15.4
the estimated number of students per teacher in 2019, compared to almost 19 students per teacher in 1980

Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Additional Information: This figure includes both public and private schools.
Reference: For more information, read the National Center for Education Statistics analysis, "Digest of Education Statistics." "Digest of Education Statistics."

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