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Table 25.  Percentage of school teachers by main activity in school, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Regular full-time teacher Regular part-time teacher Itinerant teacher Long-term substitute Administrator Library media specialist or librarian Other professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) Support staff (e.g., secretary)
All schools  89.2 4.9 3.0 0.7 0.6 0.2 1.4 #
                 
All public schools  90.7 3.3 3.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.4 #
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  90.7 3.2 3.4 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.4 #
Charter school  86.7 8.7 0.8 1.0 1.5 # 1.3 #
                 
Community type                 
Central city  91.9 2.8 2.4 1.1 0.2 0.1 1.4 0.1
Urban fringe/large town  89.9 3.6 3.8 0.7 0.2 0.1 1.6 #
Rural/small town  91.1 3.4 3.7 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.9 #
                 
School level                 
Elementary  89.4 3.3 4.5 0.7 0.2 0.2 1.7 #
Secondary  93.3 3.3 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.8 #
Combined  91.5 4.1 1.4 0.7 0.5 0.3 1.4 #
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  82.5 8.4 5.5 0.9 1.0 0.3 1.3 0.2
100–199  84.4 4.7 7.6 0.7 0.5 0.4 1.8 #
200–499  87.0 3.8 5.8 0.7 0.3 0.3 2.1 #
500–749  91.1 3.2 3.0 0.8 0.1 0.1 1.4 0.1
750–999  93.8 2.5 1.7 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.8 #
1,000 or more  94.4 2.7 1.0 0.7 0.2 # 0.9 #
                 
All BIA schools  92.8 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9 3.2 0.2
                 
All private schools  78.4 15.8 0.7 0.4 2.9 0.3 1.4 0.1
                 
School classification                 
Catholic  82.3 12.3 1.2 0.5 1.6 0.4 1.7 0.1
Other religious  71.4 22.6 0.4 0.2 3.8 0.4 0.9 0.2
Nonsectarian  83.3 10.7 0.5 0.4 3.5 # 1.6 0.1
                 
Community type                 
Central city  78.4 15.7 0.9 0.3 2.9 0.3 1.4 0.1
Urban fringe/large town  78.1 16.0 0.5 0.4 2.9 0.3 1.6 0.1
Rural/small town  79.6 15.0 0.8 0.5 3.4 0.1 0.5 0.1
                 
School level                 
Elementary  79.8 16.0 1.0 0.3 1.5 0.2 1.0 0.1
Secondary  78.7 12.4 1.0 0.5 4.2 0.5 2.5 0.2
Combined  76.4 17.0 0.3 0.3 4.2 0.3 1.3 0.1
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  76.1 18.0 0.5 0.5 3.9 0.1 0.7 0.1
100–199  76.2 18.0 1.0 0.5 2.7 0.2 1.0 0.5
200–499  78.6 16.2 0.9 0.3 2.1 0.5 1.5 #
500–749  80.8 12.4 0.2 # 3.8 0.3 2.5 #
750 or more  82.2 11.5 0.5 0.5 3.5 0.1 1.7 0.1
# Rounds to zero.
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. A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialist or librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or a part-time teacher.
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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