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Teachers

Highly Qualified Teachers

Total # of Teachers: Total number of teachers employed by the district/school, measured in "full-time equivalency".

% of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment: Percentage of teachers who are licensed with Provisional, Initial or Professional licensure to teach in the area(s) in which they are teaching.

Total # of Classes in Core Academic Areas: Total number of classes in core academic areas. Core academic areas include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. Self-contained classroom courses have been weighted to reflect the core academic courses within them.

% of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified: The percentage of core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (defined as teachers holding a Massachusetts teaching license at the Provisional, Initial, or Professional level and demonstrating subject matter competency in the areas they teach). Core academic areas include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. For more information on the definition and requirements of highly qualified teachers, please see http://www.doe.mass.edu/nclb/hq/hq_faq.html. Self-contained classroom courses have been weighted to reflect the core academic courses within them.

Student/Teacher Ratio: The October 1 student enrollment to the total number of teachers.
source: EPIMS
data as of: October 1

Teacher Data 2003-04 to 2006-07

Total # of Teachers: Total number of teachers employed by the district/school, measured in "full-time equivalency".

% of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment: Percentage of teachers who are licensed with Provisional, Initial or Professional licensure to teach in the area(s) in which they are teaching.

Total # of Teachers in Core Academic Areas:The total number of teachers measured in "full-time equivalency", teaching in the core academic subject areas as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography).

% of Core Academic Teachers Identified as Highly Qualified: The percentage of staff, measured in "full-time equivalency", teaching core academic areas that meet the NCLB definition of highly-qualified. To meet the definition, teachers must hold a valid Massachusetts license and demonstrate subject matter competency in the areas the teach.

Student/Teacher Ratio: The October 1 student enrollment to the total number of teachers
source: Download PDF Document DSSR
data as of: October 1

Teacher Salary:

Teaching salaries, divided by the number of full-time equivalent teachers, equals the average teacher salary.