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Table 6.  Number and percentage of schools with staff with academic specialist or coaching assignments and among those schools the percentage with different types of assignments, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
school characteristic
Number of schools with staff with specialist or coaching assignments Percent of all schools with staff with specialist or coaching assignments Among schools that had specialist or coaching assignments
Percent with reading specialists Percent with math specialists Percent with science specialists Percent with reading coaches Percent with math coaches Percent with science coaches
               
All schools  67,850   56.9   78.1   34.6   19.6   43.2   22.9   10.5  
                                 
All public schools  57,440   63.3   79.8   31.6   16.3   45.9   23.0   9.6  
                                 
School classification                                 
Traditional public  55,250   63.4   80.2   31.3   16.1   46.0   22.8   9.4  
Charter school  2,200   61.6   70.2   39.5   21.1   43.9   29.3   13.9  
                                 
Community type                                 
City  15,530   72.4   70.5   32.5   22.2   57.2   35.1   12.6  
Suburban  17,510   67.9   84.7   30.6   15.8   44.2   21.1   10.3  
Town  8,290   58.9   80.6   33.2   12.2   41.9   17.9   7.3  
Rural  16,110   54.7   83.0   31.0   13.3   38.9   16.1   7.1  
                                 
School level                                 
Elementary  45,380   72.7   82.2   30.6   15.2   47.3   22.2   8.3  
Secondary  9,010   41.7   68.8   36.6   21.6   40.0   30.0   17.0  
Combined  3,040   45.6   76.3   31.4   18.0   42.2   13.9   6.8 !
                                 
Student enrollment                                 
Less than 100  2,370   31.2   66.7   48.2   23.6   21.3 ! 10.7 ! 7.2 !
100-199  4,310   52.1   78.7   36.7   19.1   38.0   12.3   4.4 !
200-499  25,620   69.6   83.5   28.8   13.0   44.6   21.2   7.8  
500-749  13,800   67.9   81.0   31.4   17.2   50.7   24.7   10.7  
750-999  5,750   67.2   72.4   31.2   19.0   50.9   27.6   11.2  
1,000 or more  5,600   60.7   73.9   34.5   21.1   51.3   35.8   18.5  
                                 
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                               
0-34  20,780   61.4   86.8   32.5   16.8   30.4   16.3   7.3  
35-49  9,030   61.1   83.8   33.4   12.3   41.1   21.2   9.7  
50-74  13,310   67.2   77.3   27.9   15.2   57.3   24.0   9.6  
75 or more  12,650   70.2   70.8   30.7   17.6   64.2   34.2   13.3  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
1,680   38.8   59.3   47.7   31.6   34.7   24.4 ! 9.0 !
                                 
All BIE schools  120   66.6   79.2   26.1   14.7   53.6   13.0   6.3  
                                 
All private schools  10,290   36.5   68.6   51.4   38.3   27.9   22.2   15.7  
                                 
School classification                                 
Catholic  3,190   43.2   72.2   44.1   35.9   19.6   16.5   12.3  
Other religious  4,330   31.0   64.9   58.7   37.7   31.0   24.6   14.4  
Nonsectarian  2,760   40.2   70.2   48.6   41.9   32.8   24.9   21.6  
                                 
Community type                                 
City  4,010   41.2   68.6   46.2   35.6   25.7   19.0   11.4  
Suburban  3,810   40.2   70.4   54.6   42.5   31.5   25.3   20.8  
Town  990   32.7   63.7   51.4   44.8   25.9   19.0 ! 18.0 !
Rural  1,480   24.7   67.4   57.5   30.3   25.9   25.0   12.8  
                                 
School level                                 
Elementary  6,080   37.1   66.3   45.8   40.2   24.2   16.6   12.5  
Secondary  950   31.3   70.6   49.0   30.7   29.1   28.8   18.6  
Combined  3,250   36.9   72.4   62.7   37.0   34.5   30.6   20.7  
                                 
Student enrollment                                 
Less than 100  3,830   28.1   62.8   59.7   39.2   33.6   24.8   15.1  
100-199  2,400   42.0   62.9   48.0   41.3   28.8   22.7   18.3  
200-499  2,990   45.0   76.3   47.9   37.3   22.6   18.7   14.1  
500-749  610   43.9   82.3   38.1   28.8   22.5   20.3   16.0  
750 or more  450   53.1   78.0   41.6   34.2   17.1   22.2   17.4  
                                 
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                               
0-34  1,860   40.2   71.7   46.9   37.4   17.1   11.3   7.5 !
35-49  180 ! 30.6   85.7   60.1   30.0 ! 26.8 ! 24.2 ! 8.8 !
50-74  290   44.1   69.2   18.6 ! 19.3 ! 23.9 ! 23.3 ! 6.6 !
75 or more  450   33.2   81.2   43.0   24.2 ! 44.3   21.7 ! 18.4 !
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
7,520   35.8   66.7   54.1   40.2   29.8   24.8   18.0  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: A specialist works with students and a coach works with teachers. Coaching includes observing lessons, providing feedback and demonstrating teaching strategies. BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School, BIE School, and Private School Data Files," 2007–08.

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