Wyoming



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Wyoming state board of education consists of 11 members, each serving six-year terms. Board members are appointed by the governor. The state superintendent and the ex-officio director of the Wyoming Community College Commission also serve on the board.

The State Board of Education has the authority over:

  • Summative Assessment (Shared Authority)
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Overseeing Authorization of Charter Schools

Governor

Matthew Mead (R)

Chief State School Officer

Jillian Balow

Elected by a partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 37.6%

English Language Learners: 2.9%

Served by IDEA: 13.9%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1995

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 4

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 459

Charter School Cap Law:

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Wyoming intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Wyoming’s ESSA approach.