Richmond ranked one of 10 best cities in U.S. to be a teacher

Considering criteria such as annual salary, graduation rates and cost of living, Richmond was named one of the 10 best cities to be a teacher in the U.S.

The study was done by, which gathered data from sources including the U.S. Census, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

Each city was evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Average annual teacher salary
  • Available teaching jobs (as of 5/6/2015)
  • Teaching jobs per capita
  • High school graduation rates
  • Cost of living
  • Amenities

Richmond was ranked the No. 6 best city in the country to be a teacher, while neighboring Charlottesville ranked No. 3.

According to the study:

Richmond offers teachers a $59,990 average salary, plus more than 150 currently available teaching jobs. The city also has a relatively low cost of living, balanced out by a high amenities score. Richmond is home to the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies – consistently ranked one of America’s best high schools – as well as 28 elementary schools, nine middle schools, eight high schools and 36 private schools.

Click here to read the full study and see which other cities made the list.

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