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Percentage of schools with full-time and part-time school nurses, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08 and 2011–12
 
  2007-08   2011-12  
Selected school characteristics Schools with full-time nurses   Schools with part-time nurses   Schools with at least one nurse,
full- or part-time
  Schools with full-time nurses   Schools with part-time nurses   Schools with at least one nurse,
full- or part-time
 
All schools 40.3   28.1   66.4   41.6   27.8   67.4  
                         
All public schools 48.3   32.0   78.0   49.6   32.0   79.3  
                         
School Classification                        
Traditional Public 49.5   32.3   79.5   51.0   32.6   81.3  
Charter School 19.4   25.5   43.5   22.8   19.2   41.1  
                         
Community type                        
City 47.8   33.2   78.8   48.7   32.1   78.9  
Suburban 57.4   27.0   81.1   57.3   29.9   83.7  
Town 44.0   36.7   79.0   45.9   34.0   78.6  
Rural 42.7   33.3   74.4   45.5   32.7   76.3  
                         
School Level                        
Primary 48.0   35.9   81.7   50.8   35.7   84.4  
Middle 56.6   29.5   84.3   54.8   32.0   83.8  
High 47.8   27.1   72.1   47.2   26.7   71.7  
Combined 34.5   21.9   54.1   37.2   19.5   55.0  
                         
Student enrollment                        
Less than 100 11.9   29.3   41.0   16.2   26.8   42.2  
100–199 27.5   37.5   64.5   21.8   39.0   59.8  
200–499 45.0   36.3   79.5   47.7   35.5   81.8  
500–749 58.4   30.6   86.3   57.5   30.6   85.7  
750–999 65.6   28.1   89.9   65.1   28.3   88.7  
1,000 or more 71.9   18.8   85.8   68.1   23.2   86.5  
                         
Percent of K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches                        
0–34 54.6   31.9   83.3   52.8   32.3   81.7  
35–49 50.9   34.2   82.4   51.4   34.3   83.5  
50–74 44.1   33.7   76.5   51.5   31.8   81.9  
75 or more 45.7   32.1   76.5   46.7   32.6   77.4  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 19.3   16.9   35.2   21.3   16.2 ! 34.8  
                         
All private schools 14.8   15.4   29.0   14.2   13.4   26.6  
                         
School Classification                        
Catholic 20.9   27.9   48.2   21.9   26.4   47.6  
Other religious 8.5   10.7   18.4   5.9   8.2   13.7  
Nonsectarian 21.0   11.3   29.6   23.0   10.3   30.7  
                         
Community type                        
City 15.2   15.9   30.2   16.3   12.0   27.4  
Suburban 20.0   18.1   36.4   19.6   18.0   36.8  
Town 7.7   17.3   24.6   6.3 ! 14.5   18.8  
Rural 9.4   9.1   17.3   8.5   9.4   16.8  
                         
School Level                        
Elementary 10.1   16.8   26.7   10.4   13.9   24.3  
Secondary 26.1   19.9   43.7   23.5   18.2   39.3  
Combined 19.5   11.1   28.1   18.0   10.9   26.6  
                         
Student enrollment                        
Less than 100 7.1   8.8   15.3   6.0   4.8   10.3  
100–199 9.6   24.0   32.4   10.4   19.7   29.0  
200–499 24.9   18.6   42.8   27.0   24.8   49.9  
500–749 39.6   23.2   56.6   40.4   20.7   60.0  
750 or more 53.5   24.2   70.5   52.6   22.4   70.5  
! 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, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public and Private School Data Files," 2007–08 and "Public and Private School Data Files," 2011–12.