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Number of public school teachers and number and percentage of public school teachers who held a master's degree or higher in Administration, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Selected school characteristic Number of teachers Teachers who held a master's degree or
higher1 in Administration
  Number   Percent
All public schools  3,395,020   191,110   5.6
           
School classification           
Traditional public  3,323,450   189,250   5.7
Charter school  71,570   1,860   2.6
           
Community type           
City  879,770   53,690   6.1
Suburb  1,198,100   71,170   5.9
Town  466,390   22,250   4.8
Rural  850,770   44,010   5.2
           
School level           
Elementary  2,145,350   109,900   5.1
Secondary  1,093,990   73,060   6.7
Combined  155,680   8,150   5.2
           
Student enrollment           
Less than 100  48,010   2,800   5.8
100-199  122,930   4,890   4.0
200-499  1,027,240   48,690   4.7
500-749  844,380   42,920   5.1
750-999  488,100   28,230   5.8
1,000 or more  864,360   63,580   7.4
           
Percent of K-12 students who
   were approved for free or
   reduced-price lunches 
         
0-34  1,483,180   88,010   5.9
35-49  574,650   28,680   5.0
50-74  720,960   40,260   5.6
75 or more  553,340   29,110   5.3
School did not participate in
   free or reduced-price lunch
   program 
62,880   5,060 ! 8.0
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Master's degree or higher is defined as teachers who completed any of the following: a master's degree, an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.
NOTE: Teachers who reported their main position in schools as administrators, about 0.3% in public schools, were not included in these estimates. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2007–08.


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