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State of Texas Summary

There are 1,235 districts, 8,697 public schools, and 581 charter schools in Texas serving 5,000,470 students. Financially the state of Texas spends approximately $10,307 per student. There are 324,282 full-time teachers receiving a total of $19,881,407,108 in salaries and $3,074,614,899 in total benefits. 2,202,591 students receive a free lunch and 350,228 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 1,235
Total Schools: 8,697
Charter Schools: 581
Full-time Teachers: 324,282
Total Students: 5,000,470
LEP / ELL Students: 746,466
IEP Students: 441,987
Freshman Graduation Rate: 79%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 2,202,591
Reduced Lunch: 350,228
Revenue Per Student: $10,307
Salaries: $19,881,407,108
Employee Benefits: $3,074,614,899

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Texas Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 67.70%
Grade 4 Reading 71.00%
Elementary School Science 71.50%
Grade 8 Math 84.30%
Grade 8 Reading 88.50%
Middle School Science 73.80%
High School Math 83.30%
High School Reading 77.80%
High School Science 86.30%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.