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Table H114. 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
Selected school characteristic Number of teachers   Agri-
culture and natural resources
  Business   Communi-
cations and design
  Computer and inform-ation sciences   Construc-
tion, arch-
itecture, and engineering technologies
  Consumer, culinary, and public services   Health sciences   Manu-
facturing
  Marketing   Repair and trans-
portation
  All other teaching assign-
ments
                                               
Total 1,059,500   1.1   2.1   0.9   0.6   0.9   0.6   0.4   0.3   0.4   0.5   92.3
                                               
School type1                                              
Regular 846,200   1.2   2.2   0.8   0.5   0.7   0.4   0.3   0.2   0.3   0.4   93.1
Career or technical 31,500     4.3 ! 3.8   1.9 ! 7.7   4.1   4.2 ! 3.3     6.4   60.7
Other2 86,200     0.9 ! 0.6 ! 1.0 !   0.6 !         95.4
                                               
School size2                                              
1–599 232,700   2.3   2.3   0.7   1.2   1.2   0.5   0.4 ! 0.4   0.2 ! 0.4   90.4
600–1,199 236,800   1.2   2.1   1.1   0.5   1.1   0.5   0.5   0.4 ! 0.5   0.8   91.4
1,200–1,999 295,700   0.7   2.0   0.9   0.3 ! 0.7 ! 0.6   0.3   0.2 ! 0.5   0.6   93.2
2,000 or more 198,700     2.2   0.9 ! 0.5 ! 0.6 ! 0.5 ! 0.4 ! 0.2 ! 0.2 !   93.9
                                               
Community type                                              
City 271,000     1.9   0.9   0.6   0.5 ! 0.5   0.4 ! 0.3 ! 0.4 ! 0.3   94.1
Suburb 365,500   0.4 ! 1.8   0.9   0.4 ! 0.9   0.6   0.3 ! 0.2 ! 0.3 ! 0.5   93.9
Town 141,700   1.8   2.8   0.9   0.7   1.4   0.6   0.6 ! 0.5 ! 0.5   0.8 ! 89.3
Rural 281,300   2.7   2.5   0.9   0.8   1.1   0.6   0.5   0.2 ! 0.4   0.7 ! 89.8
  #                                            
Region                                              
Northeast 220,800   0.4 ! 1.9   0.8 ! 0.7 ! 0.8 ! 0.3 ! 0.1 ! 0.3 !   0.4 ! 94.0
Midwest 250,700   1.3   2.4   0.8   0.8   0.8   0.6   0.3 ! 0.4 ! 0.4   0.7   91.6
South 387,800   1.6   2.4   0.9   0.4   1.1   0.6   0.7   0.2   0.4   0.6   91.1
West 200,200   0.8 ! 1.6   1.0   0.6 ! 0.8   0.7   0.4 ! 0.2 ! 0.2 ! 0.4 ! 93.4
                                               
Percent of students who
are American Indian,
Asian, Black, or Hispanic3
                                             
10 or less 256,900   1.9   2.7   1.0   1.0   1.1   0.6   0.4   0.4   0.3   0.6   90.0
11–30 255,900   1.2   1.8   0.6   0.4   1.1   0.4   0.4   0.4 ! 0.6   0.7   92.5
31–50 158,800   0.9   2.0   0.7 ! 0.3   0.8 ! 0.7 ! 0.5 ! 0.3 ! 0.4 ! 0.4 ! 93.0
More than 50 387,900   0.7 ! 2.0   1.0   0.6   0.7   0.5   0.4     0.3 ! 0.4   93.3
                                               
Percent of students
approved for free or
reduced-price lunch4
                                             
10 or less 169,500   0.9   1.3   1.0 ! 0.5 ! 0.4 ! 0.6 !     0.2 !   94.6
11–30 325,700   1.1   2.4   0.8   0.6   0.9   0.4   0.4 ! 0.3 ! 0.5   0.6   92.0
31–50 277,700   1.2   2.3   1.0   0.6   0.9   0.4   0.4   0.2 ! 0.4 ! 0.5   92.3
More than 50 253,000   1.2   2.2   0.7   0.7 ! 0.6   0.7   0.4 ! 0.3 ! 0.3 ! 0.3   92.7
                                               
Percent of students
with an individualized
education plan (IEP)5
                                             
5 or less 326,900   0.4 ! 1.4   0.5 ! 0.5 ! 0.5   0.5 ! 0.6     0.4     94.9
6–10 241,100   0.9   3.2   1.4   0.7   0.9   0.6 ! 0.5 ! 0.3 ! 0.6   0.3   90.6
11–15 145,800   1.5   3.2   1.1 ! 1.0   0.9   0.5 !   0.4 ! 0.3 ! 1.0 ! 89.9
More than 15 271,900   2.2   1.8   0.9   0.6   1.2   0.5   0.3 ! 0.4     0.9   91.1
                                               
Percent of students who
are limited-English-
proficient (LEP)5
                                             
None 514,800   1.6   2.2   0.8   0.7   1.0   0.6   0.6   0.3   0.5   0.7   91.1
1–10 343,200   0.8   2.3   1.2   0.5   0.8   0.4 ! 0.3   0.2 ! 0.3   0.2 ! 93.1
More than 10 127,600     2.2   0.7 ! 0.7 ! 0.5 !     0.3 !   0.5 ! 93.4
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Excludes 9 percent of teachers with unspecified school typeand school size.
2 Other school types include special program emphasis schools, special education schools, and alternative/other schools.
3 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.
4 In 2007–08, 95.2 percent of public schools participated in the National School Lunch Program.
5 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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