In the 2006-07 school year, 7,603 of the 13,862 regular school districts in the U.S. were in rural areas, comprising a majority of districts. Those figures were among those released recently by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, which has compiled statistics on school districts for that academic year.
The findings show that while rural districts make up 55 percent of the school districts, they enrolled only 19 percent of the nation's students. While 27 districts serve more than 100,000 students, 864 serve fewer than 100 students. (Read more) For a "mini-digest" of the latest data from NCES, click here.
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