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Table H113. Number of grade 9 through 12 public school teachers and percentage distribution of their main teaching assignment, by selected school characteristics: 2008
      Percentage distribution of main teaching assignment  
      Career and technical education (CTE)    
Selected school characteristic Number of teachers   Total   Family and consumer sciences education   General labor market preparation   Occupational education   Academic education   Other1  
                             
Total 1,059,500   13.9   2.3   3.9   7.7   67.1   18.9  
                             
School type2                            
Regular 846,200   13.2   2.5   3.7   7.0   67.9   19.0  
Career or technical 31,500   56.3   2.4 ! 14.6   39.3   34.0   9.7  
Other3 86,200   7.9   0.9 ! 2.4   4.6   70.1   22.1  
                             
School size2                            
1–599 232,700   16.9   2.8   4.5   9.7   62.4   20.7  
600–1,199 236,800   15.6   2.7   4.3   8.7   64.3   20.1  
1,200–1,999 295,700   12.8   2.5   3.5   6.8   69.4   17.8  
2,000 or more 198,700   10.8   1.1   3.6   6.1   71.9   17.3  
                             
Community type                            
City 271,000   11.1   1.6   3.7   5.9   70.7   18.2  
Suburb 365,500   11.9   2.1   3.8   6.1   69.4   18.7  
Town 141,700   17.6   3.0   4.0   10.7   63.2   19.3  
Rural 281,300   17.4   3.0   4.2   10.2   62.8   19.8  
                             
Region                            
Northeast 220,800   11.5   1.9   3.6   6.0   69.5   18.9  
Midwest 250,700   16.1   3.1   4.6   8.4   63.4   20.5  
South 387,800   15.4   2.5   4.1   8.9   66.7   17.8  
West 200,200   11.0   1.5   2.9   6.6   69.9   19.1  
                             
Percent of students who are American Indian,
Asian, Black, or Hispanic4
                           
10 or less 256,900   17.8   3.2   4.6   10.0   62.1   20.1  
11–30 255,900   13.0   2.2   3.4   7.5   68.6   18.4  
31–50 158,800   13.4   2.3   4.1   7.0   68.7   17.9  
More than 50 387,900   12.2   1.9   3.6   6.7   68.9   18.9  
                             
Percent of students approved for
free or reduced-price lunch5
                           
10 or less 169,500   11.9   2.2   4.4   5.4   70.4   17.7  
11–30 325,700   13.9   2.5   3.4   8.0   67.9   18.2  
31–50 277,700   14.4   2.8   3.9   7.7   66.1   19.6  
More than 50 253,000   12.8   1.9   3.7   7.3   67.0   20.2  
                             
Percent of students with an individualized
education plan (IEP)6
                           
5 or less 326,900   8.4   0.8   2.6   5.1   83.0   8.6  
6–10 241,100   15.7   2.4   4.0   9.4   75.1   9.2  
11–15 145,800   18.4   3.6   4.7   10.1   70.2   11.5  
More than 15 271,900   18.0   3.9   5.3   8.9   50.5   31.5  
                             
Percent of students who are
limited-English-proficient (LEP)6
                           
None 514,800   15.8   2.3   4.5   8.9   68.0   16.3  
1–10 343,200   13.0   2.9   3.3   6.9   73.5   13.4  
More than 10 127,600   12.1   1.6   3.9   6.6   70.3   17.7  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
1 Other teaching assignments include special education; health education; physical education; military science or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC); religious studies, theology, or divinity; and other unspecified teaching assignments.
2 Excludes 9 percent of teachers with unspecified school type and school size.
3 Other school types include special program emphasis schools, special education schools, and alternative/other schools.
4 American Indian includes Alaska Native; Asian includes Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian; Black includes African American; Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
5 In 2007–08, 95.2 percent of public schools participated in the National School Lunch Program.
6 Excludes 7 percent of teachers who were team teaching or who taught pull-out classes.
NOTE: 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 Questionnaire,” 2007–08.

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