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Number and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, 'I am generally satisfied with being a teacher at this school' 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   59.4   33.4   5.3   1.9  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   59.6   33.3   5.3   1.8  
Charter school  72,400   53.5   36.3   7.3   2.8  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   54.8   35.1   7.2   3.0  
Suburb  1,200,700   61.4   32.6   4.7   1.4  
Town  467,500   59.3   34.2   4.9   1.6  
Rural  853,900   61.6   32.5   4.5   1.4  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   61.3   31.7   5.2   1.8  
Secondary  1,099,800   56.2   36.2   5.6   2.0  
Combined  156,900   56.6   36.6   5.0   1.9  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   63.4   30.9   4.1   1.6  
100-199  124,100   59.5   33.6   4.9   2.0  
200-499  1,029,800   60.9   32.0   5.4   1.6  
500-749  845,100   59.6   32.8   5.6   2.1  
750-999  488,600   60.6   32.3   4.8   2.3  
1,000 or more  868,100   56.6   36.4   5.3   1.7  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  1,487,900   64.7   30.7   3.7   1.0  
35-49  576,000   56.9   35.3   5.9   1.9  
50-74  722,500   56.4   34.9   6.5   2.2  
75 or more  554,700   51.4   37.8   7.7   3.2  
School did not participate in free or
   reduced-price lunch program
63,400   64.5   25.1   4.0    
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   49.0   40.7   7.2   3.1  
‡ Reporting standards not met.
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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