Pupil-teacher ratio in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the United States from 1955 to 2027

U.S. elementary and secondary schools: pupil-teacher ratio 1955-2027 This graph shows the pupil-teacher ratio in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the United States from 1955 to 2015 with additional projection till 2027. The pupil-teacher ratio for private schools in 2015 was 11.9.
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PublicPrivate
2027*15.311.8
2026*15.411.9
2025*15.512
2024*15.512
2023*15.612.1
2022*15.712.1
2021*15.812.2
2020*15.912.2
2019*15.912.2
2018*1612.3
2017*16.112.2
2016*16.212.2
20151611.9
201416.112.1
201316.112.2
20121612.4
20111612.5
20101612.5
200915.412.5
200815.312.8
200715.413
200615.613.2
200515.613.5
200415.813.7
200315.913.8
200215.914.1
200115.914.3
20001614.5
199916.114.7
199816.415
199716.815.2
199617.115.5
199517.315.7
199417.316.2
199317.416.7
199217.416.1
1991 17.315.6
199017.215.6
198917.215.7
1988 17.315.2
1987 17.615.6
1986 17.715.7
1985 17.916.2
198418.116.8
198318.417
1982 18.617.2
198118.817.6
1980 18.717.7
197919.118.1
197819.318.7
197719.718.4
197620.219.3
1975 20.419.6
197420.820.4
197321.321.2
197221.721.6
197122.322.6
1970 22.323
1965 24.728.3
196025.830.7
195526.931.7
PublicPrivate
2027*15.311.8
2026*15.411.9
2025*15.512
2024*15.512
2023*15.612.1
2022*15.712.1
2021*15.812.2
2020*15.912.2
2019*15.912.2
2018*1612.3
2017*16.112.2
2016*16.212.2
20151611.9
201416.112.1
201316.112.2
20121612.4
20111612.5
20101612.5
200915.412.5
200815.312.8
200715.413
200615.613.2
200515.613.5
200415.813.7
200315.913.8
200215.914.1
200115.914.3
20001614.5
199916.114.7
199816.415
199716.815.2
199617.115.5
199517.315.7
199417.316.2
199317.416.7
199217.416.1
1991 17.315.6
199017.215.6
198917.215.7
1988 17.315.2
1987 17.615.6
1986 17.715.7
1985 17.916.2
198418.116.8
198318.417
1982 18.617.2
198118.817.6
1980 18.717.7
197919.118.1
197819.318.7
197719.718.4
197620.219.3
1975 20.419.6
197420.820.4
197321.321.2
197221.721.6
197122.322.6
1970 22.323
1965 24.728.3
196025.830.7
195526.931.7
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This graph shows the pupil-teacher ratio in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the United States from 1955 to 2015 with additional projection till 2027. The pupil-teacher ratio for private schools in 2015 was 11.9.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1955-2015
Supplementary notes
*Projection.

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