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Number of public schools in each school level and number of middle and high schools with particular grade configurations, by selected school characteristics: 2015–16

Selected
school characteristic
  Total number of schools   School level   Grade configurations of middle schools   Grade configurations of high schools  
Primary   Middle   High   Combined   Grades 6–8   Grades 7–8   Other Middle   Grades 7–9   Other High  
All public schools   90,440   50,430   13,860   17,910   8,230   9,650   1,930   2,280   2,310   15,600  
                                           
School classification                                          
Traditional public   83,510   47,080   13,250   16,190   7,000   9,250   1,890   2,110   2,080   14,100  
Charter school   6,920   3,350   610   1,720   1,240   400     170   220   1,500  
                                           
Community type                                          
City   24,780   14,800   3,590   4,860   1,540   2,740   470   370   390   4,470  
Suburban   29,110   17,560   5,010   5,100   1,430   3,460   790   760   460   4,640  
Town   12,160   6,010   2,200   3,100   860   1,390   360   440   270   2,830  
Rural   24,390   12,070   3,060   4,850   4,410   2,050   300   700   1,200   3,660  
                                           
Student enrollment                                          
Less than 100   6,530   1,880   380 ! 1,830   2,430   300 !     330   1,500  
100–199   7,290   3,280   680   1,940   1,390   410   160   110 ! 280   1,660  
200–499   35,690   24,370   4,260   4,570   2,480   2,750   480   1,030   940   3,630  
500–749   22,950   15,550   4,010   2,360   1,030   2,680   580   750   340   2,020  
750–999   9,170   4,270   2,790   1,730   370   2,050   500   240   200   1,530  
1,000 or more   8,810   1,080   1,730   5,470   530   1,460   160   100 ! 220   5,260  
                                           
Percent of K–12 students who were approved for free or reduced–price lunches                                          
0–34   24,510   13,670   4,420   5,070   1,350   3,280   540   600   610   4,460  
35–49   12,010   6,180   2,230   2,640   960   1,510   300   420   480   2,150  
50–74   18,810   10,780   3,160   3,210   1,660   2,230   410   520   380   2,830  
75 or more   30,120   18,290   3,810   5,100   2,930   2,490   650   670   740   4,350  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program   4,980   1,520   230   1,900   1,330   150     60 ! 100 ! 1,800  
! 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).
‡ 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).
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. Combined schools are those with at least one grade lower than 7 and at least one grade higher than 8, or with all students in ungraded classrooms. 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.