What does a High School Math Teacher do?

High school math teachers provide instruction in math subjects at the high school level. They create and implement lesson plans, teach concepts and practices, and evaluate progress. Working collaboratively with other teachers and administrators, they ensure the material will satisfy any necessary criteria to meet graduation requirements or other mandates. They formulate creative strategies to motivate students and generate excitement about learning. They may also have a role in selecting or modifying the curriculum.

High school math teachers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, although an advanced degree is an advantage. They must have a valid teaching license or certification as required by their state, and pass all necessary clearances. They must have in-depth expertise in their particular areas of concentration. These roles require a passion for supporting students and encouraging them to reach their full potential.

What responsibilities are common for High School Math Teacher jobs?
  • Deliver lessons that develop students' theoretical and applied mathematical skills.
  • Assign homework, grade assignments and quizzes, and document students' progress.
  • Preparing and distributing learning material such as notes, assignments, and quizzes.
  • Ensure that the classroom remains safe and conducive to learning.
What are the typical qualifications for High School Math Teacher jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, education, mathematics or mathematics education and certification to teach high school math.
  • Fluency in calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.
  • Has a positive attitude and leadership capabilities alongside an eye for continuous improvement.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

High School Math Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

$73,610 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$49K
Median: $74K
$111K
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High School Math Teacher

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
4%
2 - 4
29%
5 - 7
2%
8+
65%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Rock Hill School District 3Rock Hill School District 3
High School Math Teacher
Jun 21, 2022

“I was accused of something that I didn't do and was let go without any opportunity to defend myself.”

New York City Department of EducationNew York City Department of Education
High School Math Teacher
Feb 20, 2021

“We have a pretty strong Union and make some of the best teacher salaries in the country.”

The School District of Lee County, FloridaThe School District of Lee County, Florida
Secondary (High School) Math Teacher
Sept 26, 2022

“Low pay and pay REDUCTIONS exist here.”

Sharjah American International School
High School Math Teacher
Mar 13, 2021

“Good job and life balance.”

Peoria Unified School DistrictPeoria Unified School District
High School Math Teacher
Jun 6, 2022

“Individual administrators are great”

Colegio del Apostolado
High School Math Teacher
Mar 22, 2021

“Great people to work with”

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation AgencyPennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency
High School Math Teacher
May 3, 2022

“Nice people to work with”

Peddie SchoolPeddie School
High School Math Teacher
Nov 6, 2021

“Great people to work with”

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