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Number and percentage of teachers who are regular full-time teachers and average number of hours per week that regular full-time teachers spent on selected activities during a typical full week, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2011–12

          Average hours per week  
Selected public school
district characteristic
Number of
regular full-time
teachers1
  Percent of
teachers who are
regular full-time
teachers1
  Required to work to receive
base pay during a typical full
week
  Paid to deliver
instruction to a class of
students2
  Total hours spent on all teaching
and other school-related activities
during a typical full week3
 
All schools 3,507,700 91.1 37.9 30.8 52.2  
 
All public schools 3,139,200 92.7 37.9 30.8 52.2
 
School classification
Traditional public 3,034,000 92.8 37.8 30.7 52.2
Charter school 105,200 91.0 39.4 32.0 53.5
 
Community type 
City
Suburban  1,016,900 92.6 37.5 30.2 51.9
Town  382,900 93.1 38.5 31.3 52.2
Rural  853,000 93.1 38.3 31.1 52.6
 
School level
Primary 1,478,300 90.9 37.8 31.5 51.8
Middle 559,100 94.4 37.9 30.2 52.0
High 913,000 95.0 37.9 29.8 53.0
Combined 188,800 92.1 38.4 31.3 51.8
 
School enrollment
Less than 100 49,200 84.9 38.0 31.7 50.3
100-199 91,700 88.5 38.6 31.8 51.8
200-499 926,100 90.6 37.9 31.1 52.0
500-749 807,600 92.1 37.8 30.9 52.1
750–999 468,600 94.6 38.1 30.8 52.4
1,000 or more 796,200 96.0 37.8 30.0 52.7
 
Percent of K-12 students who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34  1,012,500 91.2 37.6 29.9 52.3
35-49  532,600 92.9 38.0 30.6 52.3
50-74  830,200 94.2 38.1 31.3 52.4
75 or more  708,900 93.6 37.8 31.6 51.8
     School did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program
55,000 86.2 38.5 31.3 52.2  
                     
All private schools 368,400 79.2 38.3 30.9 52.1  
 
School classification
Catholic 118,100 82.5 37.8 31.0 52.7
Other religious
Nonsectarian
 
Community type 
City 157,900 80.0 38.3 30.7 51.9
Suburban 
Town  20,700 76.2 37.6 31.4 51.6
Rural 
 
School level
Elementary 157,900 78.6 38.1 31.5 51.4
Secondary 55,000 76.4 37.9 29.3 52.6
Combined
 
School enrollment
Less than 100
100-199
200-499 146,500 82.4 38.1 30.5 52.6
500-749 41,900 82.8 38.8 30.0 53.0
750 or more  
                     
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
1 A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialist or librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or part-time teacher.
2 Hours paid to deliver instruction to a class of students in this school is a portion of hours per week required to work for regular base pay.
3 Includes hours spent during the school day, before and after school, and on weekends.
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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