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Percentage distribution of teachers, by level of agreement with the statement “The stress and disappointments involved in teaching at this school aren't really worth it,” school type, and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

                   
  Level of agreement   Agree or disagree  
School type and selected school characteristic Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Strongly disagree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly or somewhat
agree
  Strongly or
somewhat disagree
 
   All schools 5.5   20.7   44.2   29.5   26.3   73.7  
                         
All public schools 5.9   21.9   41.7   30.5   27.8   72.2  
                         
School classification                        
Traditional public 5.9  21.9  41.7  30.5  27.8  72.2  
Charter school 6.2   22.1  41.0  30.6  28.3  71.7  
                         
Community type                        
City 7.6  24.3  37.1  31.0  31.9  68.1  
Suburban 5.4   21.0  42.8  30.9  26.3  73.7  
Town 5.6   21.6  42.5  30.3  27.2  72.8  
Rural 4.7   20.5  45.7  29.0  25.2  74.8  
                         
School level                        
Primary 5.7  22.4  42.0  29.9  28.1  71.9  
Middle 7.0   23.0  39.7  30.4  30.0  70.0  
High 5.6   21.0  41.7  31.7  26.5  73.5  
Combined 5.8   19.5  44.7  29.9  25.4  74.6  
                     
Student enrollment                    
Less than 100 3.9   19.6  43.3  33.1  23.6  76.4  
100–199 6.7   19.2  47.0  27.1  25.9  74.1  
200–499 5.7   21.2  43.4  29.8  26.8  73.2  
500–749 5.9   22.9  41.1  30.2  28.8  71.2  
750–999 6.7   22.0  40.9  30.4  28.6  71.4  
1,000 or more 5.8   22.2  40.0  32.0  28.0  72.0  
                         
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced–price lunches
                       
0–34 4.2  19.4  46.9  29.5  23.7  76.3  
35–49 5.0   19.7  44.7  30.6  24.7  75.3  
50–74 6.4   22.5  40.2  30.9  28.9  71.1  
75 or more 7.7   25.0  36.2  31.1  32.7  67.3  
                         
All private schools 2.9   12.6   61.8   22.7   15.5   84.5  
                         
School Classification                   
Catholic 3.1  14.1  58.6  24.2  17.2  82.8  
Other religious            
Nonsectarian            
                         
Community type                        
City 2.3  12.6  62.7  22.4  14.9  85.1  
Suburban 3.5  13.2  60.0  23.3  16.7  83.3  
Town 1.4 ! 11.1  66.3  21.3  12.4  87.6  
Rural 3.6  11.5  62.5  22.4  15.1  84.9  
                    
School level                   
Elementary 2.7  12.8  62.0  22.5  15.5  84.5  
Secondary 3.1  14.2  59.6  23.0  17.4  82.6  
Combined            
                    
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100            
100–199 2.9  13.0  60.1  24.0  15.9  84.1  
200–499 2.5  14.1  59.2  24.2  16.6  83.4  
500–749 3.1  10.3  63.1  23.5  13.3  86.7  
750 or more            
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
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.