[Libs-Or] NCES Releases Report on the Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Ann Reed reed_ann at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Tue Oct 13 12:05:17 PDT 2009

National Center for Education Statistics Releases Report on the Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

The average student/teacher ratio in U.S. public schools was 15.8 in 2007-08 -- a ratio that ranged from 9.0 in Maine to 23.5 in Utah. This National Center for Education Statistics First Look report presents findings on the numbers and types of public elementary and secondary schools in the United States and the territories in the 2007-08 school year, using data from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system. Other findings include: 

*  About 48.9 million students attended 98,916 operating public elementary/secondary schools in the 2007-08 school year.

*  Almost 1.3 million students, approximately 3% of public school students, were enrolled in 4,388 charter schools in 2007-08.

*  The largest percentage of students attended suburban schools (35 percent), followed by schools in cities (29 percent), rural areas (23 percent), and towns (13 percent).

To view the full report please visit: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2010305

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and
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products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
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Oregon State Library
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