Table 419. - Percent of public schools and school classrooms having access to the Internet, by school characteristics: 1994 to 1998
 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | |Instructional | Size of school | Metropolitan status |Percent of students eligible for | All | level\1\ | enrollment | | free or reduced-price lunch Schools, computers, |public |_______________|______________________|_______________________________|________________________________ instruction rooms, |schools| | | Less | 300 |1,000 | | | | | Less | 11 to | 31 to | 71 and access | |Elemen-|Secon- | than | to | or | City | Urban | Town | Rural |than 11| 30 | 70 |percent | | tary | dary | 300 | 999 | more | |fringe | | |percent|percent|percent|or more | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 ________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________ Estimated | | | | | | | | | | | | | | number of schools | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1995 ...................|77,853 |57,705 |18,083 |20,673 |50,044 |7,136 |17,906 |18,464 |19,539 |21,944 |13,192 |21,876 |28,017 | 14,651 1997 ...................|79,125 |59,695 |19,430 |20,540 |51,169 |7,416 |21,071 |23,419 |12,637 |21,998 |10,677 |21,686 |32,666 | 14,097 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Percent of schools | | | | | | | | | | | | | | having access to the | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Internet | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1994 ...................| 35 | 30 | 49 | 30 | 35 | 58 | 40 | 38 | 29 | 35 | --- | --- | --- | --- 1995 ...................| 50 | 46 | 65 | 39 | 52 | 69 | 47 | 59 | 47 | 48 | 62 | 59 | 47 | 31 1996 ...................| 65 | 61 | 77 | 57 | 66 | 80 | 64 | 75 | 61 | 60 | 78 | 72 | 58 | 53 1997 ...................| 78 | 75 | 89 | 75 | 78 | 89 | 74 | 78 | 84 | 79 | 88 | 83 | 78 | 63 1998 ...................| 89 | 88 | 94 | 87 | 89 | 95 | 92 | 85 | 90 | 92 | 87 | 94 | 91 | 80 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Number of computers, | | | | | | | | | | | | | | in thousands | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1995\2\ ................| 5,621 | 3,453 | 2,021 | 850 | 3,600 |1,171 | 1,497 | 1,526 | 1,404 | 1,195 | 1,017 | 1,712 | 1,919 | 951 1997 ...................| 5,959 | 3,701 | 2,258 | 839 | 3,767 |1,353 | 1,727 | 2,084 | 934 | 1,214 | 1,008 | 1,782 | 2,211 | 959 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Mean number of | | | | | | | | | | | | | | computers per school | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1995 ...................| 72 | 60 | 112 | 41 | 72 | 164 | 84 | 83 | 72 | 54 | 77 | 78 | 68 | 65 1997 ...................| 75 | 62 | 116 | 41 | 74 | 183 | 82 | 89 | 74 | 55 | 94 | 82 | 68 | 68 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Number of computers | | | | | | | | | | | | | | with Internet access, | | | | | | | | | | | | | | in thousands | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1995 ...................| 448 | 232 | 187 | 59 | 315 | 73 | 96 | 131 | 126 |94.279 | 111 | 163 | 123 | 39 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Percent of all | | | | | | | | | | | | | | computers with access | | | | | | | | | | | | | | to the Internet | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1995 ...................| 8 | 7 | 9 | 7 | 9 | 6 | 6 | 9 | 9 | 8 | 11 | 10 | 6 | 4 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Number of instructional | | | | | | | | | | | | | | rooms,\3\ in thousands | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1997 ...................| 2,625 | 1,720 | 906 | 335 | 1,725 | 566 | 830 | 902 | 388 | 505 | 412 | 758 | 976 | 480 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Percent of instruc- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | tional rooms\3\ with | | | | | | | | | | | | | | access to the Internet | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1994 ...................| 3 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 3 | --- | --- | --- | --- 1995 ...................| 8 | 8 | 8 | 9 | 8 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 8 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 7 | 3 1996 ...................| 14 | 13 | 16 | 15 | 13 | 16 | 12 | 16 | 14 | 14 | 18 | 16 | 14 | 7 1997 ...................| 27 | 24 | 32 | 27 | 28 | 25 | 20 | 29 | 34 | 30 | 36 | 32 | 27 | 14 1998 ...................| 51 | 51 | 52 | 54 | 53 | 45 | 47 | 50 | 55 | 57 | 62 | 53 | 52 | 39 ________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________

 \1\Excludes combined elementary/secondary schools because of small sample size. \2\Includes computers used for instructional or administrative purposes. \3\Includes all classrooms, computer labs, and library/media centers. ---Data not available. NOTE.--Data are derived from sample surveys and are subject to sampling error. Details may not add to totals because of rounding of weighted estimates. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, Internet Access in Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-98; Internet Access in U.S. Public Elementary and Secondary Schools; and Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1995; and unpublished data. (This table was prepared March 1999.)