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Old 07-27-2006, 08:43 AM
 
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Here in NJ the average class size is around 24 kids per class, unless you need special education then its no more then 12. What is the average class size in an overcrowded school in NC?
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Good question patty. I should have asked! I am also in Jersey and I've wondered if perhaps I had a different perception of overcrowding than those coming from other states. I see the trailers everywhere in Jersey! But as you know, the last two to three years there has also been massive spending on new school construction here.

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Old 07-27-2006, 08:50 AM
 
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We consider 24 kids per class to be overcrowded in NJ. But, this is normal to us. Some of the classes have para-professionals to help the kids and the teacher out.But, not all the classes.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:23 AM
 
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In my daughter's class there are about 26 kids. Since kindergarten they have had between 25-27 kids in each class every year. When she started kindergarten there were over 30 kids and they had to quickly get a sub and hire another teacher to spread out the kids more. I think it was some fluke because the next years kindergarten class was small and they had to keep moving the new teachers up with my daughters class. So I am very excited to see smaller class sizes. I have seen what happens to kids in an overcrowded class.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:29 AM
 
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My daughter goes to an 'overcrowded' school and her class size hasn't exceeded 20 students so far. She is going into 4th grade.

Her school is overcrowded in that the # of students exceeds the capacity of the school. They have compensated by adding trailers and additional teachers so the class sizes have remained small.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:33 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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If you go on the NC school sites they give class sizes. So far on average in the Charlotte area and Wake county area they list the class size average as 17 students. Here in CA where we live which is considered a small town by CA standards my 4th grade son last year had 36 students in his class. K-3 are not allowed to exceed 20 students. Although my dd's 2cd grade class had 22.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:36 AM
 
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I think around 30 was normal when I was still in school in MN.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:45 PM
 
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17?.... in Duplin County maybe. There were 38 students in my daughters 4th grade class back in 2001-2002. That was the largest I've ever seen. My wife went in to volunteer on Tuesdays and said that kids sat on pillows on the floor because there weren't enough desks (the kids loved that though. lol)
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:24 PM
 
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Here in NJ the average class size is around 24 kids per class, unless you need special education then its no more then 12. What is the average class size in an overcrowded school in NC?
I'm sure "peg" can jump right in and let you know
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:24 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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17?.... in Duplin County maybe. There were 38 students in my daughters 4th grade class back in 2001-2002. That was the largest I've ever seen. My wife went in to volunteer on Tuesdays and said that kids sat on pillows on the floor because there weren't enough desks (the kids loved that though. lol)

What county are you in? Looks like the schools are not posting accurate info then.
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