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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Table 9.1.

Percentage of public high school teachers with a college major and standard certification in their respective main teaching assignment in mathematics, English, and science, by race/ethnicity concentration of schools: 200708


        Major in main assignment   No major in main assignment  
Subject and race/ethnicity concentration of school   Total   Total   Certified   Not certified   Total   Certified   Not certified  
Main assignment in mathematics                              
All schools   100.0   71.6   59.8   11.8   28.4   16.2   12.2  
Percentage of White enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   70.6   47.0   23.7 ! 29.4   10.1   19.2  
50 percent or more   100.0   75.1   65.2   9.9   24.9   16.6   8.3  
Percentage of Black enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   75.9   64.4   11.5   24.1   15.1   9.0  
50 percent or more   100.0   56.0   48.6   7.4 ! 44.0   19.3   24.7  
Percentage of Hispanic enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   74.8   65.6   9.2   25.2   15.5   9.7  
50 percent or more   100.0   70.3   44.8   25.6 ! 29.7   15.0   14.7  
                               
Main assignment in English                              
All schools   100.0   81.9   66.6   15.4   18.1   9.7   8.4  
Percentage of White enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   75.6   56.6   19.0   24.4   11.8   12.6  
50 percent or more   100.0   83.9   70.3   13.6   16.1   9.9   6.2  
Percentage of Black enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   81.8   67.6   14.2   18.2   10.4   7.8  
50 percent or more   100.0   76.2   59.0   17.1   23.8   10.8 ! 13.0  
Percentage of Hispanic enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   84.3   70.4   14.0   15.7   9.1   6.6  
50 percent or more   100.0   72.8   53.2   19.6   27.2   12.0   15.2  
                               
Main assignment in science                              
All schools   100.0   83.6   70.5   13.1   16.4   11.9   4.5  
Percentage of White enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   82.5   62.3   20.2   17.5 ! 11.9 ! 5.6 !
50 percent or more   100.0   84.8   73.3   11.5   15.2   11.2   4.0  
Percentage of Black enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   84.4   72.7   11.7   15.6   11.1   4.6  
50 percent or more   100.0   77.6   57.3   20.3   22.4   18.7   3.7 !
Percentage of Hispanic enrollment                              
Less than 10 percent   100.0   84.4   72.9   11.5   15.6   11.5   4.0  
50 percent or more   100.0   80.5   64.7   15.7 ! 19.5 ! 10.6 ! 8.9 !
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Teacher and Public School Data Files, 2007–08.
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