Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days or 437 (K), 1050 (1-6), and 1137 (7-12) school hours are required by Wisconsin state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 424 public school districts in Wisconsin.
Number of Public Schools: There are 2295 public schools in Wisconsin. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 871,105 public school students in Wisconsin. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 56,245 public school teachers in Wisconsin.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 241 charter schools in Wisconsin.
Per Pupil Spending: Wisconsin spends $11,930 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Wisconsin is 15.4 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 65.1% of schools in Wisconsin are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 14.2% of students in Wisconsin are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 5.1% of students in Wisconsin are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 40.7% of students in Wisconsin schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Pacific Islander: 0.0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1.2%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 91.1% of all students entering high school in Wisconsin graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 229.8 students per 1000 in Wisconsin had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 289 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Wisconsin. The U.S. average was 284.
Reading: 268 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Wisconsin. The U.S. average was 266.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 60.1% of students in Wisconsin go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 954 private schools in Wisconsin.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 137,633 private school students in Wisconsin.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Wisconsin was $48,743.33 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of Wisconsin negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Wisconsin provided by the Verona Public School 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