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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009

Section 5. Elementary and Secondary Teachers: Teachers in Elementary and Secondary Schools


Figure I. Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for elementary and secondary teachers: Selected years, 1993 through 2018

Figure I. Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for elementary and secondary teachers: Selected years, 1993 through 2018

NOTE: The private school number for 2006 is estimated using data from the Private School Universe Survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Education, NCES, Common Core of Data surveys, various years; Private School Universe survey, various years; and Elementary and Secondary Teacher Model. (See reference table 32.)

Total elementary and secondary teachers

The total number of elementary and secondary teachers (figure I; reference figure 30 and table 32)

  • increased 27 percent between 1993 and 2006, a period of 13 years; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 16 percent between 2006 and 2018, a period of 12 years, in the middle alternative projections.

Figure J. Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for elementary and secondary teachers, by control of school: Selected years, 1993 through 2018

Figure J. Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for elementary and secondary teachers, by control of school: Selected years, 1993 through 2018

NOTE: The private school number for 2006 is estimated using data from the Private School Universe Survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Education, NCES, Common Core of Data surveys, various years; Private School Universe Survey, various years; and Elementary and Secondary Teacher Model. (See reference table 32.)

Public school teachers

The number of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools (figure J; reference figure 30 and table 32)

  • increased 27 percent between 1993 and 2006; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 17 percent between 2006 and 2018 in the middle alternative projections.

Private school teachers

The number of teachers in private elementary and secondary schools

  • increased 25 percent between 1993 and 2006; and
  • is projected to increase an additional 6 percent between 2006 and 2018 in the middle alternative projections.


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