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ERIC Number: ED142338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1958
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics of Public School Systems in 101 of the Most Rural Counties, 1955-56. The Rural School Survey. Circular Number 529.
Reiser, Emanuel; And Others
Covering the 1955-56 school year, this report presents selected data based upon an analysis of reports from 101 highly rural counties in 24 states. The 24 states were located within 6 geographic regions: the Lower South, Plains, Upper South, Great Lakes, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions. Nine states located within these regions and those states located in the New England, Mideast, and Far West geographic regions were omitted because none of their counties qualified as "most rural". The study was limited to a maximum of five counties from any one state. Data were obtained via questionnaires supplied by the county superintendents and supplemented through data from the files of the State departments of education. Information was collected on all types of school personnel--administrators, instructional staff, auxiliary personnel, operational employees; enrollees--attendance and grade levels; revenues by sources; expenditures by purposes; capital outlays; debt services; and balances. Findings included: the average number was 10.9 local districts per county; the average enrollment was 2,326 pupils per county; the county with the smallest schools averaged 9.5 pupils per school, and the one with the largest was 612 pupils per school; the average enrollment per school was 85.1 pupils; 24.7 pupils per staff member was the average for the 101 counties; and one county received 6.4% of all school revenues from State and Federal sources while another received 95.5% from these sources. (NQ)
Descriptors: Average Daily Attendance, County School Districts, Educational Finance, Elementary Schools, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Geographic Regions, High Schools, Population Distribution, Public Schools, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Salaries, School Districts, Small Schools, Socioeconomic Influences, State Federal Aid, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys, Student Teacher Ratio, Student Transportation, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States