Monday numbers: NC ends the year with the nation’s highest number of board certified teachers

Monday numbers: NC ends the year with the nation’s highest number of board certified teachers

- in Education, Top Story


557 – number of teachers across North Carolina who earned their certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards this past month.

Nearly 22,000 – number of teachers in North Carolina who have earned this respected credential (more than any other state).

13,551 – number of certified teachers in Florida, which ranks second, followed by Washington (10,859) South Carolina (9,125) and California (7,065).

7 – of the top 30 school districts in the country with the most board certified teachers, the number located in North Carolina.

Let’s take a look at numbers and where those seven schools rank:

2,745 – the number of certified teachers in Wake County Public Schools, first in the nation.

2,137 – the number of certified teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, fourth in the nation.

756 – the number of certified teachers in Guilford County Schools, ninth in the nation.

584 – the number of certified teachers in Buncombe County Schools, 17th in the nation.

574 – the number of certified teachers in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, 18th in the nation.

514 – the number of certified teachers in New Hanover County Schools, 24th in the nation.

448 – the number of certified teachers in Union County Public Schools, 30th in the nation.