SC TEACHER published the first teacher workforce profile report in September 2020, drawing upon statewide education data from the 2018-2019 academic year to examine key demographics of the teachers across our state, with consideration of extant factors such as the geographic context of the districts (urban or rural) and average poverty level (lower or higher poverty) within the school.

This third workforce profile report utilizes statewide educational data from the 2021-2022 academic year to draw comparisons with the United States and the 2022 workforce profile report. The results provide a more thorough understanding of dissimilarities within the South Carolina teacher workforce, especially in high-poverty schools and non-suburban communities.

Insights include how teacher demographics vary in relationship to more specific categories of school location (city, suburb, town, rural) and the percentage of students in poverty at the school. The report also examines differences found in the teacher workforce of high-poverty schools across locations.