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Table 216.40. Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary schools and enrollment, by level, type, and enrollment size of school: 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15
Enrollment size of school Number and percentage distribution of schools, by level and type Enrollment totals and percentage distribution, by level and type of school1
Total2 Elemen-
tary3
Secondary4 Combined
elementary/
secondary5
Other6 Total2 Elemen-
tary3
Secondary4 Combined
elementary/
secondary5
Other6
All schools Regular schools7 All schools Regular schools7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2012-13                        
Total 98,454 66,708 24,294 19,479 6,329 1,123 49,519,559 31,918,613 15,670,275 15,161,226 1,926,786 3,885
                         
Percent8 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Under 100 10.12 5.34 17.25 9.28 36.71 71.74 0.88 0.56 1.08 0.65 4.41 37.09
100 to 199 9.21 7.76 11.66 10.57 16.22 21.74 2.63 2.45 2.48 1.99 6.90 37.32
200 to 299 10.91 11.51 9.33 9.69 10.28 4.35 5.28 6.08 3.37 3.08 7.55 13.51
300 to 399 13.62 16.04 7.95 8.63 8.20 0.00 9.14 11.71 4.01 3.83 8.46 0.00
400 to 499 13.86 16.93 6.91 7.77 6.04 2.17 11.91 15.80 4.48 4.42 8.02 12.07
                         
500 to 599 11.73 14.25 5.88 6.66 5.90 0.00 12.30 16.21 4.66 4.64 9.59 0.00
600 to 699 8.63 10.34 4.90 5.52 3.73 0.00 10.70 13.90 4.61 4.55 7.16 0.00
700 to 799 6.15 7.05 4.26 4.90 3.19 0.00 8.79 10.93 4.62 4.67 7.06 0.00
800 to 999 6.70 6.94 6.71 7.78 3.87 0.00 11.36 12.74 8.71 8.86 10.11 0.00
1,000 to 1,499 5.46 3.52 11.59 13.36 3.70 0.00 12.53 8.47 20.73 20.96 13.15 0.00
                         
1,500 to 1,999 2.03 0.29 7.34 8.58 1.17 0.00 6.74 1.00 18.53 19.03 5.91 0.00
2,000 to 2,999 1.31 0.03 5.24 6.13 0.47 0.00 5.87 0.14 17.87 18.37 3.19 0.00
3,000 or more 0.27 # 0.97 1.13 0.51 0.00 1.87 0.02 4.84 4.94 8.50 0.00
                         
Average
      enrollment8
522 481 689 785 337 84 522 481 689 785 337 84
                         
2013-14                        
Total 98,271 67,034 24,067 19,411 6,189 981 49,777,410 32,226,881 15,640,128 15,167,671 1,898,252 12,149
                         
Percent8 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Under 100 10.11 5.35 17.33 9.42 37.43 50.98 0.88 0.56 1.10 0.66 4.45 8.61
100 to 199 9.04 7.68 11.27 10.24 16.31 11.76 2.58 2.41 2.39 1.92 6.88 6.21
200 to 299 10.90 11.45 9.40 9.67 10.29 15.69 5.24 6.02 3.36 3.05 7.42 15.77
300 to 399 13.40 15.69 8.02 8.79 7.86 7.84 8.96 11.40 4.04 3.89 8.07 11.49
400 to 499 13.89 16.94 6.88 7.72 5.92 1.96 11.89 15.74 4.45 4.40 7.82 3.97
                         
500 to 599 11.82 14.43 5.81 6.52 5.03 3.92 12.32 16.34 4.58 4.53 8.07 8.41
600 to 699 8.73 10.36 4.99 5.63 4.37 1.96 10.76 13.87 4.66 4.63 8.30 5.41
700 to 799 6.13 7.07 4.09 4.71 3.19 0.00 8.72 10.92 4.42 4.48 6.99 0.00
800 to 999 6.85 7.14 6.87 7.94 3.44 1.96 11.57 13.05 8.84 8.99 9.06 7.68
1,000 to 1,499 5.48 3.57 11.55 13.32 3.85 1.96 12.50 8.55 20.51 20.80 13.65 10.36
                         
1,500 to 1,999 2.04 0.29 7.44 8.64 1.25 0.00 6.73 0.99 18.61 19.03 6.34 0.00
2,000 to 2,999 1.33 0.03 5.37 6.27 0.55 1.96 5.95 0.13 18.20 18.71 3.92 22.09
3,000 or more 0.27 # 0.98 1.13 0.52 0.00 1.88 0.02 4.85 4.90 9.04 0.00
                         
Average
      enrollment8
525 483 693 788 340 238 525 483 693 788 340 238
                         
2014-15                        
Total 98,176 67,073 24,181 19,441 6,347 575 50,009,771 32,225,908 15,731,561 15,270,834 2,049,039 3,263
                         
Percent8 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Under 100 10.16 5.29 17.68 9.37 36.65 68.00 0.87 0.55 1.08 0.65 4.22 13.39
100 to 199 9.01 7.71 11.17 10.22 15.58 16.00 2.56 2.42 2.35 1.90 6.31 17.16
200 to 299 10.89 11.54 9.14 9.60 10.17 4.00 5.23 6.08 3.26 3.01 7.09 7.08
300 to 399 13.43 15.74 8.09 8.88 7.83 8.00 8.96 11.44 4.06 3.91 7.73 20.59
400 to 499 13.93 16.98 6.99 7.89 5.93 0.00 11.90 15.80 4.51 4.47 7.51 0.00
                         
500 to 599 11.83 14.41 5.87 6.61 5.45 0.00 12.32 16.33 4.62 4.58 8.40 0.00
600 to 699 8.61 10.29 4.82 5.43 4.15 0.00 10.61 13.79 4.50 4.46 7.61 0.00
700 to 799 6.10 7.02 4.04 4.65 3.54 0.00 8.66 10.85 4.35 4.39 7.48 0.00
800 to 999 6.82 7.09 6.78 7.85 3.94 0.00 11.50 12.96 8.71 8.85 9.98 0.00
1,000 to 1,499 5.52 3.63 11.45 13.23 4.22 4.00 12.55 8.68 20.26 20.55 14.21 41.77
                         
1,500 to 1,999 2.04 0.28 7.41 8.61 1.40 0.00 6.73 0.97 18.51 18.87 6.78 0.00
2,000 to 2,999 1.39 0.03 5.59 6.53 0.62 0.00 6.20 0.12 18.91 19.41 4.16 0.00
3,000 or more 0.27 0.00 0.98 1.13 0.52 0.00 1.90 0.01 4.89 4.96 8.53 0.00
                         
Average
      enrollment8
525 483 694 791 354 131 525 483 694 791 354 131
#Rounds to zero.
1 Because the data reflect reports by schools, totals differ from those in tables based on reports by states or school districts. Percentage distribution and average enrollment calculations exclude data for schools not reporting enrollment.
2 Includes elementary, secondary, combined elementary/secondary, and other schools.
3 Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and with no grade higher than 8.
4 Includes schools with no grade lower than 7.
5 Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and ending with grade 9 or above.
6 Includes special education, alternative, and other schools not reported by grade span.
7 Excludes special education schools, vocational schools, and alternative schools.
8 Data are for schools reporting enrollments greater than zero. Enrollments greater than zero were reported for 94,859 out of 98,454 schools in 2012-13, 94,876 out of 98,271 in 2013-14, and 95,230 out of 98,176 in 2014-15.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15. (This table was prepared October 2016.)

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