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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 1.11.

Number and percentage of public school students with Individual Education Programs (IEP), by locale: 200304

Locale Number of public school students Number of students with IEPs Percent of public school students Percentage distribution of students with IEPs
Total 47,360,000 6,081,000 12.8 100.0
City 14,196,000 1,811,000 12.8 29.8
Suburban 17,257,000 2,133,000 12.4 35.1
Town 6,324,000 875,000 13.8 14.4
Rural 9,583,000 1,262,000 13.2 20.8
NOTE: Does not include prekindergarten, postsecondary, or adult education students. An IEP is required for all students with an identified disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "School Questionnaire," 200304.