Teacher Demographics and Profession Statistics

Demographics of Public and Private School K-12 Teachers 1987 2016
Sex    
Male 29.4 % 23.7 %
Female 70.6 % 76.3 %
Race    
White 86.9 % 81.9 %
Black 8.2 % 6.8 %
Hispanic 3 7.8 %
Asian 0.9 % 1.8 %
Other 1 % 1.7 %
Highest Degree Earned    
Less than Bachelor’s 0.7 % 3.8 %
Bachelor’s 52 % 39.9 %
Master’s 42 % 47.7 %
Education Specialist 4.6 % 7.6 %
Doctor’s 0.7 % 1.1 %
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Current Trends in Teaching Profession Data
Total number of K-12 teachers in the U.S. 3,500,000
Average public elementary school class size - Number of students 21.2
Average public secondary school class size - Number of students 26.8
Percent of teachers who left their current school for a differnt school in 2015 8 %
Percent of teachers with 1-3 years experience who quit teaching in 2015 7 %
Percent of teachers who quit teaching that reported an easier work load in their new job 51 %
Percent of teachers who quit teaching that reported better general working conditions in their new job 53 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 13, 2016

Teacher Demographics and Profession Statistics

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