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

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Table A-1.2.

Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary schools, by school size and detailed locale: 200304


Detailed locale Total Less than 200 students 200 to 399 students 400 to 799 students 800 to 1,199 students 1,200 or more students
Number
Total 92,816 19,203 23,248 34,868 9,468 6,029
City, large 11,736 1,662 2,480 4,690 1,644 1,260
City, midsize 5,229 666 1,218 2,289 610 446
City, small 6,944 1,051 1,778 2,762 749 604
Suburban, large 21,433 1,960 4,018 9,817 3,316 2,322
Suburban, midsize 2,719 330 549 1,260 364 216
Suburban, small 1,811 256 385 834 233 103
Town, fringe 3,673 485 926 1,725 377 160
Town, distant 5,449 976 1,621 2,290 422 140
Town, remote 4,767 1,076 1,764 1,580 251 96
Rural, fringe 9,714 1,575 2,238 4,134 1,158 609
Rural, distant 10,762 3,615 4,028 2,754 294 71
Rural, remote 8,579 5,551 2,243 733 50 2
Percentage distribution
Total 100.0 20.7 25.1 37.6 10.2 6.5
City, large 100.0 14.2 21.1 40.0 14.0 10.7
City, midsize 100.0 12.7 23.3 43.8 11.7 8.5
City, small 100.0 15.1 25.6 39.8 10.8 8.7
Suburban, large 100.0 9.1 18.8 45.8 15.5 10.8
Suburban, midsize 100.0 12.1 20.2 46.3 13.4 7.9
Suburban, small 100.0 14.1 21.3 46.1 12.9 5.7
Town, fringe 100.0 13.2 25.2 47.0 10.3 4.4
Town, distant 100.0 17.9 29.8 42.0 7.7 2.6
Town, remote 100.0 22.6 37.0 33.1 5.3 2.0
Rural, fringe 100.0 16.2 23.0 42.6 11.9 6.3
Rural, distant 100.0 33.6 37.4 25.6 2.7 0.7
Rural, remote 100.0 64.7 26.2 8.5 0.6 #
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Schools with no reported enrollment are not included. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 200304.