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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 70. Mobility of public and private elementary and secondary teachers, by selected teacher and school characteristics: Selected years, 1987–88 through 2000–01 
Selected characteristic Percent of public school teachers Percent of private school teachers
Left teaching 1999–2000 to 2000–01 Left teaching 1999–2000 to 2000–01
1987–88 to 1988–89 1990–91 to 1991–92 1993–94 to 1994–95 Remained in same school Changed schools Left teaching 1987–88 to 1988–89 1990–91 to 1991–92 1993–94 to 1994–95 Remained in same school Changed schools Left teaching
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total 5.6 (0.30) 5.1 (0.36) 6.6 (0.34) 84.9 (0.58) 7.7 (0.45) 7.4 (0.37) 12.7 (0.85) 12.3 (0.80) 11.9 (0.70) 79.1 (0.83) 8.4 (0.49) 12.5 (0.69)
Sex                                                
Male 5.1 (0.52) 4.5 (0.60) 5.2 (0.32) 86.7 (0.88) 6.0 (0.69) 7.4 (0.67) 10.2 (1.72) 12.1 (1.91) 13.1 (1.20) 81.1 (1.60) 7.2 (0.79) 11.7 (1.48)
Female 5.8 (0.39) 5.3 (0.48) 7.1 (0.44) 84.3 (0.73) 8.3 (0.52) 7.4 (0.45) 13.4 (0.92) 12.3 (0.84) 11.6 (0.78) 78.5 (0.92) 8.8 (0.57) 12.8 (0.76)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White, non-Hispanic 5.7 (0.32) 5.1 (0.37) 6.5 (0.36) 85.0 (0.59) 7.6 (0.44) 7.5 (0.45) 12.1 (0.90) 12.0 (0.86) 11.7 (0.69) 79.0 (0.87) 8.7 (0.53) 12.3 (0.73)
Black, non-Hispanic 5.1 (1.84) 6.1 (1.45) 6.6 (1.48) 84.3 (2.36) 8.3 (1.77) 7.4 (1.60) 34.7 (8.35) 19.3 (6.76) 12.6 (4.52) 83.2 (5.44) 2.1 (0.98) 14.8 (5.09)
Hispanic 2.9 (0.84) 4.4 (0.99) 9.1 (2.14) 85.4 (2.12) 7.1 (1.17) 7.5 (1.67) 21.3 (6.46) 13.6 (4.32) 14.6 (4.31) 81.5 (3.41) 8.9 (2.07) 9.6 (2.85)
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.2 (2.77) 7.0 (5.37) 2.4 (0.71) 81.7 (7.70) 16.2 (7.37) 2.1 (0.87) 8.8 (10.39) 12.2 (6.51) 17.5 (8.67) 68.6 (12.71) 7.2 (2.61) 24.2 (12.23)
American Indian/Alaska Native 3.1 (1.70) 1.7 (0.77) 3.5 (1.06) 87.7 (5.51) 4.7 (2.61) 7.6 (3.68) 17.5 (15.61) 16.5 (18.44) 38.5 (20.33) 76.9 (15.48) 2.9 (10.53) 20.2 (12.71)
                                                 
Age                                                
Less than 25 4.3 (0.91) 9.1 (2.30) 3.8 (1.05) 76.4 (3.56) 14.4 (2.48) 9.3 (2.20) 19.0 (3.79) 23.8 (4.91) 20.0 (4.19) 58.5 (4.40) 11.5 (2.04) 29.9 (4.24)
25 to 29 9.0 (1.18) 9.0 (1.21) 10.0 (1.25) 74.1 (2.39) 16.2 (2.14) 9.7 (1.39) 17.6 (2.42) 17.8 (2.27) 13.1 (1.35) 67.9 (2.63) 13.6 (1.55) 18.6 (2.07)
30 to 39 5.8 (0.59) 4.2 (0.76) 6.7 (0.94) 84.9 (1.08) 8.6 (0.75) 6.5 (0.88) 12.4 (1.59) 13.7 (1.65) 14.9 (1.54) 77.5 (1.88) 8.8 (1.08) 13.7 (1.52)
40 to 49 2.4 (0.32) 2.0 (0.31) 3.9 (0.54) 88.7 (0.98) 6.7 (0.70) 4.6 (0.62) 10.5 (1.63) 7.7 (1.03) 8.7 (1.02) 83.8 (1.58) 7.7 (0.86) 8.5 (1.34)
50 to 59 5.7 (0.82) 6.7 (0.95) 6.3 (0.77) 88.1 (1.05) 3.8 (0.60) 8.1 (0.80) 11.3 (2.45) 9.6 (1.90) 8.2 (1.53) 88.9 (1.43) 5.2 (1.02) 5.9 (0.90)
60 to 64 23.4 (0.82) 26.8 (4.30) 30.5 (4.78) 72.1 (5.72) 2.2 (1.00) 25.7 (5.44) 16.9 (5.93) 17.8 (4.62) 13.1 (2.74) 71.0 (5.64) 10.9 (4.76) 18.1 (3.72)
65 and over 16.7 (4.90) 40.9 (13.80) 34.1 (7.79) 80.4 (5.83) 3.1 (1.81) 16.6 (5.44) 7.9 (3.16) 20.7 (5.83) 41.9 (8.67) 70.6 (7.60) # (†) 29.4 (7.60)
                                                 
Full- and part-time teaching experience                                                
1 year or less 7.9 (0.96) 7.0 (1.31) 5.7 (0.82) 75.1 (2.56) 14.4 (1.73) 10.5 (1.93) 15.9 (2.73) 22.8 (2.85) 18.2 (2.12) 58.9 (4.37) 12.2 (1.97) 28.9 (3.95)
2 years 7.3 (1.81) 9.5 (1.89) 9.1 (1.51) 77.5 (2.83) 14.0 (2.66) 8.5 (1.94) 18.2 (3.32) 19.5 (3.19) 23.6 (2.72) 70.1 (3.45) 7.3 (1.24) 22.5 (3.24)
3 years 9.3 (1.50) 6.6 (1.24) 9.8 (1.42) 79.6 (2.71) 12.8 (1.98) 7.5 (1.60) 15.4 (3.80) 19.0 (3.35) 12.8 (2.15) 68.0 (3.40) 14.1 (2.49) 17.8 (2.49)
4 to 10 years 6.4 (0.89) 5.3 (0.89) 6.8 (0.94) 82.5 (1.16) 10.3 (1.02) 7.3 (0.72) 14.0 (1.91) 12.4 (1.73) 13.1 (1.51) 76.3 (1.87) 11.1 (1.14) 12.6 (1.37)
11 to 20 years 3.5 (0.42) 2.3 (0.30) 4.9 (0.64) 88.5 (1.08) 6.3 (0.76) 5.2 (0.74) 11.5 (1.73) 6.6 (1.00) 7.1 (0.93) 87.2 (1.36) 5.9 (0.76) 6.9 (1.13)
21 to 25 years 3.5 (0.87) 4.2 (0.87) 4.0 (0.81) 90.7 (1.10) 5.1 (0.88) 4.2 (0.68) 5.2 (2.36) 3.3 (1.40) 6.0 (1.64) 88.0 (1.99) 6.5 (1.41) 5.5 (1.32)
More than 25 years 11.3 (1.63) 11.0 (1.34) 12.0 (1.04) 86.1 (1.37) 2.5 (0.75) 11.4 (1.05) 8.4 (2.03) 15.0 (3.24) 12.7 (2.53) 85.9 (2.08) 4.1 (1.59) 10.0 (1.40)
                                                 
Level taught                                                
Elementary 5.5 (0.39) 4.8 (0.45) 6.4 (0.53) 84.8 (0.74) 8.4 (0.57) 6.8 (0.45) 12.5 (0.99) 11.3 (1.02) 11.5 (0.96) 78.4 (0.91) 8.3 (0.46) 13.4 (0.84)
Secondary 5.6 (0.42) 5.5 (0.62) 6.7 (0.53) 85.2 (0.95) 6.2 (0.66) 8.6 (0.71) 12.9 (2.38) 13.3 (1.51) 12.6 (1.51) 82.5 (1.55) 9.0 (1.52) 8.5 (0.90)
                                                 
School size                                                
Less than 150 7.3 (1.36) 4.4 (0.69) 6.4 (1.15) 78.1 (4.06) 12.4 (3.03) 9.5 (2.29) 16.6 (1.72) 16.3 (1.87) 14.8 (1.43) 75.4 (2.16) 9.9 (1.39) 14.6 (1.45)
150 to 349 4.8 (0.45) 3.9 (0.53) 7.8 (1.03) 85.1 (1.45) 8.2 (0.90) 6.7 (0.99) 10.9 (1.62) 13.3 (1.42) 12.6 (1.21) 78.0 (1.34) 8.8 (0.71) 13.1 (1.24)
350 to 499 6.1 (0.98) 6.4 (1.03) 5.8 (0.73) 85.1 (1.55) 7.6 (1.07) 7.4 (0.85) 10.7 (2.63) 6.3 (1.47) 12.1 (1.95) 83.2 (1.63) 6.5 (0.98) 10.3 (1.26)
500 to 749 5.6 (0.77) 4.7 (0.68) 7.6 (0.67) 84.7 (1.18) 8.2 (0.77) 7.1 (0.78) 9.6 (2.07) 9.8 (2.11) 7.1 (1.27) 81.9 (2.10) 7.1 (0.96) 11.1 (1.91)
750 or more 5.0 (0.48) 5.4 (0.54) 5.7 (0.57) 85.5 (0.99) 6.8 (0.67) 7.7 (0.74) 12.9 (3.14) 6.7 (2.58) 6.2 (1.18) 81.6 (2.04) 7.6 (1.60) 10.8 (1.64)
                                                 
Percent minority enrollment                                                
Less than 5 percent 5.8 (0.60) 4.5 (0.51) 7.1 (0.68) 86.2 (0.95) 7.3 (0.72) 6.5 (0.78) 12.7 (1.27) 12.2 (1.35) 11.2 (0.99) 75.4 (2.16) 81.6 (2.04) 7.1 (0.96)
5 to 19 percent 5.8 (0.74) 5.5 (0.73) 6.0 (0.71) 86.4 (1.02) 6.7 (0.91) 6.9 (0.66) 10.3 (1.37) 12.2 (1.40) 11.1 (1.07) 78.0 (1.34) 9.9 (1.39) 7.6 (1.60)
20 to 49 percent 5.2 (0.64) 5.9 (0.73) 6.2 (0.82) 82.5 (1.45) 8.0 (0.92) 9.5 (1.09) 18.9 (4.18) 12.2 (2.01) 15.6 (2.28) 83.2 (1.63) 8.8 (0.71) 14.6 (1.45)
50 percent or more 5.3 (0.66) 4.9 (0.66) 6.9 (0.72) 83.7 (1.01) 9.0 (0.84) 7.3 (0.68) 13.6 (2.85) 13.1 (2.35) 13.2 (2.15) 81.9 (2.10) 6.5 (0.98) 13.1 (1.24)
                                                 
Community type                                                
Central city 4.6 (0.59) 5.2 (0.65) 6.3 (0.64) 84.8 (1.26) 8.1 (1.01) 7.1 (0.65) 13.5 (1.67) 12.7 (1.40) 10.9 (0.75) 79.1 (1.19) 8.8 (0.80) 12.1 (0.96)
Urban fringe/large town 5.6 (0.59) 5.5 (0.75) 6.5 (0.70) 83.7 (0.99) 8.0 (0.66) 8.3 (0.77) 11.5 (1.51) 10.6 (1.21) 12.6 (1.32) 80.6 (1.26) 7.6 (0.81) 11.8 (1.23)
Rural/small town 5.7 (0.52) 4.8 (0.39) 6.8 (0.59) 86.7 (0.78) 7.0 (0.53) 6.3 (0.52) 15.0 (1.78) 13.9 (1.81) 13.6 (1.46) 75.2 (2.77) 9.2 (1.65) 15.5 (1.92)
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), Charac­teristics of Stayers, Movers, and Leavers: Results From the Teacher Follow-up Survey 1994–95; Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the Teacher Follow-up Survey: 2000–01; and unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared October 2005.)