Iowa State Information

Where Iowa Ranks
Iowa National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $8,319 $7,734 17
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 20.1 21.2 23
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $26,967 $29,564 38
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $38,000 $45,771 40
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 85 %71 % 2
  • Black
  • 61 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 87 %78 %
    National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) 2003 Reading Exam
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Chet Culver (D)
    Director, Department of Education: Judy Jeffrey
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 481,226
    No. of Districts: 370
    No. of Public Schools: 1,491
    No. of Public School Teachers: 34,791
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $3.7 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 38.6%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 28.5%
    Students With Disabilities: 15.2%
    English-Language Learners: 2.9%

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