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Total number of public school teachers and percentage of public school teachers in a union or employees' association, by selected school characteristics: 2015–16


Selected school characteristic Total number of teachers   Percent in a union or
employees' association
 
All public schools 3,827,100   69.9  
         
School classification        
Traditional public 3,608,600   72.7  
Charter school 218,500   24.0  
         
Community type        
City    
Suburban 1,512,900   75.7  
Town 416,400   65.4  
Rural 718,100   61.5  
         
School level        
Primary 1,820,100   69.5  
Middle 681.000   73.6  
High 1,097,800   71.5  
Combined 228,200   54.4  
         
Student enrollment        
Less than 100 59,600   63.4  
100-199 117,100   59.5  
200-499 1,074,700   72.5  
500-749 1,066,000   69.7  
750-999 552,600   68.1    
1,000 or more 957,100   69.9  
         
Percent of K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches        
0-34 1,254,600   72.5  
35-49 546,700   71.8  
50-74 840,100   67.5  
75 or more 1,061,200   70.1  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 124,500   50.1  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Data File," 2015–16.