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Table 43. Average daily attendance (ADA) as a percentage of total enrollment, school day length, and school year length in public schools, by school level and state: 2003-04 and 2007-08
State 2003-04 2007-08
ADA as percent of enrollment Average hours in school day Total elementary, secondary, and combined elementary/secondary schools Elementary schools Secondary schools
ADA as percent of enrollment Average hours in school day Average days in school year Average hours in school year ADA as percent of enrollment Average hours in school day ADA as percent of enrollment Average hours in school day
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States 92.2 (0.25) 6.6 (0.01) 93.1 (0.22) 6.6 (0.02) 180 (0.1) 1,193 (3.1) 94.0 (0.27) 6.7 (0.02) 91.1 (0.43) 6.6 (0.04)
Alabama 90.9 (1.51) 7.0 (0.05) 93.8 (1.24) 7.0 (0.07) 180 (0.8) 1,267 (12.3) 93.8 (1.84) 7.0 (0.08) 94.6 (0.38) 7.1 (0.17)
Alaska 89.4 (1.25) 6.4 (0.05) 89.9 (1.22) 6.5 (0.05) 180 (3.4) 1,163 (22.9) 91.3 (1.56) 6.5 (0.05) 93.2 (1.57) 6.2 (0.15)
Arizona 82.6 (2.25) 6.4 (0.05) 89.0 (2.95) 6.4 (0.09) 181 (1.7) 1,159 (14.4) 88.9 (3.91) 6.4 (0.10) 89.0 (3.22) 6.4 (0.25)
Arkansas 93.8 (0.25) 6.9 (0.04) 91.8 (1.35) 6.9 (0.06) 179 (0.2) 1,229 (10.7) 92.1 (2.09) 6.9 (0.08) 90.8 (2.23) 6.8 (0.10)
California 90.0 (1.72) 6.2 (0.08) 93.2 (0.71) 6.2 (0.07) 181 (0.4) 1,129 (12.5) 94.9 (0.75) 6.3 (0.05) 89.4 (1.45) 6.1 (0.20)
                                         
Colorado 89.9 (2.25) 6.8 (0.06) 93.9 (0.44) 7.0 (0.05) 171 (1.0) 1,199 (9.9) 94.5 (0.45) 7.0 (0.07) 91.2 (1.28) 7.0 (0.11)
Connecticut 84.9 (2.39) 6.5 (0.09) 87.9 (2.98) 6.5 (0.09) 181 (0.1) 1,173 (15.9) 87.4 (3.98) 6.5 (0.11) 93.7 (0.68) 6.5 (0.09)
Delaware 94.7 (0.29) 6.7 (0.03) 89.8 (1.75) 6.7 (0.09) 181 (0.8) 1,208 (18.7) 89.4 (2.50) 6.8 (0.06) (†) 6.5 (0.23)
District of Columbia 93.0 (0.86) 6.7 (0.10) 91.2 (1.27) 6.9 (0.21) 181 (0.4) 1,256 (42.3) 93.9 (0.38) 6.9 (0.10) (†) (†)
Florida 89.1 (1.52) 6.3 (0.06) 92.7 (0.74) 6.4 (0.08) 184 (1.2) 1,184 (18.8) 94.0 (0.94) 6.5 (0.05) 89.9 (1.43) 6.3 (0.38)
                                         
Georgia 94.4 (0.47) 6.8 (0.05) 93.3 (1.28) 6.8 (0.06) 181 (1.0) 1,229 (12.4) 93.9 (1.60) 6.8 (0.06) 93.1 (1.23) 6.9 (0.09)
Hawaii 91.0 (1.44) 6.0 (0.07) 90.7 (4.58) 6.3 (0.10) 179 (1.6) 1,118 (12.7) 90.8 (2.63) 6.2 (0.05) (†) (†)
Idaho 94.1 (0.35) 6.4 (0.04) 92.4 (2.27) 6.6 (0.09) 173 (2.6) 1,143 (13.0) 92.0 (3.70) 6.6 (0.13) 92.5 (1.54) 6.7 (0.11)
Illinois 92.1 (1.29) 6.3 (0.07) 94.0 (0.71) 6.5 (0.05) 177 (0.3) 1,147 (9.6) 95.3 (0.50) 6.5 (0.06) 90.0 (2.45) 6.5 (0.13)
Indiana 93.5 (1.53) 6.5 (0.10) 95.7 (0.51) 6.8 (0.06) 180 (0.3) 1,222 (11.4) 95.9 (0.61) 6.7 (0.07) 95.0 (0.74) 7.0 (0.09)
                                         
Iowa 93.9 (0.87) 6.8 (0.04) 94.8 (0.65) 6.9 (0.09) 180 (0.2) 1,232 (16.3) 96.3 (0.46) 6.9 (0.07) 90.4 (2.33) 6.6 (0.30)
Kansas 94.7 (0.77) 6.8 (0.03) 95.4 (0.52) 7.0 (0.07) 178 (0.6) 1,240 (14.7) 95.9 (0.53) 7.0 (0.09) 94.6 (0.35) 7.0 (0.07)
Kentucky 94.3 (0.53) 6.6 (0.05) 93.1 (1.89) 6.7 (0.06) 180 (1.1) 1,202 (11.8) 94.0 (2.56) 6.7 (0.08) 91.5 (2.88) 6.7 (0.09)
Louisiana 90.8 (1.33) 6.9 (0.04) 90.3 (2.31) 7.1 (0.08) 178 (1.0) 1,263 (14.9) 91.5 (3.19) 7.0 (0.10) 88.0 (1.82) 7.3 (0.12)
Maine 88.7 (2.31) 6.4 (0.04) 90.3 (2.41) 6.5 (0.06) 176 (0.2) 1,139 (11.2) 90.3 (3.18) 6.5 (0.08) 89.5 (1.58) 6.2 (0.14)
                                         
Maryland 94.2 (0.27) 6.4 (0.06) 94.1 (0.44) 6.6 (0.07) 180 (0.4) 1,188 (13.8) 95.3 (0.37) 6.7 (0.06) 90.2 (1.20) 6.4 (0.32)
Massachusetts 93.0 (1.38) 6.3 (0.02) 94.6 (0.58) 6.5 (0.05) 180 (0.1) 1,163 (9.3) 95.9 (0.28) 6.4 (0.06) 89.6 (2.66) 6.6 (0.10)
Michigan 90.9 (1.21) 6.6 (0.04) 93.0 (1.01) 6.6 (0.08) 178 (0.9) 1,168 (13.2) 94.5 (1.12) 6.7 (0.07) 88.8 (2.06) 6.2 (0.20)
Minnesota 91.6 (1.03) 6.5 (0.04) 93.1 (0.91) 6.3 (0.12) 176 (1.4) 1,102 (19.8) 94.8 (1.22) 6.5 (0.06) 93.2 (0.82) 6.3 (0.13)
Mississippi 92.5 (1.29) 7.1 (0.04) 92.1 (2.00) 7.0 (0.12) 181 (0.2) 1,265 (22.5) 95.1 (0.33) 7.1 (0.07) 92.9 (0.76) 6.8 (0.37)
                                         
Missouri 93.3 (0.90) 6.7 (0.04) 94.8 (0.26) 6.7 (0.05) 177 (1.0) 1,184 (11.3) 95.6 (0.32) 6.8 (0.08) 92.8 (0.54) 6.5 (0.11)
Montana 91.2 (1.18) 6.5 (0.04) 91.3 (1.39) 6.8 (0.05) 179 (0.3) 1,218 (10.3) 92.1 (1.86) 6.7 (0.08) 95.3 (0.66) 6.8 (0.09)
Nebraska 93.5 (1.18) 6.9 (0.04) 94.9 (1.21) 6.9 (0.08) 178 (0.7) 1,229 (14.2) 95.5 (1.96) 6.9 (0.08) 95.2 (0.37) 6.7 (0.44)
Nevada 92.5 (1.38) 6.2 (0.05) 93.5 (1.27) 6.3 (0.06) 180 (0.2) 1,135 (10.1) 93.2 (1.72) 6.3 (0.06) 94.8 (0.74) 6.3 (0.14)
New Hampshire 91.4 (1.77) 6.4 (0.05) 92.2 (1.75) 6.5 (0.06) 180 (0.0) 1,178 (11.2) 92.5 (2.12) 6.5 (0.04) 90.4 (3.28) 6.8 (0.11)
                                         
New Jersey 93.5 (1.12) 6.4 (0.04) 94.6 (0.59) 6.4 (0.05) 181 (0.4) 1,167 (8.9) 95.5 (0.47) 6.4 (0.06) 91.7 (1.74) 6.5 (0.09)
New Mexico 92.8 (1.10) 6.7 (0.06) 91.9 (1.76) 6.8 (0.08) 177 (1.4) 1,209 (13.3) 92.3 (2.39) 6.7 (0.09) 90.1 (2.12) 7.1 (0.12)
New York 94.3 (0.23) 6.6 (0.04) 92.7 (1.30) 6.6 (0.09) 182 (0.4) 1,202 (16.2) 94.4 (0.61) 6.5 (0.12) 90.8 (3.15) 6.9 (0.06)
North Carolina 91.3 (1.87) 6.7 (0.04) 92.6 (1.73) 6.7 (0.06) 180 (0.1) 1,216 (10.7) 93.3 (2.33) 6.7 (0.07) 90.8 (1.78) 6.8 (0.09)
North Dakota 94.3 (0.87) 6.5 (0.03) 95.9 (0.59) 6.6 (0.04) 176 (0.4) 1,161 (7.4) 96.5 (0.31) 6.5 (0.04) 92.9 (2.51) 6.8 (0.07)
                                         
Ohio 94.5 (0.40) 6.6 (0.04) 91.8 (2.01) 6.6 (0.10) 180 (0.3) 1,191 (18.5) 91.7 (2.77) 6.6 (0.11) 92.8 (1.62) 6.6 (0.21)
Oklahoma 93.6 (0.42) 6.5 (0.04) 92.1 (2.24) 6.6 (0.06) 176 (0.2) 1,166 (10.4) 90.8 (3.48) 6.7 (0.05) 93.7 (0.66) 6.5 (0.20)
Oregon 91.6 (1.29) 6.5 (0.06) 94.4 (0.59) 6.6 (0.06) 172 (1.5) 1,130 (10.6) 95.0 (0.24) 6.5 (0.05) 92.9 (1.37) 6.6 (0.14)
Pennsylvania 94.0 (0.31) 6.6 (0.04) 94.9 (0.39) 6.4 (0.12) 181 (0.3) 1,163 (22.2) 95.4 (0.46) 6.5 (0.09) 94.1 (0.88) 6.4 (0.40)
Rhode Island 93.7 (1.19) 6.1 (0.02) 93.7 (1.27) 6.3 (0.03) 180 (0.1) 1,131 (5.6) 94.2 (1.63) 6.2 (0.04) (†) (†)
                                         
South Carolina 92.4 (1.83) 6.9 (0.07) 94.9 (0.71) 6.9 (0.07) 181 (0.4) 1,252 (12.7) 95.8 (0.73) 7.0 (0.05) 91.9 (1.90) 6.8 (0.25)
South Dakota 90.7 (2.21) 6.6 (0.08) 93.6 (2.53) 6.8 (0.08) 173 (0.9) 1,180 (10.1) 93.2 (3.78) 6.8 (0.10) (†) (†)
Tennessee 93.8 (0.76) 6.9 (0.03) 94.9 (0.23) 7.0 (0.05) 180 (0.3) 1,265 (9.8) 95.6 (0.25) 7.0 (0.07) 93.5 (0.79) 7.0 (0.03)
Texas 95.0 (0.36) 7.1 (0.05) 94.1 (1.34) 7.2 (0.11) 180 (0.8) 1,289 (18.8) 95.7 (1.61) 7.2 (0.10) 89.7 (3.43) 7.1 (0.16)
Utah 85.8 (2.17) 6.5 (0.06) 91.4 (1.56) 6.3 (0.29) 182 (6.2) 1,142 (33.4) 93.8 (1.79) 6.5 (0.09) 87.1 (3.42) 5.9 (0.55)
                                         
Vermont 92.3 (1.50) 6.6 (0.04) 92.7 (3.39) 6.7 (0.07) 177 (0.5) 1,179 (13.6) 93.1 (4.50) 6.7 (0.09) 90.8 (4.08) 6.4 (0.18)
Virginia 93.6 (1.08) 6.4 (0.07) 94.7 (0.46) 6.6 (0.05) 181 (0.2) 1,197 (9.1) 95.6 (0.35) 6.6 (0.03) 93.9 (0.58) 6.7 (0.19)
Washington 90.2 (1.59) 6.1 (0.11) 82.9 (3.06) 6.2 (0.08) 179 (0.2) 1,117 (14.5) 81.0 (4.42) 6.4 (0.05) 85.8 (2.75) 5.9 (0.27)
West Virginia 93.9 (0.56) 6.8 (0.08) 94.0 (0.99) 6.9 (0.07) 182 (0.5) 1,251 (13.7) 94.4 (1.32) 6.9 (0.09) 92.8 (0.41) 6.8 (0.14)
Wisconsin 92.7 (0.97) 6.8 (0.08) 95.0 (0.57) 6.9 (0.04) 180 (0.7) 1,246 (8.6) 95.4 (0.41) 6.9 (0.05) 93.0 (1.91) 7.0 (0.14)
Wyoming 92.6 (0.68) 6.8 (0.06) 92.4 (1.15) 6.9 (0.05) 175 (1.3) 1,201 (8.3) 92.2 (1.65) 6.9 (0.05) 92.4 (0.75) 7.0 (0.07)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
NOTE: Averages reflect data reported by schools rather than state requirements. School-reported length of day may exceed state requirements, and there is a range of statistical error in reported estimates. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Questionnaire," 2003-04 and 2007-08. (This table was prepared June 2011.)
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