Missouri State Information

Where Missouri Ranks
Missouri National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,515 $7,734 32
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 20.9 21.2 30
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $28,075 $29,564 32
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $37,641 $45,771 43
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 76 %71 % 19
  • Black
  • 63 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 79 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Matt Blunt (R)
    Education Commissioner: D. Kent King
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 924,445
    No. of Districts: 524
    No. of Public Schools: 2,274
    No. of Public School Teachers: 66,717
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $6.5 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 47.4
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 36.1%
    Students With Disabilities: 15.5%
    English-Language Learners: 1.4%

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