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Table 6. Number and percentage of schools that had staff with specialist or coaching assignments, and among those schools, the percentage that had staff with a particular specialist or coaching assignment, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2011–12


          Among schools that had staff with specialist or coaching assignments, percent that had  
School type and selected school characteristic Number of schools that had staff with specialist or coaching assignments   Percent of all schools that had staff with specialist or coaching assignments   Reading specialists   Math specialists   Science specialists   Reading coaches   Math coaches   Science coaches   General instructional/not subject-specific coaches  
All schools 68,790   59.2   69.4   32.9   15.8   35.8   22.8   8.3   27.8  
                                     
All public schools 58,510 65.0 71.3 31.2 13.4 38.4 23.5 7.7 25.4  
                                     
School classification                                     
Traditional public  55,530 64.9 72.2 30.7 13.3 38.3 22.8 7.3 24.3
Charter school  2,980 66.5 54.3 40.0 16.2 39.8 35.1 15.8 45.8  
                                     
Community type                                     
City  16,710 70.9 62.8 31.7 17.6 46.4 34.0 11.3 37.7
Suburban  17,540 72.3 75.7 30.2 13.3 38.0 21.4 7.2 21.2
Town  7,300 59.6 74.4 32.4 9.1 37.7 20.8 6.0 20.7
Rural  16,960 56.7 73.7 31.3 11.4 31.2 16.4 5.5 19.5
                                     
School level                                     
Primary 38,020 75.6 76.2 29.9 13.1 41.9 22.5 6.7 22.7
Middle 8,500 60.8 63.8 33.0 9.3 34.0 26.1 8.1 27.3
High 8,400 45.8 59.0 33.0 16.3 29.9 27.9 10.9 34.4
Combined  3,590 48.9 65.7 36.4 20.2 31.5 17.5 9.9 28.2
                                     
Student enrollment                                     
Less than 100  2,510 36.9 58.0 42.3 25.5 25.4 14.9 3.9 ! 26.9
100-199  3,280 50.2 71.6 34.5 13.0 21.7 15.7 4.3 ! 21.0  
200-499  25,260 68.2 74.5 29.1 11.6 39.6 21.8 6.3 21.8
500-749  15,540 71.7 73.1 31.9 14.2 39.7 24.5 8.5 29.9
750-999  6,280 71.0 68.3 34.3 15.0 43.8 29.1 11.3 22.8
1,000 or more  5,640 62.1 61.2 28.1 12.5 38.9 30.2 11.9 33.7
                                     
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                                   
0-34  17,240 63.9 78.5 27.2 11.5 29.5 15.0 5.2 20.0
35-49  9,200 62.9 78.4 31.2 9.9 34.4 17.8 5.1 20.1
50-74  15,060 65.4 70.3 33.7 10.9 38.8 23.6 7.3 24.4
75 or more  15,550 70.5 60.2 30.8 19.2 51.7 36.3 12.6 34.7
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
1,470   44.5   69.4   56.9   23.3   22.9 ! 21.0 ! 6.7 ! 31.9 !
                                     
All private schools 10,280   39.2   58.6   42.4   28.9   20.9   19.0   11.3   41.8  
                                     
School classification                                     
Catholic 2,720 40.2 68.2 43.0 24.2 18.0 11.4 6.2 ! 29.8
Other religious 4,500 34.5 49.0 41.1 26.2 21.2 24.1 13.0 45.0
Nonsectarian 3,060 47.5 64.2 44.0 36.9 23.1 18.2 13.3 47.6
                                     
Community type                                     
City  4,290 50.8 61.7 49.7 32.9 22.2 20.0 14.3 41.4
Suburban  3,610 44.3 60.6 39.6 26.2 18.6 15.5 8.3 43.0
Town  620 23.2 58.5 23.6 ! 27.9 ! 36.9 26.2 ! 33.9
Rural  1,760 25.3 47.0 37.4 25.0 16.9 21.0 11.9 ! 42.8
                                     
School level                                     
Elementary 5,780 38.6 60.1 43.1 34.0 21.6 15.2 8.9 40.3
Secondary 1,130 39.9 43.9 37.3 22.8 20.0 ! 25.9 ! 19.6 ! 57.7
Combined  3,360 40.0 60.9 43.1 22.2 19.9 23.2 12.5 39.0
                                     
Student enrollment                                     
Less than 100  4,510 33.7 45.7 40.7 29.4 22.3 21.6 13.8 46.0
100-199  1,820 36.4 64.5 46.7 33.0 23.8 18.4 9.3 ! 44.7
200-499  3,000 48.7 68.9 44.4 28.9 17.6 15.1 8.6 ! 35.2
500-749  560 54.0 77.3 26.8 11.0 ! 20.8 ! 19.5 ! 14.1 ! 41.9
750 or more                  
! 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.
NOTE: A specialist works with students and a coach works with teachers. Coaching includes observing lessons, providing feedback, and demonstrating teaching strategies. 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), "Public School and Private School Data Files," 2011–12.


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