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Table 8. Average number of teachers per public school district in 2011–12, average number of teachers per district in the previous year (2010–11) who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed for any reason, and as a result of poor performance, by tenure status of teachers and state: 2011–12


          During the 2010-11 school year, average number of teachers per district who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed as a result of poor performance  
State Average number of teachers per district in 2011–12   During the 2010-11 school year, average number of teachers per district who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed for any reason   Teachers with all tenure statuses   Nontenured teachers1   Tenured teachers2  
United States 187.0   3.5   1.1   1.0   0.2  
                     
Alabama 309.3   12.6   3.6   3.6   #  
Alaska 109.6   4.0   1.7   1.5   0.1  
Arizona 93.9   1.8   0.8   0.7   0.2  
Arkansas 126.4   0.9   0.2   0.2   # !
California 245.0   5.8   1.3   1.3   0.1  
                     
Colorado 248.4   8.9   2.9   2.5   0.4  
Connecticut 232.8   2.1   1.2   1.1   0.1  
Delaware 180.6   3.6   1.1   0.9   0.1  
District of Columbia 96.0   7.7   5.2   2.4   2.8  
Florida 2,156.5   64.4   14.1   12.9   1.3  
                     
Georgia 595.7   6.1   3.9   2.5   1.4  
Hawaii          
Idaho 126.9   2.1   0.4   0.3   0.1  
Illinois 132.7   4.8   1.7   1.7   # !
Indiana 184.7   2.0   0.4   0.3   0.1  
                     
Iowa 105.8   0.3   0.1   0.1 ! #  
Kansas 118.6   0.9   0.6   0.5   0.1  
Kentucky 281.1   8.0   2.7   2.7   #  
Louisiana 316.6 ! 6.5   1.0 ! 0.8 ! 0.2  
Maine 84.4   0.8   0.3   0.3   #  
                     
Maryland 2,358.7 ! 21.2 ! 9.7 ! 4.5   5.1 !
Massachusetts 209.2   5.5   2.2   1.9   0.3  
Michigan 99.1   1.8   0.4   0.4   # !
Minnesota 115.2   3.8   1.1   1.0   0.1  
Mississippi 215.1   4.0   1.3   0.8   0.5  
                     
Missouri 132.1   2.1   1.1   0.9   0.2  
Montana 36.1   0.6   0.2 ! 0.1 !  
Nebraska 80.0   0.4   0.1   #   0.1  
Nevada 1,059.1 ! 5.9 !      
New Hampshire 118.1   2.4   0.6 ! 0.5 ! 0.1 !
                     
New Jersey 156.6   2.7   1.2   1.2   #  
New Mexico 215.2   3.4   1.4   1.3   0.1  
New York 179.3   3.0   1.0   0.8   0.2  
North Carolina 332.4   3.4   1.8   1.7   0.1  
North Dakota 53.0   0.1   #   #   #  
                     
Ohio 130.5   1.4   0.5   0.4   0.1 !
Oklahoma 75.2   1.0   0.5   0.4   0.1 !
Oregon 127.5   2.8   0.7   0.4   0.3  
Pennsylvania 168.7   1.9   0.3   0.1 ! 0.1  
Rhode Island 210.5   3.1   1.7   1.2   0.4  
                     
South Carolina 441.8   5.6   2.3   1.2   1.0  
South Dakota 66.1   1.2   0.4 ! 0.3 !  
Tennessee 468.1   9.0   5.4   5.2   0.2  
Texas 236.2   5.3   1.3   1.2   0.2  
Utah 279.4   4.6   2.6   2.3   0.3  
                     
Vermont 142.7   1.1 ! 0.3   0.2    
Virginia 365.4   2.0   0.8   0.6   0.2  
Washington 213.8   3.1   0.5   0.2   0.3  
West Virginia 300.6   1.5   0.2   0.1   0.1  
Wisconsin 129.3   1.6   0.2   0.2   #  
Wyoming 193.1   1.0   0.8   0.7   0.1  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Teachers who are often relatively inexperienced or novices. This includes teachers in their initial induction year, teachers who are on year-to-year contracts, and those teachers who have not entered a more permanent status, traditionally referred to as tenure.
2 Teachers who have satisfactorily completed a probationary period and were given a contract as a career or permanent employee.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2011–12.


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