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Number and percentage distribution of private school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, "Rules for student behavior are consistently enforced by teachers in this school, even for students who are not in their classes" 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 private schools  489,500   39.9   40.2   15.2   4.7  
                     
School classification                     
Catholic  159,400   36.0   43.5   15.3   5.2  
Other religious  201,300   43.2   37.5   14.6   4.7  
Nonsectarian  128,800   39.6   40.3   16.1   4.0  
                     
Community type                     
City  203,300   37.1   40.3   17.0   5.7  
Suburb  179,500   41.3   40.5   14.5   3.8  
Town  37,000   38.2   42.1   15.4   4.3 !
Rural  69,700   45.6   38.3   11.8   4.3  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  211,600   46.2   39.2   11.2   3.4  
Secondary  78,100   26.0   43.9   21.3   8.8  
Combined  199,800   38.7   39.7   17.1   4.5  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  87,600   56.0   32.0   9.5   2.4  
100-199  95,400   41.1   39.6   14.4   4.9  
200-499  171,300   37.3   43.5   15.0   4.2  
500-749  67,100   30.0   43.0   21.3   5.7  
750 or more  68,100   33.9   40.5   18.3   7.3  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: 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), "Private School Teacher Data File," 2007-08.


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