Public Schools K-12 Report Summary

SIC Codes: 8211
NAICS Codes: 611110

Chapters Include

  • Industry Overview
  • Quarterly Industry Update
  • Business Challenges
  • Trends and Opportunities
  • Call Preparation Questions
  • Financial Information
  • Industry Forecast
  • Website and Media Links
  • Glossary of Acronyms

Public Schools K-12 Industry Overview

Excerpt from Public Schools K-12 Report

Institutions in this industry provide primary and secondary classroom education as part of public school systems. The biggest US districts include New York City Public Schools, Los Angeles Unified, and City of Chicago School District 299.

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by demographics. The success of individual schools depends largely on funding, the ability to attract effective teachers, and student performance; parental support can be a contributing factor. Schools in affluent communities may receive more local funding support and be able to offer a wider range of instruction. School districts vary greatly in size; the 100 largest US districts serve about 20% of all students.

Products, Operations & Technology

The average US public school has about 525 students. Elementary schools are typically smaller, with an average enrollment of about 485, compared to an average of 790 students at middle and high schools. The average student/teacher ratio is 16:1. The high school graduation rate for US public school students is about 85%.

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