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Table 88. Staff, teachers, and teachers as a percentage of staff in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2009
State or jurisdiction Teachers as a percent of staff Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009
Fall 2000 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 All staff Teachers Teachers as a percent of staff All staff Teachers Teachers as a percent of staff All staff Teachers Teachers as a percent of staff
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
United States1  51.5   51.0   51.2   51.0   51.3   51.5   6,215,635   3,178,142   51.1   6,326,702   3,222,154   50.9   6,355,351   3,209,637   50.5  
Alabama 53.7 2  53.0 2  57.7   55.6   55.7   51.1   111,656 2  50,420   45.2 2  95,368   47,818   50.1   94,058   47,492   50.5  
Alaska 49.3 2  47.2 2  47.2 2  44.0 2  44.1 2  46.9 2  16,593 2  7,613   45.9 2  17,160 2  7,927   46.2 2  17,743 2  8,083   45.6 2 
Arizona 49.3   48.7   49.3   50.0   51.3   51.4   104,670   54,032   51.6   105,548   54,696   51.8   100,320   51,947   51.8  
Arkansas 50.6   47.5   47.7   47.2   46.7   49.0   70,331   33,882   48.2   71,270   37,162   52.1   74,311   37,240   50.1  
California 54.1 2  52.9 2  53.1 2  53.2 2  53.4 2  53.0 2  583,625 2  305,230 2  52.3 2  590,016 2  303,647 2  51.5 2  594,796 2  313,795 2  52.8 2 
                                                             
Colorado 50.7   50.2   50.2   49.4   49.2   48.2   99,326   47,761   48.1   102,566   48,692   47.5   103,354   49,060   47.5  
Connecticut 50.0   49.0   49.6   46.3   46.9   45.1   86,762   39,304   45.3   92,467   48,463   52.4   92,877   43,593   46.9  
Delaware 59.2   53.3   53.1   52.5   51.7   52.2   15,524   8,198   52.8   14,821   8,322   56.2   16,977   8,640   50.9  
District of Columbia 46.2   43.3   53.5   44.3   44.3 2  44.2 2  12,532   6,347   50.6   12,131   5,321   43.9   12,256   6,370   52.0  
Florida 47.8   48.1   49.0   49.7   50.6   50.6   329,726   168,737   51.2   340,713   186,361   54.7   335,446   183,827   54.8  
                                                             
Georgia 49.2   48.5   48.5   50.1   49.6   49.9   235,083   116,857   49.7   239,139   118,839   49.7   234,694   115,918   49.4  
Hawaii 59.5   53.0   52.7   54.3   53.3   53.5   21,657   11,397   52.6   21,610   11,295   52.3   21,653   11,404   52.7  
Idaho 56.2   55.8   55.9   55.9   55.8   56.1   27,149   15,013   55.3   27,261   15,148   55.6   27,701   15,201   54.9  
Illinois 51.1 2  50.9 2  50.2 2  50.2 2  53.2 2  63.6 2  214,459 2  136,571   63.7 2  221,005 2  135,704   61.4 2  221,771 2  138,483   62.4 2 
Indiana 46.7   47.2   45.9   45.4   45.5   45.6   139,460   62,334   44.7   141,979   62,668   44.1   142,724   62,258   43.6  
                                                             
Iowa 51.1   51.3   51.1   50.7   50.9   51.2   71,794   36,089   50.3   72,350   35,961   49.7   72,546   35,842   49.4  
Kansas 50.9   51.1   51.1   51.4   51.3   65.7   54,232   35,359   65.2   55,355   35,883   64.8   67,531   34,700   51.4  
Kentucky 44.1   42.4   43.0   43.2   43.3   43.9   100,362   43,536   43.4   100,217   43,451   43.4   118,431   44,371   37.5  
Louisiana 49.3   48.9   49.0   48.5   48.2   48.3   99,625   48,610   48.8   100,873   49,377   48.9   102,874   49,646   48.3  
Maine 49.7   48.7   49.1   47.7   47.3   45.7   39,918   16,558   41.5   36,459   15,912   43.6   37,081   16,275   43.9  
                                                             
Maryland 54.3   54.0   51.3   50.9   51.0   51.5   116,857   59,320   50.8   116,856   58,940   50.4   115,288   58,235   50.5  
Massachusetts 55.1   51.6   53.6 2  53.3 2  53.0 2  53.6 2  123,114   70,719   57.4   123,636   70,398   56.9   123,167   69,909   56.8  
Michigan 46.1   47.9   47.1 2  48.0   47.9 2  46.2   208,987   96,204   46.0   208,058   94,754   45.5   204,625   92,691   45.3  
Minnesota 51.6 2  50.1 2  49.7   50.0   48.9   48.6   108,432   52,975   48.9   109,222   53,083   48.6   109,066   52,839   48.4  
Mississippi 47.9   47.8   47.7   46.6   46.5   47.0   71,144   33,560   47.2   72,050   33,358   46.3   70,782   33,103   46.8  
                                                             
Missouri 53.2   52.1   51.8   51.9   52.1   51.3   133,607   68,430   51.2   132,676   68,015   51.3   132,047   67,796   51.3  
Montana 53.5 2  55.4 2  55.2   54.5 2  52.9 2  54.7 2  19,179 2  10,519   54.8 2  19,212 2  10,467   54.5 2  19,429 2  10,521   54.2 2 
Nebraska 52.6   51.6   51.6   51.6   51.9   50.0   43,672   21,930   50.2   45,243   22,057   48.8   45,835   22,256   48.6  
Nevada 58.6   59.9   59.4   67.0   67.2 2  67.5 2  35,574 2  23,423   65.8 2  33,548 2  21,993   65.6 2  33,747 2  22,104   65.5 2 
New Hampshire 51.1   49.8   49.0   48.7   48.5   48.2   32,573   15,484   47.5   32,849   15,661   47.7   32,911   15,491   47.1  
                                                             
New Jersey 53.4   53.7   53.5   53.8   53.2 2  54.7 2  201,552 2  111,500   55.3 2  205,672 2  114,713   55.8 2  213,783 2  115,248   53.9 2 
New Mexico 46.8   48.3   48.1   46.7   45.9   47.3   46,699   22,300   47.8   47,850   22,825   47.7   47,565   22,724   47.8  
New York 49.7   49.3   54.8   54.8 2  58.6   58.6   374,080   211,854   56.6   428,139   217,944   50.9   421,929   214,804   50.9  
North Carolina 51.5   51.8   52.3   52.2   52.5   54.9   203,287   106,562   52.4   207,859   109,634   52.7   200,461   105,046 2  52.4  
North Dakota 53.9   53.5   53.3   53.2   52.9   52.8   15,385   8,068   52.4   15,636   8,181   52.3   15,983   8,366   52.3  
                                                             
Ohio 53.1   51.7   50.2   49.2   49.4   45.5   243,579   109,766   45.1   244,730   112,845   46.1   244,232   111,378   45.6  
Oklahoma 55.0   54.6   55.0   52.2   51.1   51.6   86,758   46,735   53.9   87,478   46,571   53.2   85,036   42,678   50.2  
Oregon 50.0   49.3   49.3   48.4   47.0   48.1   64,619   30,013   46.4   65,106   30,152   46.3   62,969   28,751   45.7  
Pennsylvania 52.2   51.1   51.4   51.1   50.9   51.2   254,476   135,234   53.1   251,928   129,708   51.5   253,869   130,984   51.6  
Rhode Island 60.0   61.2   59.9 2  51.6 2  58.4 2  63.5 2  17,559   11,271   64.2   18,598   11,316   60.8   18,638   11,365   61.0  
                                                             
South Carolina 65.7 2  73.8 2  72.9 2  72.2 2  70.9 2  71.6 2  66,087   47,382   71.7   69,790   49,941   71.6   67,358   46,980   69.7  
South Dakota 52.0   48.6   48.6   50.1   48.0   52.4   17,019   9,416   55.3   18,391   9,244   50.3   18,631   9,326   50.1  
Tennessee 52.1   51.3   51.3   51.8   52.2   50.5   126,646   64,659   51.1   126,841   64,926   51.2   127,743   65,361   51.2  
Texas 50.6   48.6   48.5   48.5   50.5   50.6   635,715   321,929   50.6   649,381   327,905   50.5   662,369   333,164   50.3  
Utah 54.1   53.9   53.3   50.1   50.2   49.9   48,515   24,336   50.2   49,057   23,657   48.2   51,660   25,474   49.3  
                                                             
Vermont 47.3   46.5   46.8   46.1   46.5   46.1   19,184   8,749   45.6   19,370   8,766   45.3   19,337   8,734   45.2  
Virginia 54.1 2  61.3   54.4   52.2   44.4   37.2   204,384   71,861   35.2   203,567   71,415   35.1   202,907   70,827   34.9  
Washington 52.3   47.0   48.3   47.5   47.0   52.2   103,714   53,960   52.0   104,617   54,428   52.0   103,938   53,448   51.4  
West Virginia 54.3   52.8   52.7   52.6   52.3   53.5 2  38,309 2  20,306   53.0 2  38,596   20,209   52.4   39,205 2  20,299   51.8  
Wisconsin 56.3   53.3   55.7   58.2   57.0   56.3   104,981   58,914   56.1   106,597   59,401   55.7   105,229   58,426   55.5  
Wyoming 48.6   49.1 2  46.5   46.7   46.2   44.6   15,464   6,915   44.7   15,841   7,000   44.2   16,468   7,166   43.5  
                                                             
Bureau of Indian
   Education
                             
                                                             
DoD, overseas 66.0   68.0   64.9   71.4   62.9   62.4   6,265   4,147   66.2   7,526   4,551   60.5        
DoD, domestic 59.2   57.7   55.4   69.9   55.4   56.9   3,994   2,243   56.2   3,845   2,145   55.8        
                                                             
Other jurisdictions                                                            
American Samoa 50.0   54.4   55.8   52.1   68.4   52.0                    
Guam 51.5     50.8   50.4   52.2                      
Northern Marianas 50.2   49.9   47.6   49.7   49.8   49.9   1,111   550   49.5   1,043   514   49.3   1,155   552   47.8  
Puerto Rico 54.4   56.8   56.8   56.0   56.0   55.8   71,847   40,826   56.8   70,034   39,356   56.2   63,198   39,102   61.9  
U.S. Virgin Islands 52.1   49.5   52.2   51.9   53.8   50.7   3,137   1,518   48.4   2,472   1,331   53.8   2,854   1,425   49.9  
—Not available.
1 U.S. totals include imputations for underreporting and nonreporting states.
2 Includes imputations for underreporting.
NOTE: DoD = Department of Defense. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2000-01 through 2009-10. (This table was prepared February 2012.)
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