A database published in Center for Michigan's Bridge Magazine shows how Royal Oak Schools compare with state-wide averages when it comes to teacher education and salary, pupil-teacher ratios and other categories.
The database is part of the magazine's "Building a better teacher" series, which includes articles on teaching in Canada and the state's teacher education and certification process.
Here are some of the numbers for school districts in the area:
Average Teacher Salary Royal Oak: $66,956 Berkley: $62,397 Birmingham: $76,306 Clawson: $55,434 Ferndale: $55,491 Madison Heights Lamphere: $67,929 Troy: $76,371 Michigan: $62,613
Pupil-Teacher Ratio Royal Oak: 23 Berkley: 22 Birmingham: 20 Clawson: 20 Ferndale: 25 Madison Heights Lamphere: 21 Troy: 22 Michigan: 23 Teacher Head Count Royal Oak: 322 Berkley: 300 Birmingham: 615 Clawson: 136 Ferndale: 230 Madison Heights Lamphere: 196 Troy: 805 Michigan: 101,697