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Exhibit 3 K–12 Students, Teachers, and Salariesa

 

# Students

# Teachers

Average Salary

# Science and Math Teachers

K–5

6–8

29,627,634

1,781,900

$46,408

350,702b (191K in science, 160K in mathematics)

9–12

18,504,864

1,264,723

$47,120

 

High School Grads (2003-2004)

2,771,781

 

 

 

Total (Fall 2003)

48,132,518

3,046,623

$46,752

(1,700,000)c

aUnless otherwise noted, figures, excerpts, and charts are for the 2003-2004 school year, as reported by National Education Association. Rankings and Estimates. Atlanta, GA: NEA Research, 2005. Available at: http://www.nea.org/edstats/images/05rankings.pdf.

bFor the 1999-2000 school year.

cFrom Glenn Commission report, 2000. Includes ALL primary school teachers, as well as specialty teachers in middle and upper grades.

NOTE: In 2003, there were 15,397 US school districts, and the average amount spent per K– 12 student from all revenue sources was $8,248.



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