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Table 40.  Average number of public school teachers in public school districts who were dismissed in the previous year or did not have their contracts renewed based on poor performance, by years of teaching experience and selected public school district characteristics: 2003–04

Selected public school district characteristic Average number of teachers in districts who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed   Average number of teachers in districts who were dismissed or did not have their contracts renewed, by years of experience
Teachers with
3 or fewer years
of experience
Teachers with
more than 3 years
of experience
All public school districts  3.1   1.2 1.9
         
District size         
1 school  1.5   0.4 1.1
2–3 schools  1.0   0.4 0.7
4–5 schools  1.7   0.8 1.0
6–9 schools  3.1   1.4 1.6
10–19 schools  6.9   2.5 4.4
20 or more schools  26.5   11.0 15.6
         
Community type         
Central city  12.4   4.7 7.7
Urban fringe/large town  3.0   1.3 1.7
Rural/small town  1.4   0.4 1.0
         
District K–12 enrollment         
Less than 250  0.7   0.2 0.4
250–999  1.4   0.4 1.0
1,000–1,999  2.4   0.8 1.6
2,000–4,999  2.0   1.1 0.9
5,000–9,999  7.8   2.8 4.9
10,000 or more  23.1   9.7 13.3
         
Percent of K–12
students in district
who were approved
for free or
reduced-price lunches 
       
Less than 5  3.5   1.4 2.1
5–24.9  2.3   1.0 1.3
25–49.9  3.9   1.2 2.6
50–74.9  2.9   1.2 1.7
75 or more  3.8   2.2 1.5
District did not
participate in free
or reduced-price
lunch program 
1.3   0.4 0.9
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, District Data File.


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