Connecticut State Information

Where Connecticut Ranks
Connecticut National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $9,188 $7,734 6
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 20.0 21.2 20
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $28,848 $29,564 28
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $53,962 $45,771 3
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 79 %71 % 8
  • Black
  • 61 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 49 %52 %
  • White
  • 88 %78 %
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    State Information
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    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: M. Jodi Rell (R)
    Education Commissioner: Dr. Mark K. McQuillan
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 570,023
    No. of Districts: 166
    No. of Public Schools: 1,073
    No. of Public School Teachers: 42,296
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $6.0 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 36.9%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 25.4%
    Students With Disabilities: 13.0%
    English-Language Learners: 4.0%

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