P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809    540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:  January 23, 2017

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Fall 2016 Pupil Teacher Ratio

RATIONALE

The Virginia Standards of Quality require that a report of the pupil/teacher ratios be presented annually. The standards further require that the ratio be presented in two ways i.e. by core instructional teachers and by total instructional teachers.

 

The term “core teachers” has two meanings. At the elementary level, core teachers refer to self-contained classroom teachers. At the middle and high school levels, core teachers are considered to be those teachers who provide instruction in one of the four core subjects: English, math, science and social studies.

 

In addition to the core teachers, there is a category of instructional personnel referred to as resource teachers. These teachers include art, gifted, instructional technology, music, physical education, remediation teachers and those who teach elective subjects at the middle school and high school levels. To calculate the “total teacher” ratio, the number of core teachers and the number of resource teachers are combined.

 

Currently, the division-wide pupil to core teacher ratio is 19.9/1 and the pupil to total teacher ratio is 14.6/1.

 

Please let me know if additional information is needed.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

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BUDGET CATEGORY

Instruction

LEGAL REFERENCE

§ 22.1-253.13:2. Standard 2 M-Standards of Quality

STAFF CONTACTS

Mary Jane Mutispaugh

SUPERINTENDENT’S

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Attached:   Pupil Teacher Ratio-November 2016