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Number and percentage distribution of public schools by the presence of counselors, psychologists, and social workers on staff, school level, and selected school characteristics: 2015–16

 
      Percentage distribution of public schools with
School level and selected school characteristic Total number of public schools   Counselors only   Counselors and psychologists   Counselors and social workers   Counselors, psychologists, and social workers   Psychologists and/or social workers, but no counselors   No counselors, psychologists, or social workers
All public schools 90,440   21.3   26.0   5.2   28.2   13.5   5.8  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 83,510   21.2   26.8   5.1   29.3   13.0   4.8  
Public Charter 6,920   23.2   17.2   6.7   14.8   19.2   18.8  
                             
Community type                            
City 24,780   16.0   23.8   7.3   33.0   15.3   4.6  
Suburban 29,110   12.8   28.6   3.7   34.6   17.6   2.7  
Town 12,160   29.3   25.0   6.2   21.9   9.5   8.2  
Rural 24,390   32.9   25.7   4.4   18.7   8.6   9.8  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 6,530   23.3   14.2   2.5 ! 9.4   21.3   29.3  
100–199 7,290   31.8   19.0   6.3   13.2   15.3   14.4  
200–499 35,690   24.4   25.5   5.2   25.1   14.9   4.9  
500–749 22,950   17.9   28.9   6.1   30.7   14.7   1.7  
750–999 9,170   17.3   31.0   4.0   38.5   8.4   0.7 !
1,000 or more 8,810   11.9   29.9   5.3   49.6   2.2   1.1 !
                             
Percent of K–12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced–price lunches
                           
0–34 24,510   15.6   33.1   3.5   31.0   14.1   2.6  
35–49 12,010   23.6   27.0   4.4   29.7   12.4   2.9  
50–74 18,810   24.7   25.7   6.3   27.7   11.6   4.1  
75 or more 30,120   21.6   21.9   6.7   27.5   14.7   7.5  
School did not participate in
   free or reduced-price
   lunch program
4,980   29.2   15.0   2.2   15.9   12.3   25.3  
                             
Percent of students in the
   school who are non-White1
                           
50 or fewer 48,020   23.4   29.0   4.2   25.7   12.1   5.6  
Greater than 50 35,640   19.0   24.1   7.1   29.9   14.5   5.5  
                             
All public primary schools 50,430   17.7   26.8   4.3   26.5   19.5   5.3  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 47,080   17.9   27.6   4.3   27.3   18.9   4.0  
Public Charter 3,350   14.8   16.1   4.3   14.3   27.9   22.6  
                             
Community type                            
City 14,800   13.5   23.5   6.2   31.9   20.9   4.2  
Suburban 17,560   11.7   29.7   2.2   29.6   24.6   2.3  
Town 6,010   26.6   25.8   5.3   21.3   12.8   8.0  
Rural 12,070   27.2   27.4   4.3   17.9   13.7   9.5  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 1,880   20.9 ! 15.4 !   13.8 ! 19.6 ! 29.4  
100–199 3,280   24.8   20.3   3.3 ! 11.8   24.5   15.3  
200–499 24,370   19.5   25.8   4.5   25.4   19.8   5.0  
500–749 15,550   14.7   29.1   5.3   29.4   19.5   2.0  
750–999 4,270   12.8   33.2   2.2 ! 34.9   15.6    
1,000 or more 1,080   11.4 ! 33.1     42.0   10.6    
                             
Percent of K–12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced–price lunches
                           
0–34 13,670   12.6   33.8   3.3   24.0   23.1   3.2  
35–49 6,180   18.8   26.7   3.1   27.2   20.8   3.5 !
50–74 10,780   22.5   27.1   4.6   25.8   15.7   4.3  
75 or more 18,290   18.5   22.0   5.5   28.9   18.7   6.4  
School did not participate in
   free or reduced-price
   lunch program
1,520   15.5 ! 21.2     21.5   17.7   23.7  
                             
Percent of students in the
   school who are non-White1
                           
50 or fewer 26,080   20.3   30.3   3.2   22.7   17.5   6.0  
Greater than 50 21,900   16.0   24.3   5.7   29.4   20.0   4.7  
                             
All public middle schools 13,860   18.9   30.5   6.2   36.4   5.6   2.5  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 13,250   18.7   31.2   6.3   37.3   4.9   1.5 !
Public Charter 610   22.2   13.9 !   16.6 ! 20.0   23.5  
                             
Community type                            
City 3,590   13.1   32.2   6.6   38.1   7.5   2.5 !
Suburban 5,010   10.6   29.2   5.8   46.9   6.5   1.1 !
Town 2,200   33.4   29.9   5.9   22.9   5.5 !  
Rural 3,060   28.8   30.9   6.5   26.8     5.0 !
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 380 !   38.4 !   #      
100–199 680   29.9   25.3   #     15.2 ! 20.2 !
200–499 4,260   25.8   27.8   8.3   29.4   6.2   2.5 !
500–749 4,010   16.0   31.6   7.5   38.4   6.1    
750–999 2,790   16.4   29.9   2.8 ! 47.8   3.1 ! #  
1,000 or more 1,730   7.5 ! 35.4   5.6 ! 49.3      
                             
Percent of K–12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced–price lunches
                           
0–34 4,420   11.1   38.1   2.4 ! 44.7   2.8 !  
35–49 2,230   21.0   27.3   6.1 ! 38.8   5.7 !  
50–74 3,160   26.8   26.1   7.9   29.7   7.8    
75 or more 3,810   20.8   28.2   9.6   29.0   7.2   5.2 !
School did not participate in
   free or reduced-price
   lunch program
230       #   67.4      
                             
Percent of students in the
   school who are non-White1
                           
50 or fewer 7,950   19.9   32.5   6.2   35.0   4.6   1.9 !
Greater than 50 5,070   19.4   28.5   6.9   35.0   6.3   3.9  
                             
All public high schools 17,910   26.8   23.3   7.6   33.0   3.6   5.8  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 16,190   26.4   24.0   7.3   34.4   3.0 ! 4.9  
Public Charter 1,720   29.7   16.9   10.0   20.0   9.2   14.2  
                             
Community type                            
City 4,860   22.4   19.0   11.9   36.7   3.8 ! 6.2  
Suburban 5,100   15.8   27.8   5.4   44.1   5.5 ! 1.5 !
Town 3,100   33.4   23.0   8.8   24.8   3.7 ! 6.3 !
Rural 4,850   38.5   23.1   4.8   22.7     9.7  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 1,830   28.3   14.1 !   5.7 ! 23.2   24.5  
100–199 1,940   36.1   18.7   11.6 ! 17.5     11.7  
200–499 4,570   38.8   20.8   7.2   25.7   1.4 ! 6.0  
500–749 2,360   32.0   25.7   9.7   29.3     2.1 !
750–999 1,730   23.7   28.5   10.3   37.0     #  
1,000 or more 5,470   11.6   27.4   5.7   54.0      
                             
Percent of K–12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced–price lunches
                           
0–34 5,070   21.4   28.8   5.2   41.8     1.4 !
35–49 2,640   30.1   27.6   6.1 ! 33.3      
50–74 3,210   18.1   23.0   12.2   40.3     3.9 !
75 or more 5,100   29.4   20.1   9.4   27.7   5.8 ! 7.6  
School did not participate in
   free or reduced-price
   lunch program
1,900   43.9   11.9   3.1 ! 10.9 ! 8.3 ! 22.0  
                             
Percent of students in the
   school who are non-White1
                           
50 or fewer 9,300   26.4   27.2   5.7   33.0   3.4 ! 4.4  
Greater than 50 6,210   25.0   21.4   12.1   32.8   4.2 ! 4.4  
                             
All public combined schools 8,230   35.8   19.5   4.2   14.3   11.3   15.1  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 7,000   35.5   18.9   3.1   15.3   11.6   15.5  
Public Charter 1,240   37.2   22.4   10.2   8.1   9.3   12.9  
                             
Community type                            
City 1,540   26.9   23.1   4.7 ! 20.8   16.7   7.9 !
Suburban 1,430   24.8   16.0   9.3 ! 19.0   13.6   17.3  
Town 860   21.9   14.3 !   12.5 ! 16.8   31.0  
Rural 4,410   45.1   20.3   2.5   10.8   7.5   13.8  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 2,430   21.7   9.4     10.3   22.4   34.4  
100–199 1,390   43.0   13.1   9.1 ! 12.5 ! 8.9 ! 13.5  
200–499 2,480   43.2   28.0   2.6 ! 13.4   6.6 ! 6.2  
500–749 1,030   41.2   23.2   4.6 ! 23.5   5.5 !  
750–999 370   45.6   25.8   5.4 ! 17.2 !    
1,000 or more 530   29.6   30.5   8.0 ! 20.8   5.7 !  
                             
Percent of K–12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced–price lunches
                           
0–34 1,350   39.0   26.1   2.6 ! 17.2   8.0 ! 7.2 !
35–49 960   42.2   25.9   3.8 ! 15.6   5.3 !  
50–74 1,660   47.7   21.0   2.9 ! 12.3   9.3   6.9 !
75 or more 2,930   28.9   16.4   6.1   16.6   14.8   17.1  
School did not participate in
   free or reduced-price
   lunch program
1,330   28.1   12.8   3.3 ! 7.8   13.5   34.5  
                             
Percent of students in the
   school who are non-White1
                           
50 or fewer 4,690   41.3   19.6   3.1   11.7   12.1   12.3  
Greater than 50 2,460   29.6   20.5   6.8   16.0   8.3   18.8  
! 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).
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Data on student race/ethnicity were not available for 7.5% of responding schools. These schools are included in the rest of the table.
NOTE: Primary schools are those with at least one grade lower than 5 and no grade higher than 8, middle schools have no grade lower than 5 and no grade higher than 8, high schools have no grade lower than 7 and at least one grade higher than 8, and all other schools are classified as combined. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Data File," 2015–16.