Table: Exploring the Salary Gap

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Gaps exist within California’s 10 largest school districts between the average salary paid to teachers in the highest-poverty schools and the lowest-poverty schools. The figures in parentheses show the few cases where salaries are higher in schools serving the most students living in poverty.

   Size of Gap
School District Elementary Middle High
Elk Grove $697 $(2,514) $3,042
Fresno 3,160 3,052 1,165
Long Beach (1,959) (3,276) 1,612
Los Angeles (1,256) (1,660) (1,193)
Sacramento 5,231 (895) 4,958
San Bernardino 5,760 3,451 4,356
San Diego 3,909 4,087 3,196
San Francisco 2,363 740 3,810
San Juan 3,259 5,654 1,893
Santa Ana 3,021 4,517 (3,540)

Vol. 24, Issue 23, Page 18

Published in Print: February 16, 2005, as Exploring the Salary Gap
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