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Table 26.  Average number of hours per week that regular full-time school teachers spent on selected activities during a typical full week, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Average hours per week
Required to work to receive base pay during a typical full week Spent delivering instruction to a class of students Total hours spent on all teaching and other school-related activities during a typical full week
All schools  37.7 28.6 52.7
       
All public schools  37.7 28.6 52.8
       
School classification       
Traditional public  37.6 28.5 52.8
Charter school  39.2 30.5 53.6
       
Community type       
Central city  37.2 28.6 52.4
Urban fringe/large town  37.7 28.3 53.1
Rural/small town  38.4 29.2 52.4
       
School level       
Elementary  37.5 28.9 52.4
Secondary  38.0 27.8 53.7
Combined  38.1 29.3 51.9
       
Student enrollment       
Less than 100  38.5 29.7 51.2
100–199  38.2 29.8 52.1
200–499  37.6 29.1 52.1
500–749  37.6 28.8 52.5
750–999  37.5 28.1 53.0
1,000 or more  37.8 27.7 53.8
       
All BIA schools  39.7 30.5 52.6
       
All private schools  38.4 28.9 52.5
       
School classification       
Catholic  37.7 29.2 53.2
Other religious  38.5 29.4 51.8
Nonsectarian  39.2 27.9 52.3
       
Community type       
Central city  38.3 28.7 52.5
Urban fringe/large town  38.4 28.8 52.5
Rural/small town  38.8 29.8 52.3
       
School level       
Elementary  37.9 29.9 51.9
Secondary  39.3 28.2 55.0
Combined  38.7 27.9 52.1
       
Student enrollment       
Less than 100  38.0 30.1 49.5
100–199  38.5 29.6 52.3
200–499  38.4 29.0 53.0
500–749  38.5 28.0 53.5
750 or more  38.7 27.1 54.1
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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