Teacher Demographics
Data on teacher race, ethnicity, gender and education level



Teacher Demographics in the South: Click the options below to explore the data.

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Regional Highlights

During the 2022-23 school year, the teacher workforce across the SREB region remained predominantly female. Despite becoming slightly more racially and ethnically diverse, the teacher workforce in the South does not reflect the overall diversity of the student population. 

The percentage of teachers with associate degrees and advanced degrees (beyond a master’s) increased in 2022-23, while the percentage with a bachelor’s or master’s degree remained relatively consistent.

Mirroring national demographics, a majority of teachers in the South are female. This percentage has remained extremely consistent across the last 4 years.

In 2022-23, there were small shifts in the racial and ethnic makeup of the teacher workforce in the SREB region.

20222-23 marked a small increase in the percentage of teachers of color in the South.

In the South, the student population is about twice as diverse as the teacher workforce. 1 in 4 teachers is a person of color, while 2 in 4 students are people of color.

The percentage of teachers with associate degrees and advanced degrees increased. Bachelor's and master's remained about the same.



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