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Table 98. -  Public elementary and secondary schools, by type and state: 1990-91 to 1996-97
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                      |        |        |        |                              Number of schools, 1996-97
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                      | Total, | Total, | Total, |       |       |       |  Combined elementary/secondary\3\  |        ||        |
       State or       |  all   |  all   |  all   |       |Elemen |Secon- |____________________________________|        ||Alterna-|Special
      other area      |schools,|schools,|schools,| Total |tary\1\|dary\2\|      | Prekinder- | Other  |       |        ||tive\5\ | educa
                      |1990-91 |1994-95 |1995-96 |       |       |       |      |garten, kin-|schools | Other |Other\4\||        |tion\5\
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |Total | dergarten, | ending | com-  |        ||        |
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |or 1st grade|  with  | bined |        ||        |
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      | to grade 12|grade 12|schools|        ||        |
______________________|________|________|________|_______|_______|_______|______|____________|________|_______|________||________|_______
          1           |   2    |   3    |   4    |   5   |   6   |   7   |  8   |     9      |   10   |  11   |   12   ||   13   |  14
______________________|________|________|________|_______|_______|_______|______|____________|________|_______|________||________|_______
   United States .....| 84,538 | 86,221 | 87,125 |88,223 |61,805 |21,307 |2,980 |      1,568 |    773 |   639 |  2,131 ||  3,428 | 2,058
                      |________|________|________|_______|_______|_______|______|____________|________|_______|________||________|_______
Alabama ..............|  1,297 |  1,309 |  1,319 | 1,345 |   874 |   304 |  162 |        126 |     18 |    18 |      5 ||     21 |    19
Alaska ...............|    498 |    498 |    495 |   497 |   191 |    89 |  205 |        153 |      7 |    45 |     12 ||     35 |     3
Arizona ..............|  1,049 |  1,136 |  1,133 | 1,340 |   934 |   299 |   32 |         15 |      7 |    10 |     75 ||     63 |    16
Arkansas .............|  1,098 |  1,073 |  1,098 | 1,104 |   680 |   415 |    9 |          7 |      1 |     1 |      0 ||      0 |     0
California ...........|  7,913 |  7,821 |  7,876 | 7,984 | 5,835 | 1,886 |  191 |        123 |     56 |    12 |     72 ||    777 |   127
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
Colorado .............|  1,344 |  1,460 |  1,486 | 1,531 | 1,079 |   354 |   30 |          9 |     11 |    10 |     68 ||    105 |    13
Connecticut ..........|    985 |  1,045 |  1,045 | 1,027 |   782 |   201 |   37 |         15 |      4 |    18 |      7 ||     35 |    23
Delaware .............|    173 |    182 |    181 |   183 |   120 |    44 |   19 |         13 |      2 |     4 |      0 ||      3 |    28
District of Columbia .|    181 |    175 |    186 |   184 |   129 |    39 |    3 |          0 |      0 |     3 |     13 ||      8 |    10
Florida ..............|  2,516 |  2,733 |  2,760 | 2,801 | 1,969 |   466 |  357 |        190 |     83 |    84 |      9 ||    278 |   102
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
Georgia ..............|  1,734 |  1,767 |  1,763 | 1,798 | 1,420 |   308 |   70 |         19 |     42 |     9 |      0 ||      0 |     0
Hawaii ...............|    235 |    242 |    246 |   249 |   189 |    47 |   13 |          6 |      3 |     4 |      0 ||      1 |     4
Idaho ................|    582 |    608 |    618 |   629 |   393 |   208 |   23 |         15 |      4 |     4 |      5 ||     50 |    17
Illinois .............|  4,239 |  4,195 |  4,142 | 4,185 | 3,076 |   983 |  112 |         58 |     30 |    24 |     14 ||     74 |   247
Indiana...............|  1,915 |  1,912 |  1,924 | 1,929 | 1,410 |   451 |   32 |         14 |     15 |     3 |     36 ||     40 |    42
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
Iowa .................|  1,588 |  1,554 |  1,556 | 1,552 | 1,071 |   444 |   29 |          4 |     22 |     3 |      8 ||     33 |    14
Kansas ...............|  1,477 |  1,491 |  1,487 | 1,464 | 1,028 |   425 |    8 |          2 |      3 |     3 |      3 ||     17 |     1
Kentucky .............|  1,400 |  1,374 |  1,402 | 1,407 |   974 |   361 |    7 |          0 |      1 |     6 |     65 ||     54 |     8
Louisiana ............|  1,533 |  1,459 |  1,470 | 1,477 | 1,007 |   319 |  124 |         88 |     17 |    19 |     27 ||     58 |    39
Maine ................|    747 |    733 |    726 |   721 |   546 |   159 |   12 |         10 |      1 |     1 |      4 ||      0 |     1
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
Maryland .............|  1,220 |  1,263 |  1,276 | 1,286 | 1,043 |   217 |   19 |         12 |      3 |     4 |      7 ||     30 |    48
Massachusetts ........|  1,842 |  1,831 |  1,850 | 1,856 | 1,471 |   335 |   30 |         17 |      8 |     5 |     20 ||     30 |     7
Michigan .............|  3,313 |  3,432 |  3,748 | 3,853 | 2,530 |   821 |  102 |         43 |     39 |    20 |    400 ||    135 |   203
Minnesota ............|  1,590 |  2,100 |  2,157 | 2,116 | 1,100 |   624 |   72 |         14 |     30 |    28 |    320 ||    508 |   111
Mississippi ..........|    972 |  1,018 |  1,011 | 1,007 |   569 |   307 |   74 |         61 |     10 |     3 |     57 ||     40 |     0
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |          0 |        |       |        ||        |
Missouri..............|  2,199 |  2,234 |  2,256 | 2,291 | 1,494 |   629 |   33 |          7 |     18 |     8 |    135 ||     60 |    67
Montana ..............|    900 |    899 |    894 |   892 |   526 |   366 |    0 |          0 |      0 |     0 |      0 ||      3 |     2
Nebraska .............|  1,506 |  1,419 |  1,411 | 1,396 |   999 |   360 |   20 |          8 |      6 |     6 |     17 ||      0 |    63
Nevada ...............|    354 |    421 |    423 |   442 |   327 |   100 |    8 |          2 |      5 |     1 |      7 ||     23 |    13
New Hampshire ........|    439 |    458 |    460 |   512 |   411 |   100 |    1 |          0 |      0 |     1 |      0 ||      0 |     0
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |          0 |        |       |        ||        |
New Jersey ...........|  2,272 |  2,295 |  2,279 | 2,279 | 1,770 |   427 |    7 |          1 |      4 |     2 |     75 ||      0 |    79
New Mexico ...........|    681 |    715 |    721 |   732 |   541 |   181 |    3 |          0 |      1 |     2 |      7 ||     27 |    17
New York .............|  4,010 |  4,130 |  4,149 | 4,172 | 3,004 |   919 |  148 |         82 |     47 |    19 |    101 ||     71 |    88
North Carolina .......|  1,955 |  1,968 |  1,985 | 2,005 | 1,544 |   399 |   59 |         32 |     14 |    13 |      3 ||     51 |    25
North Dakota .........|    663 |    623 |    613 |   609 |   349 |   222 |    5 |          2 |      2 |     1 |     33 ||      0 |    31
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
Ohio .................|  3,731 |  3,812 |  3,865 | 3,876 | 2,718 |   958 |  115 |         44 |     17 |    54 |     85 ||     19 |    37
Oklahoma .............|  1,880 |  1,824 |  1,830 | 1,828 | 1,220 |   598 |    0 |          0 |      0 |     0 |     10 ||      0 |    15
Oregon ...............|  1,199 |  1,213 |  1,216 | 1,222 |   913 |   257 |   48 |         34 |     10 |     4 |      4 ||     42 |    15
Pennsylvania .........|  3,260 |  3,190 |  3,182 | 3,178 | 2,344 |   791 |   29 |          7 |     12 |    10 |     14 ||     11 |    11
Rhode Island .........|    309 |    308 |    310 |   316 |   255 |    57 |    2 |          2 |      0 |     0 |      2 ||      3 |     4
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
South Carolina .......|  1,097 |  1,094 |  1,095 | 1,088 |   796 |   277 |   15 |          5 |     10 |     0 |      0 ||     15 |    10
South Dakota .........|    802 |    827 |    824 |   832 |   508 |   309 |    0 |          0 |      0 |     0 |     15 ||     11 |    13
Tennessee ............|  1,543 |  1,554 |  1,563 | 1,565 | 1,127 |   350 |   53 |         35 |      8 |    10 |     35 ||     12 |    19
Texas ................|  5,991 |  6,465 |  6,638 | 6,875 | 4,654 | 1,790 |  431 |        203 |    120 |   108 |      0 ||    389 |   224
Utah .................|    714 |    728 |    735 |   742 |   479 |   234 |   16 |          5 |      7 |     4 |     13 ||     42 |    23
                      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
Vermont ..............|    397 |    394 |    384 |   395 |   270 |    69 |   22 |         16 |      6 |     0 |     34 ||      1 |    60
Virginia .............|  1,811 |  1,851 |  1,889 | 1,895 | 1,395 |   393 |   22 |          3 |     13 |     6 |     85 ||     63 |    57
Washington ...........|  1,936 |  2,064 |  2,124 | 2,180 | 1,324 |   542 |  110 |         47 |     33 |    30 |    204 ||    132 |    71
West Virginia.........|  1,015 |    883 |    877 |   869 |   622 |   208 |   22 |         11 |      1 |    10 |     17 ||     14 |    12
Wisconsin ............|  2,018 |  2,030 |  2,037 | 2,096 | 1,508 |   547 |   37 |          8 |     20 |     9 |      4 ||     36 |    14
Wyoming ..............|    415 |    411 |    410 |   411 |   287 |   118 |    2 |          0 |      2 |     0 |      4 ||      8 |     5
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Department of Defense |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
  dependents schools .|    --- |    --- |    171 |   165 |   109 |    41 |   15 |         11 |      3 |     1 |      0 ||      0 |     0
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  Outlying areas      |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |            |        |       |        ||        |
American Samoa .......|     30 |     31 |     31 |    31 |    24 |     6 |    0 |          0 |      0 |     0 |      1 ||      0 |     1
Guam .................|     35 |     35 |     35 |    35 |    30 |     5 |    0 |          0 |      0 |     0 |      0 ||      0 |     0
Northern Marianas ....|     26 |     25 |     24 |    26 |    22 |     4 |    0 |          0 |      0 |     0 |      0 ||      0 |     0
Puerto Rico ..........|  1,619 |  1,566 |  1,561 | 1,555 |   960 |   365 |  196 |          1 |      1 |   194 |     34 ||      9 |    22
Virgin Islands .......|     33 |     32 |     34 |    35 |    23 |    11 |    1 |          0 |      0 |     1 |      0 ||      1 |     0
______________________|________|________|________|_______|_______|_______|______|____________|________|_______|________||________|_______

\1\Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and with no grade higher than 8.
\2\Includes schools with no grade lower than 7.
\3\Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and ending with grade 9 or above.
\4\Includes special education, alternative, and other schools not classified by grade span.
\5\Schools are also included under elementary, secondary, combined, or other as appropriate.
---Data not available.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data survey. (This table was prepared August 1998.)


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