Number of teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. from 1955 to 2026 (in 1,000)

Teachers in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. 1955 to 2026 This graph shows the number of teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the United States from 1955 to 2015. Projected numbers of teachers working in public and private elementary and secondary schools in are shown until 2026. In 2014, about 436,000 teachers were working in private elementary and secondary schools.
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PublicPrivate
2026*3,349434
2025*3,329431
2024*3,303427
2023*3,277423
2022*3,250421
2021*3,225420
2020*3,201419
2019*3,182420
2018*3,160420
2017*3,157424
2016*3,152428
2015*3,143432
20143,132436
20133,114441
20123,109431
20113,103421
20103,099429
20093,210437
20083,222448
20073,178456
20063,166456
20053,143450
20043,091447
20033,049441
20023,034442
20013,000441
20002,941424
19992,911408
19982,830400
19972,746391
19962,667384
19952,598376
19942,552373
19932,504370
19922,459368
1991 2,432365
19902,398361
19892,357356
1988 2,323345
1987 2,279352
1986 2,244348
1985 2,206343
19842,168340
19832,139337
1982 2,133325
19812,127313
1980 2,184301
19792,185276
19782,207272
19772,209279
19762,189268
1975 2,198255
19742,165245
19732,136236
19722,106231
19712,063230
1970 2,059233
1965 1,710223
19601,408192
19551,141145
PublicPrivate
2026*3,349434
2025*3,329431
2024*3,303427
2023*3,277423
2022*3,250421
2021*3,225420
2020*3,201419
2019*3,182420
2018*3,160420
2017*3,157424
2016*3,152428
2015*3,143432
20143,132436
20133,114441
20123,109431
20113,103421
20103,099429
20093,210437
20083,222448
20073,178456
20063,166456
20053,143450
20043,091447
20033,049441
20023,034442
20013,000441
20002,941424
19992,911408
19982,830400
19972,746391
19962,667384
19952,598376
19942,552373
19932,504370
19922,459368
1991 2,432365
19902,398361
19892,357356
1988 2,323345
1987 2,279352
1986 2,244348
1985 2,206343
19842,168340
19832,139337
1982 2,133325
19812,127313
1980 2,184301
19792,185276
19782,207272
19772,209279
19762,189268
1975 2,198255
19742,165245
19732,136236
19722,106231
19712,063230
1970 2,059233
1965 1,710223
19601,408192
19551,141145
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This graph shows the number of teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the United States from 1955 to 2015. Projected numbers of teachers working in public and private elementary and secondary schools in are shown until 2026. In 2014, about 436,000 teachers were working in private elementary and secondary schools.
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Release date
March 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
1955-2014
Supplementary notes
* The number of teachers in private schools in 2014 is projected.

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