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Number and percentage of regular full-time public school teachers of grades 1 through 4, by classroom organization: Selected years 1987-88 through 2007-08

Classroom organization 1987-88 1990-91 1993-94 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent  
Departmentalized  102,068 12.7   73,725 8.3   54,760 6.3   57,190 5.7   75,568 6.9   108,450 9.9  
Elementary enrichment class    54,246 6.1   82,826 9.5   75,024 7.5   108,489 9.9   109,759 10.0  
Self-contained class  543,710 67.8   604,298 68.0   581,821 66.6   683,539 68.1   723,046 66.2   687,065 62.9  
Team teaching  44,275 5.5   58,912 6.6   66,996 7.7   76,219 7.6   37,475 3.4   39,795 3.6  
"Pull-out" class  112,728 14.0   97,484 11.0   87,602 10.0   111,500 11.1   147,428 13.5   147,694 13.5  
— Not available; data were not collected.
NOTE: includes teachers who teach students in any of grades 1 through 4, regardless of whether they teach students in additional grades.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data Files," 1987-88, 1990-91, 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08; and "Charter School Teacher Data File" 1999-2000.


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