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Table 6.  Number and percentage of regular full-time school teachers and average number of hours per week that regular full-time teachers spent on selected activities during a typical full week, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Average hours per week
Percent of teachers who are regular full-time teachers1 Required to work to receive base pay during a typical full week Spent delivering instruction to a class of students2 Total hours spent on all teaching and other school- related activities during a typical full week
School type and selected
 school characteristic
Number of regular full-time teachers1
         
All schools    3,505,500   89.9   38.2   30.2   52.7  
                       
All public schools    3,114,700   91.5   38.1   30.2   52.8  
                       
School classification                       
Traditional public    3,049,200   91.5   38.1   30.2   52.8  
Charter school    65,500   90.4   39.7   31.1   54.4  
                       
Community type                       
City    819,600   92.9   38.0   30.4   52.9  
Suburban    1,083,300   90.2   37.7   29.7   52.6  
Town    431,400   92.3   38.7   30.8   52.7  
Rural    780,400   91.4   38.6   30.6   53.1  
                       
School level                       
Elementary    1,936,400   90.2   38.1   30.6   52.4  
Secondary    1,032,800   93.9   38.3   29.4   53.7  
Combined    145,500   92.7   38.3   30.9   52.4  
                       
Student enrollment                       
Less than 100    39,900   81.9   38.5   31.1   51.3  
100-199    106,600   85.8   38.4   31.2   52.3  
200-499    908,300   88.2   38.0   30.7   52.3  
500-749    780,200   92.3   38.2   30.4   52.9  
750-999    456,400   93.4   38.0   30.4   52.5  
1,000 or more    823,200   94.8   38.3   29.4   53.7  
                       
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                     
0-34    1,336,600   89.8   38.0   29.5   53.1  
35-49    533,500   92.6   38.3   30.4   52.8  
50-74    667,200   92.3   38.4   30.7   52.6  
75 or more    523,700   94.4   37.9   31.3   52.5  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  53,700   84.7   37.7   29.3   51.4  
                       
All BIE schools    4,100   94.3   40.0   32.3   52.1  
                       
All private schools    386,800   79.0   38.8   30.1   52.1  
                       
School classification                       
Catholic    131,500   82.5   38.1   30.3   52.8  
Other religious    152,900   76.0   39.1   30.4   51.5  
Nonsectarian    102,300   79.4   39.3   29.4   52.0  
                       
Community type                       
City    163,500   80.4   38.8   29.9   52.3  
Suburban    140,600   78.3   38.6   30.1   52.0  
Town    29,800   80.4   38.4   31.0   51.3  
Rural    52,900   75.9   39.6   30.6   52.0  
                       
School level                       
Elementary    166,900   78.9   38.6   31.2   51.5  
Secondary    60,600   77.6   38.5   28.4   54.0  
Combined    159,200   79.7   39.1   29.7   52.0  
                       
Student enrollment                       
Less than 100    65,300   74.5   38.5   31.3   49.7  
100-199    70,900   74.2   38.7   30.7   51.3  
200-499    136,100   79.5   39.0   30.4   52.5  
500-749    56,600   84.4   38.9   29.5   53.4  
750 or more    57,900   85.1   38.6   28.1   53.4  
                       
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                     
0-34    74,100   77.0   38.4   30.7   52.6  
35-49    16,200   75.2   38.8   29.8   51.2  
50-74    9,400   81.8   38.4   31.2   52.2  
75 or more    17,400   91.7   38.3   30.4   49.5  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  269,600   79.0   38.9   29.9   52.1  
1 A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialistor librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or a part-time teacher.
2 Hours spent delivering instruction to a class of students is included in the total hours per week paid by regular base pay.
NOTE: 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.
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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