-4.4% of our public schools are charter schools. They enroll 2.6% of the public school population.
-40.2% of our public schools are Title I schools (which generally means that 75+% of students are eligible for free/reduced price lunch). 40.1% of our public school students attend such a school.
-The average student/teacher ratio is 15.8. Maine has the lowest (9.0) and Utah (23.5) the highest.
-Average school size by type of school:
-11 states have at least one school with only one student in it
-enrollment by location of school:
|type ||% of schools ||% of stus |
|city ||25.4% ||29.0% |
|suburban ||28.1% ||35.1% |
|town ||13.8% ||12.7% |
|rural ||32.1% ||23.2% |
-Overall, 43.2% of students are eligible for free/reduced price lunch. Mississippi has the highest (66.9%) and New Hampshire has the lowest (18.1%). Here's the breakdown by school location:
Out of all students who are eligible for free/reduced price lunch, the percent who attend schools in each type of location is:
-I often speak about "high poverty, urban schools." There's no chart that would tell us what percentage of schools fit into that category, but we can calculate that 15% of the nation's public schools students attend a city school and are eligible for free/reduced price lunch. If we include suburban areas (oftentimes, some of the immediate suburbs are poorer and more "urban" than parts of the city), that number rises to 26.1%. Given that about 40% of students attend a Title I school, and that 40% of free/reduced price eligible students attend a school in a city, I'd estimate that possibly 10-15% of students attend a Title I school in a city. If we extend the definition of "urban" out to some immediate suburbs, the number who attend a high poverty, urban school is likely in the neighborhood of 20%. I'll see if I can get a more precise tabulation.
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