Scheduling and Class Size

Generally, state law requires districts to provide students 75,600 minutes of instruction per year, including recesses and intermissions. A district's overall ratio of students to teachers cannot exceed 20 to 1, absent a waiver.  The following are resources related to the school year, school day, and class size.

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Maximum Class Size Exceptions website provides information for school districts regarding class size and exceptions to the maximum class size requirements under the Texas Education Code.
  • TEA's State Waivers Unit website describes permitted waivers, including class size waivers, and the application process.