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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'In this school, staff members are recognized for a job well done' 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   34.0   42.7   17.3   6.0  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   33.9   42.7   17.3   6.0  
Charter school  72,400   36.4   41.7   15.2   6.7  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   33.1   41.8   18.3   6.8  
Suburb  1,200,700   35.5   43.0   16.0   5.5  
Town  467,500   32.6   43.4   18.2   5.8  
Rural  853,900   33.5   42.9   17.6   5.9  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   37.3   41.0   16.3   5.4  
Secondary  1,099,800   28.2   46.0   18.8   6.9  
Combined  156,900   28.8   43.5   19.9   7.8  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   41.2   39.2   16.0   3.7  
100-199  124,100   33.4   42.9   17.2   6.5  
200-499  1,029,800   36.4   42.0   16.1   5.5  
500-749  845,100   34.3   41.7   18.0   6.0  
750-999  488,600   35.7   41.5   16.0   6.8  
1,000 or more  868,100   29.5   45.4   18.9   6.2  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  1,487,900   35.1   43.0   16.9   5.0  
35-49  576,000   32.6   42.5   18.9   6.0  
50-74  722,500   32.5   43.8   16.8   6.9  
75 or more  554,700   33.9   41.2   17.6   7.3  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program
63,400   38.5   37.9   15.3   8.4  
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   14.7   37.6   29.7   18.0  
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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