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  • TEACHER's DATA REPORT FROM TASB - 1/4/2010
    • The overall average weighted teacher salary in responding districts is $48,650, a 3.2 percent increase from the 2008-2009 average salary of $47,158.
    • School administrators received the lowest average pay increase (2.9 Percent) this school year.
    • 15% of all ISD respondents did not increase salaries for at least one employee group this school year.
    • Four regions reported average weighted teacher salaries topping $50,000: 1)Region 10 (Richardson) $50,804 2)Region 11 (Ft. Worth) $50,773, 3) Region 20 (San Antonio) $50,395 and 4) Region 4 (Houston) $50,131.
    • School districts spent an average 3.8% on pay increases for returning teachers this year, up from 3.1% last year and 3.5% in 2007-2008.

     

    Note:  Districts were required in 2009-2010 to give teachers and other specific educators a monthly increase equivalent to $80 or $60 per weighted average daily attendance (WADA), whichever was greater, under 2009 legislation (HB3646- Hochberg, et al.)

  • LLB"s 2010 TEXAS FACT BOOK OF EDUCATION DATA - 1/11/2010
    TEXAS RANKING TEXAS DATA EDUCATION DATA
    1 1033 2007 number of public elementary and secondary school districts.
    1 321,729 2009 estimated number of public school teachers.
    2 8,630 2007 number of public elementary and secondary schools.
    2 4,521.53 2007 enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools.
    24 14.8:1 2007 pupil-teacher ratio in public elementary and secondary schools.
    25 $63,709 2007 average family salary at institutions of higher education.
    39 $46,179 2007 estimated average salary of public school teachers.
    41 5.00% 2006 percentage of elementary and secondary school students in private schools.
    43 61.30% 2009 estimated public high-school graduation rate.
    44 $8,307 2009 state and local expenditures per pupil in public schools.
 

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