Student-teacher ratio
This shows the number of students per teacher. A low student-teacher ratio is not the same as a small class size. Some schools have teachers who teach specialized subjects with smaller classes or teach on a part-time basis. Other schools hire extra teachers to free up class preparation time for their core teaching staff. All of these possibilities lower the overall student-teacher ratio but not the average class size.

Source (public schools): FL Dept. of Education, 2007-2008 (GreatSchools calculated this ratio by dividing the number of students enrolled by the number of teachers)

Source (private schools): NCES, 2003-2004

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