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Number and percentage distribution of all public school teachers and all BIE school teachers, by reported level of agreement with the statement, "I receive a great deal of support from parents for the work I do" and selected school characteristics: 2007-08

        Percent of teachers who
Selected school characteristic Number of teachers       Strongly agree       Somewhat agree       Somewhat disagree       Strongly disagree  
All public schools  3,404,500   17.5   46.9   24.0   11.6  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  3,332,100   17.4   46.9   24.1   11.6  
Charter school  72,400   20.6   44.2   22.4   12.8  
                     
Community type                     
City  882,400   14.4   40.1   28.1   17.4  
Suburb  1,200,700   18.5   49.5   22.0   10.0  
Town  467,500   17.1   47.6   24.9   10.4  
Rural  853,900   19.4   49.7   22.2   8.7  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,147,900   19.4   47.1   22.7   10.9  
Secondary  1,099,800   13.8   46.6   26.8   12.8  
Combined  156,900   16.5   46.2   23.4   14.0  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  48,700   21.1   44.3   22.0   12.6  
100-199  124,100   20.6   43.8   20.5   15.1  
200-499  1,029,800   18.5   48.0   22.7   10.8  
500-749  845,100   19.0   46.4   23.8   10.8  
750-999  488,600   17.6   47.6   23.5   11.2  
1,000 or more  868,100   14.0   46.1   26.8   13.1  
                     
Percent of K-12 students who were
   approved for free or reduced-price lunches 
                   
0-34  1,487,900   22.3   51.5   19.4   6.8  
35-49  576,000   16.7   46.7   25.4   11.3  
50-74  722,500   12.3   44.4   28.2   15.1  
75 or more  554,700   11.2   37.9   30.2   20.7  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price
   lunch program 
63,400   24.4   45.7   19.4   10.5  
                     
All BIE schools  4,400   8.9   37.1   33.6   20.4  
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), "Public School Teacher and BIE School Teacher Data Files," 2007-08.


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