School Staffing Dashboard

Learn the fiscal and opportunity costs of American K–12 public school hiring practices. Select the states you want to see, click boxes below you want to see data for, then tap the Data Drawer tab to open up your customized data sheet. You can even export the file to help your work.

Sources: Data reported annually by state education departments to the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and obtained from Digest of Education Statistics and the Elementary/Secondary Information System.

Notes: Nominal dollars for FY 1992 are converted to Real 2017 and 2019 dollars using the CPI-U for January 1992,  January 2017,and January 2019 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

StateACTUAL Per-student spending, FY 1992REAL Per-student spending, FY 1992ACTUAL Per-student spending, FY 2017ACTUAL Average Teacher Salary, FY 1992REAL Average Teacher Salary, FY 1992ACTUAL Average Teacher Salary, FY 2019Change in per-student spendingChange in avg teacher salariesStudents, FY 1992Students, FY 2019Change in students', 1992-2019All staff, FY 1992All staff, FY 2019Chg in all staff, 1992-2019Teachers, FY 1992Teachers, FY 2019Chg in teachers, 1992-2019All other staff, FY 1992All other staff, FY 2019Chg in all other staff, 1992-2019Total savings (if "changes in all other staff" matched "changes in students" assuming average compensation at $70,000 per full-time employee)Potential teacher pay raises (if "changes in all other staff" matched "changes in students")Number of students who can receive $8,000 ESAs (if "changes in all other staff" matched "changes in students")