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Teacher Demographics and Profession Statistics

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Demographics of Public and Private School K-12 Teachers19872016
Sex  
Male29.4 %23.7 %
Female70.6 %76.3 %
Race  
White86.9 %81.9 %
Black8.2 %6.8 %
Hispanic37.8 %
Asian0.9 %1.8 %
Other1 %1.7 %
Highest Degree Earned  
Less than Bachelor’s0.7 %3.8 %
Bachelor’s52 %39.9 %
Master’s42 %47.7 %
Education Specialist4.6 %7.6 %
Doctor’s0.7 %1.1 %
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Current Trends in Teaching ProfessionData
Total number of K-12 teachers in the U.S.3,500,000
Average public elementary school class size - Number of students21.2
Average public secondary school class size - Number of students26.8
Percent of teachers who left their current school for a differnt school in 20158 %
Percent of teachers with 1-3 years experience who quit teaching in 20157 %
Percent of teachers who quit teaching that reported an easier work load in their new job51 %
Percent of teachers who quit teaching that reported better general working conditions in their new job53 %
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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

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