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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'There is a great deal of cooperative effort among the staff members' 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   40.3   44.0   12.8   2.9  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   40.2   44.1   12.8   2.9  
Charter school  72,400   47.1   37.8   12.2   2.9  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   37.9   43.8   14.5   3.8  
Suburb  1,200,700   42.1   43.9   11.5   2.5  
Town  467,500   38.3   45.3   13.9   2.5  
Rural  853,900   41.3   43.6   12.1   3.0  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   44.0   42.1   11.3   2.5  
Secondary  1,099,800   33.1   48.0   15.4   3.6  
Combined  156,900   39.6   42.2   14.3   3.9  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   58.4   30.3   9.8   1.6  
100-199  124,100   46.0   41.1   10.0   2.9  
200-499  1,029,800   44.3   41.3   11.7   2.7  
500-749  845,100   41.3   43.8   12.0   2.8  
750-999  488,600   39.8   43.4   13.5   3.2  
1,000 or more  868,100   33.0   48.8   14.9   3.3  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  1,487,900   42.2   43.9   11.3   2.5  
35-49  576,000   37.9   44.0   14.7   3.4  
50-74  722,500   38.9   44.5   13.6   3.1  
75 or more  554,700   38.9   43.5   14.1   3.5  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program
63,400   45.3   42.7   8.8   3.3  
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   23.8   46.2   21.6   8.5  
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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