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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'The principal knows what kind of school he or she wants and has communicated it to the staff' 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   57.7   30.6   8.2   3.5  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   57.6   30.7   8.2   3.5  
Charter school  72,400   62.4   27.6   6.0   4.0  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   56.5   30.6   9.0   4.0  
Suburb  1,200,700   59.4   30.3   7.0   3.3  
Town  467,500   55.6   32.4   9.0   3.0  
Rural  853,900   57.9   30.2   8.4   3.5  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   60.3   29.3   7.2   3.2  
Secondary  1,099,800   53.6   33.0   9.7   3.7  
Combined  156,900   52.0   32.4   10.7   4.9  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   59.8   28.8   7.7   3.7  
100-199  124,100   56.3   30.1   10.4   3.1  
200-499  1,029,800   58.6   30.0   8.1   3.3  
500-749  845,100   58.2   29.7   8.2   3.9  
750-999  488,600   59.3   29.7   7.4   3.6  
1,000 or more  868,100   55.5   33.0   8.3   3.3  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  1,487,900   58.6   30.5   8.0   3.0  
35-49  576,000   56.1   30.7   8.9   4.3  
50-74  722,500   57.1   31.2   8.5   3.2  
75 or more  554,700   58.3   30.1   7.6   4.0  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program
63,400   55.7   32.4   6.7   5.2 !
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   39.5   32.6   18.2   9.7  
! 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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