Here are examples of class size policies and limits found at the state and local levels.
A map produced by Education Week shows the states that have class size limits: “A majority of states have at least one policy that limits the number of students that may be in a general education classroom, though several have relaxed those class-size policies since 2008.”
The United Federation of Teachers in New York has class size limits, which can be found here.
In Florida, a statewide referendum in 2002 amended its constitution to limit class sizes in all grades in core academic classes to no more than:
- 18 students in prekindergarten through grade 3;
- 22 students in grades 4 through 8; and
- 25 students in grades 9 through 12.
As of 2012, Florida statewide class size averages were 15.56 students per class in K-3, 18.03 students per class in 4-8 grades, and 19.89 in high school classes.