House Bill 51 adds a class size limit of 28 students in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes. Current state law limits class size to 22 students in kindergarten, first, second, third, or fourth grades.

## What is the legal student to teacher ratio in Texas?

Each district must maintain an average ratio of **no more than 20 students for one teacher**. For kindergarten through grade 4, the district may not enroll more than 22 students in a class except during the last 12 weeks of the year.

## What is the legal limit of students in a classroom?

**50 students for a pupil-teacher**, and 70 for an assistant teacher. 50 students for a pupil-teacher or junior assistant, and 70 for an assistant teacher. 40 students per teacher (pupil teachers had been phased out).

## How many students can a teacher have in a class?

Optimum maximums should include:

A **ratio of 8 students per 1 adult**, with a maximum class size of 24, shall be maintained in preschool, under the direct supervision of a certificated teacher, under the direct supervision of a certificated teacher.

## Is there a class size limit?

**There is currently no limit on primary or secondary school class sizes**. Infant classes are subject to a maximum of 30 pupils per class, but there are still a few circumstances in which additional children can be included as “exceptions”.

## Can a Texas teacher refuse to teach a student?

State law gives teachers the means to protect a disciplined environment. … **A teacher can refuse a student’s return to class**, subject only to the right of the campus placement review committee to place the student back in the class as the best or only alternative placement.

## What is the average ratio of teachers to students?

The national average public school student:teacher ratio is **approximately 16:1** (2021).

## What is the ratio for daycare in Texas?

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Ratios for Daycare Centers in Texas State | ||
---|---|---|

Age Range | Child: Staff Ratio | Maximum Group Size |

0 – 11 months | 4:1 | 10 |

12 – 17 months |
5:1 |
13 |

18 – 23 months | 9:1 | 18 |

## What is the No Child Left Behind Act?

The No Child Left Behind Act authorizes **several federal education programs that are administered by the states**. The law is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Under the 2002 law, states are required to test students in reading and math in grades 3–8 and once in high school.