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Table 1.  Number of school teachers, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type  
Selected school characteristic Total   Public   Private   BIE1  
All schools    3,898,420   3,404,520   489,550   4,360  
                   
Community type                   
City    1,085,780   882,430   203,270   80 !
Suburban    1,380,360   1,200,730   179,520   120  
Town    504,870   467,500   37,030   340  
Rural    927,410   853,850   69,730   3,820  
                   
School level                   
Elementary    2,361,750   2,147,890   211,630   2,240  
Secondary    1,178,490   1,099,770   78,150   580  
Combined    358,180   156,870   199,770   1,540  
                   
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100    136,650   48,750   87,630   280  
100-199    220,620   124,140   95,450   1,040  
200-499    1,203,280   1,029,850   171,310   2,130  
500-749    912,670   845,100   67,110   460  
750-999    516,520   488,620   27,640   260  
1,000 or more    908,680   868,070   40,420   190  
                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                 
0-34    1,584,610   1,487,880   96,270   470  
35-49    597,930   576,040   21,610   280  
50-74    734,780   722,520   11,510   750  
75 or more    576,490   554,730   19,000   2,760  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  404,600   63,360   341,160   90  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 BIE refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
NOTE: 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 Teacher, Private School Teacher, and BIE School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.


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