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National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS)

Percentage distribution of public school teachers based on years of teaching experience, average total years of teaching experience, percentage distribution of teachers based on years teaching at current school, and average years teaching at current school, by selected school characteristics: 2015–16

  Years of teaching experience       Years teaching at current school      
Selected school characteristic Less than 4 years   4–9 years   10–14
years
  15 or more years   Average years teaching   Less than 4 years   4–9 years   10–14
years
  15 or more years   Average years at current school  
All public schools 15.0   23.2   19.4   42.3   13.7   39.5   25.0   15.4   20.1   8.2  
                                         
School classification                                        
Traditional public 14.2   22.6   19.6   43.5   14.0   38.1   25.1   15.8   21.0   8.4  
Charter school 27.8   32.5   16.9   22.8   9.5   62.4   23.0   8.5   6.1   4.3  
                                         
Community type                                        
City1 16.9   24.2   19.1   39.8   13.1   44.4   25.1   13.7   16.8   7.2  
Suburban 13.2   23.2   20.4   43.2   13.9   37.1   25.5   17.2   20.1   8.3  
Town 15.3   22.1   18.5   44.2   14.3   37.5   23.8   14.7   24.0   9.0  
Rural 15.7   22.2   18.5   43.6   14.0   37.6   24.2   14.8   23.4   8.8  
                                         
School level                                        
Primary 15.2   22.9   19.1   42.8   13.7   40.9   24.6   14.6   19.9   8.0  
Middle 15.0   23.3   20.3   41.4   13.5   39.9   25.1   15.8   19.2   8.0  
High 14.0   23.0   19.8   43.3   14.1   35.7   25.5   17.2   21.5   8.7  
Combined 18.6   26.4   17.9   37.1   12.7   44.8   24.9   12.2   18.1   7.5  
                                         
Student enrollment                                        
Less than 100 14.0   19.9   15.4   50.7   15.4   42.5   20.1   14.0   23.5   8.4  
100-199 16.8   23.9   16.6   42.7   13.8   45.1   23.7   11.7   19.5   7.6  
200-499 15.5   22.5   18.3   43.7   13.9   40.4   23.6   13.9   22.1   8.3  
500-749 15.3   24.0   19.3   41.3   13.5   40.4   24.7   15.0   20.0   8.0  
750-999 15.9   22.1   20.5   41.4   13.5   39.8   26.3   16.0   18.0   7.9  
1,000 or more 13.5   23.8   20.8   41.9   13.8   36.5   26.5   17.7   19.3   8.3  
                                         
Percent of K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches                                        
0-34 12.5   22.4   20.0   45.1   14.3   35.7   25.4   17.7   21.1   8.6  
35-49 14.0   22.5   19.9   43.7   14.1   37.1   25.5   15.3   22.1   8.7  
50-74 16.1   23.2   19.0   41.7   13.5   39.8   25.2   14.8   20.2   8.1  
75 or more 17.5   24.2   18.8   39.4   13.0   44.4   24.0   13.3   18.3   7.4  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 16.3   26.0   19.8   38.0   13.0   44.0   24.3   14.9   16.8   7.4  
1 Interpret data on city teachers with caution. After nonresponse adjustments, the nonresponse bias for this category is greater than for other characteristics.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2015–16.