MERIC NEWS LETTER

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It’s that time of year again – time for more amazing education stats. Such as?   



How many public school students, teachers and principals there are in Missouri, how many bus drivers make the wheels on that bus go round and round and the number of lunches served.

●   891,865
    Number of public school students in Missouri, 2004-05 school year,   
    kindergarten through 12th grade

●   96,581,914
    Total lunches served, Missouri public schools, 2004-05

●   484
    Number of pupils enrolled in general agriculture course statewide, 2004-05,
    grades 9-12

●   29,250
    Number of pupils enrolled in microcomputer business applications course, 2004-05,
    grades 9-12

●   65,045
    Number of public school classroom teachers in Missouri, 2004-05

●   3,023
    Number of principals and assistant principals, 2004-05

●   10,940
    Number of school bus drivers in 2004

●   $69,374
    Estimated average annual salary, principals/assistant principals, 2004-05

●   $40,675
    Estimated average annual salary, classroom teachers, 2004-05

●   $19,530
    Estimated average annual salary, school bus driver, 2004

Learning and Earning
●   13.9 percent
    Percentage of adults ages 25 + who hold bachelors’ degrees only in Missouri,
    2000

●   $52,810
    Average annual salary of all occupations requiring bachelor’s degree only, 2004

●   $23,350
    Average annual salary of all occupations requiring only short-term, on-the-job
    training, 2004

Sources: MERIC short-term occupational projections; US Census 2000, Population Estimates, 2004 County Business Patterns; Missouri State Board of Education, “2004-2005 Report of the Public Schools of Missouri”   

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