Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Percentage of teachers who view certain issues as serious problems in their schools, by school type: 1999-2000 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 5.4: Principal and Teacher Perceptions

 Back to Indicator Excel Format Download Excel (18 KB) Excel Format Download Excel(se) (18 KB)
Table 5.4b. Percentage of teachers who view certain issues as serious problems in their schools, by school type: 1999-2000
Problem All teachers Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools1 Non-BIA public schools with 25 percent or more American Indian/Alaska Native student enrollment Non-BIA public schools with less than 25 percent American Indian/Alaska Native student enrollment
Students coming to school unprepared 29.5 50.7 46.9 29.4
Lack of parent involvement 23.7 46.3 40.2 23.5
Student apathy 20.6 32.6 31.0 20.5
Poverty 19.2 45.6 41.0 19.0
Student disrespect for teachers 17.2 29.8 23.8 17.1
Student absenteeism 13.8 38.5 29.4 13.7
Student tardiness 10.1 19.9 15.1 10.1
Student use of alcohol 7.4 16.9 14.8 7.3
Student drug abuse 6.0 20.9 13.0 5.9
Physical conflicts among students 4.8 10.2 7.3 4.8
Students cutting class 4.7 16.8 7.9 4.7
Students dropping out 4.6 21.4 11.8 4.5
Poor student health 4.3 11.2 8.5 4.2
Student pregnancy 3.7 6.3 7.3 3.6
Vandalism of school property 3.4 13.2 6.1 3.4
Robbery or theft 2.4 8.4 5.8 2.3
Teacher absenteeism 2.2 9.1 2.9 2.2
Student possession of weapons 0.8 1.6 1.3 0.8
1 BIA-funded schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Survey," "Public Charter School Survey," and "Indian School Survey," 1999-2000.

 Back to Indicator Excel Format Download Excel (18 KB) Excel Format Download Excel(se) (18 KB)
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education