Highly Qualified Teacher Data

Highly Qualified Teacher Data

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, commonly known as NCLB, is a United States federal law that reauthorized a number of federal programs that aim to improve the performance of U.S.’s primary and secondary schools by increasing the Standard and Accountabilities for states, school districts and schools, as well as providing parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children would attend.


The Act required that by the end of the 2005 -2006 school year all teachers would be “highly qualified” as defined in law. A highly qualified teacher is one who has fulfilled the state’s certification and licensure requirements. Teachers must meet the following requirements:


  • Possess at least a bachelor’s degree
  • At the Elementary level they must pass a state test demonstrating their subject knowledge and teaching skills in reading/language arts, writing, mathematics and other areas of basic elementary school curriculum
  • At the middle and high school levels they must pass a state test in each academic subject area they teach, plus have an undergraduate major, a graduate degree, coursework equivalent to an undergraduate major or an advanced certification or credentialing.


The No Child Left Behind Act requires that school districts publicly report the annual progress of the Local Education Agency (School District) and each school campus served by the District in meeting the State’s measurable highly qualified teacher objectives.

To view yearly data click on the links below: