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Table 2.  Percentage distribution of school teachers, by race/ethnicity, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Race/ethnicity
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic
American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic
Hispanic, regardless of race Two or more races, non-Hispanic1
School type and selected
 school characteristic
Total number of teachers White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Asian, non-Hispanic
                 
All schools    3,898,420   83.5   6.7   0.5   1.3   0.2   6.9   0.9  
                                   
All public schools    3,404,520   83.1   7.0   0.5   1.2   0.2   7.1   0.9  
                                   
School classification                                   
Traditional public    3,332,090   83.3   6.9   0.5   1.2   0.2   7.0   0.9  
Charter school    72,430   72.9   12.3   0.2 ! 2.6 ! 0.3 ! 9.3   2.3  
                                   
Community type                                   
City    882,430   71.0   12.0   0.4   2.2   0.3 ! 13.1   1.1  
Suburban    1,200,730   84.6   6.3   0.2 ! 1.4   0.2 ! 6.2   1.1  
Town    467,500   89.0   4.1   0.8   0.5 ! 0.2 ! 4.7   0.6  
Rural    853,850   90.3   4.6   0.8   0.4   0.0 ! 3.3   0.6  
                                   
School level                                   
Elementary    2,147,890   82.7   7.1   0.4   1.2   0.2 ! 7.5   0.9  
Secondary    1,099,770   83.5   6.9   0.5   1.3   0.2 ! 6.8   0.9  
Combined    156,870   86.3   7.2   1.1   0.6 ! 0.2 ! 3.0   1.5  
                                   
Student enrollment                                   
Less than 100    48,750   84.0   7.8   1.1 ! 0.9 ! 0.1 ! 5.4 ! 0.8 !
100-199    124,140   88.4   6.2   0.9 ! 1.4 ! #   2.3 ! 0.8 !
200-499    1,029,850   85.2   6.9   0.6   0.7   0.2 ! 5.4   1.0  
500-749    845,100   85.5   6.0   0.4   1.3 ! 0.1 ! 6.0   0.6  
750-999    488,620   80.7   7.8   0.3 ! 1.3   0.2 ! 8.9   0.8  
1,000 or more    868,070   78.9   7.9   0.4   1.7 ! 0.2 ! 9.8   1.1  
                                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                 
0-34    1,487,880   91.9   2.9   0.3   0.9   0.1 ! 3.0   0.9  
35-49    576,040   85.4   6.4   0.4   1.0 ! 0.1 ! 5.9   0.8  
50-74    722,520   78.6   9.2   0.5   1.6   0.3 ! 8.9   1.0  
75 or more    554,730   62.6   16.2   1.1   2.1   0.3 ! 17.0   0.8  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  63,360   88.0   5.6   0.4 ! 0.8 ! 0.2 ! 4.4 ! 0.6 !
                                   
All BIE schools    4,360   47.3   1.4 ! 39.1   1.3 ! 0.7 ! 4.3   5.9  
                                   
All private schools    489,550   86.4   4.0   0.4   2.2   0.3 ! 5.9   0.7  
                                   
School classification                                   
Catholic    159,380   88.8   2.1   0.4 ! 1.2   0.2 ! 6.9   0.5 !
Other religious    201,330   84.9   5.7   0.6 ! 2.3   0.6 ! 5.0   0.8  
Nonsectarian    128,840   85.9   3.8   0.3 ! 3.1   0.1 ! 6.0   0.8 !
                                   
Community type                                   
City    203,270   82.9   6.5   0.4 ! 2.9   0.1 ! 6.2   0.9  
Suburban    179,520   86.9   2.9   0.2 ! 2.2   0.2 ! 6.8   0.8 !
Town    37,030   92.4   0.8 ! 0.4 ! 1.7 ! 1.6 ! 2.7 ! 0.5 !
Rural    69,730   92.4   1.5 ! 1.0 ! 0.2 ! 0.4 ! 4.3   0.2 !
                                   
School level                                   
Elementary    211,630   85.8   4.7   0.4 ! 1.8   0.2 ! 6.4   0.7  
Secondary    78,150   89.2   2.4 ! 0.6 ! 2.0   0.1 ! 5.1   0.6 !
Combined    199,770   86.0   3.9   0.4 ! 2.6   0.5 ! 5.6   0.8  
                                   
Student enrollment                                   
Less than 100    87,630   83.4   7.7   0.7 ! 2.1   0.2 ! 5.2   0.8 !
100-199    95,450   86.6   4.7   0.5 ! 2.5   0.4 ! 4.9   0.4 !
200-499    171,310   87.1   3.7   0.3 ! 1.8   0.1 ! 6.3   0.7  
500-749    67,110   87.0   2.3 ! #   2.4   0.1 ! 7.6   0.6 !
750 or more    68,060   87.8   1.0 ! 0.8 ! 2.6 ! 1.0 ! 5.5   1.2 !
                                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                 
0-34    96,270   93.4   1.9 ! 0.2 ! 0.4 ! 0.1 ! 3.6   0.4 !
35-49    21,610   86.1   4.0 ! #   2.1 ! 0.3 ! 5.9 ! 1.6 !
50-74    11,510   74.7   11.1 ! 3.2 ! 2.3 ! #   8.0 ! 0.6 !
75 or more    19,000   75.0   7.7 ! 1.7 ! 3.8 ! 0.5 ! 11.1 ! 0.3 !
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  341,160   85.5   4.2   0.4 ! 2.6   0.4 ! 6.2   0.8  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Two or more races, non-Hispanic includes all non-Hispanic respondents who selected more than one race.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. 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. Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. 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, BIE School Teacher, and Private School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.


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