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Percentage of public school principals in schools that offered various opportunities for parent participation, by opportunity type, percentage of parents participating in schools that offered each opportunity, and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

  Open house or back-to-school night   All regularly scheduled schoolwide parent-teacher
conferences
  Special subject-area events1   Parent education workshops or courses   Volunteer in the school as needed or on a
regular basis
  Percent of
principals in
schools that
offered this
  Among principals in schools that offered this, percent
of parents participating
  Percent of
principals in
schools that
offered this
  Among principals in schools that offered this, percent
of parents participating
  Percent of
principals in
schools that
offered this
  Among principals in schools that offered this, percent
of parents participating
  Percent of
principals in
schools that
offered this
  Among principals in schools that offered this, percent
of parents participating
  Percent of
principals in
schools that
offered this
  Among principals in schools that offered this, percent
of parents participating
 
Selected school characteristic   0–25%   26–50%   51–75%   76–100%     0–25%   26–50%   51–75%   76–100%     0–25%   26–50%   51–75%   76–100%     0–25%   26–50%   51–75%   76–100%     0–25%   26–50%   51–75%   76–100%  
   All public schools 96.5   8.0   18.0   31.3   42.7   92.3   9.2   19.4   25.8   45.6   90.3   14.8   28.0   33.9   23.4   69.2   53.3   30.4   11.7   4.6   91.3   60.1   24.7   10.3   4.9
                                                                                                   
School classification                                                                                                  
Traditional public 96.6   7.8   17.9   31.1   43.2   92.5   9.1   19.5   25.8   45.6   90.4   14.5   28.1   33.8   23.6   69.3   53.6   30.3   11.6   4.5   91.4   60.6   24.9   9.9   4.6
Charter school 95.1   10.8   18.5   34.4   36.4   90.7   10.1   19.0   26.3   44.7   89.1   17.7   26.2   34.8   21.3   68.8   50.1   31.9   12.7   5.3   90.3   53.6   22.0   15.0   9.4
                                                                                                   
Community type                                                                                                   
City 96.6   10.5   20.9   32.1   36.5   91.2   10.0   20.7   25.8   43.5   90.3   16.8   32.3   31.9   19.0   77.4   51.8   31.9   11.5   4.8   92.1   61.5   24.8   9.0   4.7
Suburban  97.9   5.8   14.7   30.6   49.0   92.0   6.9   16.5   25.8   50.8   93.0   13.8   26.0   35.1   25.0   73.7   53.5   29.7   12.4   4.4   92.8   54.3   26.4   12.9   6.3
Town  95.4   9.9   21.3   32.5   36.2   93.9   11.6   21.3   24.9   42.3   84.7   16.0   27.3   36.3   20.4   59.9   58.3   27.2   11.3   3.1   89.9   69.7   21.3   5.2   3.8
Rural  95.1   7.2   17.3   30.9   44.6   93.1   10.0   20.7   26.3   43.0   89.7   13.3   26.2   33.1   27.4   59.8   52.6   31.1   11.0   5.3   89.3   61.1   24.0   10.9   3.9
                                                                                                   
School level                                                                                                  
Primary 99.1   2.8   10.5   29.9   56.8   97.3   2.6   11.4   24.3   61.7   94.8   7.7   24.9   38.7   28.6   74.3   47.6   32.6   14.2   5.6   97.1   51.7   29.3   12.5   6.6
Middle 97.7   6.1   20.7   40.6   32.6   88.9   11.6   26.5   35.2   26.7   92.5   17.8   32.2   30.9   19.1   66.7   61.1   28.7   6.7   3.4   91.9   74.0   18.5   5.7   1.8
High 92.3   22.6   33.7   29.8   14.0   84.1   27.1   36.3   22.3   14.3   81.9   32.6   33.9   22.9   10.6   64.1   64.6   26.1   7.8   1.4   80.7   76.2   15.7   6.7   1.4
Combined 87.8   13.8   27.1   27.7   31.5   86.0   11.9   25.6   27.6   34.9   77.7   19.2   28.2   29.3   23.2   54.5   55.7   27.2   10.8   6.3   78.4   59.6   22.8   11.0   6.6
                                                                                                   
Student enrollment                                                                                                  
Less than 100 79.5   18.2   21.6   20.2   39.9   81.4   14.9   17.9   14.9   52.4   62.8   21.7   16.7   23.2   38.4   44.6   50.7   23.8   8.7   16.8   65.6   54.5   23.8   12.5   9.2
100–199 95.3   15.4   17.6   28.9   38.0   93.6   12.8   18.4   22.7   46.1   83.9   19.9   23.8   30.1   26.1   59.2   54.5   26.0   13.9   5.7   86.5   63.6   18.6   14.1   3.7
200–499 97.5   6.5   17.0   30.1   46.3   94.2   7.4   17.6   25.9   49.1   91.5   12.3   25.9   37.1   24.7   67.9   51.0   31.7   12.0   5.2   93.7   60.2   25.3   9.3   5.2
500–749 98.5   4.9   14.4   34.8   45.9   95.6   6.8   17.7   26.8   48.6   94.9   12.9   29.8   34.5   22.8   75.1   53.1   31.9   12.1   2.8   94.6   55.8   27.5   11.9   4.8
750–999 98.6   7.4   18.4   30.6   43.6   91.3   8.3   21.8   29.5   40.5   94.2   13.4   33.6   31.3   21.7   75.7   55.8   30.2   10.5   3.5   94.1   61.2   25.4   8.8   4.7
1,000 or more 97.5   11.1   28.1   35.9   25.0   84.2   17.5   31.5   28.3   22.7   93.2   23.5   33.4   29.7   13.3   77.6   59.7   27.9   10.2   2.2   91.7   69.6   19.4   7.8   3.2
                                                                                                   
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
 for free or reduced‑price lunches
                                                                                                 
0–34 96.2   5.3   11.3   25.1   58.4   90.3   6.4   13.1   20.4   60.0   90.7   8.2   21.0   36.1   34.7   65.1   44.7   33.5   14.8   7.0   90.6   42.5   32.0   16.3   9.2
35–49 96.5   5.6   17.8   32.9   43.7   90.7   8.2   17.9   25.2   48.7   90.8   12.3   27.9   36.7   23.2   62.9   55.6   29.1   10.1   5.1   91.0   59.9   26.3   10.2   3.6
50–74 97.6   6.3   18.7   33.7   41.2   93.6   9.4   20.5   29.2   40.9   90.5   15.7   28.3   34.9   21.1   67.0   57.1   28.5   11.7   2.7   93.3   65.8   23.4   7.6   3.1
75 or more 95.9   12.5   22.8   34.0   30.6   93.8   11.6   24.3   27.9   36.2   89.5   20.6   33.4   30.1   15.9   77.0   56.0   30.0   10.1   3.8   90.6   70.2   19.0   7.4   3.4
1Special subject-area events include events such as science fairs and concerts.  
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 Principal Data File," 2017–18.