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Old 08-06-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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I'm wondering about the size of private school classes represented on this board.

I'm in a 1/2 combo with a total of 9 students, 7 1st graders and 2 2nd graders.


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My first gig was a 1/2 with 7 students. I then had 14 3rd graders, 12 3rd graders, 10 6th graders, 18 5/6, and back to 10 6th. We are growing, and some of our classes have been split because they reached 30. The 5th grade for instance has over 30 and is two separate classes now.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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I teach high school English so no combos we switch classes 9th grade:1, 10th grade:4, 11th grade 2, 12th grade 1.
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I've worked at two different private schools:
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School #1 - 3 years teaching K
Year #1: 26 Kinders! It only lasted 6 weeks when I told them they must hire another teacher to split the class or hire another teacher to replace me! They hired another teacher and we were split 13 and 13.
Year #2 and #3 both had 18 students.

School #2
Year #1 (1st grade) 10 students
Year #2 (1st grade) 15 students
Year #3 (2nd grade) 14 students
Year #4 (2nd grade) I'm up to 24 so far. They "hope" to get me a part-time aide, though they can't promise that due to finances.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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I have 10 kinders for the fall and I can have up to 14/15 at my school. :^) I'm excited about my small class. I had 19 in a public school last year.


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Old 08-06-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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I just found out that they hired another teacher for first grade! So we will each have 17!!
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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22, 8th graders
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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I have four 7th graders and 2 eighth graders. This year I have a couple of high school classes as well. There are 3, maybe 4 9th graders and 4 sophomores.
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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This year I'll have 21 fourth students. I enjoyed last year with only 13.
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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This year I will have 14 in 2nd grade.


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Old 08-06-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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28 students with a full time aide (certified teacher as well)
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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K - 15 students
1 -12 students
2nd - 13 students
3rd - 15 students
4th - 10 students
5th - 8 students
6th - 9 students
7/8 - 9 students

Every year we hope to gain more students but its so hard for families to afford a private school in today's economy.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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I teach 4th grade and have 10 students this year. Our school is kinder through 12th. This year we have 156 students...slightly down from last year.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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I get how ever many register for second grade. A few years ago I had 27 (!), last year only 18.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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6th - 31 and 32
7th - 30 and 30
8th - 23 and 23 (whew!)
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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This year it looks like I will have 15 fourth graders.

Last year I had 24 fourth graders.

The year before that I had 32 second graders. Class size was a big part of the reason why I changed schools.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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I have 28 in First Grade with a full time assistant. She is there for all but 1 1/2 hours because she is doing cafeteria duty during that time.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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I teach three-second grade math classes. The maximum is 16 students. Most of the time I have 14 to 15 in each class.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I work in a private Lutheran school, and teach Kindergarten. I usually average about 15 children each year. It is perfect!!
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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PreK-20
K-25
1-8--30 Max!

This is our "ideal" full enrollment goal. Our numbers are down this year. (Thank goodness.)
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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5th grade, 14 students.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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K-8 all classes have 30 students and we have 3 of each grade level.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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I am teaching grade 3 this year and will have 21 students. I had 26 last year. We don't have any split grades in our school which I think is what attracts many families to our school.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:31 AM
 
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Wow, I am amazed that so many teach such small classes. I can't believe the school can afford to stay open and pay salaries with that few kids. nice...
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Our school can go to 28. Only Kindergarten have full time aides. I have had over 24 for 4 years.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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I will have 10 sixth graders. Most of our grades have 10-15.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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I just got our numbers for this year. we just decided to expand to K-6 instead of K-3 since a neighboring school closed down.

K- 7
1st-7
2nd/3rd combo 7 and 4
4/5/6 combo 1/2/2 respectively

SO we have 30 students this year, the 4/5 /6 was because no one else had openings and they parents begged to bring them to the school.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies.
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2 classes-15 and 16 students
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:17 AM
 
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Most years, I've had 18 which is our maximum in Lower School. This year enrollment is up, and they're splitting 4th and 5th grades into two sections each, around 12-15 students.

My first year teaching I had a 4th/5th combo with 5 4th graders and 4 5th graders.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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I'm in Indiana which authorized school vouchers for private schools this year. Our numbers have been declining, and they closed one of our two fourth grades, so I am the only teacher starting this year. We were only expecting to have 20, but because of the vouchers we have 28 and counting! I've never had such a big class before, and it is making me nervous! I'm actually hoping we get to 32, because then we can hire back our other teacher and split it into two classes again!
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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I teach 2nd grade and will have 31 in my class this year. I do have a full time aide which helps a lot! Still--it is a lot of kiddos to keep track of and fit into one room.
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I moved to fourth grade this year and will have 17 students but the other teacher will have 20, so I will get any and all new students that enroll.
However, we have the smallest group in elementary. Most grades will have 21-24 students in each class. (mostly two but some have three classes per grade level) I haven't heard how enrollment overall has done but it seems as if we came out alright.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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8 First graders this year. Last year I did a 1/2 combo with 9 & 5.....
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your school sounds like ours

K 7
1 5
2 3
3 5
4 7
5 4
6 1
7 3
8 0
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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each grade has 2 classes of 24-36 students. I have 36!
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