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Table 1.    Operational and student membership status of public elementary and secondary schools in the United States, by school type: School year 2009–10
 
School type
Special education Vocational education Alternative education
Operational and student membership status1 All schools Regular
Operating schools2  98,817 89,018 2,089 1,417 6,293
Continuing  96,318 87,181 1,985 1,341 5,811
Added3  53 17 12 4 20
Reopened  349 57 37 20 235
Changed agency4  271 252 3 3 13
New5  1,826 1,511 52 49 214
           
Non-operating  2,809 1,873 243 20 673
Inactive6  591 209 6 9 367
Closed  1,822 1,321 235 11 255
Future7  396 343 2 0 51
           
Student membership status of operating schools           
With membership  95,178 88,182 1,658 363 4,975
Without membership, providing instruction (shared time)8,9  1,646 83 167 974 422
Without membership (not shared time)9  1,993 753 264 80 896
1 Membership is the count of students enrolled on October 1 of the reported school year.
2 Operating schools include all those providing services during the reported school year.
3 Added schools are reported for the first time although they have been operating for more than 1 year.
4 Schools that changed agency are affiliated with a different local education agency than that reported in the previous year.
5 New schools opened for the first time within the school year reported.
6 Inactive schools are closed temporarily and expected to reopen within 3 years.
7 Future schools are expected to open within 2 years.
8 Shared time schools provide instruction on a regular basis to students whose membership is reported for some other school.
9 Includes schools for which membership is 0, missing, or not applicable.
NOTE: Table includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Charter status is independent of school type; charter schools are included in the school type totals.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 200910, Version Provisional 2a.