |       (2.2)|       (1.0)|    (1.0)|      (\4\) |      (\4\) |    (0.9)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (0.2)|     (0.2)|      (†) |    (†) |     (0.2)|      (†) |     (†) |        (0.5)|        (†) |        (†) |     (†) |        (†) |        (†) |    (0.8)
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
Number of computers for  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   instructional purpo-  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   ses in thousands      |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1995\5\ .................|      5,621|     3,453|     2,021|     850|     3,600|     1,171|    1,497|        1,526|       1,404|       1,195|    2,905|         806|         950|      882
1997 ....................|      5,959|     3,701|     2,258|     839|     3,767|     1,353|    1,727|        2,084|         934|       1,214|    3,154|         886|       1,013|      890
1998 ....................|      7,111|     4,519|     2,549|     952|     4,414|     1,744|    2,148|        2,606|       1,047|       1,311|    3,630|       1,105|       1,127|    1,235
1999 ....................|      7,806|     4,923|     2,728|   1,021|     4,952|     1,834|    2,320|        2,975|       1,022|       1,489|    3,900|       1,245|       1,429|    1,170
2000 ....................|      8,776|     5,296|     3,271|   1,135|     5,524|     2,117|    2,537|        3,396|       1,155|       1,689|    4,394|       1,373|       1,606|    1,384
2001 ....................|     10,058|     6,165|     3,654|   1,085|     6,273|     2,700|    2,685|        3,791|       1,134|       2,448|    4,781|       1,707|       1,862|    1,698
2002 ....................|     10,711|     6,775|     3,705|   1,347|     6,533|     2,831|    2,662|        4,043|       1,320|       2,686|    4,982|       1,673|       2,265|    1,792
2003 ....................|     11,180|     6,879|     4,087|   1,275|     6,709|     3,196|    2,825|        4,188|       1,357|       2,810|    5,049|       1,923|       2,248|    1,960
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (183)|     (145)|      (94)|    (53)|     (136)|     (106)|     (74)|        (129)|        (58)|        (77)|    (198)|       (114)|        (89)|    (155)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (147)|     (114)|     (103)|    (76)|     (127)|     (101)|    (113)|        (121)|        (50)|        (75)|    (152)|       (115)|       (116)|     (98)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (174)|     (149)|     (113)|    (73)|     (121)|     (103)|    (179)|        (213)|       (132)|       (131)|    (147)|        (93)|       (112)|    (107)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (180)|     (165)|      (98)|    (57)|     (140)|      (85)|    (192)|        (168)|        (78)|       (142)|    (206)|       (120)|       (132)|    (117)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (237)|     (187)|     (105)|   (101)|     (181)|     (101)|    (158)|        (173)|       (172)|       (164)|    (170)|       (172)|       (137)|    (136)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (265)|     (234)|     (115)|    (77)|     (179)|     (118)|    (163)|        (177)|       (139)|       (220)|    (252)|       (165)|       (139)|    (110)
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Mean number of instruc-  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   tional computers      |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   per school            |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1995\5\ .................|         72|        60|       112|      41|        72|       164|       84|           83|          72|          54|       78|          59|          74|       67
1997 ....................|         75|        62|       116|      41|        74|       183|       82|           89|          74|          55|       84|          72|          62|       69
1998 ....................|         90|        76|       133|      47|        87|       217|      104|           99|          93|          64|       95|          91|          81|       85
1999 ....................|        100|        83|       159|      51|        98|       229|      110|          113|          91|          75|      109|          90|          89|       98
2000 ....................|        110|        89|       178|      57|       106|       259|      120|          128|          97|          82|      120|         111|          94|       99
2001 ....................|        124|       100|       207|      52|       121|       320|      149|          144|         111|          92|      137|         116|         112|      115
2002 ....................|        131|       109|       210|      63|       126|       324|      144|          153|         123|         102|      142|         126|         119|      122
2003 ....................|        136|       110|       228|      59|       129|       369|      150|          158|         128|         107|      155|         129|         121|      120
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (2.3)|     (2.4)|     (4.9)|   (2.6)|     (2.5)|    (13.0)|    (3.6)|        (4.9)|       (5.2)|       (3.6)|    (3.7)|       (6.1)|       (4.5)|    (7.7)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (2.2)|     (2.2)|     (6.4)|   (2.5)|     (2.3)|    (10.7)|    (4.7)|        (4.2)|       (4.2)|       (3.6)|    (2.8)|       (6.8)|       (5.6)|    (5.2)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (2.0)|     (2.4)|     (5.3)|   (3.1)|     (2.3)|     (9.0)|    (4.9)|        (4.3)|       (5.6)|       (3.6)|    (3.4)|       (5.9)|       (5.7)|    (5.5)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (2.3)|     (2.7)|     (6.2)|   (2.5)|     (2.6)|    (10.1)|    (6.4)|        (4.7)|       (6.0)|       (4.0)|    (4.9)|       (5.8)|       (6.0)|    (5.0)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (2.8)|     (2.9)|     (6.4)|   (4.1)|     (3.5)|    (10.8)|    (6.4)|        (5.2)|       (9.3)|       (4.5)|    (4.7)|       (8.5)|       (5.3)|    (5.9)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (2.6)|     (3.1)|     (4.9)|   (2.9)|     (3.2)|    (11.0)|    (6.1)|        (5.6)|       (6.7)|       (4.9)|    (5.9)|       (7.0)|       (5.6)|    (5.1)
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
Number of instructional  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   computers with access |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   to the Internet, in   |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   thousands             |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1995\5\ .................|        447|       232|       187|      59|       315|        73|       96|          131|         126|          94|      286|          46|          57|       36
1998 ....................|      3,569|     2,100|     1,450|     407|     2,276|       887|    1,026|        1,334|         481|         727|    2,064|         608|         439|      458
1999 ....................|      4,809|     2,773|     1,945|     663|     2,988|     1,158|    1,265|        1,887|         691|         966|    2,762|         778|         810|      428
2000 ....................|      6,759|     3,813|     2,779|     882|     4,191|     1,686|    1,782|        2,688|         955|       1,335|    3,608|       1,064|       1,215|      858
2001 ....................|      8,500|     4,936|     3,357|     874|     5,229|     2,396|    2,175|        3,178|       1,008|       2,139|    4,225|       1,447|       1,529|    1,289
2002 ....................|      9,658|     5,912|     3,525|   1,214|     5,827|     2,618|    2,329|        3,677|       1,222|       2,431|    4,586|       1,474|       2,049|    1,549
2003 ....................|     10,361|     6,225|     3,935|   1,156|     6,169|     3,036|    2,593|        3,887|       1,264|       2,616|    4,751|       1,724|       2,121|    1,726
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (173)|     (148)|      (79)|    (38)|     (140)|      (73)|     (87)|        (105)|        (46)|        (73)|    (151)|        (79)|        (48)|     (78)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (145)|     (111)|      (89)|    (60)|     (132)|      (68)|     (94)|         (93)|        (50)|        (70)|    (140)|        (59)|        (79)|     (55)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (174)|     (136)|     (113)|    (69)|     (114)|      (97)|    (148)|        (178)|       (111)|        (91)|    (139)|        (80)|        (93)|     (87)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (176)|     (144)|      (92)|    (61)|     (139)|      (89)|    (164)|        (150)|        (74)|       (137)|    (196)|       (105)|       (114)|    (101)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (236)|     (183)|     (105)|    (97)|     (183)|     (102)|    (145)|        (160)|       (162)|       (148)|    (167)|       (158)|       (129)|    (122)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (270)|     (237)|     (117)|    (71)|     (186)|     (122)|    (160)|        (168)|       (128)|       (217)|    (244)|       (158)|       (134)|    (107)
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
Percent of instructional |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   computers with access |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   to the Internet       |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1995\5\ .................|          8|         7|         9|       7|         9|         6|        6|            9|           9|           8|       10|           6|           6|        4
1998 ....................|         50|        46|        57|      43|        52|        51|       48|           51|          46|          55|       57|          55|          39|       37
1999 ....................|         62|        56|        71|      65|        60|        63|       55|           63|          68|          65|       71|          62|          57|       37
2000 ....................|         77|        72|        85|      78|        76|        80|       70|           79|          83|          79|       82|          77|          76|       62
2001 ....................|         85|        80|        92|      81|        83|        89|       81|           84|          89|          87|       88|          85|          82|       76
2002 ....................|         90|        87|        95|      90|        89|        92|       87|           91|          93|          90|       92|          88|          90|       86
2003 ....................|         93|        90|        96|      91|        92|        95|       92|           93|          93|          93|       95|          90|          94|       88
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (1.7)|     (2.5)|     (2.1)|   (3.4)|     (2.2)|     (3.4)|    (3.0)|        (2.8)|       (4.1)|       (3.4)|    (2.0)|       (4.2)|       (2.9)|    (4.6)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (1.4)|     (1.6)|     (2.4)|   (3.0)|     (1.7)|     (3.6)|    (2.6)|        (2.4)|       (3.1)|       (2.7)|    (2.2)|       (3.6)|       (2.8)|    (3.6)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (1.1)|     (1.5)|     (1.2)|   (2.6)|     (1.3)|     (1.8)|    (2.1)|        (1.7)|       (2.5)|       (2.1)|    (1.2)|       (2.9)|       (2.6)|    (3.1)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (0.8)|     (1.2)|     (0.8)|   (2.8)|     (1.2)|     (1.4)|    (2.1)|        (1.5)|       (2.1)|       (1.3)|    (1.2)|       (2.0)|       (2.5)|    (2.2)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (0.8)|     (1.1)|     (0.6)|   (1.8)|     (0.9)|     (1.3)|    (1.6)|        (1.2)|       (1.9)|       (1.4)|    (1.1)|       (2.0)|       (1.5)|    (1.6)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (0.6)|     (0.8)|     (0.8)|   (1.9)|     (0.8)|     (1.0)|    (1.0)|        (1.1)|       (1.6)|       (1.3)|    (0.8)|       (2.3)|       (1.0)|    (1.5)
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Total number of instruc- |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   tional rooms,\6\ in   |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   thousands             |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1997 ....................|      2,625|     1,720|       906|     335|     1,725|       566|      830|          902|         388|         505|    1,336|         375|         462|      447
1998 ....................|      2,709|     1,772|       916|     349|     1,740|       620|      839|          981|         390|         498|    1,372|         413|         451|      471
1999 ....................|      2,811|     1,830|       926|     360|     1,805|       645|      857|        1,049|         375|         530|    1,325|         477|         541|      437
2000 ....................|      2,905|     1,864|       972|     377|     1,871|       657|      866|        1,086|         413|         541|    1,380|         465|         570|      482
2001 ....................|      2,851|     1,854|       929|     332|     1,829|       690|      726|        1,068|         339|         718|    1,299|         486|         551|      510
2002 ....................|      2,988|     2,006|       919|     396|     1,896|       696|      748|        1,101|         378|         761|    1,368|         451|         648|      520
2003 ....................|      3,004|     1,998|       952|     378|     1,919|       707|      777|        1,104|         375|         748|    1,281|         524|         626|      512
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|       (41)|      (29)|      (25)|    (15)|      (34)|      (21)|     (22)|         (24)|        (14)|        (17)|     (60)|        (39)|        (29)|     (42)
1999 (standard error) ...|       (36)|      (33)|      (29)|    (26)|      (39)|      (30)|     (29)|         (33)|        (16)|        (23)|     (46)|        (34)|        (42)|     (34)
2000 (standard error) ...|       (35)|      (28)|      (24)|    (22)|      (23)|      (23)|     (56)|         (61)|        (47)|        (39)|     (46)|        (28)|        (36)|     (29)
2001 (standard error) ...|       (31)|      (30)|      (18)|    (17)|      (23)|      (15)|     (49)|         (46)|        (24)|        (36)|     (48)|        (34)|        (35)|     (29)
2002 (standard error) ...|       (37)|      (30)|      (19)|    (25)|      (20)|      (16)|     (36)|         (39)|        (40)|        (48)|     (45)|        (38)|        (38)|     (33)
2003 (standard error) ...|       (47)|      (44)|      (20)|    (18)|      (33)|      (16)|     (45)|         (51)|        (38)|        (54)|     (51)|        (39)|        (38)|     (34)
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Percent of instruc-      |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   tional rooms\6\ with  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   access to Internet    |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1994 ....................|          3|         3|         4|       3|         3|         3|        4|            4|           3|           3|        3|           2|           4|        2
1995 ....................|          8|         8|         8|       9|         8|         4|        6|            8|           8|           8|        9|           6|           6|        3
1996 ....................|         14|        13|        16|      15|        13|        16|       12|           16|          14|          14|       17|          12|          11|        5
1997 ....................|         27|        24|        32|      27|        28|        25|       20|           29|          34|          30|       33|          33|          20|       14
1998 ....................|         51|        51|        52|      54|        53|        45|       47|           50|          55|          57|       57|          60|          41|       38
1999 ....................|         64|        62|        67|      71|        64|        58|       52|           67|          72|          71|       73|          69|          61|       38
2000 ....................|         77|        76|        79|      83|        78|        70|       66|           78|          87|          85|       82|          81|          77|       60
2001 ....................|         87|        86|        88|      87|        87|        86|       82|           87|          91|          89|       90|          89|          87|       79
2002 ....................|         92|        92|        91|      91|        93|        89|       88|           92|          96|          93|       93|          90|          91|       89
2003 ....................|         93|        93|        94|      93|        93|        94|       90|           94|          97|          94|       95|          93|          94|       90
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (1.8)|     (2.3)|     (2.1)|   (3.7)|     (2.2)|     (3.9)|    (3.2)|        (2.9)|       (4.0)|       (3.6)|    (2.4)|       (5.1)|       (3.9)|    (4.3)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (1.6)|     (1.8)|     (2.6)|   (3.2)|     (1.9)|     (3.0)|    (2.6)|        (2.5)|       (3.4)|       (3.0)|    (2.3)|       (3.4)|       (3.1)|    (4.4)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (1.1)|     (1.5)|     (1.6)|   (2.8)|     (1.5)|     (2.2)|    (2.2)|        (2.0)|       (2.6)|       (1.7)|    (1.5)|       (2.9)|       (2.8)|    (3.3)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (0.9)|     (1.1)|     (1.2)|   (2.1)|     (1.1)|     (1.7)|    (2.1)|        (1.3)|       (2.2)|       (1.3)|    (1.2)|       (2.2)|       (2.4)|    (2.4)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (0.6)|     (0.8)|     (1.0)|   (1.9)|     (0.7)|     (1.7)|    (1.6)|        (0.9)|       (1.1)|       (1.0)|    (0.8)|       (2.1)|       (1.4)|    (1.9)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (0.5)|     (0.7)|     (0.9)|   (1.6)|     (0.7)|     (1.1)|    (1.0)|        (0.9)|       (0.9)|       (1.2)|    (1.0)|       (1.4)|       (1.1)|    (1.5)
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Number of public school  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   students per instruc- |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   tional computer with  |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
   access to Internet    |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 ....................|       12.1|      13.6|       9.9|     9.1|      12.3|      13.0|     14.1|         12.4|        12.2|         8.6|     10.6|        10.9|        15.8|     16.8
1999 ....................|        9.1|      10.6|       7.0|     5.7|       9.4|      10.0|     11.4|          9.1|         8.2|         6.6|      7.6|         9.0|        10.0|     16.8
2000 ....................|        6.6|       7.8|       5.2|     3.9|       7.0|       7.2|      8.2|          6.6|         6.2|         5.0|      6.0|         6.3|         7.2|      9.1
2001 ....................|        5.4|       6.1|       4.3|     4.1|       5.6|       5.4|      5.9|          5.7|         5.0|         4.6|      4.9|         5.2|         5.6|      6.8
2002 ....................|        4.8|       5.2|       4.1|     3.1|       5.0|       5.1|      5.5|          4.9|         4.4|         4.0|      4.6|         4.5|         4.7|      5.5
2003 ....................|        4.4|       4.9|       3.8|     3.2        4.7|       4.3|      5.0|          4.6|         4.1|         3.8|      4.2|         4.4|         4.4|      5.1
                         |           |          |          |        |          |          |         |             |            |            |         |            |            |
1998 (standard error) ...|      (0.6)|     (0.9)|     (0.4)|   (0.7)|     (0.7)|     (1.0)|    (1.2)|        (0.9)|       (1.2)|       (0.8)|    (0.6)|       (1.2)|       (1.4)|    (2.5)
1999 (standard error) ...|      (0.3)|     (0.4)|     (0.3)|   (0.4)|     (0.4)|     (0.6)|    (0.8)|        (0.4)|       (0.6)|       (0.4)|    (0.3)|       (0.4)|       (0.8)|    (2.2)
2000 (standard error) ...|      (0.1)|     (0.2)|     (0.2)|   (0.3)|     (0.2)|     (0.3)|    (0.4)|        (0.2)|       (0.3)|       (0.3)|    (0.2)|       (0.4)|       (0.4)|    (0.7)
2001 (standard error) ...|      (0.1)|     (0.2)|     (0.1)|   (0.3)|     (0.1)|     (0.2)|    (0.2)|        (0.2)|       (0.3)|       (0.1)|    (0.2)|       (0.2)|       (0.3)|    (0.3)
2002 (standard error) ...|      (0.1)|     (0.2)|     (0.1)|   (0.2)|     (0.2)|     (0.2)|    (0.2)|        (0.2)|       (0.4)|       (0.2)|    (0.1)|       (0.3)|       (0.2)|    (0.3)
2003 (standard error) ...|      (0.1)|     (0.2)|     (0.1)|   (0.2)|     (0.1)|     (0.2)|    (0.2)|        (0.2)|       (0.2)|       (0.2)|    (0.1)|       (0.3)|       (0.2)|    (0.2)
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†Not applicable
\1\Excludes combined elementary/secondary schools because of small sample size.
\2\Excludes schools with missing data for free and reduced price lunch participation.
\3\This estimate fell between 99.5 percent and 100.0 percent and therefore was rounded to 100 percent.
\4\Estimate of standard error is not appropriate because it would be based on an estimate of 100 percent.
\5\Includes computers used for instructional or administrative purposes.
\6\Includes all classrooms, computer labs, and library/media centers.

NOTE: Data are derived from sample surveys and are subject to sampling error. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding of weighted estimates. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2003; and unpublished data. (This table was prepared April 2005.)