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Projections of Education Statistics to 2016
NCES 2008-060
December 2007


Table 32.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for elementary and secondary teachers, by control of school: Fall 1991 through fall 2016

[In thousands]
Year  Total   Public   Private
Actual 
1991  2,797 2,432 365
1992 1  2,827 2,459 368
1993  2,874 2,504 370
1994 1 2,925 2,552 373
1995  2,974 2,598 376
1996 1 3,051 2,667 384
1997  3,138 2,746 391
1998 1 3,230 2,830 400
1999  3,319 2,911 408
2000 1 3,366 2,941 424
2001  3,440 3,000 441
2002 1 3,476 3,034 442
2003  3,490 3,049 441
2004 1 3,538 3,091 447
 
Middle alternative projections 
2005  3,572 3,121 451
2006  3,637 3,177 460
2007  3,679 3,213 466
2008  3,725 3,252 473
2009  3,770 3,289 480
2010  3,812 3,325 487
2011  3,857 3,363 494
2012  3,913 3,410 502
2013  3,971 3,461 511
2014  4,038 3,518 520
2015  4,107 3,578 529
2016  4,180 3,642 538
 
Low alternative projections 
2005  3,572 3,121 451
2006 3,627 3,169 459
2007  3,663 3,199 464
2008  3,704 3,233 471
2009  3,744 3,267 477
2010  3,781 3,298 484
2011  3,821 3,331 490
2012  3,873 3,375 498
2013  3,930 3,424 506
2014  3,996 3,481 515
2015  4,065 3,541 524
2016  4,138 3,604 533
 
High alternative projections 
2005  3,572 3,121 451
2006  3,643 3,182 461
2007  3,695 3,227 468
2008  3,747 3,271 476
2009  3,796 3,313 484
2010  3,845 3,354 491
2011  3,896 3,397 499
2012  3,957 3,449 508
2013  4,019 3,503 516
2014  4,086 3,561 525
2015  4,156 3,622 535
2016 4,233   3,689   544
1 Private school numbers are estimated.
NOTE: Teachers reported in full-time equivalents. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1991–92 through 2004–05; Private School Universe Survey (PSS) , selected years, 1991–92 through 2003–04; and Elementary and Secondary Teacher Model, 1973–2003. (This table was prepared January 2007.)
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