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

  Full-time teaching experience   Years teaching at current school
State  3 or fewer years 4 or more years   3 or fewer years 4 or more years
United States  17.8 82.2   42.8 57.2
           
Alabama  15.8 84.2   39.7 60.3
Alaska  18.5 81.5   50.5 49.5
Arizona  22.8 77.2   53.8 46.2
Arkansas  15.7 84.3   39.5 60.5
California  16.5 83.5   40.6 59.4
           
Colorado  19.6 80.4   49.2 50.8
Connecticut  14.8 85.2   40.3 59.7
Delaware  18.8 81.2   45.0 55.0
District of Columbia  23.8 76.2   49.3 50.7
Florida  18.5 81.5   45.1 54.9
           
Georgia  18.8 81.2   54.2 45.8
Hawaii  22.3 77.7   47.3 52.7
Idaho  16.0 84.0   36.1 63.9
Illinois  19.7 80.3   45.7 54.3
Indiana  16.8 83.2   35.5 64.5
           
Iowa  11.6 88.4   30.2 69.8
Kansas  15.0 85.0   38.8 61.2
Kentucky  15.2 84.8   38.5 61.5
Louisiana  15.3 84.7   42.1 57.9
Maine  12.5 87.5   34.8 65.2
           
Maryland  20.8 79.2   55.0 45.0
Massachusetts  19.8 80.2   42.5 57.5
Michigan  17.9 82.1   37.4 62.6
Minnesota  15.2 84.8   35.6 64.4
Mississippi  22.7 77.3   43.9 56.1
           
Missouri  18.0 82.0   44.8 55.2
Montana  15.9 84.1   33.6 66.4
Nebraska  14.1 85.9   36.7 63.3
Nevada  17.9 82.1   55.6 44.4
New Hampshire  18.6 81.4   38.7 61.3
           
New Jersey  17.7 82.3   37.2 62.8
New Mexico  15.4 84.6   44.0 56.0
New York  20.8 79.2   43.5 56.5
North Carolina  20.2 79.8   54.2 45.8
North Dakota  14.0 86.0   28.7 71.3
           
Ohio  14.5 85.5   35.5 64.5
Oklahoma  12.9 87.1   36.6 63.4
Oregon  18.6 81.4   39.5 60.5
Pennsylvania  16.6 83.4   34.8 65.2
Rhode Island  16.6 83.4   39.8 60.2
           
South Carolina  13.9 86.1   40.9 59.1
South Dakota  14.9 85.1   34.1 65.9
Tennessee  15.0 85.0   36.8 63.2
Texas  19.5 80.5   52.3 47.7
Utah  23.9 76.1   41.7 58.3
           
Vermont  15.4 84.6   34.5 65.5
Virginia  19.3 80.7   47.4 52.6
Washington  17.4 82.6   39.8 60.2
West Virginia  10.2 89.8   32.4 67.6
Wisconsin  18.8 81.2   37.9 62.1
Wyoming  14.1 85.9   37.7 62.3
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Teacher Data File, 2003–04.

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