Classrooms Are Heating Up!

It's that time of year, and once again, classroom temperatures are rising! Get the facts and take action against extreme classroom temperatures.



When classrooms are too hot, students can't learn and teachers can't teach.

Extreme temperature isn’t just an inconvenience. As a study conducted by researchers at the University of Tulsa’s Indoor Air Program shows, it has a direct impact on student performance.

Researchers found:

  • Math test scores increased an average of 3.2% with improved classroom ventilation.
  • Math test scores rose another 2.8% when temperatures fell from a high of 78 degrees to a low of 67 degrees.

Further studies indicate that lower classroom temperatures and improved air ventilation improve learning ability and student performance by as much as 10 to 20 percent.

Overheated schools also waste energy and cost school districts money.

What You Can Do

We have created several resources that you can use to monitor and report classroom temperatures. If your classroom is too hot, we want to know about it so we can use real-world stories to help get new classroom temperature regulations in place.