Teachers' level of satisfaction: Share of teachers who “strongly agree” and do not "strongly agree" with the statements presented, changes from 2011–2012 to 2015–2016

Strongly agrees (highest level of satisfaction) Does not strongly agree (some level of dissatisfaction)
2011–2012 54.2% 45.8%
2015–2016 51.3% 48.7%
2011–2012 30.3% 69.7%
2015–2016 28.7% 71.3%
2011–2012 28.4% 71.6%
2015–2016 26.9% 73.1%

Note: Data are for teachers in public noncharter schools. The figure shows, for each of the statements listed, the share of teachers who responded that they "strongly agree" versus the share who checked one of the other options on the survey form: "somewhat agree," "somewhat disagree," and "strongly disagree." A teacher is in a low-poverty school if less than 25 percent of the student body in his/her classroom is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs; a teacher is in a high-poverty school if 50 percent or more of the student body is his/her classroom is eligible for those programs.

Source: 2011–2012 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and 2015–2016 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) microdata from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

View the underlying data on epi.org.