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Percentage distribution of school teachers based on years of teaching experience, average total years of teaching experience, percentage distribution of teachers based on years teaching at current school, and average years teaching at current school, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2011–12

  Years of teaching experience       Years teaching at current school1      
Selected public school
district characteristic
Less than
4 years
  4–9
years
  10–14
years
  15 or more
years
  Average
years
teaching
  Less than
4 years
  4–9
years
  10–14
years
  15 or more
years
  Average
years at
current
school
 
All schools 11.9   28.4   20.3   39.4   13.8   35.9   31.2   15.7   17.2   8.0
 
All public schools 11.3 28.6 20.9 39.3 13.8 35.4 31.8 15.8 17.0 8.0
 
School classification
Traditional public 10.7 28.2 21.0 40.1 14.0 34.4 31.9 16.1 17.5 8.1
Charter school 26.3 39.9 16.9 16.9 8.7 62.6 28.0 6.9 2.5 3.6  
 
Community type 
City
Suburban  9.7 29.1 22.3 38.9 13.8 32.0 33.0 18.2 16.9 8.2
Town  12.2 26.6 18.7 42.5 14.2 34.2 29.3 15.2 21.2 8.8
Rural  11.6 26.7 20.8 40.9 14.0 35.7 30.9 14.8 18.6 8.3
 
School level
Primary 10.5 28.2 20.7 40.6 14.0 35.0 32.5 15.6 16.9 7.9
Middle 11.5 28.8 21.2 38.6 13.6 35.8 32.5 15.9 15.8 7.7
High 11.3 28.8 21.8 38.1 13.7 34.1 31.2 16.8 17.9 8.3
Combined 16.2 30.0 16.8 37.0 13.0 43.0 26.5 12.6 18.0 7.7
 
School enrollment
Less than 100 16.1 27.9 20.2 35.7 13.4 46.3 24.8 12.4 16.5 7.2  
100-199 14.3 23.6 18.5 43.7 14.5 39.0 25.8 13.5 21.7 8.7
200-499 11.3 28.0 19.7 41.1 14.0 36.5 29.2 15.1 19.2 8.2
500–749 11.8 27.0 21.6 39.7 13.9 35.1 31.6 16.3 17.0 7.9
750–999 10.7 30.6 20.1 38.6 13.6 35.1 35.3 15.7 13.9 7.5
1,000 or more 10.4 30.4 22.3 36.9 13.5 33.2 34.2 16.8 15.7 7.9
 
Percent of K-12 students who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34  9.3 26.2 22.7 41.8 14.4 30.8 33.0 17.8 18.4 8.6
35-49  10.5 27.0 20.2 42.3 14.4 33.7 30.5 16.2 19.6 8.5
50-74  11.8 29.8 19.2 39.3 13.7 37.3 30.3 15.1 17.3 7.9  
75 or more  13.9 31.6 20.6 33.9 12.7 40.7 32.7 13.7 12.9 6.8
     School did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program
14.8   31.8   19.8   33.6   12.8   41.1   32.8   11.7   14.4   7.0  
                                         
All private schools 16.1   27.3   16.6   40.0   14.2   39.4   27.4   14.7   18.5   8.3
 
School classification
Catholic 13.8 25.3 15.9 45.0 15.6 35.9 26.5 15.0 22.6 9.5
Other religious
Nonsectarian
 
Community type 
City 14.4 26.4 17.4 41.7 14.5 38.0 25.5 16.1 20.4 8.6
Suburban 
Town  18.1 23.5 14.8 43.5 15.3 40.6 23.1 14.8 21.4 9.2
Rural 
 
School level
Elementary 16.1 26.9 16.7 40.3 14.6 39.8 28.0 13.4 18.9 8.4
Secondary 14.7 25.8 18.8 40.7 15.0 35.2 25.9 17.1 21.8 9.3
Combined
 
School enrollment  
Less than 100
100-199
200-499 13.7 26.5 17.7 42.1 14.7 36.3 26.7 16.9 20.1 8.9
500–749 12.0 25.7 21.3 41.0 15.0 32.1 31.4 15.9 20.7 9.4
750 or more                    
                                         
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Based on the school year the teacher started teaching at the current school. Caution should be used in comparing to the 2007–08 survey results because 2007–08 teachers were instructed, "If you had a break in service of one year or more, please report the year that you returned to this school," whereas no such instruction was given in the 2011–12 survey.
NOTE: 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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