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Madison — Today the Department of Public Instruction released the data for a survey done by the Wisconsin Association of Schools District Administrators.  The administrators for 353 school districts responded, which accounts for 83% of Wisconsin school districts.  The median student to teacher ratio in Wisconsin this year is 13.5 to 1.  Attached is a copy of the survey questions, and the raw data responses. 

The survey data shows:

  • New teacher hires outnumber layoffs and non-renewals by 1,213 positions
  • The three districts with the most teacher layoffs (Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Janesville) didn’t adopt the reforms put in place by Governor Walker
  • The Milwaukee, Kenosha and Janesville school districts account for 68% of teacher layoffs for the entire state, but only contain 12.8% of Wisconsin students
  • 75% of districts have the same K-3 class sizes or are decreasing them
  • 67% of districts for grades 4-6 are keeping the same class size or decreasing them
  • 78% of districts are keeping student fees the same or decreasing them
  • 92% of districts are keeping sports programs the same or expanding them
  • 89% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of technology support staff
  • 73% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of library or media center staff
  • 95% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of social work staff
  • 85% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of guidance staff
  • 91% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of psychology staff
  • 90% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of gifted and talented staff
  • 74% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of special education staff
  • 85% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of at risk program staff
  • 84% of school districts had the same number or increased the number of drug and alcohol abuse staff
  • 96% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of early childhood staff
  • 96% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of English language learner program staff
  • 84% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of Reading coordination staff
  • 96% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of AP sections
  • 98% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of AP courses
  • 89% of school districts have their AP class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 82% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of vocational/technical sections
  • 91% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of vocational/technical courses
  • 83% of school districts have their vocational/technical class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 82% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of art sections
  • 94% of school districts have the same number of increased the number of art courses
  • 82% of school districts have art class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 84% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of music sections
  • 95% of school districts have the same number of or increased the number of music courses
  • 86% of school districts have music class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 84% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of family/consumer ed. sections
  • 90% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of family/consumer ed. courses
  • 87% of school districts have family/consumer ed. class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 86% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of physical education sections
  • 99% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of physical education courses
  • 79% of school districts have physical education class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 84% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of business education sections
  • 93% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of business education courses
  • 87% of school districts have business education class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 77% of school districts have their social studies class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 99% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of social studies courses
  • 88% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of social studies sections
  • 80% of school districts have their science class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 99% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of science courses
  • 91% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of science sections
  • 79% of school districts have their math class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 97% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of math courses
  • 90% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of math sections
  • 78% of school districts have their English class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 98% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of English courses
  • 89% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of English sections
  • 83% of school districts have their foreign language class sizes stay the same or decrease
  • 97% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of foreign language courses
  • 87% of school districts have the same number or increased the number of foreign language sections

 

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