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Student-to-Teacher Ratio

This indicator shows the average number of public school students per teacher in the region. It does not measure class size.

Student-to-Teacher Ratio

14.5
16.0
Comparison: U.S. Counties 

15.9

students/teacher
Measurement Period: 2011-2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Education / School Environment, Education / School Resources
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 2,998 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2014
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Why is this important?

The student-teacher ratio gives a rough idea of the amount of individualized attention from teachers that is available to each student. Although it is not the same as class size, the student-teacher ratio is often a reasonable alternative on which to base estimates of class size. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, larger schools tend to have higher student-teacher ratios.

Student-to-Teacher Ratio : Time Series

2006-2007: 15.3 2007-2008: 14.6 2008-2009: 14.9 2009-2010: 15.2 2010-2011: 15.2 2011-2012: 15.9

students/teacher


Indicates a change in methodology
2011-2012  Due to a change in methodology, 2011-2012 data is not comparable to data from prior years.

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