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Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Pupil-Teacher Ratios, 1955-2021

Teachers to students

Here's a look at the student-teacher ratio of public and private high schools in the United States. The table covers from 1955 to the most recent data that is available.

YearTotalPublicPrivate
195527.426.931.71
196026.425.830.71
196525.124.728.3
197022.422.323.0
198018.618.717.7
198517.617.916.2
199016.917.214.71
199517.017.314.9
200016.016.015.81
200515.415.613.5
201015.516.012.5
201515.616.012.5
202015.515.912.1
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics.
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