Kansas Commissioner of Education :Dr. Diane DeBacker
Length of School Year: A minimum of 186 (K-11) and 181 (12) school days or 465 (K), 1116 (1-11), and 1086 (12) hours is required by Kansas state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 316 public school districts in Kansas.
Number of Public Schools: There are 1458 public schools in Kansas. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 474,489 public school students in Kansas. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 34,700 public school teachers in Kansas.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 35 charter schools in Kansas.
Per Pupil Spending: Kansas spends $10,261 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Kansas is 13.7 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 76.6% of schools in Kansas are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 14.0% of students in Kansas are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 8.0% of students in Kansas are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 45.7% of student in Kansas schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1.2%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 84.5% of all students entering high school in Kansas graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 244 students per 1000 in Kansas had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 290 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Kansas. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 267 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Kansas. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 65.4% of students in Kansas go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 210 private schools in Kansas.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 41,966 private school students in Kansas.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Kansas was $42,696.67 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of Kansas negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Kansas provided by the Topeka Public Schools District.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info