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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'Most of my colleagues share my beliefs and values about what the central mission of the school should be' 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   37.8   50.5   9.6   2.1  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   37.8   50.5   9.6   2.1  
Charter school  72,400   40.9   46.6   9.8   2.7  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   36.0   50.2   11.1   2.7  
Suburb  1,200,700   37.5   51.6   9.0   1.9  
Town  467,500   38.1   50.6   9.7   1.6  
Rural  853,900   39.9   49.0   9.1   2.0  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   42.9   47.7   7.6   1.8  
Secondary  1,099,800   28.0   55.8   13.6   2.6  
Combined  156,900   37.0   50.4   10.4   2.2  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   49.3   42.1   7.0   1.6  
100-199  124,100   40.5   47.8   9.7   1.9  
200-499  1,029,800   42.3   48.0   8.1   1.7  
500-749  845,100   40.4   48.9   8.4   2.3  
750-999  488,600   37.6   51.1   9.0   2.3  
1,000 or more  868,100   29.1   55.4   13.2   2.3  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  1,487,900   38.2   50.6   9.3   1.9  
35-49  576,000   37.7   50.1   10.2   1.9  
50-74  722,500   37.1   51.8   8.9   2.2  
75 or more  554,700   36.9   49.4   11.1   2.7  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program
63,400   47.1   43.0   8.2   1.7  
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   26.3   53.7   15.3   4.7  
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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