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Table 21.  Percentage distribution of school teachers by total years of full-time teaching experience, years teaching at current school, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Full-time teaching experience   Years teaching at current school
3 or fewer years 4 or more years 3 or fewer years 4 or more years
All schools  19.5 80.5   43.6 56.4
           
All public schools  17.8 82.2   42.8 57.2
           
School classification           
Traditional public  17.5 82.5   42.4 57.6
Charter school  43.4 56.6   75.3 24.7
           
Community type           
Central city  20.3 79.7   47.6 52.4
Urban fringe/large town  17.6 82.4   42.9 57.1
Rural/small town  14.6 85.4   35.3 64.7
           
School level           
Elementary  17.7 82.3   43.6 56.4
Secondary  17.7 82.3   41.3 58.7
Combined  20.0 80.0   41.9 58.1
           
Student enrollment           
Less than 100  21.0 79.0   51.1 48.9
100–199  17.9 82.1   41.9 58.1
200–499  16.6 83.4   39.2 60.8
500–749  17.7 82.3   44.1 55.9
750–999  18.3 81.7   46.0 54.0
1,000 or more  18.9 81.1   43.7 56.3
           
All BIA schools  21.8 78.2   51.3 48.7
           
All private schools  31.7 68.3   49.4 50.6
           
School classification           
Catholic  26.1 73.9   44.5 55.5
Other religious  37.6 62.4   53.4 46.6
Nonsectarian  30.6 69.4   50.0 50.0
           
Community type           
Central city  29.2 70.8   47.4 52.6
Urban fringe/large town  32.9 67.1   49.5 50.5
Rural/small town  35.1 64.9   56.1 43.9
           
School level           
Elementary  30.7 69.3   48.1 51.9
Secondary  29.1 70.9   46.7 53.3
Combined  34.2 65.8   52.3 47.7
           
Student enrollment           
Less than 100  41.8 58.2   59.9 40.1
100–199  35.1 64.9   54.2 45.8
200–499  30.1 69.9   47.2 52.8
500–749  26.0 74.0   42.4 57.6
750 or more  22.7 77.3   40.3 59.7
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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