The average public school student/teacher ratio in the United States is approximately 15 students to one teacher, according to Public School Review.
Why is student/teacher ratio important? It’s believed that smaller classes allow teachers to spend more time focusing on the needs of individual students, reduce the amount of class time needed to deal with disruptions, improve working conditions for both teachers and staff, and overall contribute to a more comprehensive and meaningful learning environment.
The team at AAAStateofPlay has created a guide to the average student/teacher ratio by state to highlight where classroom size reform may be needed and to provide insights into each state’s educational system to help parents, teachers, and caregivers make informed decisions.
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