NCLB OVERVIEW
A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind
October 2004
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Teachers

Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers, by Race: 1999-2000. Pie chart showing White, non-Hispanic 2,531,578 (84%); Black, non-Hispanic 227,505 (8%); Hispanic 169,025 (6%); Asian or Pacific Islander 48,281 (2%); American Indian/Alaska Native 25,869 (1%). See footnote 14 for source information.

For the 1999-2000 school year, approximately 75 percent of all public school teachers were female.15

The average student : teacher ratio in 2002-03 was 16:1.16


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