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Facing an unprecedented budget shortfall, some lawmakers are questioning whether public schools spend too much on administration — or, more specifically, administrator pay. Atop that list are Texas' superintendents, the chief executives at more than 1,000 districts statewide.
These officials are paid on average about $108,000 a year, according to the Texas Education Agency's list of salaries from the 2010-2011 academic year. But at least two dozen are paid more than $250,000, and not all run the largest districts. More than 50 school districts have more students than Beaumont Independent School District, for example, but its superintendent, Carrol Thomas, makes the most: $346,000.
Use this interactive table to sort those records by salary, district enrollment and pay per student — and how each superintendent ranks. The records can also be filtered by selecting counties in the table.
Enrollment rank generated by the Tribune after exclusion of unpaid superintendents.