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NCES Statistical Analysis Report, September 2001: Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 1999-2000

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Table 8. - Distribution of public schools and students, by community type: School year 1999-2000
Community type Number of schools Percentage of schools Percentage of students
United States 89,594 100.0 100.0
Large city 10,977 12.3 16.0
Midsize city 11,052 12.3 13.5
Urban fringe large city 21,240 23.7 29.7
Urban fringe midsize city 7,615 8.5 9.3
Large town 1,162 1.3 1.2
Small town 10,371 11.6 9.7
Rural 17,199 19.2 10.0
Rural urban fringe 9,978 11.1 10.7
NOTE: Community types classify the location of a school relative to populous areas. See Key Terms for definitions of locale codes. Table includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and excludes 2,413 schools in these jurisdictions for which no students were reported in membership. Table excludes 5 schools for which no locale codes could be assigned. Percentages are rounded to the nearest tenth and may not add to 100.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1999-2000.

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