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Table 19.  Average age of school teachers and percentage distribution of teachers by sex, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Average age of teachers Sex
Male Female
All schools  42.5 24.8 75.2
       
All public schools  42.5 25.0 75.0
       
School classification       
Traditional public  42.5 25.0 75.0
Charter school  37.9 27.0 73.0
       
Community type       
Central city  42.4 24.2 75.8
Urban fringe/large town  42.3 25.1 74.9
Rural/small town  43.0 25.9 74.1
       
School level       
Elementary  42.2 16.2 83.8
Secondary  42.9 42.7 57.3
Combined  42.6 32.1 67.9
       
Student enrollment       
Less than 100  44.2 29.1 70.9
100–199  43.9 24.3 75.7
200–499  43.0 19.2 80.8
500–749  41.9 19.3 80.7
750–999  42.0 25.4 74.6
1,000 or more  42.3 37.9 62.1
       
All BIA schools  44.8 26.5 73.5
       
All private schools  42.8 23.6 76.4
       
School classification       
Catholic  44.3 19.8 80.2
Other religious  42.0 23.9 76.1
Nonsectarian  41.9 28.1 71.9
       
Community type       
Central city  43.0 23.9 76.1
Urban fringe/large town  42.6 23.0 77.0
Rural/small town  42.7 25.2 74.8
       
School level       
Elementary  43.3 12.9 87.1
Secondary  42.7 46.1 53.9
Combined  42.2 27.4 72.6
       
Student enrollment       
Less than 100  41.1 21.4 78.6
100–199  42.4 18.2 81.8
200–499  43.7 23.0 77.0
500–749  43.1 23.4 76.6
750 or more  42.8 36.2 63.8
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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