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Percentage distribution of teachers, by school type, race/ethnicity and selected main teaching assignment: 2017–18

      Percent of teachers by race/ethnicity  
School type and selected main teaching assignment Percent of
teachers
  Hispanic,
regardless of race
  White, non-
Hispanic
  Black, non-
Hispanic
  Asian or Native
Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander, non-
Hispanic
  American
Indian/Alaska
Native, non-
Hispanic
  Two or more
races, non-
Hispanic
 
  All schools 100.0   9.2   79.8   6.3   2.4   0.5   1.7  
                             
Selected main teaching assignment                            
General education1 44.1   9.3   79.5   6.7   2.5   0.5   1.4  
Humanities2 20.0   13.2   76.5   5.5   2.4   0.3   2.0  
Arts and music3 6.9   5.8   85.4   4.1   2.1   0.6 ! 2.0  
Behavioral & social sciences4 2.7   7.5   81.0   7.7   1.0   0.6 ! 2.2  
Career, technical, & vocational education5 3.7   6.1   81.3   9.1   1.3   0.5 ! 1.6  
Mathematics & computer science6 8.7   7.1   80.3   6.6   3.7   0.5   1.8  
Natural sciences7 7.1   7.5   80.7   5.8   3.1   0.5   2.3  
Other8 6.8   6.9   83.1   6.4   1.2   0.5 ! 1.9  
                             
Public schools 100.0   9.4   79.1   6.8   2.4   0.5   1.8  
                             
Selected main teaching assignment                            
  General education1 45.0   9.6   78.8   7.1   2.5   0.5   1.4  
  Humanities2 19.7   13.4   75.9   6.0   2.3   0.3   2.1  
  Arts and music3 6.5   5.7   85.3   4.3   1.9   0.6 ! 2.0  
  Behavioral & social sciences4 2.8   7.8   80.5   7.9   0.7 ! 0.7 ! 2.4  
  Career, technical, & vocational education5 4.1   6.0   81.2   9.3   1.3   0.5 ! 1.7  
  Mathematics & computer science6 8.6   7.5   79.0   7.2   3.7   0.6   1.9  
  Natural sciences7 7.0   8.0   79.7   6.3   3.1   0.6   2.3  
  Other8 6.4   6.7   82.8   6.9   1.1   0.6 ! 1.9  
                             
Private schools 100.0   7.4   84.9   3.2   2.8   0.3 ! 1.3  
                             
Selected main teaching assignment                            
  General education1 38.0   6.5   85.5   3.4   2.7   0.4 ! 1.4  
  Humanities2 22.2   11.9   80.8   2.8   3.0     1.2  
  Arts and music3 9.5   6.2   85.9   2.8   3.0 !   1.6 !
  Behavioral & social sciences4 2.4   4.9 ! 85.9       #    
  Career, technical, & vocational education5 0.9   10.4 ! 84.7       #   #  
  Mathematics & computer science6 9.7   4.1   88.6   3.1   3.6   #   0.5 !
  Natural sciences7 7.9   4.3   87.5   3.2   2.8   #   2.2 !
  Other8 9.5   7.9   84.5   4.0   1.8 !    
# Rounds to zero.
! 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. 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).
1 General education includes: early childhood or pre-K, elementary grades, middle grades, and special education.
2 Humanities includes: art history, communications, composition, English, language arts, literature or literary criticism, reading, ESL or bilingual education, foreign languages, area or ethnic studies, government or civics, history, Native American studies, and philosophy.
3 Arts and music includes: art or arts and crafts, dance, drama or theatre, and music.
4 Behavioral and social sciences includes: social studies, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences.
5 Career, technical, & vocational education includes: agriculture and natural resources, business management, business support, marketing and distribution, healthcare occupations, construction trades, engineering, or science technologies, mechanic and repair, manufacturing or precision production, communications and related technologies, personal and public services, family and consumer sciences education, industrial arts or technology education, and other career or technical education.
6 Mathematics & computer science includes: algebra I, algebra II, algebra III, basic and general mathematics, business and applied math, calculus and pre-calculus, computer science, geometry, pre-algebra, statistics and probability, and trigonometry.
7 Natural sciences includes: sciences, general, biology or life sciences, chemistry, earth science, engineering, integrated science, physical science, physics, and other natural sciences.
8 Other includes: journalism, speech, health education, physical education, driver education, library or information science, military science or ROTC, religious studies, and other.
NOTE: Estimates are for regular full-time teachers. Earnings from school related sources include base teaching salary, payment for extracurricular activities, and other services provided to the school or larger school system, such as merit pay bonuses and state supplements. Summer earnings are not included. 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 Teacher and Private School Teacher Data Files," 2017–18.