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Pupil to Teacher Ratio

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The pupil to teacher ratio compares the number of students to the number of classroom teachers. The number of students in a classroom can impact how well students learn. A lower pupil to teacher ratio is preferable to many because it has been shown to be a factor in students' academic and personal success.

Pupil to Teacher Ratio

The Top 10 results for 2012 (ranked by Pupil to Teacher Ratio)

CountyPupil to Teacher RatioSchool District PopulationYearSchool District
Madison County23.02012Granite City
Madison County21.02012Bethalto
Madison County21.02012Collinsville
St. Clair County21.02012Dupo
St. Charles County21.002012Wentzville
St. Louis County20.002012Bayless
St. Charles County20.002012Ft. Zumwalt
Madison County20.02012Highland
St. Clair County20.02012Mascoutah
St. Louis County20.002012Riverview Gardens

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Missouri defines a teacher as an instructor. That definition includes special education, remedial reading, Title I, and vocational teachers. Illinois’ definition of a teacher includes classroom teachers and teachers specializing in fine arts.
*St. Louis County has an independent school district serving children with special needs. Districts in St. Louis City, St. Charles County, St. Clair County and Madison County serve special needs children within schools.
**Formerly St. Charles Co. R-V
*** Belleville, Freeburg, East Alton, and O’Fallon school districts in Illinois are not unit districts. For the purpose of this report, we have combined the elementary, middle, and high school districts.

U.S: 16.4
Digest of Educationsl Statistics (2003)