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Table 15.  Of schools that had teaching vacancies for the current school year, percentage with vacancies in various fields, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic General elemen-
tary
Special education English/
language arts
Social studies Computer science Math-
ematics
Biology or life sciences Physical sciences English as a Second Language (ESL)1 Foreign lang-
uages
Music or art Vocational or technical education
All schools  86.2 65.3 54.8 46.8 27.9 53.7 41.7 35.8 33.3 42.5 45.8 30.8
                         
All public schools  86.2 67.4 57.1 48.6 26.5 55.6 41.4 35.2 35.7 40.3 45.4 33.3
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public  86.2 67.4 56.8 48.4 26.2 55.5 41.4 35.2 35.5 39.8 45.2 33.4
Charter school  87.7 68.3 67.4 56.8 38.9 59.8 42.8 37.7 46.0 57.6 55.5 27.1
                         
Community type                         
Central city  89.0 71.5 65.1 53.0 31.1 64.0 46.1 39.0 43.5 46.7 46.3 34.0
Urban fringe/large town  88.0 68.8 57.6 48.9 28.6 55.9 42.6 36.3 35.4 42.7 45.7 33.5
Rural/small town  79.4 60.0 48.8 44.3 18.6 47.5 35.3 30.1 26.7 29.6 44.1 32.2
                         
School level                         
Elementary  90.4 67.7 46.3 36.6 22.7 41.8 30.0 22.3 36.8 29.4 43.4 15.7
Secondary  30.7 68.1 72.9 64.5 32.7 74.1 56.1 51.5 35.9 55.6 49.0 51.8
Combined  70.3 61.3 54.9 49.6 26.3 57.6 42.9 36.1 21.6 37.6 50.3 33.0
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  63.6 50.2 40.8 42.2 13.8 52.9 33.7 24.6 9.2 18.3 29.4 39.9
100–199  78.2 51.4 43.2 36.1 23.8 38.4 26.1 21.3 17.5 24.5 40.0 32.6
200–499  88.1 62.9 44.8 38.5 21.3 40.5 27.6 22.9 31.6 25.7 44.5 24.7
500–749  88.1 68.4 55.0 42.1 25.4 50.5 38.0 32.2 36.7 40.4 44.1 27.6
750–999  90.9 72.6 64.6 54.8 29.0 62.2 50.4 42.0 35.5 45.6 46.1 32.5
1,000 or more  75.0 82.9 83.2 74.1 38.7 86.7 66.9 61.5 50.2 65.6 54.5 50.2
                         
All BIA schools  81.6 75.4 62.2 37.6 36.9 42.4 32.3 34.5 33.2 17.9 42.2 28.0
                         
All private schools  86.1 43.5 48.0 41.7 31.9 48.0 42.5 37.6 13.8 48.6 47.2 15.2
                         
School classification                         
Catholic  87.1 23.9 46.0 38.4 31.8 47.0 38.1 33.6 10.5 50.1 50.0 5.3
Other religious  88.2 30.9 45.4 40.9 31.3 46.9 40.5 37.9 14.4 46.1 44.0 16.8
Nonsectarian  79.9 69.9 55.5 47.8 33.3 51.7 52.4 42.3 16.7 51.6 49.1 23.4
                         
Community type                         
Central city  88.5 47.1 50.9 40.6 34.7 50.1 44.7 37.9 10.3 47.7 47.2 15.3
Urban fringe/large town  84.8 44.2 46.4 42.3 30.4 48.1 40.7 38.7 13.7 50.0 49.0 13.7
Rural/small town  84.8 26.7 46.1 42.1 29.8 41.9 43.4 32.4 21.4 45.5 39.0 20.2
                         
School level                         
Elementary  88.9 33.7 40.1 30.6 30.1 39.1 32.5 29.7 9.4 43.5 47.4 5.1
Secondary  21.9 52.0 60.2 57.1 28.4 60.1 53.4 46.4 11.2 55.8 47.4 24.2
Combined  81.7 52.7 53.1 48.7 35.8 54.3 49.6 43.1 20.0 52.3 46.7 21.4
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  84.6 58.1 42.9 35.9 29.4 43.3 41.5 33.9 14.9 43.5 50.7 23.4
100–199  87.7 38.3 43.5 38.5 34.5 47.1 38.8 40.0 18.4 44.8 48.1 14.5
200–499  86.4 30.6 48.0 42.7 32.1 46.3 40.1 36.5 9.4 49.9 44.0 9.3
500–749  85.6 36.1 62.6 51.6 25.5 59.2 51.9 35.1 22.7 58.6 38.6 7.0
750 or more  89.5 43.9 71.9 63.3 40.2 71.7 63.6 53.7 4.7 67.9 52.8 12.3
1 English as a Second Language (ESL) also includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and/or bilingual education.
NOTE: BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School, BIA School, and Private School Data Files.


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