Age of U.S. Public Schools

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

On average, how old are the public schools in the United States?

The Answer:

As of 2010, according to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are almost 99,000 public K-12 schools in America. In 1999 (the most recent data available), the average public school building in the U.S. was 42 years old.

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