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Table 104. Public elementary schools, by grade span, average school size, and state or jurisdiction: 2009-10
State or jurisdiction Total, all elemen- tary schools Total, all regular elementary schools1 Schools, by grade span Average number of students per school2
Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or 1st grade to grades 3 or 4 Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or 1st grade to grade 5 Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or 1st grade to grade 6 Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or 1st grade to grade 8 Grade 4, 5, or 6 to grade 6, 7, or 8 Other grade spans All elementary schools Regular elementary schools1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States 67,140 65,947 4,906 25,264 11,207 6,205 13,163 6,395 473 478
Alabama 964 952 86 300 168 68 225 117 485 487
Alaska 193 192 2 39 95 21 21 15 334 334
Arizona 1,361 1,337 55 267 339 437 196 67 511 514
Arkansas 715 713 125 141 184 5 154 106 423 424
California 6,917 6,663 153 2,481 2,152 859 1,056 216 557 572
                     
Colorado 1,273 1,268 29 597 222 105 240 80 426 426
Connecticut 838 820 92 286 94 91 154 121 433 439
Delaware 152 149 14 76 7 7 37 11 550 555
District of Columbia 168 160 10 56 17 38 25 22 290 294
Florida 2,662 2,594 20 1,636 150 157 563 136 668 683
                     
Georgia 1,784 1,780 42 1,063 32 20 462 165 658 656
Hawaii 209 208 0 84 87 10 27 1 540 543
Idaho 442 438 35 149 136 23 78 21 383 385
Illinois 3,198 3,158 307 794 343 690 584 480 432 436
Indiana 1,415 1,411 147 541 327 35 269 96 466 467
                     
Iowa 1,005 1,002 122 344 167 15 228 129 310 310
Kansas 962 959 94 302 230 79 186 71 310 311
Kentucky 990 973 29 486 121 82 202 70 478 482
Louisiana 981 920 84 330 126 107 216 118 464 472
Maine 486 485 64 94 57 86 92 93 250 250
                     
Maryland 1,119 1,106 15 645 105 77 221 56 507 511
Massachusetts 1,355 1,340 194 480 127 102 288 164 453 454
Michigan 2,475 2,385 213 942 271 208 511 330 411 414
Minnesota 1,276 1,122 108 341 340 71 229 187 408 446
Mississippi 620 617 60 130 113 39 144 134 499 500
                     
Missouri 1,581 1,569 147 477 307 139 307 204 373 374
Montana 479 476 20 53 215 112 53 26 177 177
Nebraska 742 732 42 179 293 44 96 88 259 260
Nevada 465 459 7 256 86 16 88 12 627 634
New Hampshire 378 378 56 113 36 48 80 45 340 340
                     
New Jersey 1,899 1,894 278 551 159 292 365 254 472 473
New Mexico 600 589 20 237 141 14 126 62 363 368
New York 3,308 3,306 272 1,295 391 203 743 404 523 523
North Carolina 1,873 1,873 73 1,085 66 117 447 85 542 542
North Dakota 298 297 10 57 129 60 27 15 190 191
                     
Ohio 2,600 2,570 340 699 405 233 551 372 418 422
Oklahoma 1,240 1,236 65 402 91 301 247 134 370 371
Oregon 917 911 42 387 156 120 177 35 386 387
Pennsylvania 2,293 2,292 288 731 454 192 427 201 461 461
Rhode Island 237 235 28 79 48 4 41 37 382 384
                     
South Carolina 900 897 39 454 58 29 229 91 550 551
South Dakota 437 433 16 131 80 99 92 19 189 190
Tennessee 1,290 1,284 103 434 179 238 265 71 503 504
Texas 5,871 5,713 593 2,609 547 122 1,332 668 554 566
Utah 628 589 12 86 412 27 37 54 552 574
                     
Vermont 238 238 12 30 105 64 17 10 219 219
Virginia 1,514 1,511 54 852 151 9 315 133 545 546
Washington 1,433 1,361 43 539 401 83 226 141 428 441
West Virginia 566 566 79 263 35 38 116 35 344 344
Wisconsin 1,554 1,548 140 607 167 155 309 176 361 362
Wyoming 239 238 27 54 85 14 42 17 220 221
                     
Bureau of Indian
   Education
107 107 6 5 24 67 4 1 201 201
                     
DoD, domestic 57 57 15 15 4 2 10 11
DoD, overseas 85 85 5 28 22 7 18 5
                     
Other jurisdictions                    
American Samoa 22 22 0 0 0 22 0 0
Guam 35 35 0 25 0 0 8 2
Northern Marianas 23 23 0 2 10 0 2 9 281 281
Puerto Rico 907 906 53 7 797 2 26 22 251 251
U.S. Virgin Islands 22 22 1 0 19 0 2 0 378 378
—Not available.
1 Excludes special education and alternative schools.
2 Average for schools reporting enrollment data. Enrollment data were available for 66,706 out of 67,140 public elementary schools in 2009-10.
NOTE: Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and with no grade higher than 8. Excludes schools not reported by grade level, such as some special education schools for the disabled. DoD = Department of Defense.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2009-10. (This table was prepared May 2011.)
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