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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: 2017
[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 5,252   (31.1) 3,512   (23.9) 1,740   (16.8) 115   (3.9) 87   (3.2) 28   (2.1) 2.2   (0.07) 2.5   (0.09) 1.6   (0.12)
Preschool and kindergarten 573   (9.8) 95   (4.0) 479   (9.0) 3   (0.8)   (†)   (†) 0.6   (0.14) 0.6 ! (0.26) 0.6   (0.15)
Elementary and secondary 4,678   (28.6) 3,417   (23.4) 1,261   (13.0) 112   (3.7) 86   (3.2) 25   (1.9) 2.4   (0.08) 2.5   (0.09) 2.0   (0.15)
Elementary and middle school 3,698   (25.4) 2,694   (20.3) 1,005   (11.9) 81   (3.4) 62   (2.7) 18   (1.6) 2.2   (0.09) 2.3   (0.10) 1.8   (0.16)
Secondary school 730   (10.1) 527   (8.5) 202   (4.6) 28   (2.1) 22   (1.8) 7   (0.9) 3.9   (0.30) 4.2   (0.35) 3.2   (0.46)
Special education 250   (6.7) 196   (5.7) 54   (2.6) 3   (0.6)   (†)   (†) 1.1   (0.25) 1.2   (0.31) 0.7 ! (0.29)
                                                       
Sex                                                      
Males 1,127   (13.0) 828   (11.5) 299   (7.0) 80   (3.1) 61   (2.6) 19   (1.9) 7.1   (0.27) 7.4   (0.31) 6.3   (0.61)
Preschool and kindergarten 12   (1.4)   (†) 10   (1.3)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 1,115   (12.8) 827   (11.5) 289   (6.8) 80   (3.1) 61   (2.6) 19   (1.9) 7.2   (0.28) 7.4   (0.31) 6.5   (0.63)
Elementary and middle school 777   (10.7) 579   (9.8) 198   (5.6) 55   (2.6) 42   (2.1) 13   (1.5) 7.1   (0.33) 7.2   (0.36) 6.8   (0.76)
Secondary school 304   (7.0) 221   (5.9) 83   (3.3) 23   (2.0) 18   (1.7) 5   (0.9) 7.7   (0.64) 8.2   (0.73) 6.3   (1.06)
Special education 34   (2.8) 27   (2.4) 8   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.5 ! (1.11) 3.6 ! (1.27)   (†)
                                                       
Females 4,125   (26.8) 2,684   (19.6) 1,441   (15.0) 35   (2.2) 26   (1.9) 9   (1.1) 0.9   (0.05) 1.0   (0.07) 0.6   (0.08)
Preschool and kindergarten 561   (9.8) 93   (3.9) 468   (9.0) 3   (0.8)   (†)   (†) 0.6   (0.14) 0.6 ! (0.26) 0.6   (0.16)
Elementary and secondary 3,563   (24.4) 2,591   (19.2) 972   (10.5) 32   (2.0) 26   (1.9) 6   (0.8) 0.9   (0.06) 1.0   (0.07) 0.7   (0.09)
Elementary and middle school 2,922   (21.2) 2,115   (17.0) 807   (9.5) 25   (2.0) 20   (1.8) 5   (0.8) 0.9   (0.07) 1.0   (0.08) 0.6   (0.10)
Secondary school 425   (6.9) 306   (5.6) 119   (3.7) 5   (0.8) 4   (0.7)   (†) 1.2   (0.19) 1.2   (0.23) 1.0   (0.31)
Special education 216   (5.6) 170   (4.7) 46   (2.4)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.21) 0.8 ! (0.27)   (†)
                                                       
Race/ethnicity                                                      
White 3,952   (24.7) 2,688   (19.2) 1,264   (13.5) 82   (3.0) 62   (2.5) 20   (1.9) 2.1   (0.08) 2.3   (0.09) 1.6   (0.15)
Preschool and kindergarten 357   (7.3) 59   (2.9) 297   (6.7)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.6   (0.15)   (†) 0.5   (0.16)
Elementary and secondary 3,595   (23.1) 2,628   (19.2) 967   (11.3) 80   (2.9) 62   (2.5) 18   (1.8) 2.2   (0.08) 2.3   (0.09) 1.9   (0.18)
Elementary and middle school 2,833   (20.0) 2,066   (16.3) 767   (10.6) 57   (2.8) 44   (2.1) 14   (1.6) 2.0   (0.10) 2.1   (0.10) 1.8   (0.21)
Secondary school 576   (9.2) 416   (7.5) 160   (4.3) 21   (1.7) 16   (1.6) 5   (0.7) 3.7   (0.30) 4.0   (0.38) 2.9   (0.46)
Special education 186   (5.8) 147   (5.3) 40   (2.2)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.0   (0.26) 1.1 ! (0.33) 0.5 ! (0.23)
                                                       
Black 496   (9.7) 314   (7.9) 182   (6.8) 18   (1.8) 13   (1.5) 5   (1.0) 3.7   (0.36) 4.2   (0.48) 2.9   (0.56)
Preschool and kindergarten 91   (4.4) 16   (1.8) 75   (4.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 405   (8.8) 298   (7.5) 107   (5.0) 17   (1.7) 13   (1.5) 4   (0.9) 4.3   (0.42) 4.4   (0.50) 4.1   (0.81)
Elementary and middle school 325   (8.1) 237   (6.7) 88   (4.5) 13   (1.5) 10   (1.3) 3   (0.7) 4.0   (0.46) 4.1   (0.57) 3.7   (0.80)
Secondary school 56   (3.2) 44   (3.2) 13   (1.6) 4   (0.9)   (†)   (†) 7.6   (1.51) 7.5   (1.56) 8.2 ! (3.39)
Special education 24   (2.4) 17   (2.0) 7   (1.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Hispanic 543   (10.5) 345   (7.2) 198   (7.7) 10   (1.2) 7   (1.0)   (†) 1.8   (0.22) 2.2   (0.30) 1.1   (0.24)
Preschool and kindergarten 88   (4.5) 14   (1.4) 74   (4.4)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 455   (9.0) 332   (7.1) 124   (5.5) 9   (1.2) 7   (1.0)   (†) 2.0   (0.27) 2.2   (0.31) 1.5   (0.38)
Elementary and middle school 363   (8.2) 267   (6.6) 97   (4.7) 7   (1.0) 6   (0.9)   (†) 2.0   (0.28) 2.2   (0.35) 1.3 ! (0.44)
Secondary school 65   (3.4) 44   (2.8) 21   (2.0)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.9   (0.77) 2.8 ! (0.88) 3.2 ! (1.44)
Special education 27   (2.4) 21   (2.1) 6   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Asian 147   (4.6) 88   (3.8) 60   (2.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.36) 1.7 ! (0.57)   (†)
Pacific Islander 5   (0.9)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 22   (1.5) 16   (1.3) 6   (0.9)   (†)   (†)   (†) 5.4 ! (1.71) 6.3 ! (1.99)   (†)
Two or more Races 80   (3.8) 53   (2.6) 27   (2.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 2.6   (0.51) 3.0   (0.67) 1.7 ! (0.84)
Other 7   (0.9) 5   (0.8)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Age group                                                      
Less than 30 years old 953   (13.7) 541   (10.6) 412   (8.4) 4   (0.8)   (†)   (†) 0.4   (0.09) 0.5   (0.11) 0.3 ! (0.14)
Preschool and kindergarten 192   (5.6) 19   (1.8) 172   (5.3)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 762   (12.3) 522   (10.2) 239   (6.1) 4   (0.8)   (†)   (†) 0.5   (0.11) 0.5   (0.11) 0.6 ! (0.23)
Elementary and middle school 594   (9.8) 408   (8.4) 186   (5.5)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.5   (0.12) 0.4   (0.12) 0.7 ! (0.29)
Secondary school 129   (4.9) 87   (4.2) 42   (2.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.28) 0.9 ! (0.38)   (†)
Special education 39   (3.1) 28   (2.4) 11   (1.5)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
30 to 39 years old 1,377   (15.2) 929   (11.6) 448   (8.0) 20   (1.9) 13   (1.4) 7   (1.2) 1.4   (0.13) 1.4   (0.15) 1.5   (0.27)
Preschool and kindergarten 132   (4.6) 24   (2.0) 107   (4.2)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.3 ! (0.53)   (†) 1.4 ! (0.65)
Elementary and secondary 1,246   (14.3) 905   (11.6) 341   (7.2) 18   (1.8) 13   (1.4) 5   (1.0) 1.5   (0.14) 1.4   (0.15) 1.5   (0.29)
Elementary and middle school 986   (12.7) 715   (10.3) 271   (6.9) 13   (1.5) 10   (1.2)   (†) 1.3   (0.15) 1.4   (0.17) 1.1   (0.27)
Secondary school 198   (5.6) 141   (5.0) 57   (2.9) 5   (1.0)   (†)   (†) 2.3   (0.50) 1.9   (0.51) 3.4 ! (1.10)
Special education 62   (3.5) 49   (3.1) 13   (1.3)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
40 to 49 years old 1,347   (13.9) 945   (11.2) 402   (8.6) 27   (1.9) 21   (1.5) 6   (0.9) 2.0   (0.14) 2.2   (0.16) 1.5   (0.24)
Preschool and kindergarten 113   (4.3) 23   (2.2) 91   (3.9)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.16)   (†) 0.5 ! (0.20)
Elementary and secondary 1,234   (14.0) 922   (11.6) 312   (7.7) 26   (1.9) 20   (1.5) 6   (0.9) 2.1   (0.15) 2.2   (0.16) 1.9   (0.30)
Elementary and middle school 996   (12.8) 741   (10.4) 255   (7.1) 18   (1.6) 14   (1.3) 5   (0.8) 1.9   (0.16) 1.8   (0.17) 1.9   (0.33)
Secondary school 175   (5.0) 131   (4.2) 44   (2.7) 7   (1.0) 6   (0.9)   (†) 4.0   (0.55) 4.7   (0.68) 2.1 ! (0.65)
Special education 63   (3.0) 50   (2.7) 13   (1.5)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.51) 1.4 ! (0.65)   (†)
                                                       
50 to 59 years old 1,006   (12.7) 707   (11.2) 299   (5.8) 36   (2.2) 28   (1.9) 8   (0.9) 3.6   (0.21) 4.0   (0.25) 2.5   (0.31)
Preschool and kindergarten 91   (3.6) 20   (1.6) 71   (3.3)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.31)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 914   (12.6) 687   (11.2) 228   (4.9) 35   (2.1) 28   (1.8) 7   (1.0) 3.9   (0.22) 4.1   (0.26) 3.2   (0.42)
Elementary and middle school 719   (10.9) 536   (9.3) 183   (4.6) 25   (1.9) 20   (1.6) 6   (0.9) 3.5   (0.25) 3.7   (0.29) 3.1   (0.49)
Secondary school 143   (4.7) 110   (4.2) 33   (1.9) 9   (1.1) 8   (1.0)   (†) 6.3   (0.72) 7.0   (0.87) 4.2   (1.04)
Special education 52   (2.5) 42   (2.1) 11   (1.2)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.4 ! (0.53) 1.4 ! (0.57)   (†)
                                                       
60 years old and over 568   (8.1) 390   (7.4) 178   (4.8) 29   (1.6) 23   (1.4) 6   (0.7) 5.1   (0.28) 5.8   (0.34) 3.5   (0.40)
Preschool and kindergarten 46   (2.1) 9   (1.2) 37   (1.9)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.0 ! (0.46)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.57)
Elementary and secondary 523   (7.7) 381   (7.3) 142   (4.1) 28   (1.6) 23   (1.4) 6   (0.7) 5.4   (0.30) 5.9   (0.35) 4.1   (0.47)
Elementary and middle school 404   (6.6) 295   (6.3) 109   (3.6) 20   (1.3) 17   (1.2) 4   (0.5) 5.1   (0.31) 5.8   (0.40) 3.3   (0.47)
Secondary school 85   (3.2) 59   (2.9) 26   (1.8) 7   (0.8) 5   (0.5)   (†) 8.0   (0.84) 8.0   (0.88) 8.1   (1.66)
Special education 34   (2.5) 28   (2.3) 6   (0.8)   (†)   (†)   (†) 3.1 ! (1.20) 3.1 ! (1.44)   (†)
                                                       
Region                                                      
Northeast 1,037   (12.5) 675   (9.8) 362   (6.7) 13   (1.4) 9   (1.0) 4   (0.9) 1.2   (0.13) 1.3   (0.14) 1.1   (0.26)
Preschool and kindergarten 99   (4.4) 13   (1.4) 86   (4.1)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 938   (11.8) 662   (9.7) 276   (5.5) 12   (1.2) 9   (1.0) 3   (0.7) 1.3   (0.12) 1.3   (0.14) 1.2   (0.26)
Elementary and middle school 736   (10.7) 519   (8.9) 217   (4.8) 9   (1.1) 6   (0.8)   (†) 1.3   (0.14) 1.2   (0.15) 1.4   (0.34)
Secondary school 145   (4.6) 102   (3.6) 44   (2.3) 2   (0.5)   (†)   (†) 1.6   (0.33) 2.0   (0.47) 0.6 ! (0.27)
Special education 57   (2.7) 41   (2.4) 16   (1.4)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
Midwest 1,086   (14.5) 667   (11.6) 419   (7.8) 16   (1.5) 11   (1.2) 5   (0.8) 1.5   (0.14) 1.6   (0.19) 1.2   (0.18)
Preschool and kindergarten 118   (3.9) 16   (1.7) 102   (3.6)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.3 ! (0.13)   (†) 0.3 ! (0.15)
Elementary and secondary 968   (13.6) 651   (11.2) 317   (7.3) 16   (1.4) 11   (1.2) 5   (0.8) 1.6   (0.15) 1.7   (0.19) 1.5   (0.23)
Elementary and middle school 746   (10.5) 494   (9.4) 251   (5.9) 10   (1.1) 8   (1.0) 3   (0.6) 1.4   (0.15) 1.5   (0.20) 1.1   (0.22)
Secondary school 166   (5.6) 114   (4.1) 52   (3.0) 5   (0.7) 3   (0.5)   (†) 2.8   (0.40) 2.5   (0.48) 3.5   (0.91)
Special education 57   (3.0) 43   (2.7) 14   (1.3)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.9 ! (0.43)   (†)   (†)
                                                       
South 2,017   (18.8) 1,397   (14.7) 621   (9.5) 58   (2.6) 45   (2.4) 13   (1.3) 2.9   (0.13) 3.2   (0.17) 2.1   (0.22)
Preschool and kindergarten 235   (6.5) 39   (2.8) 196   (6.1)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.27)   (†) 0.7 ! (0.31)
Elementary and secondary 1,782   (16.9) 1,357   (14.6) 425   (7.8) 56   (2.5) 44   (2.4) 12   (1.2) 3.1   (0.14) 3.3   (0.17) 2.7   (0.28)
Elementary and middle school 1,450   (15.0) 1,103   (12.5) 347   (7.2) 40   (2.3) 32   (2.0) 9   (1.1) 2.8   (0.16) 2.9   (0.18) 2.5   (0.31)
Secondary school 258   (6.1) 193   (5.1) 65   (2.9) 15   (1.7) 12   (1.5) 3   (0.6) 5.7   (0.65) 6.1   (0.76) 4.6   (0.91)
Special education 75   (3.8) 62   (3.1) 13   (1.7)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.4 ! (0.47) 1.5 ! (0.51)   (†)
                                                       
West 1,112   (12.9) 773   (10.5) 338   (7.6) 29   (1.9) 23   (1.8) 6   (0.9) 2.6   (0.17) 3.0   (0.23) 1.8   (0.28)
Preschool and kindergarten 121   (4.4) 26   (2.0) 95   (4.1)   (†)   (†)   (†) 0.3 ! (0.15)   (†)   (†)
Elementary and secondary 991   (11.4) 748   (10.1) 243   (5.6) 29   (1.9) 23   (1.8) 6   (1.0) 2.9   (0.19) 3.0   (0.24) 2.4   (0.40)
Elementary and middle school 767   (11.6) 577   (9.7) 190   (5.1) 21   (1.6) 17   (1.6) 4   (0.8) 2.7   (0.20) 2.9   (0.27) 2.2   (0.40)
Secondary school 161   (4.7) 120   (4.0) 41   (2.5) 7   (0.8) 5   (0.8)   (†) 4.2   (0.52) 4.5   (0.65) 3.5 ! (1.25)
Special education 62   (3.7) 51   (3.2) 12   (1.4)   (†)   (†)   (†) 1.2 ! (0.61)   (†)   (†)
†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, 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared March 2019.)

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