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Table 18.  Percentage distribution of school teachers by race/ethnicity, percentage minority, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Race/ethnicity Minority2
White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic American Indian/
Alaska Native, non-Hispanic
Asian, non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic Hispanic, single or multiple races Multiple races, non-Hispanic1
All schools  83.7 7.4 0.6 1.4 0.2 6.0 0.7 16.3
                 
All public schools  83.1 7.9 0.5 1.3 0.2 6.2 0.7 16.9
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  83.3 7.8 0.5 1.3 0.2 6.2 0.7 16.7
Charter school  70.2 15.2 0.9 1.9 0.4 10.1 1.4 29.8
                 
Community type                 
Central city  70.5 15.1 0.5 2.2 0.2 10.4 1.1 29.5
Urban fringe/large town  87.4 5.1 0.4 1.1 0.2 5.2 0.6 12.6
Rural/small town  90.2 4.9 0.9 0.5 0.1 3.0 0.4 9.8
                 
School level                 
Elementary  82.1 8.4 0.4 1.3 0.2 6.8 0.8 17.9
Secondary  84.3 7.3 0.6 1.4 0.2 5.5 0.7 15.7
Combined  88.6 5.3 1.3 0.7 0.2 3.3 0.6 11.4
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  81.3 8.4 1.3 0.6 0.5 7.3 0.6 18.7
100–199  88.4 6.1 0.9 0.4 # 3.1 1.1 11.6
200–499  86.8 6.9 0.8 1.0 0.2 3.7 0.7 13.2
500–749  82.3 7.8 0.3 1.2 0.1 7.5 0.8 17.7
750–999  79.8 9.2 0.3 1.7 0.3 8.0 0.8 20.2
1,000 or more  80.7 8.8 0.4 1.8 0.2 7.5 0.7 19.3
                 
All BIA schools  46.8 0.9 43.5 0.8 0.9 3.8 3.3 53.2
                 
All private schools  88.0 4.0 0.4 1.8 0.2 4.8 0.6 12.0
                 
School classification                 
Catholic  88.6 3.0 0.2 1.6 0.2 6.2 0.3 11.4
Other religious  88.7 5.0 0.5 1.4 0.1 3.8 0.5 11.3
Nonsectarian  86.5 3.9 0.6 2.8 0.4 4.5 1.2 13.5
                 
Community type                 
Central city  83.7 6.1 0.5 2.6 0.4 5.9 0.8 16.3
Urban fringe/large town  90.0 2.9 0.3 1.5 0.1 4.6 0.6 10.0
Rural/small town  94.8 1.4 1.0 0.4 0.1 1.9 0.3 5.2
                 
School level                 
Elementary  86.6 5.0 0.5 2.0 0.2 5.0 0.8 13.4
Secondary  89.0 2.9 0.4 1.8 0.1 5.4 0.3 11.0
Combined  89.5 3.2 0.4 1.7 0.3 4.3 0.6 10.5
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  82.3 7.7 0.5 3.0 0.3 5.3 0.8 17.7
100–199  88.2 4.7 0.8 1.8 0.1 3.7 0.6 11.8
200–499  90.0 3.1 0.2 1.3 0.1 4.8 0.4 10.0
500–749  89.4 2.8 0.4 1.8 0.2 4.1 1.3 10.6
750 or more  88.7 1.6 0.4 1.9 0.4 6.5 0.4 11.3
# Rounds to zero.
1 Multiple races, non-Hispanic includes all non-Hispanic respondents who selected more than one race.
2 Minority includes Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; Hispanic, single or multiple races; and multiple races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School Teacher, BIA School Teacher, and Private School Teacher Data Files.


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