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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'My principal enforces school rules for student conduct and backs me up when I need it' 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   56.0   32.0   8.3   3.7  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   56.0   32.1   8.3   3.7  
Charter school  72,400   57.6   29.2   9.2   4.1 !
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   50.9   34.2   10.1   4.8  
Suburb  1,200,700   55.9   33.0   7.2   3.8  
Town  467,500   59.6   29.4   7.9   3.1  
Rural  853,900   59.4   29.8   8.1   2.6  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   58.8   30.5   7.5   3.2  
Secondary  1,099,800   50.7   35.3   9.6   4.5  
Combined  156,900   55.4   30.7   9.9   4.1  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   63.1   25.8   8.7   2.4  
100-199  124,100   62.0   27.2   7.6   3.2  
200-499  1,029,800   59.0   30.0   7.6   3.5  
500-749  845,100   58.2   30.2   8.3   3.3  
750-999  488,600   55.7   32.4   7.5   4.3  
1,000 or more  868,100   49.2   37.1   9.6   4.1  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  1,487,900   58.3   31.3   7.2   3.2  
35-49  576,000   56.4   30.4   9.3   3.9  
50-74  722,500   54.1   33.3   8.5   4.1  
75 or more  554,700   51.8   34.3   9.7   4.2  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program
63,400   56.3   29.5   9.7   4.6 !
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   34.9   35.7   18.0   11.3  
! 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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