Piedmont elementary schools - teaching assistants?
Does anybody know if the elementary school classes in PUSD have teaching assistants? I'm trying to figure out whether private schools actually offer an advantage in terms of teacher:student ratio over PUSD. It seems like most private schools (e.g. RWD, PS, BPC etc) aim for a target classroom size of ~22, with a primary teacher and an assistant (i.e. 22 students : 2 teachers). I gather from the various school report cards classroom sizes for PUSD elementary are also in that ballpark (~20-25 depending on the grade and year). If each of these classrooms also has a teaching assistant, PUSD elementary would be comparable to private schools in terms of student:teacher ratio. Does anybody know if this is actually the case? Appreciate any insight (from experience or otherwise) anybody can share. Thanks!