Thursday, September 5, 2013

Education: Just Some Interesting Facts

Education is always in the public spotlight. There are many misunderstandings out there concerning what is happening in the classroom. While education in America may seem standardized, there are a wide variety of student experiences that happen across the country. The infographic below takes a look at some interesting statistics about education in America. The data is mostly from 2007, but it gives you a good idea of what’s going on in education here in the US. The data and infogragic below is from Katie Lepi:

Did You Know?

  • The public high school graduation rate is 73.4%
  • 55,394,000: the total number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools
  • 3,632,000: the number of elementary and secondary teachers
  • That is 15.25 students per teacher on average nationwide
  • The average expenditure per student is $10, 615
  • $50,816: the average public school teacher salary
Click on the infographic below to make it larger to read.