More Teachers Leave NC Classrooms
left their jobs last year according to the
'2012-2013 Annual Report on Teachers Leaving
the Profession' presented Wednesday,
December 4, 2013 to the State Board of
Education at its meeting in Raleigh.
According to the statewide report, local
school systems had an average teacher
turnover rate of 14.33 percent for 2012-13,
which is higher than the 2011-12 rate of
Bladen County had a
slightly higher rate. There are 358
teachers in the Bladen County School System.
55 have left the system, 27 left with
tenure. The local turnover rate was 15.36
percent, however it was one of the lower
rates in the area..
school systems and their turnover rate:
Local Education Agency (LEA)
turnover reported for the NC School Report
Card is calculated based on the individuals
employed in the LEA as teachers in March,
but not employed in the LEA as teachers in
March of the following year; as reflected in
the DPI Licensure/Salary database.
This number does not include teachers who
are on approved leave or teachers who moved
from one school to another within the LEA.
Statewide all 115 LEAs reported their
district-level turnover data this year.
The calculation shows that 13,616 teachers
out of 95,028 teachers employed during the
2012-2013 school year left their districts,
resulting in an overall state turnover rate
of 14.33%. This represents a significant
increase in the turnover rate reported for
the 2011-2012 school year at 12.13%.
The following numbers are not captured in
the state report statistics at this time:
* Classroom teachers on approved leave were
excluded from turnover.
* Teachers who
moved from one school to another school
within the LEA.
Of the 13,615
teachers reported leaving during the
2012-2013 school years, 6,710 (49.35%) had
tenure (Career Status). This
represents an increase in the number of
teachers reported that left teaching who had
tenure over the past five years.
During the 2011-2012 school year, 5,599
(47.48%) of the teachers who left had
tenure; in 2012-2011, 4,594 (42.56%); in
2009-2010, 4,022 (36.52%); and in 2008-2009,
4,478 (35.55%) of the teacher who left had
Turnover rates ranged from a
high of 35.09% in Northampton County Schools
to a low of 7.31% in Surry County Schools.
Categories of reasons why teachers
leave the profession (2008-2013).
Turnover but remained in education,
Turnover for personal reasons
initiated by LEA
* Turnover beyond
* Turnover for other reasons.