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Percentage of schools with full-time and part-time school nurses, by school characteristics: 2015–16

Selected school characteristics Schools with full-time nurses   Schools with part-time nurses   Schools with at least one nurse, full- or part-time  
   All public schools 52.3   32.0   81.6  
             
School classification            
Traditional public 54.1   32.8   84.1  
Charter school 30.2   22.9   51.5  
             
Community type            
City 51.2   31.8   80.9  
Suburban 59.5   28.8   83.8  
Town 52.2   33.9   84.4  
Rural 44.7   35.2   78.2  
             
Student Level            
Primary 53.5   35.3   85.9  
Middle 58.9   31.4   86.9  
High 50.7   26.6   75.0  
Combined 36.9   25.3   60.2  
             
Student enrollment            
Less than 100 14.9   35.5   49.0  
100–199 24.7   38.2   62.8  
200–499 48.7   35.5   82.8  
500–749 61.9   30.3   87.9  
750–999 70.3   24.5   90.0  
1,000 or more 73.1   22.9   90.8  
             
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
           
0–34 58.6   32.5   87.3  
35–49 53.7   34.6   85.9  
50–74 54.2   33.1   84.4  
75 or more 49.3   32.2   79.4  
School did not participate in free or
reduced-price lunch program
28.4   19.0   45.0  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), “Public School Data Files,” 2015–16.