10 Powerful School Administration Statistics for 2016

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The education system has changed drastically since I was in school.

School Administration Statistics

In public, private, and even charter schools, Common Core standards have been implemented, students have more access to technology than ever, and everything they use is being connected to the internet.

Your school administration has to change along with the times by investing in new technologies and adopting new teaching skills for your staff.

Keeping up with these changes can be a real hassle, so in order to make the search easy for you, we’ve compiled ten important statistics that every school administrator should take into account this year.

1. The projected spending per student in 2015 and 2016 is $12,605, which is up from $9,138 ten years ago. (Sources: Census Bureau and NCES)


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Via Governing.com/Census Bureau


2. 98% of schools had one or more computers in the classroom in 2015, up 1% since 2008 and showing limited access to computers is becoming a thing of the past. (Sources: Project America and NCES)

3. 75% of K-12 educators in the US reported student access to tech in the classroom as “good” or “great.” (Source: eSchool News)

4. The creation of new charter schools was up 7% between 2012 and 2013. (Source: NCES)

5. The student-teacher ratio has increased from 15.4 in 2009 to 16.0 in 2011. (Source: NCES)

6. As of 2015, 70% of new teachers stay in their profession for at least five years, up from 10 year old, widely-cited data showing the number to be 50%. (Source: Center for American Progress)


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Via Center for American Progress


7. Employment for principals at all educational levels is projected to grow 6% between 2014 to 2024, driven by growth in school enrollments. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

8. School districts save an average of $100,000/year by making their schools more energy efficient. (Source: Department of Energy)

9. The 2016 Federal education budget shows an increase of $3.6 billion, totalling $70.7 billion, a 5.4% increase over 2015. (Source: Department of Education)

10. Students nationwide are increasingly opting out of Common Core testing, with some states such as New York having 1 in 5 opting out in 2016. (Source: Lohud/USA Today)


Are there any relevant education statistics we missed that you think should’ve been included in this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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