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Martha M. Dominguez
Ruben Cortez, Jr.
Marisa B. Perez
Lawrence A. Allen, Jr.
Mavis B. Knight
Revision as of 15:11, 13 June 2014
|K-12 Education in Texas|
|State Superintendent: Michael Williams|
|Number of students: 5,000,470|
|Number of teachers: 324,282|
|Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.4|
|Number of school districts: 1,262|
|Number of schools: 8,697|
|Graduation rate: 88%|
|Per-pupil spending: $8,671|
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Public education in Texas
Glossary of education terms
Texas is home to 1,262 school districts, 8,697 schools and 5,000,470 K-12 students.
State school administrators
- State Board of Education
- Barbara Cargill, Chair, District 8
- Thomas Ratliff, Vice Chair, District 9
- Martha M. Dominguez, District 1
- Ruben Cortez, Jr., District 2
- Marisa B. Perez, District 3
- Lawrence A. Allen, Jr., District 4
- Ken Mercer, District 5
- Donna Bahorich, District 6
- David Bradley, District 7
- Tom Maynard, District 10
- Patricia Hardy, District 11
- Geraldine Miller, District 12
- Mavis B. Knight, District 13
- Sue Melton-Malone, District 14
- Marty Rowley, District 15
The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Texas as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.
|Demographic information for Texas's K-12 public school system|
|Ethnicity||Students||State Percentage||United States Percentage**|
|Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students||6,258||0.13%||0.42%|
|Two or more||84,167||1.68%||2.54%|
|**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.|
School board elections
- See also: Texas school board elections, 2014
A total of 83 Texas school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 227 seats. Board elections in 55 districts were held in May 2014. The remaining 28 districts held elections on November 4, 2014.
Here are several quick facts about Texas's school board elections in 2014:
- The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Dallas Independent School District with 157,143 K-12 students.
- The smallest school districts by enrollment with an election in 2014 were Dickinson Independent School District and Duncanville Independent School District with 9,118 K-12 students.
- Del Valle Independent School District had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with six seats up for election.
- Forty-three districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election in each district.
The districts listed below served 2,340,607 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.
- School board elections portal
- United States school districts
- List of school districts in Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Public education in Texas
- Texas Secretary of State
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Classroom Teachers Association
- American Federation of Teachers - Texas
- National Center for Education Statistics school district search tool
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
- ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
- United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
- United States Department of Education, "2012 EDFacts State Profile," accessed August 8, 2013
- Texas Education Agency, "SBOE Members," accessed June 13, 2014
- United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Common Core of Data (CCD), State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey, 2011-2012," accessed May 7, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
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