How does the proposed class-size ratio increase affect the number of students in each classroom?

The Superintendent’s FY 2025 Proposed Operating Budget proposes increasing the class-size by two across all levels. The proposed changes for the 2024-2025 school year would increase the upper range for class sizes at the elementary level and increase the student to staff ratio for middle and high school. The table below shows the current (2023-24) and proposed (2024-25) class-size ratios and upper ranges.

Grade/LevelStudent to Teacher Class-Size RatioClass Size Upper Range
Title I School
Non-Title I School
Grades 1-220:120:12426
Grades 3-526:126:13032
Grades 1-220:120:12526
Grades 3-526:126:13132
Middle School19.8:121.2:13333
High School21.1:122.5:13333

More information on the class-size ratio increases can be found under Elementary School Instruction, Middle School Instruction and High School Instruction in the School Management and Instructional Leadership section in the Superintendent’s FY 2025 Proposed Operating Budget book.  

The information contained in this answer relates to the Superintendent’s FY 2025 Proposed Operating Budget, which was published on Jan. 18, 2024. Please see FAQs on the Board of Education’s FY 2025 Requested Operating Budget for what has changed. View the full FY 2025 Operating Budget timeline and versions of each budget as they become available.