Map of States With Especially High Numbers of Rural Students


Last Updated: December 29, 2009
 

This article appeared in the December 2009 Rural Policy Matters. 

Eleven states have especially high numbers of rural students. Together these students represent much of the rural diversity characteristic of the nation as a whole: areas of extreme poverty, racial/ethnic diversity, a variety of economic bases, and a range of school and district configurations. Conditions in rural schools in these states, which enroll half of the nation’s rural students, exercise a significant influence on the condition of rural education in the country as a whole. (Source: Johnson, J. & Strange, M. (2009). Why rural matters: State and regional challenges and opportunities. Arlington, VA: The Rural School and Community Trust).

Map of States With Especially High Numbers of Rural Students

 

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