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Table 4. Number of city, suburban, town, and rural regular, operating public elementary and secondary schools with student membership and percentage distribution of students in membership, by state or jurisdiction: School year 2015–16


          City   Suburban   Town   Rural
State or jurisdiction Total number of operating schools1   Total number of students2   Number of schools Percent of students   Number of schools Percent of students   Number of schools Percent of students   Number of schools Percent of students
United States3 88,835 49,312,454 23,756 30.2 28,291 39.7 11,582 11.3 25,188 18.7
                               
Alabama 1,315   740,713   289 23.7   232 21.9   195 14.6   599 39.7
Alaska 474   129,054   88 35.4   14 8.6   82 25.8   290 30.2
Arizona 1,910   1,090,144   895 48.6   476 31.3   243 10.3   296 9.8
Arkansas 1,052   491,390   227 28.6   120 14.2   233 23.6   472 33.6
California 8,788   6,044,665   3,592 42.7   3,592 45.8   632 5.7   972 5.8
                               
Colorado 1,756   878,804   585 38.5   545 39.0   198 9.0   428 13.5
Connecticut 1,062   519,528   296 29.7   557 55.5   38 2.8   157 12.0
Delaware 196   124,161   36 13.3   99 52.8   31 16.7   30 17.3
District of Columbia 212 80,914 211 100.0   0 0.0   0 0.0   0 0.0
Florida 3,472   2,727,105   961 25.6   1,856 58.5   217 4.4   438 11.5
                               
Georgia 2,237   1,753,296   406 15.8   847 46.4   270 10.5   714 27.3
Hawaii 288   181,870   68 23.9   107 45.2   72 21.8   41 9.1
Idaho 635   286,447   114 23.3   119 27.8   143 23.9   258 24.8
Illinois 3,908   2,012,523   965 30.0   1,635 49.0   499 10.2   809 10.8
Indiana 1,862   1,045,085   514 30.8   394 26.9   288 14.4   664 27.9
                               
Iowa 1,323   497,345   233 27.4   109 12.8   321 25.5   660 34.2
Kansas 1,311   488,382   249 28.3   148 17.4   321 26.3   593 28.1
Kentucky 1,221   676,793   159 16.0   224 22.1   307 25.5   531 36.5
Louisiana 1,337   714,923   367 29.5   324 29.0   231 14.2   415 27.3
Maine 581   176,396   48 12.7   66 16.6   77 17.1   390 53.6
                               
Maryland 1,329   861,595   299 20.6   762 62.0   55 3.6   213 13.8
Massachusetts 1,793   914,148   328 17.7   1,226 72.0   39 1.4   200 8.8
Michigan 2,939 1,412,050 665 23.6 1,079 43.7 368 11.5 827 21.1
Minnesota 1,666 832,485 329 21.4 426 36.2 325 20.6 586 21.7
Mississippi 908 486,910 103 10.7 86 14.0 267 28.4 452 46.9
                               
Missouri 2,220   913,246   378 18.5   529 34.7   388 20.3   925 26.6
Montana 817   145,240   64 25.2   11 2.0   138 36.7   604 36.1
Nebraska 1,001   316,014   211 38.8   85 14.8   190 21.0   515 25.4
Nevada 609   464,272   260 50.4   173 36.0   71 7.5   105 6.1
New Hampshire 488   181,307   49 14.8   133 36.9   71 14.1   235 34.2
                               
New Jersey 2,374   1,337,561   232 10.4   1,884 79.7   63 2.1   195 7.8
New Mexico 834   330,429   219 34.4   83 13.6   227 27.3   305 24.7
New York 4,617   2,634,356   2,037 45.4   1,484 36.8   352 6.3   744 11.4
North Carolina 2,495   1,536,724   653 28.6   485 23.8   307 10.5   1,050 37.0
North Dakota 471   106,372   61 27.7   24 11.6   64 21.5   322 39.2
                               
Ohio 3,479   1,708,484   751 19.1   1,288 45.3   506 13.3   934 22.3
Oklahoma 1,791   692,546   279 23.7   219 22.2   388 23.6   905 30.5
Oregon 1,207   562,870   326 34.7   254 27.0   291 23.8   336 14.5
Pennsylvania 2,921   1,692,726   569 20.8   1,344 51.3   286 9.0   722 18.8
Rhode Island 297   136,719   72 24.5   188 65.4   0 0.0   37 10.1
                               
South Carolina 1,182   761,721   216 19.6   345 35.4   151 11.3   470 33.6
South Dakota 650   132,433   56 26.8   6 1.7   99 30.2   489 41.3
Tennessee 1,744   991,648   572 32.5   277 20.5   281 16.6   614 30.3
Texas 7,851   5,224,531   2,923 41.5   1,988 32.3   1,004 9.8   1,935 16.4
Utah 928   636,734   149 16.0   495 62.9   118 10.8   166 10.3
                               
Vermont 298   84,355   14 7.8   17 9.4   52 27.1   215 55.7
Virginia 1,846   1,281,866   429 23.0   676 45.4   161 7.0   580 24.5
Washington 1,961   1,040,890   572 32.8   683 42.7   266 12.5   440 12.1
West Virginia 677   276,449   81 15.4   126 20.6   123 21.6   347 42.4
Wisconsin 2,145   861,518   504 29.2   445 28.1   419 19.7   777 23.0
Wyoming 358   94,717   52 25.0   6 2.0   114 44.1   186 28.9
                               
Department of Defense Education Activity, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions
                               
Department of Defense (DoDEA) 173   74,970   22 12.5   22 11.8   11 5.5   6 3.6
Bureau of Indian Education          
American Samoa          
Guam 40 30,782 0 0.0 0 0.0 33 85.7 7 14.3
Commonwealth of the
   Northern Mariana Islands
         
Puerto Rico 1,262   359,154   303 24.4   805 65.9   59 4.4   95 5.3
U.S. Virgin Islands 27   13,805   0 0.0   0 0.0   27 100.0   0 0.0
— Not available.
1 The total number of schools is limited to regular, operational schools with membership and excludes schools also reported by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). The number of operating schools shared with the BIE include one in Arizona, one in Michigan, and eight in North Dakota.
2 Total number of students is the count of students enrolled on October 1 of the reported school year.
3 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to total due to rounding. The locales of "city", "suburban", "town", and "rural" are a collapse of the 12 category, urban-centric locale code. See "Locale, Urban-Centric" in Appendix B: Glossary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", Provisional Version 1a, and the NCES Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe - Geographic Data," 2015-16.