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Percentage of private school teachers who spent their own unreimbursed money on classroom supplies and average amount spent during the 2006-07 school year, by selected school characteristics: 2007-08

Selected school characteristic Percent of teachers who
spent their own money
Average amount of money spent among
teachers who spent their own money
All private schools  79.3 $317
     
School classification     
Catholic  87.1 340
Other religious  77.7 303
Nonsectarian  72.0 304
     
Community type     
City  79.4 312
Suburb  79.6 319
Town  82.6 349
Rural  76.4 306
     
School level     
Elementary  83.3 347
Secondary  80.4 267
Combined  74.6 301
     
Student enrollment     
Less than 100  76.1 368
100-199  81.7 322
200-499  81.2 329
500-749  82.6 272
750 or more  71.7 252
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Teacher Data File," 2007-08.


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