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Association News Tuition, Salary, and Benefits Survey B elow are some of the data extracted from the recent (Octo-ber/November 2013) Tuition, Salary, and Benefits Survey of ACSI member schools. Over 1,400 completed surveys were Tuition (averaged) t Kindergarten (half-day)—$3,642 t Kindergarten (full-day)—$5,361 t Elementary—$5,617 t Middle school—$6,176 t High school—$6,844 t K–12 (tuition combined)—$5,528 t Average tuition increase over last year—3.1% t Average pastoral tuition discount—36% t Average percent of second-child tuition discount—10% t Percent of schools offering no multiple-child discount—19% returned out of the nearly 3,000 member schools who were invited to participate; so these results are a good representation of the ACSI membership. Complete survey results are available in the Educational Research and Studies group on ConNEXUS, my.acsi.org. School Demographics t Average student enrollment—272 t Enrollment of 700 or more—8% t Schools at full enrollment/capacity—less than 1% t Schools reporting enrollment decrease of greater than 5%—29% t Schools reporting enrollment increase of greater than 5%—28% t Accredited schools (all accreditations)—60% t Percent of accredited that are ACSI accredited—61% State/Region Distinctions t Florida, ACSI region with the highest K–12 tuition average—$6,700 t Ohio River Valley, ACSI region with the lowest K–12 tuition average—$4,200 t Hawaii, state with the highest K–12 tuition average—$8,000 t West Virginia, state with lowest K–12 tuition average—$3,400 t California/Hawaii, ACSI region with highest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$30,000 t Ohio River Valley, ACSI region with the lowest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$22,000 t North Dakota, state with highest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$31,000 t Kentucky and Montana, states with lowest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$19,000 School Budget t Average operating budget—$2.1 million t Schools with operating budgets of $500,000 or less—25% t Schools with operating budgets of $2 million or more—33% t Portion of budget funded by tuition alone—81% t Percent of budget allocated for tuition aid—10% Starting Salaries (averaged) t Preschool teacher with BA—$21,000 t K–12 teacher with BA—$25,000 t Preschool administrator—$29,000 t Elementary administrator—$43,000 t Middle school administrator—$43,000 t High school administrator—$41,000 t Lead school administrator—$47,000 Source: 2013–14 ACSI Tuition, Salary, and Benefits Survey— results available in the Educational Research and Studies group on ConNEXUS. Association News . cse Volume 17 Number 3 . 2013/2014 13

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Below are some of the data extracted from the recent (October/ November 2013) Tuition, Salary, and Benefits Survey of ACSI member schools. Over 1,400 completed surveys were returned out of the nearly 3,000 member schools who were invited to participate; so these results are a good representation of the ACSI membership.

Complete survey results are available in the Educational Research and Studies group on ConNEXUS, my.acsi.org.

School Demographics
• Average student enrollment—272
• Enrollment of 700 or more—8%
• Schools at full enrollment/capacity—less than 1%
• Schools reporting enrollment decrease of greater than 5%—29%
• Schools reporting enrollment increase of greater than 5%—28%
• Accredited schools (all accreditations)—60%
• Percent of accredited that are ACSI accredited—61%

School Budget
• Average operating budget—$2.1 million
• Schools with operating budgets of $500,000 or less—25%
• Schools with operating budgets of $2 million or more—33%
• Portion of budget funded by tuition alone—81%
• Percent of budget allocated for tuition aid—10%

Starting Salaries (averaged)
• Preschool teacher with BA—$21,000
• K–12 teacher with BA—$25,000
• Preschool administrator—$29,000
• Elementary administrator—$43,000
• Middle school administrator—$43,000
• High school administrator—$41,000
• Lead school administrator—$47,000

Tuition (averaged)
• Kindergarten (half-day)—$3,642
• Kindergarten (full-day)—$5,361
• Elementary—$5,617
• Middle school—$6,176
• High school—$6,844
• K–12 (tuition combined)—$5,528
• Average tuition increase over last year—3.1%
• Average pastoral tuition discount—36%
• Average percent of second-child tuition discount—10%
• Percent of schools offering no multiple-child discount—19%

State/Region Distinctions
• Florida, ACSI region with the highest K–12 tuition average—$6,700
• Ohio River Valley, ACSI region with the lowest K–12 tuition average—$4,200
• Hawaii, state with the highest K–12 tuition average—$8,000
• West Virginia, state with lowest K–12 tuition average—$3,400
• California/Hawaii, ACSI region with highest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$30,000
• Ohio River Valley, ACSI region with the lowest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$22,000
• North Dakota, state with highest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$31,000
• Kentucky and Montana, states with lowest starting salaries, by average, for K–12 teachers—$19,000

Source: 2013–14 ACSI Tuition, Salary, and Benefits Survey— results available in the Educational Research and Studies group on ConNEXUS.

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