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Teachers’ race/ethnicity: Percentage distribution of school teachers, by race/ethnicity, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2020–21

  Percent of teachers by race/ethnicity  
School type and selected school characteristic American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic   Asian, non-Hispanic   Black or African American, non-Hispanic   Hispanic, regardless of race   Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   White, non-Hispanic   Two or more races, non-Hispanic  
All teachers 0.4 2.4 5.8 9.3 0.2 80.3 1.7 
                
All public school teachers 0.4 2.4 6.1 9.4 0.2 79.9 1.6 
School classification               
Traditional public 0.4 2.3 5.8 9.0 0.2 80.7 1.6 
Charter school 0.4 3.4 10.3 15.2 0.4 68.5 1.9 
                
Community type               
City 0.3 4.1 9.2 14.5 0.2 69.5 2.1 
Suburban 0.2 2.6 6.1 9.5 0.1 80.0 1.5 
Town 0.9 0.8 3.6 5.8 0.2 87.3 1.4 
Rural 0.7 0.5 3.3 4.9 0.1!88.9 1.5 
                
School level1               
Elementary 0.4 2.3 6.0 10.6 0.1 79.0 1.6 
Middle 0.5 2.4 6.3 8.7 0.1 80.3 1.7 
Secondary/high 0.5 2.3 6.3 8.4 0.3 80.5 1.7 
Combined/other 0.4 2.6 5.2 8.0 0.3!82.2 1.3 
                
Student enrollment               
Less than 100 0.4!1.8!7.8 11.2! 77.0 1.5!
100–199 0.6!1.1 4.1 7.6  85.3 1.2 
200–499 0.5 2.1 5.9 7.7 0.1 82.0 1.7 
500–749 0.3 2.3 5.4 10.2 0.2 79.9 1.7 
750–999 0.3!2.4 7.2 10.4 0.1!78.2 1.5 
1,000 or more 0.5 3.0 6.6 10.6 0.3 77.3 1.7 
                
Percent of K–12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches               
0–34 0.3 2.0 2.2 5.7 0.2 88.4 1.3 
35–49 0.2 1.8 3.5 5.3 0.1!87.6 1.5 
50–74 0.5 2.2 6.3 9.5 0.2 79.4 1.9 
75 or more 0.6 3.1 10.7 14.9 0.2 68.8 1.8 
                
All private school teachers 0.2!2.5 3.7 8.2  83.3 2.0 
                
School classification               
Catholic  0.9 1.8 10.1  85.3 1.8 
Other religious  2.0 5.3 7.1  83.2 2.0 
Nonsectarian  4.8 3.5 7.8  81.4 2.2 
                
Community type               
City  2.6 4.7 9.2  80.3 3.0 
Suburban  2.5 3.7 9.1  82.8 1.6 
Town    7.1  88.5  
Rural  2.2!1.8!3.3  91.7 0.8!
                
School level1               
Elementary/middle  2.1!5.1!9.5  80.9 2.4!
Secondary/high  2.3 3.3 9.2  83.0 2.0 
Combined/other 0.2!2.5 3.6 7.8  83.8 2.0 
                
Student enrollment               
Less than 100  3.3 5.9 9.1  79.1 2.3 
100–199  2.8 3.3 6.6  85.5 1.6!
200–499  1.9 3.2 8.8  83.7 2.2 
500–749  1.8 2.7 7.9  85.0 2.5 
750 or more  2.8 3.1 8.5  84.2 1.3!
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable analysis, or the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1Elementary schools offer at least one grade of K to 4, and the number of elementary grades is higher than the number of middle grades. Middle schools offer at least one of grades 5 to 8, and the number of middle grades is greater than the number of elementary or secondary grades. Secondary/high schools are defined as schools that enroll students in more of grades 9 through 12 than in lower grades. Combined/other schools include all other combinations of grades, including K–12 schools. School level categories in the 2020–21 NTPS differ from those in previous survey administrations; caution should be exercised when comparing estimates by level over time.
NOTE: Data are weighted estimates of the population. Hispanic includes Latino. 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, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), “Public School Teacher and Private School Teacher Data Files,” 2020–21.