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Table 34.  Percentage of public school districts and private schools that offered various benefits to teachers, by selected public school district and private school characteristics: 2003–04

Selected public school district and private school characteristic General medical insurance Dental insurance Group life insurance Retire-
ment plan
Tuition reimbur-
sement
Housing, housing subsidies, or rent assistance Subsidized meals Subsidized transpor-
tation
All public school districts  96.9 80.9 80.5 90.5 41.8 2.8 4.5 3.2
                 
District size                 
1 school  92.9 72.8 69.3 89.6 33.1 5.5 8.4 1.2
2-3 schools  98.3 76.1 80.8 87.3 47.6 1.6 3.3 5.6
4-5 schools  98.1 86.9 85.0 93.0 44.6 1.8 3.8 3.5
6-9 schools  99.3 89.5 88.6 92.7 46.2 0.5 2.2 2.7
10-19 schools  99.5 93.6 91.3 94.4 39.1 2.5 1.0 2.9
20 or more schools  99.6 96.9 94.6 96.0 43.5 3.9 2.5 3.0
                 
Community type                 
Central city  98.2 92.6 83.0 95.1 37.1 1.1 4.2 1.8
Urban fringe/large town  98.7 89.5 87.0 90.5 45.1 0.9 2.8 2.3
Rural/small town  95.0 70.5 73.9 89.7 39.6 4.9 6.2 4.4
                 
District K–12 enrollment                 
Less than 250  88.4 68.6 62.8 90.3 28.2 7.4 12.1 4.1
250-999  98.8 76.3 79.5 87.3 42.6 2.4 3.7 3.3
1,000-1,999  98.6 83.2 85.7 91.4 49.6 0.9 2.4 3.3
2,000-4,999  99.8 90.3 89.4 92.8 49.0 0.9 1.8 2.4
5,000-9,999  99.4 95.1 90.5 94.0 41.4 1.0 1.4 3.1
10,000 or more  99.2 95.9 92.2 96.1 37.6 3.2 1.7 2.3
                 
Percent of K–12 students in
district who were approved for
free or reduced-price lunches 
               
Less than 5  100.0 89.0 86.1 87.7 61.0 2.8 4.7 5.1
5-24.9  98.9 86.0 84.5 89.2 50.2 0.7 2.3 2.9
25-49.9  97.7 77.5 79.5 89.2 39.4 2.5 4.8 3.5
50-74.9  96.9 80.7 81.6 92.9 33.4 3.2 5.2 3.3
75 or more  97.1 84.4 80.8 92.7 39.7 5.0 6.7 3.2
District did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program 
83.4 72.2 63.6 93.2 45.1 7.9 5.7 1.3
                 
All private schools  74.5 55.2 52.3 60.1 53.4 10.0 15.5 4.1
                 
School classification                 
Catholic  98.7 84.8 84.8 95.7 51.3 1.8 12.6 1.4
Other religious  59.4 37.6 33.3 39.7 52.4 16.8 14.1 6.4
Nonsectarian  76.7 56.1 52.7 59.7 58.0 6.0 21.7 2.5
                 
Community type                 
Central city  82.4 63.8 60.9 68.1 55.4 6.8 13.9 3.7
Urban fringe/large town  75.7 56.1 51.9 60.2 55.6 9.5 15.0 4.0
Rural/small town  53.8 33.8 35.4 42.6 42.2 18.5 20.8 5.0
                 
School level                 
Elementary  78.5 58.8 55.8 67.1 50.9 8.6 13.1 4.8
Secondary  87.4 72.1 66.1 76.3 58.2 16.7 20.5 1.6
Combined  62.2 42.4 40.9 40.5 57.1 10.8 18.9 3.4
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  56.2 35.9 30.6 37.3 45.1 12.3 13.7 6.0
100–199  86.7 63.4 62.6 71.8 58.8 11.3 15.9 2.4
200–499  93.4 78.0 76.5 85.6 60.1 4.6 15.8 2.3
500–749  97.2 80.5 84.8 91.5 66.5 8.5 21.8 1.8
750 or more  99.3 91.5 91.8 95.3 76.7 9.2 31.8 3.1
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, District and Private School Data Files.


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