Last Updated: May 27, 2014
This article appeared in the May 2014 Rural Policy Matters.
Question: What is the average (median) size of a rural school district in the U.S.?
Answer: The average rural district in the U.S. enrolls 533 students. In 21 states more than half of all districts are smaller than the U.S. average.
Source: Why Rural Matters 2013–14.
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