ERIC Number: ED412245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Certificated Personnel and Related Information, Fall 1996.
Information used to prepare this publication about certificated school personnel in Colorado was gathered from the state's public schools and Boards of Cooperative Services during fall 1995. Tables describe teacher salaries and characteristics, including educational background and ethnicity. The fall 1996 average salary for Colorado's 36,397.9 full-time equivalent (FTE) public school teachers was $36,271, which represented a 2.5% increase over the fall 1995 average salary. The average salary for Colorado teachers has been below the national average since fall 1988. Of the 71,225.3 FTE certificated and noncertificated staff, 51.1% were classroom teachers. The number of teachers increased 2.9% over 1995, while the number of students, 673,438, increased 2.6% in the same period. From 1989 to 1996, as student membership increased by 19.7%, the number of FTE classroom teachers increased only 13.9%. Some 72.5% of Colorado's teachers were female, and 45.9% of principals and assistant principals were female. Only 18.9% of the state's superintendents and assistant superintendents were female. American Indians, Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics together represented 9.0% of the state's teachers, while these same groups made up 28.0% of the student population. Nearly 66% of the state's teachers were 40 years of age or older. From 1985 to 1996, the number of teachers under 40 years of age declined by 14.4% while the number of teachers aged over 40 increased by 49.8%. (Contains 3 illustrations and 12 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Minority Groups, Principals, School Personnel, Sex Differences, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries
Colorado State Department of Education, State Office Building, 201 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado