Back to School Numbers
Texas students are heading back to school this week, and just based on the photos posted on Facebook, they are a fine looking group of young people!
Here are a few numbers about Texas public schools for you to consider:
- Texas has 8,044 schools plus 482 charter schools for a total of 8,526 schools.
- Texas has 4,778,688 students plus 133,697 in charter schools, for a total of 4,912,385.
- Texas teachers number 326,162 FTEs plus 8,714 at charter schools, for a total of 334,876 FTE teachers in the state.
- About half of our students are Hispanic.
- Almost 60 percent are economically disadvantaged.
For more information, see the 2011 snapshot on the Texas Education Agency web site.
August 28, 2012