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Number and percentage distribution of private school teachers who reported their level of agreement with the statement 'I receive a great deal of support from parents for the work I do,' by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

Percent of teachers who
Selected school characteristic Number of teachers   Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly disagree  
All private schools  489,500   44.3   43.4   8.9   3.4  
                     
School classification                     
Catholic  159,400   41.0   47.1   9.3   2.7  
Other religious  201,300   46.5   42.7   8.1   2.6  
Nonsectarian  128,800   44.8   39.9   9.8   5.4  
                     
Community type                     
City  203,300   43.5   44.2   9.2   3.1  
Suburban  179,500   43.9   43.8   8.7   3.7  
Town  37,000   44.9   40.2   11.2   3.7 !
Rural  69,700   47.4   41.9   7.7   3.1  
                     
School level                     
Elementary  211,600   46.9   42.5   8.2   2.4  
Secondary  78,100   39.1   46.0   11.2   3.7  
Combined  199,800   43.6   43.4   8.8   4.2  
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  87,600   47.2   36.3   9.7   6.8  
100–199  95,400   43.4   41.6   11.0   4.0  
200–499  171,300   42.8   47.3   7.9   2.0  
500–749  67,100   43.9   45.5   7.7   2.9 !
750 or more  68,100   46.1   43.1   9.0   1.8 !
! 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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