Number of rural, suburban, and urban schools in the United States.

According to National Center for Education Statistics, there are

The largest percent of students attend suburban schools (34%), followed by schools in cities (29%), rural areas (25%) and towns (12%).


U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2012). Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2010–11 (NCES 2012),