Table 1. Number of school teachers, by school type: 2007–08

School type
Selected school characteristic Total   Public   Private   BIE1
All schools  3,898,400   3,404,500   489,600   4,400  
1 BIE refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher, BIE School Teacher, and Private School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.