I went to a 1-room rural school for 8 grades, then went to town for high school. Drove myself 10 miles (one way) every day, but didn't get a driver's license until I was almost ready to graudate from HS.
Most of the time there were only 6-7 of us in the 1-room school and only had 14 in our HS class. I never mixed very much with the town kids as I had to hurry home and do chores or go to the field. It turned out to be better for me that way; didn't miss the peer pressure a bit.