Facts and Figures About States With the Largest Organizational Scale of Rural Schools

Last Updated: December 29, 2011

This article appeared in the December 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: In which five states is the “organizational scale” of rural schools largest? (Hint: “organizational scale” is a proxy for the overall size of schools and districts — or how consolidated, or not consolidated, rural schools are. It is computed by multiplying the total school enrollment by the total district enrollment.)

Answer: Overall organizational scale is largest in Florida, followed by Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina.

(Why Rural Matters, 2009. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2006–07.)

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