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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'The school administration's behavior toward the staff is supportive and encouraging' and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Selected school characteristic Number of teachers   Percent of teachers who  
Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly disagree  
All public schools  3,404,500   55.0   32.7   7.9   4.4  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   55.0   32.7   8.0   4.3  
Charter school  72,400   56.4   31.6   7.3   4.6  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   51.6   33.6   8.9   6.0  
Suburb  1,200,700   54.4   33.9   8.0   3.8  
Town  467,500   57.1   32.1   7.4   3.4  
Rural  853,900   58.4   30.3   7.3   4.0  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   56.6   31.5   7.5   4.3  
Secondary  1,099,800   51.9   35.1   8.6   4.4  
Combined  156,900   54.6   31.7   9.1   4.6  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   63.2   26.1   6.8   3.9  
100-199  124,100   56.9   32.3   6.7   4.1  
200-499  1,029,800   56.6   30.7   8.3   4.4  
500-749  845,100   55.9   32.0   7.4   4.6  
750-999  488,600   55.9   32.2   6.8   5.1  
1,000 or more  868,100   51.1   36.3   8.9   3.7  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches 
                   
0-34  1,487,900   57.3   31.6   7.4   3.7  
35-49  576,000   55.0   32.4   8.1   4.5  
50-74  722,500   53.1   33.7   8.2   5.0  
75 or more  554,700   51.0   35.2   8.9   4.8  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program 
63,400   58.8   26.4   7.2   7.7 !
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   35.8   37.7   16.2   10.3  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher and BIE School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.


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