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Table 5.  Percentage distribution of school teachers, by highest degree earned, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
 school characteristic
Higher than a master's degree1
Less than bachelor's Bachelor's degree Master's degree
       
All schools    1.7   48.2   43.1   7.0  
                   
All public schools    0.8   47.4   44.5   7.3  
                   
School classification                   
Traditional public    0.8   47.0   44.9   7.3  
Charter school    1.9   62.2   30.0   6.0  
                   
Community type                   
City    0.8   46.0   45.5   7.7  
Suburban    0.7   42.6   48.2   8.5  
Town    1.0   51.8   41.2   6.0  
Rural    0.9   53.0   40.3   5.8  
                   
School level                   
Elementary    0.2   48.4   44.3   7.1  
Secondary    1.9   44.3   45.9   7.9  
Combined    0.9   54.3   38.5   6.3  
                   
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100    0.9 ! 56.0   34.0   9.1  
100-199    1.3   52.9   40.0   5.9  
200-499    0.5   48.0   45.0   6.5  
500-749    0.6   47.5   44.8   7.1  
750-999    0.8   49.8   42.5   6.8  
1,000 or more    1.3   43.8   46.2   8.8  
                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                 
0-34    0.6   43.4   49.0   7.0  
35-49    0.8   50.0   42.6   6.5  
50-74    0.6   50.4   40.5   8.4  
75 or more    0.8   51.9   40.3   7.1  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  5.9   42.4   41.1   10.7  
                   
All BIE schools    3.5   54.2   36.7   5.6  
                   
All private schools    8.1   53.9   32.8   5.2  
                   
School classification                   
Catholic    3.0   58.2   35.1   3.8  
Other religious    13.6   54.2   27.6   4.6  
Nonsectarian    5.9   48.0   38.1   8.0  
                   
Community type                   
City    6.8   51.7   35.5   5.9  
Suburban    6.7   54.3   34.0   5.0  
Town    9.5   64.9   22.9   2.6 !
Rural    14.9   53.0   27.1   5.1  
                   
School level                   
Elementary    8.8   60.6   27.8   2.8  
Secondary    2.3 ! 44.5   44.8   8.5  
Combined    9.7   50.4   33.3   6.5  
                   
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100    19.6   52.7   24.2   3.5  
100-199    7.8   58.6   29.9   3.6  
200-499    6.0   58.2   30.8   5.0  
500-749    3.8 ! 52.4   37.6   6.1  
750 or more    3.3 ! 39.2   48.1   9.3  
                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                 
0-34    6.1   60.6   29.7   3.5  
35-49    7.4 ! 50.2   37.1   5.3 !
50-74    9.0 ! 49.8   35.1   6.1 !
75 or more    18.9   45.6   31.0   4.4 !
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  8.1   52.8   33.4   5.7  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Higher than a master's degree is defined as teachers who completed any of the following: an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of private advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.
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 acontractor 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 Teacher, BIE School Teacher, and PrivateSchool Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.


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