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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 209.27. Number and percentage of teachers who are military veterans, by control of school; sex, race/ethnicity, and age group of teacher; region; and level of instruction: 2016
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Sex, race/ethnicity, and age group of teacher; region; and level of instruction Total number of teachers (in thousands) Number of teachers who are military
veterans (in thousands)
Percentage of teachers who are veterans
Total Public Private Total Public Private Total Public Private
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                                       
Total, all teachers 5,191   (32.3) 3,518   (27.2) 1,673   (15.6) 110   (3.6) 83   (3.1) 27   (1.9) 2.1   (0.07) 2.3   (0.09) 1.6   (0.11)
Preschool and kindergarten 562   (9.8) 97   (3.9) 465   (8.9) 4   (0.7)   (†) 4   (0.7) 0.8   (0.13)   (†) 0.8   (0.15)
Elementary and secondary 4,629   (30.2) 3,422   (26.6) 1,207   (13.1) 106   (3.5) 82   (3.0) 23   (1.8) 2.3   (0.08) 2.4   (0.09) 1.9   (0.15)
Elementary and middle school 3,601   (24.4) 2,647   (22.4) 954   (11.2) 75   (2.9) 57   (2.5) 18   (1.5) 2.1   (0.08) 2.2   (0.10) 1.9   (0.15)
Secondary school 766   (11.9) 572   (9.9) 195   (5.6) 25   (2.0) 21   (1.9) 5   (0.8) 3.3   (0.26) 3.6   (0.31) 2.3   (0.40)
Special education 261   (5.4) 203   (5.3) 58   (2.9) 5   (0.8) 5   (0.8)   (†) 2.1   (0.31) 2.2   (0.38) 1.6 ! (0.65)
                                                       
Sex                                                      
Males 1,120   (12.6) 824   (9.7) 296   (7.0) 76   (3.2) 59   (2.7) 17   (1.6) 6.8   (0.29) 7.2   (0.33) 5.9   (0.52)
Preschool and kindergarten 10   (1.2)   (†) 9   (1.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 1,110   (12.7) 822   (9.7) 287   (6.9) 76   (3.2) 59   (2.7) 17   (1.6) 6.9   (0.29) 7.2   (0.33) 6.0   (0.54)
Elementary and middle school 756   (10.4) 562   (8.6) 194   (4.8) 51   (2.6) 38   (2.2) 13   (1.3) 6.7   (0.35) 6.8   (0.39) 6.5   (0.66)
Secondary school 318   (6.9) 234   (6.3) 84   (3.6) 22   (1.9) 18   (1.7) 4   (0.8) 7.0   (0.55) 7.8   (0.67) 4.8   (0.87)
Special education 35   (2.2) 27   (1.9) 8   (1.2) 3   (0.5)   (†)   (†) 8.0   (1.45) 8.8   (1.73)   (†)
                                                       
Females 4,071   (27.1) 2,695   (23.8) 1,377   (13.8) 34   (1.9) 24   (1.7) 10   (1.0) 0.8   (0.05) 0.9   (0.06) 0.7   (0.07)
Preschool and kindergarten 552   (9.8) 95   (3.9) 457   (8.9) 4   (0.7)   (†) 4   (0.7) 0.7   (0.13)   (†) 0.8   (0.15)
Elementary and secondary 3,520   (24.8) 2,599   (23.3) 920   (10.3) 29   (1.9) 23   (1.7) 6   (0.9) 0.8   (0.05) 0.9   (0.07) 0.7   (0.10)
Elementary and middle school 2,845   (20.4) 2,086   (19.4) 760   (9.8) 24   (1.8) 19   (1.6) 5   (0.9) 0.8   (0.06) 0.9   (0.08) 0.7   (0.11)
Secondary school 448   (8.7) 338   (7.5) 111   (4.1) 3   (0.6)   (†)   (†) 0.7   (0.13) 0.7   (0.17) 0.5 ! (0.19)
Special education 226   (5.0) 176   (4.9) 50   (2.5)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.2   (0.27) 1.2   (0.33)   (†)
                                                       
Race/ethnicity                                                      
White 3,927   (28.9) 2,690   (23.6) 1,236   (12.7) 73   (2.7) 56   (2.1) 17   (1.6) 1.9   (0.07) 2.1   (0.08) 1.4   (0.13)
Preschool and kindergarten 358   (8.2) 62   (2.9) 296   (7.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.5   (0.13)   (†) 0.5   (0.15)
Elementary and secondary 3,569   (27.5) 2,629   (23.4) 940   (11.5) 72   (2.6) 56   (2.1) 16   (1.5) 2.0   (0.07) 2.1   (0.08) 1.7   (0.16)
Elementary and middle school 2,770   (22.8) 2,026   (20.2) 744   (9.9) 50   (2.3) 38   (1.9) 12   (1.3) 1.8   (0.09) 1.9   (0.10) 1.6   (0.17)
Secondary school 600   (10.8) 446   (8.8) 154   (4.6) 18   (1.5) 14   (1.4) 3   (0.6) 2.9   (0.25) 3.2   (0.31) 2.2   (0.41)
Special education 199   (5.0) 156   (5.0) 43   (2.4) 4   (0.7) 3   (0.6)   (†) 2.1   (0.36) 2.2   (0.41)   (†)
                                                       
Black 505   (8.9) 323   (8.0) 182   (6.4) 21   (1.9) 15   (1.7) 6   (1.0) 4.1   (0.36) 4.6   (0.51) 3.1   (0.52)
Preschool and kindergarten 100   (4.5) 15   (1.8) 84   (4.3)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.1   (0.59)   (†) 2.1 ! (0.64)
Elementary and secondary 406   (8.3) 308   (7.7) 97   (4.1) 18   (1.7) 15   (1.6) 4   (0.9) 4.6   (0.41) 4.8   (0.52) 4.0   (0.82)
Elementary and middle school 322   (7.6) 244   (6.8) 78   (3.7) 14   (1.6) 10   (1.3)   (†) 4.2   (0.48) 4.2   (0.54) 4.3   (0.95)
Secondary school 57   (3.2) 44   (2.5) 13   (1.5) 4   (0.9) 4   (0.9)   (†) 7.7   (1.54) 8.8   (1.94) 3.7 ! (1.79)
Special education 26   (2.2) 20   (2.1) 7   (1.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Hispanic 507   (9.6) 340   (7.2) 167   (6.4) 12   (1.5) 9   (1.4)   (†) 2.4   (0.30) 2.7   (0.39) 1.8   (0.34)
Preschool and kindergarten 73   (4.3) 15   (1.7) 58   (3.8)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 434   (8.1) 325   (7.1) 109   (4.7) 12   (1.5) 9   (1.4)   (†) 2.7   (0.34) 2.8   (0.41) 2.4   (0.51)
Elementary and middle school 339   (7.4) 254   (6.4) 85   (4.1) 9   (1.1) 7   (1.0)   (†) 2.6   (0.31) 2.7   (0.39) 2.5   (0.55)
Secondary school 72   (3.7) 54   (2.9) 18   (2.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.8   (1.06) 4.3 ! (1.31)   (†)
Special education 23   (1.8) 17   (1.6) 6   (1.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Asian 143   (4.6) 89   (3.8) 54   (2.7)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.27) 0.8 ! (0.37)   (†)
Pacific Islander 5   (1.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 23   (1.6) 18   (1.5) 5   (0.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.4 ! (0.89) 2.5 ! (1.04)   (†)
Two or more Races 75   (3.7) 51   (3.0) 24   (2.2)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.2   (0.50) 2.0   (0.61) 2.7 ! (1.03)
Other 7   (1.0) 3   (0.8) 3   (0.7)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Age group                                                      
Less than 30 years old 950   (12.3) 560   (10.3) 389   (7.5) 4   (0.8)   (†)   (†) 0.4   (0.09) 0.4   (0.10) 0.6 ! (0.17)
Preschool and kindergarten 171   (5.2) 21   (1.7) 150   (5.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 779   (11.1) 540   (10.4) 239   (6.0) 4   (0.7)   (†)   (†) 0.5   (0.09) 0.4   (0.10) 0.7 ! (0.22)
Elementary and middle school 601   (11.4) 418   (9.8) 183   (5.7)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.5   (0.12) 0.4 ! (0.13) 0.7 ! (0.27)
Secondary school 137   (4.6) 94   (3.9) 43   (2.8)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Special education 41   (2.3) 28   (2.1) 13   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
30 to 39 years old 1,351   (17.4) 919   (13.8) 431   (8.3) 13   (1.4) 10   (1.2) 3   (0.6) 1.0   (0.10) 1.1   (0.14) 0.8   (0.13)
Preschool and kindergarten 138   (5.1) 25   (2.0) 113   (4.7)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.8 ! (0.30)   (†) 1.0 ! (0.37)
Elementary and secondary 1,213   (16.0) 895   (13.5) 318   (6.8) 12   (1.3) 10   (1.2)   (†) 1.0   (0.11) 1.1   (0.14) 0.7   (0.15)
Elementary and middle school 950   (13.9) 697   (12.3) 253   (5.4) 8   (1.0) 7   (1.0)   (†) 0.9   (0.11) 0.9   (0.14) 0.7   (0.15)
Secondary school 197   (6.1) 147   (5.5) 50   (3.0) 3   (0.7) 3   (0.7)   (†) 1.6   (0.36) 1.8   (0.46) 1.0 ! (0.43)
Special education 66   (3.3) 51   (2.9) 15   (1.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.5 ! (0.54) 1.7 ! (0.63)   (†)
                                                       
40 to 49 years old 1,327   (17.9) 942   (15.9) 385   (8.0) 32   (2.2) 23   (1.9) 9   (1.1) 2.4   (0.16) 2.5   (0.20) 2.3   (0.28)
Preschool and kindergarten 110   (4.4) 20   (1.6) 90   (3.9)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 1,217   (17.0) 922   (15.5) 295   (7.0) 32   (2.1) 23   (1.9) 8   (1.1) 2.6   (0.18) 2.5   (0.21) 2.8   (0.35)
Elementary and middle school 964   (13.9) 721   (12.9) 243   (6.3) 23   (1.8) 16   (1.5) 7   (1.0) 2.4   (0.19) 2.3   (0.20) 2.9   (0.39)
Secondary school 185   (6.4) 146   (5.5) 39   (2.5) 7   (1.1) 6   (1.1)   (†) 3.7   (0.56) 4.1   (0.69) 2.3 ! (0.86)
Special education 68   (3.2) 54   (3.1) 13   (1.4)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.2   (0.63) 1.9 ! (0.65)   (†)
                                                       
50 to 59 years old 1,021   (12.6) 729   (9.6) 292   (6.4) 30   (1.8) 24   (1.5) 6   (0.9) 3.0   (0.17) 3.3   (0.21) 2.1   (0.30)
Preschool and kindergarten 95   (2.7) 20   (1.7) 75   (2.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.5 ! (0.46)   (†) 1.5 ! (0.48)
Elementary and secondary 926   (12.5) 709   (9.5) 217   (6.0) 29   (1.7) 24   (1.5) 5   (0.8) 3.1   (0.18) 3.4   (0.21) 2.3   (0.37)
Elementary and middle school 716   (10.3) 544   (8.7) 172   (5.1) 20   (1.5) 17   (1.3) 4   (0.7) 2.8   (0.21) 3.1   (0.25) 2.1   (0.41)
Secondary school 152   (5.2) 117   (4.4) 35   (2.4) 7   (1.0) 5   (0.8)   (†) 4.3   (0.62) 4.5   (0.71) 3.6   (1.01)
Special education 58   (2.6) 48   (2.5) 10   (1.4)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.2   (0.79) 3.7   (0.95)   (†)
                                                       
60 years old and over 543   (9.0) 368   (7.8) 175   (5.0) 30   (1.7) 23   (1.4) 7   (0.8) 5.5   (0.30) 6.3   (0.38) 3.8   (0.43)
Preschool and kindergarten 48   (2.7) 11   (1.4) 37   (2.3)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.3 ! (0.64)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 494   (8.1) 357   (7.6) 138   (4.3) 29   (1.7) 23   (1.4) 6   (0.7) 5.9   (0.34) 6.5   (0.40) 4.4   (0.53)
Elementary and middle school 370   (7.0) 267   (6.2) 103   (3.9) 20   (1.3) 16   (1.2) 4   (0.6) 5.4   (0.35) 5.8   (0.43) 4.1   (0.57)
Secondary school 95   (3.1) 68   (2.8) 27   (1.8) 8   (0.9) 7   (0.8)   (†) 8.8   (0.89) 9.7   (1.13) 6.4   (1.57)
Special education 29   (2.2) 22   (1.9) 7   (1.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.5 ! (1.16) 4.1 ! (1.45)   (†)
                                                       
Region                                                      
Northeast 1,018   (11.6) 653   (8.6) 365   (6.6) 13   (1.4) 9   (1.0) 4   (0.8) 1.3   (0.13) 1.4   (0.16) 1.1   (0.20)
Preschool and kindergarten 98   (4.6) 12   (1.3) 87   (4.0)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 919   (10.9) 641   (8.7) 279   (5.5) 13   (1.4) 9   (1.0) 4   (0.8) 1.4   (0.15) 1.4   (0.16) 1.3   (0.26)
Elementary and middle school 699   (9.7) 489   (8.0) 210   (4.8) 9   (1.2) 7   (0.9)   (†) 1.3   (0.16) 1.4   (0.17) 1.2   (0.30)
Secondary school 157   (5.0) 109   (4.2) 48   (2.3) 3   (0.6)   (†)   (†) 2.0   (0.39) 2.0   (0.46) 1.8 ! (0.69)
Special education 64   (2.8) 43   (2.3) 21   (1.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.31) 0.8 ! (0.41)   (†)
                                                       
Midwest 1,080   (14.8) 677   (11.3) 403   (9.0) 15   (1.3) 10   (1.1) 4   (0.8) 1.3   (0.12) 1.5   (0.17) 1.0   (0.18)
Preschool and kindergarten 123   (5.2) 17   (1.8) 105   (4.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.8 ! (0.33)   (†) 0.9 ! (0.38)
Elementary and secondary 958   (13.6) 660   (10.9) 298   (7.4) 14   (1.3) 10   (1.1) 3   (0.6) 1.4   (0.13) 1.6   (0.17) 1.1   (0.21)
Elementary and middle school 739   (11.9) 501   (9.5) 238   (6.5) 9   (1.0) 7   (0.9)   (†) 1.3   (0.13) 1.5   (0.18) 0.9   (0.19)
Secondary school 160   (5.0) 114   (4.6) 46   (2.2) 3   (0.6)   (†)   (†) 2.1   (0.38) 2.2   (0.46) 1.7 ! (0.59)
Special education 59   (3.0) 45   (3.0) 14   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.5 ! (0.59) 1.4 ! (0.57)   (†)
                                                       
South 2,046   (15.3) 1,427   (14.3) 619   (9.4) 58   (2.8) 44   (2.2) 14   (1.2) 2.9   (0.14) 3.1   (0.16) 2.2   (0.20)
Preschool and kindergarten 244   (5.7) 43   (2.6) 201   (5.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.2   (0.24)   (†) 1.3   (0.27)
Elementary and secondary 1,802   (14.6) 1,385   (14.1) 417   (7.4) 56   (2.7) 44   (2.2) 11   (1.1) 3.1   (0.15) 3.2   (0.16) 2.7   (0.26)
Elementary and middle school 1,437   (12.3) 1,096   (11.8) 341   (6.3) 39   (2.2) 30   (1.8) 9   (0.9) 2.7   (0.16) 2.8   (0.17) 2.6   (0.28)
Secondary school 282   (7.2) 220   (6.2) 62   (3.2) 14   (1.5) 12   (1.4)   (†) 5.0   (0.53) 5.5   (0.59) 3.5   (0.90)
Special education 83   (3.1) 68   (2.8) 15   (1.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.6   (0.65) 2.7   (0.75)   (†)
                                                       
West 1,047   (12.4) 761   (10.8) 286   (6.0) 24   (1.6) 18   (1.5) 5   (0.8) 2.3   (0.15) 2.4   (0.20) 1.9   (0.29)
Preschool and kindergarten 97   (3.7) 25   (1.9) 72   (2.9)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 950   (12.5) 736   (10.8) 214   (5.0) 24   (1.6) 18   (1.5) 5   (0.8) 2.5   (0.16) 2.5   (0.21) 2.5   (0.38)
Elementary and middle school 726   (10.1) 560   (9.0) 166   (4.8) 17   (1.3) 13   (1.3) 4   (0.7) 2.3   (0.18) 2.3   (0.24) 2.6   (0.43)
Secondary school 169   (5.2) 129   (4.5) 40   (2.4) 5   (0.9) 4   (0.8)   (†) 2.8   (0.52) 3.1   (0.62) 1.9 ! (0.65)
Special education 56   (2.6) 47   (2.4) 8   (0.9)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.5   (0.81) 3.6   (0.97)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Includes employed persons working in occupations classified as preschool and kindergarten, elementary and middle school, secondary school, and special education teachers. Includes only those persons employed as teachers by elementary and secondary schools, child day care services, and religious organizations. Excludes self-employed persons and those working without pay. Use caution when making comparisons of the estimate of the veteran population from 2013 or later with data from prior years. The Census Bureau found a larger than usual decrease in veterans from 2012 to 2013, which they believe was due to improvements in the veteran status question implemented in 2013. For more information about the revised veteran status question, see https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/working-papers/2014/acs/2014_Holder_01.pdf. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared June 2018.)