USA: Student teacher ratio, primary school: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for the USA from 1984 to 2014. The average value for the USA during that period was 14.69 students per teacher with a minumum of 13.59 students per teacher in 2010 and a maximum of 16.17 students per teacher in 1995. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in the USA is the number of primary school pupils divided by the number of primary school teachers. It is generally considered better to have fewer pupils per teacher.
Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.