In 2018/19, there were
The Number of Public vs.
Of the 3,982 institutions listed by NCES, there were 1,625 public four-year and two-year colleges; 1,660 private nonprofit four-year and two-year schools; and 697 for-profit schools in fall 2019.
As of 2020, there is 130,930 recorded number of K-12 schools in the United States of America (U.S.A), according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This means on average there are 2,618 schools per state, with some states like California and Alaska being above and below the curve, respectively.
There are 130,930 K-12 schools in the U.S., according to 2017-18 data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Here’s how they break down: All: 130,930. Elementary schools: 87,498.
|Table 5. – Average public school size (mean number of students per school), by instructional level and by state: School year 1999-2000|
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Table 5. Number of public school districts, by locale code (CCD) and state: 2003-04
In 2018, about 482,000 teachers were working in private elementary and secondary schools, and 3.17 million teachers were working in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there were about 87,500 elementary schools operating in the United States between 2017 and 2018; both private and public.
Number of elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. by type 2018/19. In 2018/19, there were 67,606 public elementary schools across the United States, and 23,872 public secondary schools. This is compared to 20,090 private elementary schools and 2,845 private secondary schools.
The number of all public elementary schools (schools beginning with grade 6 or below and ending with grade 8 or below) increased 5 percent between 1970–71 and 2017–18 (from 64,000 to 67,400), and the number of middle schools increased by 546 percent (from 2,100 in 1970–71 to 13,400 in 2017–18).
The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
The 48.1 million public school students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 in fall 2020 included (forthcoming, special tabulation): 22.0 million White students. 13.4 million Hispanic students.
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|State||Schools, fall 2015||Enrollment in prekindergarten through grade 12|
|Overall Rank||State||Total Score|
Austin Area Junior Senior High School is a diminutive, public high school in southern and rural Potter County, Pennsylvania. Austin Area Junior Senior High School serves grades 7–12 and is the smallest school in the state.
Austin High School (Austin, Pennsylvania)
The average school district in the United States has 5.6 schools compared to the 100 largest school districts, which average 155.6 schools per district (derived from table A).
|During the 2010-11 school year, average number of teachers per district who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed as a result of poor performance|
|State||Average number of teachers per district in 2011–12||Teachers with all tenure statuses|
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