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Vermont
Vermont
Vermont Department of Education, 120 State Street,
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
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Superintendent of Education
Commissioner Marc E. Hull, (802) 828-3135
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Bill Scherr, (802) 828-3151
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Bill Scherr, (802) 828-3151

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
92,755 106,341 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
333 395 Public schools
6,656 7,751 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
9,609 9,609 Land area in square miles
9.7 11.1 Public school students per square mile
3.5 4.1 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
540 586 State population (in thousands)
$2,547 $4,024 State revenue per capita
$2,306 $3,605 State expenditure per capita
$306 $429 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$101,802 $132,553 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 334 100% 346 Total public education agencies
82.3% 275 82.4% 285 Regular school districts
17.7% 59 17.3% 60 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 0.3% 1 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 100 or more schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 25 to 99 schools
0.3% 1 0.3% 1 10 to 24 schools
2.7% 9 1.4% 5 5 to 9 schools
71.0% 237 88.2% 305 1 to 4 schools
26.0% 87 10.1% 35 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 333 100% 395 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
98.8% 329 81.0% 320 Regular schools
1.2% 4 15.2% 60 Special education schools
0.0% 0 3.5% 14 Vocational schools
0.0% 0 0.3% 1 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
52.6% 175 39.7% 157 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
18.9% 63 15.9% 63 PK, K, 1 to 8
5.7% 19 4.1% 16 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
0.0% 0 1.5% 6 7 to 8, 9
9.9% 33 6.1% 24 7, 8 to 12
3.9% 13 6.3% 25 9, 10, 11 to 12
8.1% 27 14.2% 56 Other grades
0.9% 3 4.1% 16 Ungraded
0.0% 0 8.1% 32 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
1,404 Prekindergarten
7,867 7,530 Kindergarten
8,380 8,256 First
7,560 8,255 Second
7,211 8,060 Third
6,989 8,152 Fourth
6,846 8,319 Fifth
6,692 8,331 Sixth
6,781 8,481 Seventh
6,686 8,374 Eighth
6,439 8,486 Ninth
6,314 7,697 Tenth
6,473 7,130 Eleventh
6,380 6,622 Twelfth
2,137 1,244 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
10.1% Students in special education with IEPs
13.3% 19.9% School membership eligible for free lunch
11.8% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
82.4% 5,968  98.0% 5,867 Regular diploma
  1.8% 106 Other diploma
17.6% 1,278 0.0% 0 High school equivalency
  0.2% 13 Other completers
    Dropouts
        Dropouts who were male
        Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
224.9 279.3 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
33.2% 28.2% Students below basic level
66.8% 71.8% Students at or above basic level
22.6% 27.4% Students at or above proficient level
2.7% 3.8% Students at advanced level
157.1 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  29.9% Students below basic level
  70.1% Students at or above basic level
  34.0% Students at or above proficient level
  2.7% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 12,321 100% 15,693 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
54.0% 6,656 49.4% 7,751 Teachers
10.3% 1,263 19.8% 3,105 Instructional aides
        Support staff
2.1% 259 2.2% 352 Guidance counselors/directors
2.6% 315 2.4% 383 Librarians/library support
6.2% 766 4.8% 754 Administrative support
16.5% 2,031 16.7% 2,616 Other support services
        Administrators
5.4% 665 2.5% 387 School-based
3.0% 366 2.2% 345 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.2 1.0 Teacher to all other staff ratio
6.5 10.6 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$14,996 $24,934 Average beginning teacher salary
$24,507 $36,053 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.5% 0.5% Public school teachers with no degree
57.9% 49.4% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
39.4% 47.5% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
2.2% 2.5% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$3,966 $8,449 National school lunch
$196 $1,729 National school breakfast
$11,365 $15,522 Title I
$805 $10,373 Education for the handicapped
$4,414 $5,064 Vocational and adult education
$3,903 $6,705 School improvement
$11 $261 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$50 $285 Bilingual education
$142 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$493,874 $812,166 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$5,324 $7,637 Revenue per pupil in membership
$456,992 $718,092 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$4,927 $6,753 Current expenditure per pupil in membership


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