Percentage of public and private school teachers who agreed or strongly agreed that school rules are enforced by other teachers and by the principal, by selected teacher and school characteristics: Various school years, 1987–88 through 2007–08
|School rules enforced|
|By other teachers1||By the principal2|
|Years of teaching
|3 or fewer||68.5||76.0||68.7||69.3||76.4||73.5||84.9||88.0||85.1||84.5||88.6||89.9|
|4 to 9||65.2||72.7||62.9||61.6||70.6||69.3||84.0||87.4||80.6||82.7||86.8||88.2|
|10 to 19||64.2||72.9||63.0||64.5||71.3||71.0||83.9||87.5||82.4||83.0||87.8||87.2|
|20 or more||64.9||73.5||63.1||63.6||72.5||73.8||82.8||86.9||80.6||82.4||88.3||89.4|
|Fewer than 200||76.0||83.7||76.4||75.4||83.9||80.9||86.5||89.3||85.2||87.1||90.9||90.9|
|1,000 or more||48.1||57.5||45.8||47.3||56.3||57.2||80.7||84.9||78.0||79.4||85.8||86.5|
|— Not available.
1 Respondents were asked whether “rules for student behavior are consistently enforced by teachers in this school, even for students not in their classes.”
2 Respondents were asked whether their “principal enforces school rules for student conduct and backs me up when I need it.”
3 Elementary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is less than or equal to grade 6 and the highest grade is less than or equal to grade 8. Secondary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is greater than or equal to grade 7. Combined schools are included in totals, but are not shown separately.
4 The public sector includes public, public charter, and Bureau of Indian Education school teachers.
5 Substantial improvements in geocoding technology and changes in the Office of Management and Budget’s definition of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas allow for more precision in describing an area. Comparisons with earlier years are not possible.
NOTE: Teachers who taught only prekindergarten students are excluded.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), “Public School Teacher Data File,” and “Private School Teacher Data File,” 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08; “Charter School Teacher Data File,” 1999–2000; and “Bureau of Indian Education Teacher Data File,” 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2007–08.