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

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Table 209.27a. 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: 2006
[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 4,635   (25.5) 3,469   (19.4) 1,166   (13.6) 138   (3.9) 114   (3.5) 24   (1.7) 3.0   (0.08) 3.3   (0.10) 2.1   (0.15)
Preschool and kindergarten 509   (8.3) 118   (3.5) 392   (8.1) 4   (0.8)   (†)   0.7   (0.15) 0.9 ! (0.33) 0.7   (0.16)
Elementary and secondary 4,126   (23.5) 3,351   (19.2) 774   (11.5) 134   (3.8) 113   (3.5) 21   (1.6) 3.3   (0.09) 3.4   (0.10) 2.8   (0.21)
Elementary and middle school 3,161   (20.4) 2,566   (18.5) 596   (9.3) 89   (3.2) 76   (3.0) 14   (1.3) 2.8   (0.10) 3.0   (0.11) 2.3   (0.22)
Secondary school 748   (8.9) 603   (7.6) 145   (5.0) 40   (2.1) 33   (2.0) 7   (0.9) 5.3   (0.27) 5.4   (0.32) 5.0   (0.62)
Special education 217   (6.4) 182   (5.9) 34   (2.0) 5   (0.7) 4   (0.6)   (†) 2.4   (0.30) 2.4   (0.33) 1.8 ! (0.71)
                                                       
Sex                                                      
Males 1,016   (10.9) 826   (9.7) 190   (5.1) 112   (3.1) 94   (2.8) 18   (1.5) 11.1   (0.30) 11.4   (0.31) 9.6   (0.75)
Preschool and kindergarten 13   (1.6) 5   (0.9) 8   (1.3)   (†)   (†)   (†) 5.3 ! (2.27)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 1,003   (11.0) 821   (9.8) 182   (5.0) 112   (3.0) 94   (2.8) 18   (1.5) 11.1   (0.30) 11.5   (0.31) 9.7   (0.80)
Elementary and middle school 664   (9.8) 545   (9.4) 119   (3.7) 73   (2.5) 62   (2.4) 11   (1.1) 11.0   (0.35) 11.4   (0.37) 9.2   (0.92)
Secondary school 309   (6.3) 251   (5.6) 58   (3.0) 36   (2.0) 30   (1.9) 6   (0.9) 11.6   (0.62) 11.8   (0.72) 10.8   (1.40)
Special education 30   (2.7) 25   (2.4) 6   (1.0) 3   (0.5) 3   (0.4)   (†) 10.6   (1.58) 10.9   (1.82) 9.5 ! (3.69)
                                                       
Females 3,618   (23.2) 2,643   (18.5) 976   (12.0) 26   (2.1) 20   (1.8) 6   (0.9) 0.7   (0.06) 0.7   (0.07) 0.6   (0.09)
Preschool and kindergarten 496   (8.1) 112   (3.3) 383   (8.0) 3   (0.7)   (†)   (†) 0.6   (0.14) 0.8 ! (0.34) 0.5   (0.14)
Elementary and secondary 3,123   (21.3) 2,530   (18.3) 592   (9.7) 23   (1.8) 19   (1.7) 4   (0.6) 0.7   (0.06) 0.7   (0.07) 0.6   (0.10)
Elementary and middle school 2,498   (18.6) 2,020   (16.8) 477   (8.3) 17   (1.5) 14   (1.4) 3   (0.5) 0.7   (0.06) 0.7   (0.07) 0.6   (0.11)
Secondary school 439   (7.3) 352   (6.5) 87   (3.6) 4   (0.7) 3   (0.6)   (†) 0.9   (0.16) 0.9   (0.18) 1.1 ! (0.36)
Special education 186   (5.9) 158   (5.3) 28   (1.9)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.0   (0.28) 1.1   (0.33)   (†)
                                                       
Race/ethnicity                                                      
White 3,712   (22.4) 2,795   (17.1) 917   (11.6) 106   (3.3) 87   (2.9) 19   (1.5) 2.9   (0.09) 3.1   (0.10) 2.0   (0.17)
Preschool and kindergarten 342   (6.5) 75   (2.7) 268   (6.5)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.6   (0.12) 0.9 ! (0.33) 0.5   (0.12)
Elementary and secondary 3,370   (20.9) 2,720   (17.4) 650   (10.0) 104   (3.3) 87   (2.9) 17   (1.5) 3.1   (0.10) 3.2   (0.10) 2.7   (0.23)
Elementary and middle school 2,586   (17.6) 2,088   (15.9) 498   (8.0) 67   (2.6) 56   (2.4) 11   (1.2) 2.6   (0.10) 2.7   (0.11) 2.2   (0.24)
Secondary school 607   (7.7) 485   (6.6) 122   (4.5) 33   (1.8) 27   (1.8) 6   (0.8) 5.4   (0.28) 5.5   (0.34) 4.9   (0.61)
Special education 177   (5.8) 147   (5.2) 29   (1.9) 4   (0.6) 3   (0.6)   (†) 2.2   (0.35) 2.3   (0.39) 1.7 ! (0.70)
                                                       
Black 433   (7.6) 319   (6.4) 114   (4.8) 17   (1.7) 15   (1.6)   (†) 4.0   (0.36) 4.6   (0.46) 2.4   (0.57)
Preschool and kindergarten 87   (3.5) 20   (1.7) 67   (3.2)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 346   (6.6) 299   (6.2) 47   (3.0) 16   (1.6) 15   (1.6)   (†) 4.7   (0.42) 4.9   (0.48) 4.0   (0.99)
Elementary and middle school 263   (5.7) 225   (5.5) 38   (2.4) 12   (1.4) 11   (1.4)   (†) 4.5   (0.50) 4.7   (0.58) 3.2   (0.96)
Secondary school 62   (3.5) 55   (3.2) 7   (1.3) 4   (0.7) 3   (0.6)   (†) 6.2   (1.03) 5.8   (1.05) 9.2 ! (4.19)
Special education 20   (1.6) 18   (1.5)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.1 ! (0.98) 3.5 ! (1.09)   (†)
                                                       
Hispanic 327   (7.5) 237   (6.4) 90   (3.4) 10   (1.2) 9   (1.1)   (†) 3.1   (0.36) 3.6   (0.46) 2.0   (0.52)
Preschool and kindergarten 57   (2.8) 18   (1.5) 40   (2.2)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 270   (6.8) 219   (5.9) 51   (2.9) 10   (1.2) 8   (1.1)   (†) 3.6   (0.43) 3.7   (0.50) 2.9   (0.80)
Elementary and middle school 207   (5.7) 169   (5.0) 38   (2.6) 7   (0.9) 6   (0.8)   (†) 3.5   (0.42) 3.6   (0.49) 2.7 ! (0.92)
Secondary school 49   (2.8) 39   (2.6) 10   (1.4)   (†)   (†)   (†) 4.8   (1.23) 4.9   (1.40)   (†)
Special education 13   (1.4) 11   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Asian 93   (3.2) 66   (2.8) 27   (2.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.7   (0.40) 1.9   (0.53) 1.3 ! (0.62)
Pacific Islander 4   (0.7)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 20   (1.5) 16   (1.3) 4   (0.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.1 ! (1.16) 3.8 ! (1.39)   (†)
Two or More Races 39   (2.3) 28   (1.8) 10   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†) 4.9   (1.14) 5.6   (1.45)   (†)
Other 7   (1.0) 4   (0.7)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Age group                                                      
Less than 30 years old 883   (12.1) 605   (8.8) 278   (7.6) 5   (0.9) 4   (0.7)   (†) 0.6   (0.10) 0.7   (0.11) 0.5 ! (0.17)
Preschool and kindergarten 156   (5.6) 23   (2.0) 133   (5.4)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.24)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 727   (10.4) 582   (8.5) 145   (4.9) 4   (0.8) 4   (0.6)   (†) 0.6   (0.10) 0.6   (0.11) 0.6 ! (0.24)
Elementary and middle school 552   (9.5) 443   (7.7) 109   (4.2) 4   (0.7)   (†)   (†) 0.7   (0.12) 0.7   (0.14) 0.6 ! (0.23)
Secondary school 136   (4.8) 110   (4.1) 26   (2.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.25) 0.5 ! (0.19)   (†)
Special education 38   (2.7) 29   (2.4) 10   (1.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
30 to 39 years old 1,148   (13.4) 859   (10.4) 289   (6.9) 22   (1.6) 17   (1.3) 5   (0.7) 1.9   (0.13) 2.0   (0.15) 1.6   (0.26)
Preschool and kindergarten 127   (4.2) 31   (2.2) 96   (3.7)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.1 ! (0.38)   (†) 1.1 ! (0.40)
Elementary and secondary 1,022   (13.0) 828   (10.7) 194   (5.8) 20   (1.5) 17   (1.4) 4   (0.6) 2.0   (0.15) 2.0   (0.16) 1.8   (0.33)
Elementary and middle school 781   (10.5) 629   (9.3) 151   (4.9) 14   (1.3) 12   (1.2)   (†) 1.7   (0.17) 1.9   (0.18) 1.3   (0.34)
Secondary school 190   (4.7) 155   (4.4) 35   (2.2) 5   (0.7) 4   (0.6)   (†) 2.8   (0.38) 2.6   (0.39) 3.8   (1.11)
Special education 51   (2.9) 44   (2.6) 8   (1.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.1 ! (0.68) 1.8 ! (0.67)   (†)
                                                       
40 to 49 years old 1,104   (11.3) 835   (10.4) 269   (6.1) 30   (1.7) 25   (1.6) 5   (0.7) 2.7   (0.16) 2.9   (0.19) 2.0   (0.27)
Preschool and kindergarten 119   (4.2) 32   (1.7) 87   (3.9)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.4 ! (0.17)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.22)
Elementary and secondary 985   (11.3) 803   (10.2) 182   (4.8) 30   (1.7) 24   (1.6) 5   (0.7) 3.0   (0.17) 3.1   (0.19) 2.8   (0.40)
Elementary and middle school 755   (9.1) 615   (8.6) 140   (4.2) 20   (1.5) 16   (1.4) 4   (0.6) 2.6   (0.20) 2.6   (0.22) 2.5   (0.45)
Secondary school 171   (4.4) 137   (4.1) 33   (2.1) 8   (1.1) 7   (0.9)   (†) 4.8   (0.60) 4.9   (0.64) 4.2   (1.17)
Special education 59   (3.0) 51   (2.9) 8   (0.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.6   (0.68) 2.9   (0.79)   (†)
                                                       
50 to 59 years old 1,183   (11.9) 933   (10.5) 250   (4.7) 50   (2.1) 43   (2.0) 7   (0.9) 4.2   (0.17) 4.6   (0.20) 2.6   (0.34)
Preschool and kindergarten 85   (3.2) 25   (1.9) 60   (2.4)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.9 ! (0.41)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 1,098   (10.9) 908   (10.1) 190   (4.4) 49   (2.0) 43   (2.0) 6   (0.8) 4.5   (0.18) 4.7   (0.20) 3.2   (0.43)
Elementary and middle school 849   (8.7) 703   (8.4) 146   (3.9) 32   (1.7) 28   (1.6) 4   (0.7) 3.8   (0.19) 4.0   (0.22) 2.7   (0.50)
Secondary school 194   (4.6) 157   (3.9) 37   (1.9) 15   (1.4) 13   (1.3)   (†) 7.9   (0.66) 8.5   (0.80) 5.1   (1.05)
Special education 55   (2.6) 48   (2.5) 7   (0.9)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.9   (0.59) 2.8   (0.62)   (†)
                                                       
60 years old and over 317   (5.8) 237   (5.1) 80   (2.4) 32   (1.9) 25   (1.7) 6   (0.8) 9.9   (0.60) 10.7   (0.72) 7.8   (1.02)
Preschool and kindergarten 23   (1.7) 6   (0.9) 17   (1.5)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.1 ! (1.05)
Elementary and secondary 294   (5.2) 230   (4.9) 64   (2.1) 31   (1.9) 25   (1.7) 6   (0.8) 10.6   (0.64) 11.0   (0.74) 9.3   (1.22)
Elementary and middle school 224   (4.7) 175   (4.4) 49   (1.8) 20   (1.5) 16   (1.3) 4   (0.6) 8.9   (0.63) 9.3   (0.75) 7.2   (1.18)
Secondary school 57   (2.3) 44   (2.1) 13   (1.2) 10   (1.0) 8   (0.9)   (†) 18.3   (1.69) 18.3   (1.91) 18.6   (4.04)
Special education 13   (1.3) 11   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 6.4 ! (1.97) 7.3 ! (2.26)   (†)
                                                       
Region                                                      
Northeast 953   (11.8) 691   (8.8) 262   (5.9) 19   (1.5) 15   (1.3) 4   (0.7) 2.0   (0.17) 2.1   (0.20) 1.7   (0.26)
Preschool and kindergarten 87   (3.6) 19   (1.6) 69   (3.5)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 865   (10.7) 672   (8.7) 193   (4.8) 19   (1.5) 15   (1.3) 4   (0.7) 2.2   (0.18) 2.2   (0.20) 2.0   (0.35)
Elementary and middle school 637   (8.8) 494   (7.5) 143   (4.1) 12   (1.2) 10   (1.1) 2   (0.5) 1.9   (0.19) 2.0   (0.23) 1.5   (0.32)
Secondary school 169   (5.1) 133   (4.3) 36   (2.5) 6   (0.9) 5   (0.7)   (†) 3.7   (0.51) 3.6   (0.51) 4.2   (1.23)
Special education 59   (3.4) 45   (3.1) 15   (1.5)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.8 ! (0.33)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Midwest 1,012   (12.8) 708   (10.2) 304   (5.8) 24   (1.6) 18   (1.4) 6   (0.9) 2.4   (0.15) 2.6   (0.19) 1.9   (0.29)
Preschool and kindergarten 99   (3.7) 21   (1.6) 78   (3.5)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 913   (12.8) 687   (9.9) 226   (5.5) 23   (1.6) 18   (1.4) 5   (0.8) 2.5   (0.17) 2.6   (0.19) 2.3   (0.36)
Elementary and middle school 696   (11.7) 520   (9.4) 176   (4.8) 15   (1.3) 12   (1.2) 3   (0.7) 2.2   (0.18) 2.3   (0.22) 1.9   (0.38)
Secondary school 167   (4.7) 126   (4.0) 41   (2.4) 7   (0.9) 6   (0.8)   (†) 4.4   (0.53) 4.4   (0.64) 4.5   (1.06)
Special education 50   (2.9) 40   (2.6) 9   (1.1)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.6 ! (0.54) 1.7 ! (0.62)   (†)
                                                       
South 1,729   (14.6) 1,335   (12.7) 394   (7.8) 59   (2.8) 51   (2.7) 8   (0.9) 3.4   (0.16) 3.8   (0.19) 2.0   (0.23)
Preschool and kindergarten 225   (6.5) 49   (2.4) 176   (5.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.8 ! (0.25)   (†) 0.6 ! (0.22)
Elementary and secondary 1,504   (13.5) 1,286   (12.1) 218   (6.0) 57   (2.7) 50   (2.7) 7   (0.8) 3.8   (0.17) 3.9   (0.19) 3.2   (0.37)
Elementary and middle school 1,188   (11.6) 1,014   (11.1) 174   (5.2) 40   (2.1) 35   (2.1) 5   (0.7) 3.4   (0.16) 3.5   (0.19) 2.9   (0.41)
Secondary school 251   (6.1) 212   (5.4) 39   (2.5) 14   (1.4) 12   (1.3)   (†) 5.6   (0.55) 5.8   (0.61) 4.6   (1.12)
Special education 65   (3.4) 60   (3.2) 5   (0.9) 3   (0.5)   (†)   (†) 3.8   (0.68) 4.0   (0.70)   (†)
                                                       
West 941   (10.9) 735   (8.6) 206   (5.3) 36   (2.0) 30   (1.9) 6   (0.7) 3.9   (0.20) 4.1   (0.25) 2.8   (0.33)
Preschool and kindergarten 98   (3.2) 30   (1.7) 69   (3.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.29)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.28)
Elementary and secondary 843   (10.7) 706   (8.6) 137   (4.4) 36   (2.0) 30   (1.9) 5   (0.7) 4.2   (0.23) 4.3   (0.26) 3.9   (0.50)
Elementary and middle school 640   (9.8) 538   (8.2) 103   (3.8) 22   (1.6) 19   (1.5) 3   (0.5) 3.4   (0.24) 3.5   (0.27) 2.9   (0.49)
Secondary school 160   (4.2) 131   (3.5) 29   (1.9) 12   (1.1) 10   (1.0)   (†) 7.6   (0.65) 7.7   (0.77) 7.3   (1.50)
Special education 42   (2.4) 37   (2.2) 5   (1.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.2   (0.87) 2.9   (0.85)   (†)
†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. 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.)