Methodology

This report shows counts of personnel employed in Texas public school districts by role (e.g. Librarian, Teacher, Counselor), gender, and ethnicity for statewide. A person fulfilling multiple roles will be counted multiple times. For example, a person may fill a Teacher slot and an Assistant Principal slot. In this example, the person would be counted once for each role served.

This report does not include auxiliary staff, such as food service workers, school crossing guards, secretaries, bus drivers, clerks, etc.

This report does not include Texas School for the Blind or Visually Impaired or Texas School for the Deaf staff.

In July 2006 the methodology changed to count staff serving multiple districts only once rather than once per district; note that as a result the counts on this report may differ from earlier reports.

Beginning with the 2007-08 school year this report no longer includes staff employed by Education Service Centers.

(Source: TEA PEIMS staff data)

Data Elements

Role:

The role identifies the capacity in which a person serves. Examples of roles are Teacher, Art Therapist, and Superintendent.

Gender:

Female, Male.

Ethnicity:

There are five TEA reporting categories: African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, or White.

School Year:

The reporting period consisting of the fall, spring, and summer semesters that begins generally in September and runs through the following August. Fall 2001, spring 2002 and summer 2002 comprise school year 2001-2002, also referred to as school year 2002.