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Table 95. 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 2010
[In full-time equivalents]
State or jurisdiction Teachers as a percent of staff Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010
Fall 2000 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 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   51.2   51.0   51.3   51.5   51.1   6,326,702   3,222,154   50.9   6,351,157   3,209,672   50.5   6,195,207   3,099,095   50.0  
Alabama 53.7 2 57.7   55.6   55.7   51.1   45.2 2 95,368   47,818   50.1   94,058   47,492   50.5   95,144   49,363   51.9  
Alaska 49.3 2 47.2 2 44.0 2 44.1 2 46.9 2 45.9 2 17,160 2 7,927   46.2 2 17,743 2 8,083   45.6 2 18,102 2 8,171   45.1 2
Arizona 49.3   49.3   50.0   51.3   51.4   51.6   105,548   54,696   51.8   100,320   51,947   51.8   96,622   50,031   51.8  
Arkansas 50.6   47.7   47.2   46.7   49.0   48.2   71,270   37,162   52.1   74,311   37,240   50.1   72,185   34,273   47.5  
California 54.1 2 53.1 2 53.2 2 53.4 2 53.0 2 52.3 2 590,016 2 303,647 2 51.5 2 609,655 2 316,299 2 51.9 2 530,337 2 260,806 2 49.2 2
                                                             
Colorado 50.7   50.2   49.4   49.2   48.2   48.1   102,566   48,692   47.5   103,354   49,060   47.5   101,426   48,543   47.9  
Connecticut 50.0   49.6   46.3   46.9   45.1   45.3   92,467   48,463   52.4   92,877   43,593   46.9   93,088   42,951   46.1  
Delaware 59.2   53.1   52.5   51.7   52.2   52.8   14,821   8,322   56.2   16,977   8,640   50.9   16,478   8,933   54.2  
District of Columbia 46.2   53.5   44.3   44.3 2 44.2 2 50.6   12,131   5,321   43.9   11,682   5,854   50.1   11,381   5,925   52.1  
Florida 47.8   49.0   49.7   50.6   50.6   51.2   340,713   186,361   54.7   335,446   183,827   54.8   333,183   175,609   52.7  
                                                             
Georgia 49.2   48.5   50.1   49.6   49.9   49.7   239,139   118,839   49.7   234,694   115,918   49.4   227,188   112,460   49.5  
Hawaii 59.5   52.7   54.3   53.3   53.5   52.6   21,610   11,295   52.3   21,677   11,472   52.9   21,704   11,396   52.5  
Idaho 56.2   55.9   55.9   55.8   56.1   55.3   27,261   15,148   55.6   27,701   15,201   54.9   27,783   15,673   56.4  
Illinois 51.1 2 50.2 2 50.2 2 53.2 2 63.6 2 63.7 2 221,005 2 135,704   61.4 2 221,823 2 138,483   62.4 2 215,764 2 132,983   61.6 2
Indiana 46.7   45.9   45.4   45.5   45.6   44.7   141,979   62,668   44.1   142,724   62,258   43.6   138,802 2 58,121 2 41.9 2
                                                             
Iowa 51.1   51.1   50.7   50.9   51.2   50.3   72,350   35,961   49.7   72,546   35,842   49.4   69,615   34,642   49.8  
Kansas 50.9   51.1   51.4   51.3   65.7   65.2   55,355   35,883   64.8   67,531   34,700   51.4   67,751   34,644   51.1  
Kentucky 44.1   43.0   43.2   43.3   43.9   43.4   100,217   43,451   43.4   99,162   41,981   42.3   99,225   42,042   42.4  
Louisiana 49.3   49.0   48.5   48.2   48.3   48.8   100,873   49,377   48.9   102,874   49,646   48.3   100,881   48,655   48.2  
Maine 49.7   49.1   47.7   47.3   45.7   41.5   36,459   15,912   43.6   37,317   16,331   43.8   32,549   15,384   47.3  
                                                             
Maryland 54.3   51.3   50.9   51.0   51.5   50.8   116,856   58,940   50.4   115,286   58,463   50.7   115,367   58,428   50.6  
Massachusetts 55.1   53.6 2 53.3 2 53.0 2 53.6 2 57.4   123,636   70,398   56.9   123,167   69,909   56.8   122,057   68,754   56.3  
Michigan 46.1   47.1 2 48.0   47.9 2 46.2   46.0   208,058   94,754   45.5   204,625   92,691   45.3   193,487   88,615   45.8  
Minnesota 51.6 2 49.7   50.0   48.9   48.6   48.9   109,222   53,083   48.6   109,066   52,839   48.4   108,993   52,672   48.3  
Mississippi 47.9   47.7   46.6   46.5   47.0   47.2   72,050   33,358   46.3   70,782   33,103   46.8   67,866   32,255   47.5  
                                                             
Missouri 53.2   51.8   51.9   52.1   51.3   51.2   132,676   68,015   51.3   132,047   67,796   51.3   128,289   66,735   52.0  
Montana 53.5 2 55.2   54.5 2 52.9 2 54.7 2 54.8 2 19,212 2 10,467   54.5 2 19,434 2 10,521   54.1 2 19,249 2 10,361   53.8 2
Nebraska 52.6   51.6   51.6   51.9   50.0   50.2   45,243   22,057   48.8   45,835   22,256   48.6   45,509   22,345   49.1  
Nevada 58.6   59.4   67.0   67.2 2 67.5 2 65.8 2 33,548 2 21,993   65.6 2 33,749 2 22,104   65.5 2 33,400 2 21,839   65.4 2
New Hampshire 51.1   49.0   48.7   48.5   48.2   47.5   32,849   15,661   47.7   32,911   15,491   47.1   32,955   15,365   46.6  
                                                             
New Jersey 53.4   53.5   53.8   53.2 2 54.7 2 55.3 2 205,672 2 114,713   55.8 2 213,783 2 115,248   53.9 2 202,634 2 110,202   54.4 2
New Mexico 46.8   48.1   46.7   45.9   47.3   47.8   47,850   22,825   47.7   47,565   22,724   47.8   46,519   22,437   48.2  
New York 49.7   54.8   54.8 2 58.6   58.6   56.6   428,139   217,944   50.9   421,929   214,804   50.9   413,971   211,606   51.1  
North Carolina 51.5   52.3   52.2   52.5   54.9   52.4   207,859   109,634   52.7   200,447 2 105,036 2 52.4 2 193,039   98,357   51.0  
North Dakota 53.9   53.3   53.2   52.9   52.8   52.4   15,636   8,181   52.3   15,983   8,366   52.3   16,239   8,417   51.8  
                                                             
Ohio 53.1   50.2   49.2   49.4   45.5   45.1   244,730   112,845   46.1   244,232   111,378   45.6   241,212   109,282   45.3  
Oklahoma 55.0   55.0   52.2   51.1   51.6   53.9   87,478   46,571   53.2   84,740   42,615   50.3   82,262   41,278   50.2  
Oregon 50.0   49.3   48.4   47.0   48.1   46.4   65,106   30,152   46.3   62,994   28,768   45.7   63,603   28,109   44.2  
Pennsylvania 52.2   51.4   51.1   50.9   51.2   53.1   251,928   129,708   51.5   253,866   130,984   51.6   266,796   129,911   48.7  
Rhode Island 60.0   59.9 2 51.6 2 58.4 2 63.5 2 64.2   18,598   11,316   60.8   18,825   11,366   60.4   18,632   11,212   60.2  
                                                             
South Carolina 65.7 2 72.9 2 72.2 2 70.9 2 71.6 2 71.7   69,790   49,941   71.6   67,355   46,980   69.7   65,508   45,210   69.0  
South Dakota 52.0   48.6   50.1   48.0   52.4   55.3   18,391   9,244   50.3   18,631   9,326   50.1   19,545   9,512   48.7  
Tennessee 52.1   51.3   51.8   52.2   50.5   51.1   126,841   64,926   51.2   127,743   65,361   51.2   128,197   66,558   51.9  
Texas 50.6   48.5   48.5   50.5   50.6   50.6   649,381   327,905   50.5   662,369   333,164   50.3   665,419   334,997   50.3  
Utah 54.1   53.3   50.1   50.2   49.9   50.2   49,057   23,657   48.2   51,844   25,615   49.4   52,341   25,677   49.1  
                                                             
Vermont 47.3   46.8   46.1   46.5   46.1   45.6   19,370   8,766   45.3   19,337   8,734   45.2   18,485   8,382   45.3  
Virginia 54.1 2 54.4   52.2   44.4   37.2   35.2   203,567   71,415   35.1   203,301   70,827   34.8   201,047   70,947   35.3  
Washington 52.3   48.3   47.5   47.0   52.2   52.0   104,617   54,428   52.0   103,938   53,448   51.4   103,783   53,934   52.0  
West Virginia 54.3   52.7   52.6   52.3   53.5 2 53.0 2 38,596   20,209   52.4   39,205 2 20,299   51.8 2 39,270 2 20,338   51.8 2
Wisconsin 56.3   55.7   58.2   57.0   56.3   56.1   106,597   59,401   55.7   105,229   58,426   55.5   103,901   57,625   55.5  
Wyoming 48.6   46.5   46.7   46.2   44.6   44.7   15,841   7,000   44.2   16,468   7,166   43.5   16,424   7,127   43.4  
                                                             
Bureau of Indian                                                            
Education                              
                                                             
DoD, overseas 66.0   64.9   71.4   62.9   62.4   66.2   7,526   4,551   60.5              
DoD, domestic 59.2   55.4   69.9   55.4   56.9   56.2   3,845   2,145   55.8              
                                                             
Other jurisdictions                                                            
American Samoa 50.0   55.8   52.1   68.4   52.0                      
Guam 51.5   50.8   50.4   52.2                   3,155   1,843   58.4  
Northern Marianas 50.2   47.6   49.7   49.8   49.9   49.5   1,043   514   49.3   1,155   552   47.8   1,215   607   50.0  
Puerto Rico 54.4   56.8   56.0   56.0   55.8   56.8   70,034   39,356   56.2   63,198   39,102   61.9   59,261   36,506   61.6  
U.S. Virgin Islands 52.1   52.2   51.9   53.8   50.7   48.4   2,472   1,331   53.8   2,854   1,425   49.9   2,918   1,457   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 2010-11. (This table was prepared May 2012.)
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