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Percent of public school teachers who spent any of their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement during the 2014–15 school year and among those teachers, mean amount spent and percentage distribution, by selected school characteristics: 2015–16 (rev)

Selected school and teacher characteristic   Percent of teachers who
spent their own money
  Average amount spent
among teachers who
spent their own money
  Median amount spent
among teachers who
spent their own money
    Percent of teachers who spent their own money
$250
or less
  $251–
$500
  $501–
$750
  $751–
$1000
  More than
$1000
All public schools   94.0   478   297     43.9   36.2   5.1   7.6   7.3
                                   
School classification                                  
Traditional public   94.4   479   297     43.6   36.4   5.0   7.6   7.3
Charter school   88.0   460   296     47.8   32.6   5.2   7.7   6.6
                                   
Community type                                  
City   93.7   529   297     40.4   36.7   5.5   8.5   8.8
Suburban   94.5   469   297     45.2   35.0   5.1   7.5   7.2
Town   93.5   447   294     44.4   38.6   4.5   6.6   5.8
Rural   93.8   443   296     45.9   36.2   4.6   7.2   6.2
                                   
Instructional level                                  
Elementary   95.4   525   299     38.5   37.7   5.8   9.5   8.5
Secondary   92.6   430   291     49.5   34.5   4.3   5.7   6.0
                                   
Percent of K–12 students who were approved for free or reduced–price lunches                                  
0–34   94.0   434   295     48.9   33.8   4.5   6.5   6.2
35–49   94.5   452   291     45.2   36.9   4.4   6.9   6.5
50–74   94.2   477   296     42.9   37.1   5.2   7.7   7.2
75 or more   94.5   550   299     37.2   38.2   6.0   9.3   9.2
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program   86.3   406   244     53.9   31.2   3.9   6.4   4.5
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2015–16.