Teacher Contract Database

Results

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Custom report. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=104611
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Action taken when class size limit is exceeded

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Methodology for Action taken when class size limit is exceeded

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
For kindergarten when classload exceeds 15 and grade 1 when classload exceeds 21; issue not addressed for all other grades.

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Other
Re-assignment of students

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

A new class must be formed
A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation
Other
Reduction in non-teaching duties

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Teacher may file a grievance

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Teacher receives additional compensation

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

teacher may file a grievance; if grievance is not resolved by Step 2, the expedited arbitration procedure shall be followed

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Teacher receives additional compensation
for teachers of grades 4-12 in core academic subjects. Issue is not addressed for grades k-3.

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

At the primary level, additional support is added during the core instructional time of reading and math.

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation
Other
Reorganize classes/class schedules; Extra preparation period; Additional positions; Staggered starting and ending class times; Modified school boundaries; Establishment of alternative sites and multi-age groupings; Split shifts; Controlled enrollment

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation
Other
A new teacher is added

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation
Other
Reassignment of teachers or students; add an additional classroom teacher

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Class size must be reduced, unless the teacher elects to exceed the maximum number of students.

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Teacher receives additional compensation
(see footnote)

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Notify parents

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Teacher receives additional compensation

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Teacher receives additional compensation
Other
; reorganize or rebalance classes

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for an exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice to parents

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

A new class must be formed
Teacher receives additional compensation
whenever the number of students and various, specified factors (e.g., available space) allow it to be possible

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Other
Students might be reallocated or an instructional aide might be assigned to classes in grades K and 7-12 core curriculum classes; Issue not addressed for grades 1-6.

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
district must seek an exception from state commissioner of education

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

A new class must be formed
Teacher receives additional compensation
Other
Hire a full time teacher to co-teach the class

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Elementary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; Secondary: the principal will collaborate with the affected educator to insure that course objectives and safety standards can be met with the additional students

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Superintendent may authorize an enrollment freeze at a school where maximum class sizes have been reached

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

a return to the maximum is required within 20 days of exceeding the limit

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

assignment of additional teachers; violations are subject to the grievance procedure

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

A new class must be formed
A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Teacher may file a complaint if enrollment is 10% or higher than class size specified ratio; Combining of two grade levels in a single class; Transferring teacher to another school after school year is in session.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

The overload will be brought to the attention of the Superintendent for review and action.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

A new class must be formed
A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Other
co-teaching models, balancing among classes per grade level or subject area, adding licensed staff, additional prep time, reduction in non-instructional duties and other methods created by the site

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
however, this only applies to special education classes at the elementary level; Issue not addressed for all other classes.

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

teacher may file a grievance; principal must put in writing the reason for exceeding the limit

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

reclassification of the school, transfer of pupils to their neighborhood schools, or transport of pupils to schools without overcrowding problems

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Teacher requests meeting with administrator if s/he feels class size is excessive. If not resolved after two weeks, teacher meets with associate superintendent who makes final decision if class size should be adjusted.

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

District acknowledges policy mandated by state law

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Other
teacher will have a reduction of students scheduled to another class or other classes to achieve the average.

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents
When class size exceeds state law limits at the elemenatry level, principal may submit an appeal for an additional teaching unit; Issue not addressed for middle or secondary levels.

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

When class size becomes excessive in teacher's opinion, teacher can appeal to principal's supervisor, then to Superintendent and finally to the Board of Education.

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
when class size limits are exceeded in grades K-6; issue not addressed for grades 7-12

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Teacher receives additional compensation

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Other
Notify parents
District acknowledges policy mandated by state law
the school shall notify the Commissioner and apply for exception; a campus or district that is granted an exception from class size limits shall provide written notice of the exception to the parent to each student affected by the exception

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Teacher receives additional compensation
Other
PreK-3 teachers receive additional compensation and 2 days relief time for preparation; Union and district will pursue reallocation of existing monies/personnel for class size reduction.

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Class may deviate from the class size maximum only with the written consent of the member.

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

consideration for additional assistance will be given, teachers at the intermediate level receive compensation, high school teachers will receive compensation in the form of release time

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Addition of a Supportive Services Assistant at the Kindergarten level; When a teacher questions the validity of the principals reason for exceeding class size, a grievance may be filed.

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Teacher receives additional compensation

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

when classes are approaching or exceeding the maximum range, a committee shall be formed and shall meet quarterly to determine strategies to provide additional classroom supports

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
Teacher receives additional compensation

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

A paraprofessional is assigned to the class
At the elementary level, a district aide is assigned to assist at least one hour per day per over-enrolled student.

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Teacher may request changes from principal, school building committee, and/or assistant superintendent

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,984 60%

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

District acknowledges state law; however, the district has a waiver that allows class size limits to be exceeded to the following: PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K: 21; 1-6: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents (only average class loads are specified); 7-8: 28.35 in English classes; issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents for other subjects (only daily teaching loads are specified); 9-12: 31.5 in English classes; issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents for other subjects (only daily teaching loads are specified)

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

K: 18; 1-3: 25; 4-5: 28 PreK and 6-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

K-4: district acknowledges state law; 22 PreK and 5-12: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

district acknowledges state board's policy

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; however, while a maximum is not specified, the district aims to keep classes at no more than 23 in grades K-3 and 28 in grades 4-5.

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

PK-2: 22; 3-5: 25; 6-8: 28 (26 for 6th grade at Level 3 and Level 4 schools); 9-12: 31 (30 for 9th grade at Level 3 and Level 4 schools)

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

PK: 18 K-1: 24; 2-12: 29

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law: PreK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-8: 22 (22-1 is the professional staff to student ratio) 9-12: 21 (21-1 is specified overall ratio for reach school)

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

PK & 7-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 33; 4-6: 35

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-1: 27; 2-3: 29; 4-12: 32

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

PreK & K: 33 (in 2013-14 and 2014-15; 32, thereafter); 1-3: 32; 4-5: 33; 6-8: 35; 9-12: 36 (core academic classes)

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Pre-K, K & 2-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; Grade 1: district acknowledges state law (class size shall be reduced to 15, on a school-by-school basis and as state funding allows, with priority going to schools with the highest percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch)

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law.

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Elementary: 23; Middle and secondary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Pre-k: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents K: 29 in accordance with VA Code Sec 22.1-253.13:2 1-3: 30 in accordance with VA Code Sec 22.1-253.13:2 4-6: 35 in accordance with VA Code Sec 22.1-253.13:2 6-12 English classes: 24 in accordance with VA Code Sec 22.1-253.13:2; limits for other classes in grades 6-12 not addressed in documents available to NCTQ

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

PreK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K: 29; elementary: 29 (primary level), 32 (intermediate and upper grade classes); secondary: 25 (essential or basic English or remedial math), 28 (all other subjects)

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 18; 4-6: academic: 28; specialist: 34; 7-12: academic: 30; specialist/elective: 34

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

preK-3 & 7-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; 4-6: 30 (class load)

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

PK: 20; K-3: 25; 4-8: 28; 9-12: 30

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-5: 30; 6-8: 35; 9-12: 36

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

PreK: 25; K: 27; 1: 28; 2-3: 29; 4-6: 31; 7-8: 38 (class size target); 9-12: 39 (class size target)

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law.

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Pre-K: 11 (ratio of 1 staff to 11 students), in accordance with state law; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Pre-K: 11 (ratio of 1 staff to 11 students), in accordance with state law; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents;

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-1: 25; 2-3: 27; 4-6: 29; 7-8: 32 (pupil load will not exceed 160 pupils per day for middle school teachers); 9-12: 35 (pupil load will not exceed 170 pupils per day for high school teachers)

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

elementary: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; secondary: district acknowledges state law

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ review documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 25; 4-5: 30; 6-12: 35

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

PK: 15 (class size limit can be extended to 20 if an educational aide is present); K-2: 20; 3-12: 25

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-2: 32; 3-6: 35; 7-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

pre-K-3: 24; 4-6: 28 (at the end of the two year pilot, in 2017-2018, class size will return to 26) 7-12: 32 (based on the hiring ratio)

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

PK - 3: 24; 4-6: 34; 7-12: 37

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents K-4: 22, in accordance with state law

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Not specified; the maximum class size shall be determined by the board with the advice of the superintendent and the staff, in accordance with state law.

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

PK-2: 23; 3-6: 27; 7-12: 28

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-2: 25 (maximum class size; optimum class size is 20); 3: 20 (optimum class size) 4-12: 26 (optimum class size)

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

district acknowledges state law

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

District acknowledges state law: K: 22, or 27 with full-time assistant teacher; 1-4: 27; 5-12: 33 (departmentalized academic core classes)

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 24 (class size guideline); 4-6: 30 (class size guideline); 7-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents (the maximum secondary load will be 150 students per grading period)

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

District acknowledges state law: PK: in compliance with state law; maximum not specified; K-3: 24; 4: 28; 5-6: 29; 7-12: 31

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

K-3: 26; 4-12: 33

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Elementary: district acknowledges state law; Middle level: 22 (staffing ratio for each school); Secondary level: 23 (staffing ration for each school)

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; PreK and 5-12: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

K-4: 22, in accordance with state law; PreK and 5-12: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

PreK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 25; 4-6: 30; 7-12: 35

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

K-4: district acknowledges state law; 22 PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K: 32; 1-3: 30; 4-12: 35 (for 6-12, grade 6 core classes and English classes capped at 35 students; foreign language, science, social studies and mathematics classes capped at 37 students; all other classes are capped at between 39-54)

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Class size limits vary depending on student body and school type/program so the answers here represent the range: Pre-K-3: 27 (average class size 24); 4-6: 30-36 (average class size 27-32.5); 7-8: 30-36 in academic classes and 39 in non-academic classes (average class size 27-36.25); 9-10: 30-36 in academic classes and 36-39 in non-academic classes (average class size 27-35.5); 11-12: 39 in academic and non-academic classes (average class size 35.5); 9-12: 30-33 in Magnet Schools (average class size 27-29.5)

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

K: 25; 1-3: 28 (30 with a teacher assistant); 4-5: 31 (34 with a teacher assistant); 6-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

elementary & middle: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; secondary: 30 (non-lab courses); 24 (lab courses)

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 26; 4-12: 30

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

PreK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 19; 4-8: 23; 9-12: 28

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K & 1: 25; 2: 25 in P-5 schools, 27 in city-wide schools; 3-5: 25 in P-5 schools, issue not addressed for other schools; 6-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

K-3: 18 at High Priority Schools; 4-5: 24 at High Priority Schools; 6-12: High Priority Schools will determine their own class sizes; all non-High Priority Schools: class sizes not specified - the district will set class size priorities in consultation with MTF

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

district acknowledges state law; K-3: 18; 4-6: 26; 7-12: 29

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; however, schools will adhere to the class sizes as determined in the district's budget.

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-2: 26; 3-12: 27

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

PK: 18; K: 25; 1-5: 32; 6: 32 if in elementary school bldg; 33 if in regular middle school bldg (30 in Title I schools); 7-8: 33 (30 in Title I schools); 9-12: 34

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

District acknowledges state law.

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

K-4: district acknowledges state law: 22; Pre-K & 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

PK-4: 22; 5: 26; 6-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

PK - K: 27 (24 in schools with unduplicated pupil percentage in excess of 90); 1-3: 30 (27 in schools with unduplicated pupil percentage in excess of 90); 4-6: 31 (30 in grades 4 & 5 in schools with unduplicated pupil percentage in excess of 90); 7-12: 32 for most core classes; 27-52 for electives

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

PreK: 20; K: 26; 1-3: 28; 4-6: 32; middle & secondary: 30;

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ documents

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 26; 4-12: 33

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

district acknowledges state law

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

K-4: district acknowledges state law; 22 PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law: PreK - 3: 18; 4 - 8: 22; 9 - 12: 25

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

district acknowledges state law

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

PK: 20; K-3: 25; 4-5: 28; 6-8: 28(academic subjects); 34 (non-academic subjects); 40 (physical education); 9-12: 30 (academic subjects); 34 (non-academic subjects); 43 (physical education)

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-4: 22, in accordance with state law

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law.

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents K: 25; 1-3: 27; 4-12: 30

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

PreK-Middle: Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents: Secondary: Not specified; determined by each principal on a case-by-case basis

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

PK-12: 29

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Not specified; class size is determined case-by-case based on criteria established by the Board and Association.

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-6: 26; 7-9: 28; 10-12: 29 (class limits are 28 in specified Non-Regents classes)

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents K: 34; 1-3: 24; 4-6: 33; 7-8: 31; 9-12: 32

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

K-4: district acknowledges state law; 22 PK and 5-12: issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

PK: 20; K-3: 33; 4-6: 34; 7 & 8 (middle/intermediate school core classes): 36; 9-12 (secondary core classes): 40

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

pre-K to 3: average class size shall not exceed 24 effective July 1, 2015; pre-K to 6: class size shall not exceed 35 commencing in the 2016-2017 school year; middle: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; secondary: 36

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

PK-3: district acknowledges state law: 22; 4-5: 30; 6-12: 25-30 depending on subject matter (physical education's limit is 37)

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

PreK-3: 27; 4-6: 34; 7-12: 36

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Pre-K: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K: 31, in accordance with state law (Education Code Sections 41376 & 41378); 1-3: 30, in accordance with state law (Education Code Sections 41376 & 41378); elementary: 31; middle/intermediate and secondary: 40

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

K-3: 30; All other grade levels: 33

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-3: 26; 4-5: 28 6: 28 (at the elementary level), 32 (at the secondary level) 7-12: 32 (for core classes)

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

District acknowledges state law

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Elementary: 30; Middle & secondary: issue not addressed

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

PK: 10 (half day); 20 (full day); K-2: 20; 3-4: 22; 5-6: 30; 7-12: 33

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

PK: 20 (in both high and low poverty schools); K: 24 (high poverty schools), 26 (low poverty schools); 1-3: 25 (high poverty schools), 27 (low poverty schools); 4-5: 28 (high poverty schools), 29 (low poverty schools); 6-8: 33 (high poverty schools - core content classes), 35 (low poverty schools - core content classes); 9-12: 35 (high poverty schools - core content classes), 37 (low poverty schools - core content classes)

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; elementary: 28; secondary: 26 for core subject classes; 31 for others

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Pre-K: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K: 26; 1-3: 29; 4-6 & 7-8 when in a K-8 school: 30; middle: 33; secondary: 36

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

PK: 20; K-3: 26; 4-6: (when 6th is in an elementary school) 32; 6-8: (when 6th is in a middle school) 29; 9-12: 33

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

District acknowledges state law.

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

district acknowledges state law

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

District acknowledges state law.

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents (only class-size ratios are addressed and those are in accordance with state guidelines)

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K-2: 25; 3: 26; 4-5: 32; 6-12: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

PK: issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; K: 30, subject to class size review procedure; 1-3: 31, subject to class size review procedure; 4-5: 33, subject to class size review procedure; middle and secondary: 32-35, depending on subject matter and subject to class size review procedure

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law.

54,984 60%