Texas

More State News

Facts at a Glance

Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
Governor:Rick Perry
Commissioner of Education:Robert Scott
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:4,934,366
Number of school districts:1,239
Number of public schools:8,732
Number of public school teachers:334,997
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,788
Percent minority students:68.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:9.0%
Percent of English-language learners:15.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.1%
8th grade math:37.9%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.5%
8th grade reading:30.8%

Teacher Employment Information

See information on Texas's certification requirements, salary information, and other teacher-employment data.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

A spike in the number of children drowning this summer in Dallas County is bolstering calls for water-safety lessons in and out of school.
July 24, 2015 - Education Week
Even teachers in states that never adopted the standards are downloading common-core-aligned curricula for their classrooms.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
The recent police violence in McKinney, Texas, and elsewhere should be a clarion call to colleges of education to confront patterns of racial injustice, writes Nicole Nguyen.
June 17, 2015 - Education Week
For all the anecdotal claims about teacher turnover in charter schools, the available data on the topic are remarkably muddled.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
Superintendent Terry B. Grier details how his district's high school program promotes college access and persistence for low-income students.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented