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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 16.  Actual and projected numbers for elementary and secondary teachers and elementary and secondary new teacher hires, by control of school: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

[In thousands]
Year Number of teachers   Number of new teacher hires
Total   Public   Private Total   Public   Private
Actual                      
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   305   222   83
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   311   236   74
2004 1 3,536   3,091   445      
2005 3,593   3,143   450      
2006 1 3,619   3,166   453      
2007 3,634   3,178   456   327   246   80
2008 1,2 3,670   3,222   448   388   313   76
Projected                      
2009 3 3,644   3,207   437   353   284   69
2010 3,668   3,240   428   402   333   69
2011 3,679   3,253   426   393   319   74
2012 3,696   3,274   422   400   328   72
2013 3,725   3,306   419   414   342   72
2014 3,752   3,334   419   415   341   74
2015 3,782   3,364   418   419   345   74
2016 3,814   3,395   419   424   349   75
2017 3,846   3,425   420   425   349   76
2018 3,876   3,454   422   427   350   77
2019 3,910   3,485   425   432   354   78
2020 3,939   3,510   429   429   350   79
—Not available.                      
1 Since the biennial Private School Universe Survey (PSS) is collected in the fall of odd numbered years, private school numbers for alternate years are estimated based on data from the PSS.
2 Public and private new teacher hire numbers are estimated using the New Teacher Hires Model. For more information about the New Teacher Hires model, see appendix A-3.
3 The private school teacher number is an actual number from the 2009–10 PSS.
NOTE: Number of 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 A-2, 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,” 1995–96 through 2008–09; Private School Universe Survey (PSS), selected years, 1995–96 through 2009–10; Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Questionnaire," 1999-2000 through 2007-08 and "Private School Teacher Questionnaire," 1999-2000 through 2007-08; Elementary and Secondary Teacher Model, 1973–2009; and New Teacher Hires Model, 1988–2007. (This table was prepared April 2011.)

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