Male/Female Ratio

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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    My mom and I were having lunch the other day and she mentioned that her school hasn't had a male teacher in years.

    My site has 24 teachers. Of the 24 teachers, I am the only male.

    When I taught middle school, it was pretty even: probably 50/50 (male/female). Most the math/science teachers were men & the majority of the language arts/social studies teachers were women.

    Personally, I only had one male elementary teacher (4th grade).

    How are things where you teach?
     
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    Not much better. In a k-8 school we have 3 male teachers. Up one from past years.
     
  4. MikeTeachesMath

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    I only had one male teacher in elementary (6th grade). All of my middle school teachers were women. The only male teachers I had in high school were for AP World, AP Calc, and AP Chem.
     
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    7-12 we have 16 female and 13 male. That's off the top of my head though so I may be off...
     
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    4 male teachers, one male tech guy. We have more than 40 teachers.
     
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    We have a K-2 male Art teacher, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and one in 6th Social Studies, 7th Writing, and 8th Social Studies, respectively. I LOOOOOVE our male primary teachers! They rock. We also have a male foreign language teacher and a bi-lingual intervention teacher. That only makes 10 though out of 60ish teachers. Still a better ratio than most schools I've seen.
     
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    We have a small K-5 school. Out of about 25 teachers (including specials, tech coach, aides, special ed, etc.) we have 4 males. A 4/5 split teacher, PE teacher, aide, and tech coach. I wish we had more guys in the building.
     
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    Out of 23 classroom teachers, 1 is male.

    We have a male gym teacher, a male art teacher, and a male Title 1 teacher, as well.
     
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    I can only remember one male teacher when I was younger as well. In my school there are only two male teachers; one music and one in 5th grade. The 5th grade teacher is brand new this year.
     
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    At one school, I am one of three male teachers (I teach a smorgasbord of stuff, one does PE, the other teaches grade 5 French Immersion.) There is also a male EA in grade five.

    At my other school, I am one of many more male teachers. Kindergarten teacher, Grade 4, Music, PE and the principal, as well as me (grade 3/4).

    My first semi-LTS, I was the only male teacher there... It was a little odd, because there was a male staff bathroom, but the women were used to using it. I said, it didn't bother me, as long as they didn't expect me to put the seat down! (For the record, in the unisex bathrooms at my current schools, I ALWAYS put the seat down... I just didn't feel I should be bothered if it was a "male" bathroom!)

    When I was a kid, I remember my sister had a male kindergarten teacher, but I only had a male teacher in grade five.
     
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    We have about 27 teachers. 6 are male. My school is a rather large primary school.
     
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    There is 1 male classroom teacher at my school, a PE teacher, technology teacher, special ed teacher, and a few male aides. My school has 40 different classes though, so it's mostly women.
     
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    I am at a smaller K-12 charter school and I would have to say that we are about a 60/40 female to male ratio.
     
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    We are about 60/40, with slightly more females at my high school. There aren't too many male elementary teachers in my district--maybe one or two at each school. The middle school is probably around the same ratio as the high school.
     
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    My building has 1 male aide (new this year).

    The upper elementary building has 1 male teacher (second year).

    We have a male PE teacher shared between all buildings.

    The middle school/high school I would guess is roughly 50/50.
     
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    17 teachers at my (very small) school, none are men. The only (paid) men we have on campus are our counselor, security person, and 2 full-time & 1 part-time custodians.

    I think my first male teacher was in middle school - yep, he was working on his Masters or PhD by tracking red wolves in south Louisiana. I remember all the 7th grade girls thought he was sooooo cute, lol!
     
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    Out of about 35 homerooms (elementary) we have I think 7 male teachers.

    When I was in elementary, I was in a very small school (2 of each grade level). My only male teachers were the other 5th grade teacher (had for science), my art teacher, and music teacher.

    On a side note, my 4th grade class last year had 15 boys and 7 girls. Eek, talk about an unequal ratio...that was rough!
     
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    21 classrooms, 7 T.A.s, and a handful of specialists. We have 1 male teacher. I know she plans on hiring a male replacement for me (she knows who she is hiring), so we will be up to 2 within a few weeks.
    (I am replacing a teacher who is moving. New teacher will replace me.)
     
  20. Portulaca

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    You know, it's odd. I once sat down with the roster of our high school (which is where I mainly sub) and counted up the males and females, and did the math, because I was totally convinced that the teaching staff was overwhelmingly male. It turned out it was almost exactly 50/50.

    The only explanation I can think of for why I get that impression is that the male staff members are a fairly homogeneous group of people, plus they seem to spend WAY more time chatting in groups than the female teachers. They're overwhelmingly hired to teaching positions mainly to fill coaching slots, and nearly every time I pass by many of them (during preps, etc.), they're together talking about coaching or professional sports instead of their subject area or anything else. It's definitely the dominant culture/clique within the school, and I think that's what makes it seem like the male teachers form 90% of the staff to me, even though the numbers tell me otherwise!
     
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    We have a pretty good ratio. We're a small private K-5 school, and out of 8 teachers, 2 are male (including one of our kindergarten teachers)
     

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