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Table C.1.a.-2 Percentage of public school teachers who reported potential problems as "serious problems" in their schools, by type of problem, locale, and grade level taught: 2011–12—Continued (Return to Table C.1.a.-2)

School locale and grade level taught Student class cutting   Students dropping out   Student absenteeism   Poor student health   Teacher absenteeism
Percent   Standard error   Percent   Standard error   Percent   Standard error   Percent   Standard error   Percent   Standard error
Total 4.9   (0.22)   3.1   (0.17)   13.9   (0.35)   5.0   (0.25)   1.6   (0.14)
City 7.9   (0.56)   4.7   (0.50)   18.6   (0.89)   8.3   (0.78)   2.7   (0.39)
Suburban 4.2   (0.34)   2.2   (0.29)   11.4   (0.59)   3.4   (0.39)   0.9   (0.14)
Town 3.1   (0.35)   2.6   (0.31)   13.2   (0.84)   4.9   (0.55)   1.3   (0.36)
Rural 3.3   (0.27)   2.6   (0.22)   12.4   (0.56)   3.4   (0.35)   1.4   (0.18)
                                       
Primary 0.8   (0.18)   0.8   (0.19)   8.1   (0.59)   5.6   (0.49)   1.2   (0.20)
City 1.3 ! (0.41)   1.3 ! (0.54)   11.9   (1.27)   9.4   (1.38)   2.0   (0.56)
Suburban 0.7 ! (0.23)   0.7 ! (0.27)   5.7   (0.88)   3.4   (0.74)   0.4 ! (0.17)
Town 1.0 ! (0.47)     (†)   8.6   (1.21)   5.6   (1.05)     (†)
Rural   (†)   0.5 ! (0.17)   6.4   (0.81)   3.7   (0.70)   1.3   (0.27)
                                       
Middle 2.8   (0.27)   1.1   (0.15)   11.0   (0.51)   3.5   (0.28)   1.6   (0.24)
City 5.3   (0.79)   1.5   (0.38)   14.2   (1.21)   5.4   (0.78)   3.2   (0.71)
Suburban 2.1   (0.38)   0.8   (0.18)   9.3   (0.72)   2.8   (0.37)   1.1   (0.26)
Town 1.1   (0.30)   1.5 ! (0.51)   11.7   (1.34)   3.4   (0.67)   0.9 ! (0.28)
Rural 2.0   (0.46)   1.0   (0.23)   9.6   (0.84)   2.7   (0.41)   1.2   (0.31)
                                       
High school 12.6   (0.55)   7.6   (0.44)   24.9   (0.67)   4.6   (0.38)   2.1   (0.25)
City 22.4   (1.39)   12.7   (1.28)   34.6   (1.50)   7.8   (1.04)   3.4   (0.73)
Suburban 10.9   (0.94)   5.4   (0.70)   21.3   (1.18)   3.3   (0.41)   1.7   (0.38)
Town 8.2   (0.95)   7.0   (0.82)   22.1   (1.69)   4.5   (0.92)   1.9 ! (0.84)
Rural 7.9   (0.75)   5.8   (0.57)   21.8   (1.18)   3.2   (0.46)   1.6   (0.29)
                                       
Combined 6.8   (0.90)   6.8   (0.90)   5.7   (0.69)   16.8   (1.33)   6.3   (0.74)
City 10.9   (2.61)   8.2   (2.31)   20.2   (4.61)   8.8   (1.89)   4.2 ! (1.27)
Suburban 10.3   (2.71)   6.7 ! (2.89)   20.2   (4.18)   8.0 ! (2.91)     (†)
Town   (†)   5.1 ! (1.90)   15.6   (2.86)   7.7   (1.89)   2.9 ! (1.33)
Rural 3.7   (0.63)   4.0   (0.63)   13.9   (1.09)   4.0   (0.65)     (†)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Teachers were asked to report if the following potential problems were serious, moderate, minor, or not a problem in their school: lack of parental involvement, poverty, students come to school unprepared to learn, student apathy, student tardiness, student class cutting, students dropping out, student absenteeism, poor student health, and teacher absenteeism. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Public School Teacher Data File," 2011-12.
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