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Old 02-06-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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Hey~
What's the student/teacher ratio law in your states? I have 17 K5's all by myself all day, and I'm trying to figure out if that's anywhere near normal. I'm in a private school in Virginia.


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For k-2 ours was 25, but it has dropped and is now 23, hopefully we can get it to drop again in this contract.
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I'm in 1st and our limit is 21 (no parapro or aid)
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I have 27 kids and NO HELP...I would get an aide for 75 minutes if I had 28...our K has to have 25 before they get help!
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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I think we can get to 30 before we get an aide in our classrooms. This year we have a grant that entitles us to 17 in the first grade classrooms. That is so wonderful!


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I'm not sure about the state laws. At my old school, we capped at 17 in K-1 (down from 19 my first couple years) and at 25 in 2-8 (up from 24 when I first started). We were considered to be a school with "smaller" class sizes. The private school I went to as a child had around 30 per class, K-8. My sister teaches there now and it's still about the same.

I'm an aide at a middle school right now and some of the classes have more than 30, but they seem to average around 24 or so.
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In Texas the state maximum for a K class is 22 ... and my class is full!
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in my district in IL. I have 25 this year which is small for me. I had 29 last year, but was able to get a 1/2 day aide which helped. For 2nd grade, I need to have at least 28 before they will consider an aide. I really wish they would cap at 20!
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In California K-3 are 20 or below w/o instructional assistants. However, our governor is threatening severe reduction in ed spending, and there is a possibility of going back to 31. Without IAs.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Indiana...2nd grade...27 kids...no aide or assistance at all.
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My district (very large public one in Phoenix area) caps K-2 classrooms at 20. I have 16. I think 20 is plenty of first graders for me.
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this year has 21, but I think our limit for 1st-3rd is 30. I think K is 22. For uppper grades I think it's 33 or 34. I'm in Louisiana, but I'm not sure if our caps are state mandated or by individual district policy. We are fortunate to have a principal who goes to bat for us with the admin and has fought for adding another section of our grade when it started getting up to 25or so in 1st and 2nd. She is persuasive and usually gets what we need.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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No class-size limits here. My class size ranges from 24-28. Aides?? What are those??
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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In my MI school, our cap is 30 kids in 3-5 and I believe 28 for the lower grades. Aides- hahahahaha we haven't seen those around in years!
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Here in NM they "average." The first & second & third grades are averaged. If one grade level is really low, but the other 2 are high, you still look ok. However, I think 24 2nd graders at a high-poverty school is too many kids.

Kinder is capped at 20 and they all have aides. Sp.Ed. has aides, but no one else. I wouldn't know how to act if I had an assistant.

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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K-2 is 20 to 1; 3 and higher can be up to 32 in my district! No para or aid.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:41 AM
 
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Y'all will hate me...

I only have 12 kids this year! Normal for my school is around 17 - 20 in the lower grades. I've long heard rumors that there is cap on the number we can have without an aid but I've apparently never gotten close enough to that number to find out for sure. I do know, however, that in pre-k they can only have 10 per teacher and if they have more than that they must have a full time aid. They cap out (for a teacher and an aid) at 20. My son's class has 19 kids and they have a full time aid.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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I teach 2nd grade in Florida. I have 17 students. We have 5 second grade classs with 18 students being the limit. We are soooo lucky!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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I teach in a private Catholic school is Ohio. Our limit is 30 students. for the past three years I have had 26, 27, 28, but I do have an aide to correct papers, run copies. she is allowed to take a small group out to do reinforcement work with them. I don't know what I'll do without her, as she is retiring this year. The school is not sure if they are replacing her or not. I can't imagine not having some time of help.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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In Wyoming, K-2 caps at 23 students (and I am full in second). I think 3-5th is 26?? but not sure about that.
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