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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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Student/Teacher Ratios?

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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