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Total number of school teachers and percentage distribution of school teachers, by race/ethnicity, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2011–12

      Percent of teachers by race/ethnicity  

Selected public school
district characteristic

Total number of teachers   Hispanic, regardless
of race
    White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic     Asian, non-Hispanic     Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander,
non-
Hispanic
    American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic     Two or more races, non-Hispanic    
All schools 3,850,100 7.5   82.7 6.4   1.8   0.1   0.4   1.0
 
All public schools 3,385,200 7.8   81.9 6.8   1.8   0.1   0.5   1.0
 
School classification
Traditional public 3,269,500 7.6   82.3 6.6   1.8   0.1   0.5   1.0
Charter school 115,600 13.1   69.9 11.8 !   2.8     0.6 !   1.7 !  
 
Community type 
City          
Suburban  1,098,400 7.6   83.6 5.7   1.5     0.3 !   1.2
Town  411,400 5.6   87.7 3.6   1.6 !   0.1 !   0.6   0.8
Rural  916,600 4.7   88.7 4.2   0.7     0.8   0.8
 
School level
Primary 1,626,800 8.7   81.2 7.1   1.7     0.4   0.8
Middle 592,100 7.0   81.6 7.7   1.7   0.2 !   0.4   1.3
High 961,300 6.8   83.6 5.6   2.1   0.2 !   0.5 !   1.2
Combined 205,000 7.4   80.9 7.9 !   1.2 !     1.1   1.3
 
School enrollment
Less than 100 57,900 4.3 !   84.5 7.1   1.4   #     1.4 !  
100-199 103,600 4.3   88.0 5.0   1.0 !     1.0 !  
200-499 1,022,200 5.2   84.4 7.0   1.7     0.6   1.0
500–749 876,500 7.7   82.7 6.8   1.2 !   0.2 !   0.4 !   0.9
750–999 495,200 10.9   78.4 7.1   2.2     0.2 !   1.2
1,000 or more 829,700 10.0   79.2 6.7   2.3   0.2 !   0.5 !   1.1
 
Percent of K-12 students who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34  1,109,700 4.0   91.0 2.3   1.3   0.2 !   0.2 !   1.1
35-49  573,200 4.8   88.4 4.1   1.3     0.5   0.8
50-74  881,000 7.4   82.2 7.2   1.4   0.1 !   0.8 !   0.9 !  
75 or more  757,400 16.5   63.0 15.2   3.2   0.2 !   0.7   1.2
     School did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program
63,900   4.4 !   86.2   5.3 !   2.6 !           1.2 !  
                                             
All private schools 464,900   5.2     88.3   3.6     1.8             0.8  
 
School classification
Catholic 143,100 6.3   87.6 3.9   1.3 !       0.7 !
Other religious          
Nonsectarian          
 
Community type 
City 197,300 6.0   86.5 4.4   2.3       0.6 !
Suburban           
Town  27,200   94.1     #    
Rural           
 
School level
Elementary 201,000 7.1   85.6 4.3   2.2       0.6 !
Secondary 72,000 3.4 !   88.8 4.4         1.0 !
Combined          
 
School enrollment  
Less than 100          
100-199          
200-499 177,800 5.6   89.6 2.7   1.7     #   0.4 !
500–749 50,600 5.4 !   88.5 3.6 !        
750 or more                            
                                             
# 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.
NOTE: Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. 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 Teacher Data File," 2011–12.


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