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Pasadena Citizen digs into state data to score area school districts
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012, 01:47PM CST
By Steve Miller

Using existing state-compiled data, the Pasadena Citizen fashions a report card of its local school districts in a story that breaks down average teacher and administrator salaries, teacher experience levels, student-to-teacher ratios and test scores.

Among the fun facts: Pearland ISD pays its teachers an average of $48,781, last among those local districts checked. But it pays an average administrative salary of $100,024 annually, tops among those reviewed. Pearland also has the largest student-to-teacher ratio at 16.8 to 1.

The story also provides a link to the Texas Education Agency database site, where the curious can compile their own databases and sets of facts, based on state numbers.

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