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Table 7. Average school start time and percentage distribution of public school start time, by selected school characteristics: 2015–16


      Percentage distribution of start times
Selected school characteristic Avergae start time   Before 7:30 a.m.   7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.   8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.   8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.   9:00 a.m. or later  
All public schools 8:10   4.4   27.3   40.7   19.4   8.3  
                         
School classification                        
Traditional public 8:10   4.3   27.4   40.3   19.5   8.5  
Charter school 8:07   5.1   25.8   45.0   17.6   6.5  
                         
Community type                        
City 8:11   4.3   26.6   37.5   21.3   10.3  
Suburban 8:14   5.6   26.4   31.2   24.7   12.1  
Town 8:06   2.6   29.2   50.2   14.8   3.2  
Rural 8:06   3.7   28.2   50.6   13.3   4.3  
                         
School level                        
Primary 8:17   1.6   22.9   39.3   25.5   10.6  
Middle 8:04   6.7   35.4   39.2   12.2   6.3  
High 7:59   10.4   35.8   40.4   9.6   3.8  
Combined 8:07   4.0   22.4   51.9   14.6   7.1  
                         
Student enrollment                        
Less than 100 8:10   3.6 ! 22.2   44.6   22.2   7.5  
100-199 8:11   3.9   20.0   53.3   16.0   6.8  
200-499 8:13   2.5   24.9   42.7   21.1   8.8  
500-749 8:11   3.8   30.1   36.4   20.3   9.4  
750-999 8:07   4.9   33.1   37.7   16.4   8.0  
1,000 or more 7:59   13.8   33.5   33.4   13.5   5.8  
                         
Percent of K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches                        
0-34 8:13   5.1   25.6   35.6   22.7   11.0  
35-49 8:10   3.3   29.7   41.4   18.0   7.7  
50-74 8:10   4.1   27.2   42.8   19.2   6.7  
75 or more 8:08   4.4   28.2   42.8   17.3   7.4  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 8:10   3.7   25.4   43.4   19.6   7.9  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School File," 2015–16.