Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri Commissioner of Education:
Dr. Chris Nicastro
Length of School Year: A minimum of 174 school days or 1044 school hours are required by Missouri state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 524 public school districts in Missouri.
Number of Public Schools: There are 2432 public schools in Missouri.
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 916,584 public school students in Missouri. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 66,252 public school teachers in Missouri.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 62 charter schools in Missouri.
Per Pupil Spending: Missouri spends $9,468 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Missouri is 13.8 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 75.5% of schools in Missouri are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 13.6% of students in Missouri are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 2.7% of students in Missouri are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 44.9% of students in Missouri schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Pacific Islander: 0.1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.4%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 83.7% of all students entering high school in Missouri graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 212.2 students per 1000 in Missouri had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 283 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Missouri. The U.S. average was 284.
Reading: 267 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Missouri. The U.S. average was 266.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 61.4% of students in Missouri go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 588 private schools in Missouri.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 118,667 private school students in Missouri.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Missouri was $42,750.00 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of Missouri negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Missouri provided by the Springfield Public School District.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info