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Table 3. Percentage distribution of private school teachers by age category, average and median age of teachers, and percentage distribution of teachers, by sex and affiliation: 2007–08

                          Sex
Affiliation Less than
30 years
  30–49 years   50–54 years   55 years or more   Average age of teachers   Median age of teachers   Male   Female
All private schools  16.3   46.1   12.3   25.3   44.1   44.0   26.0   74.0
                               
Catholic- Parochial  16.2   42.1   14.9   26.9   44.9   45.9   13.2   86.8
Catholic- Diocesan  14.3   39.9   11.6   34.1   46.3   47.3   21.7   78.3
Catholic- Private  14.6   41.7   13.0   30.7   45.5   45.8   37.8   62.2
Baptist  19.6   49.5   12.3   18.6   42.6   43.1   26.9   73.1
Jewish  12.4   46.3   9.5   31.8   45.4   43.6   35.0   65.0
                               
Lutheran  17.0   47.6   14.0   21.3   43.9   44.0   25.4   74.6
Seventh-Day Adventist  13.2   44.1   9.5   33.2   45.7   46.6   38.1   61.9
Other Religious  17.3   48.9   12.9   20.9   43.1   42.9   25.4   74.6
Nonsectarian- Regular  14.2   49.2   12.1   24.5   44.0   42.8   33.1   66.9
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  20.6   46.2   12.1   21.1   42.4   41.3   21.1   78.9
Nonsectarian- Special Education  23.6   50.0   6.5 ! 19.9   40.9   37.6   22.0   78.0
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Teacher Data File," 2007–08.