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Table 4.  Percentage distribution of school teachers, by total years of full-time teaching experience, years teaching at current school, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Full-time teaching experience Years teaching at current school  
School type and selected
 school characteristic
Less than 4 years 4-9 years 10-14 years 15 years or more Average number of years Less than 4 years 4-9 years 10-14 years 15 years or more Average number of years
                     
All schools    20.3   27.6   16.0   36.1   12.8     36.7   32.3   12.2   18.8   8.3  
                                             
All public schools    19.0   28.0   16.2   36.8   13.0     36.3   32.3   12.4   19.0   8.4  
                                             
School classification                                             
Traditional public    18.6   27.8   16.3   37.3   13.1     35.7   32.4   12.5   19.4   8.5  
Charter school    38.4   35.7   11.8   14.0   7.5     61.5   30.8   5.8   1.9 ! 3.9  
                                             
Community type                                             
City    20.1   27.4   15.8   36.6   12.9     39.1   32.6   12.3   16.0   7.6  
Suburban    19.4   31.0   16.4   33.2   12.4     36.5   33.9   12.8   16.8   8.0  
Town    17.0   24.7   15.4   42.9   14.2     31.8   30.5   12.9   24.7   9.7  
Rural    18.4   26.1   16.7   38.8   13.4     35.3   30.9   11.7   22.1   9.0  
                                             
School level                                             
Elementary    18.9   28.3   16.0   36.8   13.0     36.4   32.7   12.3   18.5   8.2  
Secondary    18.9   28.0   16.4   36.7   13.1     35.9   32.1   12.5   19.6   8.6  
Combined    22.0   23.5   16.6   37.9   13.0     36.5   29.3   12.7   21.5   8.8  
                                             
Student enrollment                                             
Less than 100    25.2   25.1   13.3   36.5   12.7     46.9   26.6   9.2   17.3   7.4  
100-199    20.2   24.9   19.1   35.8   12.7     36.6   29.6   14.0   19.8   8.7  
200-499    18.1   25.9   16.7   39.4   13.5     34.6   30.6   12.3   22.5   9.0  
500-749    18.8   27.6   16.1   37.5   13.1     36.1   32.5   13.3   18.1   8.2  
750-999    20.5   29.1   15.5   34.8   12.6     39.2   33.1   11.1   16.6   7.9  
1,000 or more    19.1   30.8   15.8   34.3   12.6     36.0   34.6   12.3   17.1   8.1  
                                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                           
0-34    17.7   28.2   17.3   36.8   13.1     34.2   32.6   13.8   19.5   8.7  
35-49    17.0   27.4   17.1   38.5   13.4     35.2   32.5   11.7   20.6   8.6  
50-74    20.2   28.5   14.9   36.3   12.9     37.0   32.8   11.6   18.7   8.2  
75 or more    23.0   27.4   14.0   35.6   12.3     42.1   30.5   10.5   16.9   7.5  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  21.0   27.2   14.5   37.3   13.0     34.2   37.4   11.7   16.7   8.1  
                                             
All BIE schools    19.2   26.9   13.4   40.6   13.6     36.4   32.8   9.0   21.8   8.3  
                                             
All private schools    29.4   25.2   14.4   30.9   11.6     39.8   31.9   11.0   17.4   7.9  
                                             
School classification                                             
Catholic    23.3   24.0   14.9   37.8   13.5     34.9   30.5   12.5   22.1   9.2  
Other religious    34.8   25.0   13.3   26.9   10.4     44.2   32.2   10.0   13.6   6.8  
Nonsectarian    28.5   27.2   15.6   28.7   11.2     38.8   33.0   10.5   17.7   8.0  
                                             
Community type                                             
City    28.1   26.0   14.7   31.2   11.7     39.4   31.3   12.4   16.9   8.0  
Suburban    28.3   25.3   14.8   31.7   12.0     37.8   34.1   9.8   18.3   8.1  
Town    29.1   27.3   12.8   30.9   11.5     38.9   29.6   11.8   19.7   8.4  
Rural    36.2   21.8   13.6   28.4   10.5     46.2   29.1   9.5   15.3   6.9  
                                             
School level                                             
Elementary    29.2   25.4   14.0   31.4   11.6     40.3   30.5   11.4   17.8   8.0  
Secondary    25.0   24.1   15.6   35.3   13.5     34.9   32.7   11.1   21.3   9.0  
Combined    31.3   25.5   14.4   28.8   10.9     41.1   33.0   10.4   15.5   7.4  
                                             
Student enrollment                                             
Less than 100    40.6   26.5   10.9   22.0   8.9     50.0   30.9   8.4   10.7   6.0  
100-199    33.2   24.8   13.5   28.5   10.9     41.2   31.8   10.5   16.5   7.6  
200-499    28.3   24.9   14.6   32.2   11.9     39.5   31.2   11.4   17.9   8.1  
500-749    23.0   25.1   18.5   33.4   12.9     35.9   32.1   12.3   19.7   8.3  
750 or more    18.7   25.3   15.8   40.2   14.0     28.9   34.7   12.7   23.7   9.9  
                                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                           
0-34    28.4   20.4   14.7   36.4   12.6     37.0   30.9   11.0   21.2   8.7  
35-49    30.5   24.4   10.9   34.2   12.7     38.7   32.7   9.4   19.2   8.3  
50-74    31.4   31.1   10.1   27.4   10.4     46.2   29.3   10.6   13.9   6.8  
75 or more    35.0   31.9   10.9   22.2   9.6     42.9   32.9   11.8   12.5 ! 6.8  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  29.2   26.1   14.9   29.8   11.4     40.2   32.1   11.0   16.7   7.7  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
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. Detail may notsum 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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