The Facts And Figures Behind Education In America

While education in America may seem relatively standardized, there are really quite a wide variety of student experiences that happen across the country. This handy infographic (click image to see a larger version of the infographic) takes a look at a huge variety of interesting statistics about education in America. The data are largely from 2007, but give you a pretty good idea of what’s going on in education here in the US. Keep reading to learn more.

Did You Know?

  • The public high school graduation rate is 73.4%
  • 55,394,000: the total number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools
  • 3,632,000: the number of elementary and secondary teachers
  • That is 15.25 students per teacher on average nationwide
  • The average expenditure per student is $10, 615
  • $50,816: the average public school teacher salary