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Table 1. Total number of public school teachers and percentage distribution of public school teachers, by race/ethnicity and selected school characteristics: 2015–16
 
            Percent of teachers by race/ethnicity
Selected school characteristic   Total Number of teachers   Hispanic, regardless of race   White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   Asian, non-Hispanic   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic   American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic   Two or more races, non-Hispanic  
All public schools   3,827,100   8.8   80.1   6.7   2.3   0.2   0.4   1.4  
                                   
School classification                                  
Traditional public   3,608,600   8.5   80.7   6.5   2.2   0.2   0.4   1.4  
Charter school   218,500   14.0   71.2   9.4   2.5   0.3 ! 0.2 ! 2.4  
                                   
Community type                                  
City1   1,179,700   13.2   69.5   11.0   3.8   0.3   0.2   2.0  
Suburban   1,512,900   8.5   81.9   5.6   2.2   0.2   0.3   1.3  
Town   416,400   5.7   87.9   3.3   0.8   0.3   0.8   1.2  
Rural   718,100   4.1   89.4   3.9   0.6   0.1 ! 1.0   0.9  
                                   
School level                                  
Primary   1,820,100   9.6   79.7   6.6   2.4   0.2   0.4   1.1  
Middle   681,000   7.9   80.6   7.5   1.8   0.2   0.5   1.5  
High   1,097,800   8.7   80.0   6.3   2.5   0.3   0.4   1.8  
Combined   228,200   6.2   82.9   6.4   1.6   0.3 ! 1.0   1.6  
                                   
Student enrollment                                  
Less than 100   59,600   7.4   83.4   6.2         1.9 !
100-199   117,100   8.4   80.1   6.9   1.4 ! 0.5 ! 1.2 ! 1.5  
200-499   1,074,700   5.7   83.9   6.5   1.9   0.2 ! 0.6   1.2  
500-749   1,066,000   10.1   79.2   6.8   2.3   0.2   0.3   1.2  
750-999   552,600   9.6   78.8   7.4   2.4   0.2 ! 0.5   1.1  
1,000 or more   957,100   10.6   77.5   6.3   2.8   0.4   0.4   2.0  
                                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free
  or reduced-price lunches
                                 
0-34   1,254,600   5.0   88.4   2.8   2.0   0.2   0.3   1.2  
35-49   546,700   5.6   86.8   3.7   1.8   0.2 ! 0.4   1.5  
50-74   840,100   8.0   80.7   6.9   2.0   0.3   0.5   1.5  
75 or more   1,061,200   16.0   65.9   12.9   3.0   0.2   0.5   1.5  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  124,500   6.9   85.5   3.8   2.6     0.3 ! 1.0  
! 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) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Interpret data on city teachers with caution. After nonresponse adjustments, the nonresponse bias for this category is greater than for other characteristics.
NOTE: Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. 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 Data File," 2015–16.