Smaller Class Sizes

Right now, the average class size in Washoe County schools is 25-28. That is an average. There are classrooms that have 54 students in one room, and two teachers. It’s a kindergarten room. That means two teachers carry the responsibility for 27 students each. This doesn’t allow the students to get the attention and education they deserve, and it’s frustrating and disheartening for the teachers.

All teachers want to make a positive impact on their students. That’s very hard to do when ratios are so high.

According to the study, the optimal class size is 13-17, with the ideal being 15.

The National Education Association published a brief on this, check it out: Class Size Reduction, A Proven Strategy