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Table 1. Total number of public school teachers and percentage distribution of school teachers, by race/ethnicity and state: 2011–12


      Percent of teachers by race/ethnicity  
State 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  
United States 3,385,200   7.8   81.9   6.8   1.8   0.1   0.5   1.0  
                                 
Alabama 45,000     78.8   18.6     #     0.5 !
Alaska 7,500     85.7         7.4 ! 2.4 !
Arizona 61,700   13.1   80.1   2.8   1.7     1.3 ! 0.9  
Arkansas 37,700     82.3   13.6   #   #     1.9 !
California 285,500   17.2   70.5   3.2   6.1   0.3 ! 0.2 ! 2.5  
                                 
Colorado 55,900   7.0   88.3       #     1.5 !
Connecticut 44,900   3.4   92.9   2.7 !   #   #    
Delaware 9,300   5.7 ! 84.7   9.3 ! #   #      
District of Columbia                
Florida                
                                 
Georgia 123,300   2.5 ! 76.2   17.1     #      
Hawaii                
Idaho 16,300   3.1 ! 92.7   #     #      
Illinois 140,900   7.1   83.3   7.1   1.2 !     0.9 !
Indiana 64,000   2.7 ! 92.6   4.2 !   #      
                                 
Iowa 36,100     98.7   #   #        
Kansas 36,500   1.6   95.3       #      
Kentucky 46,800     94.5   4.2       #    
Louisiana 44,500     74.4   19.9     #     1.3 !
Maine 18,400   1.9 ! 97.1   #     #      
                                 
Maryland                
Massachusetts 79,200   1.3 ! 96.6            
Michigan 96,700   2.1 ! 92.1   4.2   0.7 !     0.9 !
Minnesota 62,300   1.0 ! 95.3   1.7 ! 1.0 !     0.9 !
Mississippi 37,600     73.3   25.0     #   #    
                                 
Missouri 68,700   0.6 ! 90.6   6.7     #     1.3 !
Montana 12,400     95.9   #         1.1 !
Nebraska 23,900   2.1 ! 96.8   #     #      
Nevada 25,200   9.5   80.5   3.6 !        
New Hampshire 15,700     97.8       #      
                                 
New Jersey 125,200   9.3   82.2   6.6   1.4   #   #   0.5 !
New Mexico 21,700   36.6   56.7     0.9 !   3.0 !  
New York 241,400   9.8   76.3   8.6 ! 3.4 !     1.2 !
North Carolina 104,300   2.7   84.1   10.4          
North Dakota 10,300     96.2   #          
                                 
Ohio 122,100   1.6 ! 92.6   5.0   0.3 ! #   #    
Oklahoma 46,200   1.1 ! 82.0   3.5 !     8.6   4.5 !
Oregon 31,800   5.7   88.6           1.4 !
Pennsylvania 148,800   2.1 ! 95.7       #   #    
Rhode Island                
                                 
South Carolina 51,800   2.1 ! 81.3   15.5     #   #    
South Dakota 10,800     98.3   #     #      
Tennessee 76,500   2.8 ! 91.3   5.2     #      
Texas 350,800   23.1   65.3   9.0     #      
Utah 27,900   0.5 ! 97.1           0.6 !
                                 
Vermont 9,400     97.1       #   #   1.1 !
Virginia 88,500   2.5 ! 85.4   9.7   1.5 ! #     0.9 !
Washington 55,500   3.8 ! 87.0     3.6 !   0.1 ! 3.2 !
West Virginia 24,200     98.0     #   #   #    
Wisconsin 66,800     96.3            
Wyoming 8,500   4.8 ! 91.0       #      
# 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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