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Table 96. Public elementary schools, by grade span, average school size, and state or jurisdiction: 2003-04
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                      |       |          |                            Schools, by grade span                   |  Average number of
                      |       |          |_____________________________________________________________________|students per school\2\
                      | Total,|    Total,|   Prekinder-|  Prekinder-|  Prekinder-|  Prekinder-|         |      |______________________
                      |    all|       all| garten, kin-|garten, kin-|garten, kin-|garten, kin-|Grades 4,|      |    All|
                      |elemen-|   regular|dergarten, or|  dergarten,|  dergarten,|  dergarten,| 5, or 6,| Other|elemen-|       Regular
                      |   tary|elementary| 1st grade to|or 1st grade|or 1st grade|or 1st grade|    to 6,| grade|   tary|    elementary
State or jurisdiction |schools|schools\1\|grades 3 or 4|  to grade 5|  to grade 6|  to grade 8|  7, or 8| spans|schools|    schools\1\
______________________|_______|__________|_____________|____________|____________|____________|_________|______|_______|______________
1                     |      2|         3|            4|           5|           6|           7|        8|     9|     10|            11
______________________|_______|__________|_____________|____________|____________|____________|_________|______|_______|______________
   United States .....| 65,758|    64,721|        5,030|      23,472|      13,547|       5,502|   12,341| 5,866|    476|           482
                      |_______|__________|_____________|____________|____________|____________|_________|______|_______|______________
Alabama ..............|    938|       928|           90|         303|         163|          76|      209|    97|    480|           482
Alaska ...............|    194|       192|            1|          21|         111|          23|       16|    22|    321|           322
Arizona ..............|  1,261|     1,231|           61|         233|         352|         358|      162|    95|    509|           514
Arkansas .............|    711|       709|          117|         139|         235|           7|      133|    80|    381|           382
California ...........|  6,579|     6,396|          174|       2,012|       2,462|         758|      985|   188|    614|           630
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Colorado .............|  1,196|     1,195|           30|         552|         261|          60|      227|    66|    411|           411
Connecticut ..........|    824|       809|          105|         294|         115|          59|      152|    99|    460|           467
Delaware .............|    137|       135|           33|          48|           6|           3|       32|    15|    528|           533
District of Columbia .|    139|       138|            4|          21|          80|          11|       17|     6|    354|           356
Florida ..............|  2,350|     2,330|           27|       1,510|         142|          78|      486|   107|    737|           742
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Georgia ..............|  1,637|     1,634|           39|         966|          70|          12|      398|   152|    660|           661
Hawaii ...............|    208|       207|            3|          63|         108|           8|       25|     1|    551|           554
Idaho ................|    417|       413|           37|         111|         155|          19|       64|    31|    366|           368
Illinois .............|  3,189|     3,086|          310|         772|         423|         718|      542|   424|    442|           453
Indiana ..............|  1,420|     1,413|          107|         597|         348|          26|      259|    83|    459|           459
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Iowa .................|  1,023|     1,020|           92|         339|         223|          15|      220|   134|    291|           292
Kansas ...............|    977|       975|           87|         287|         252|          95|      185|    71|    299|           300
Kentucky .............|  1,007|       995|           50|         480|         141|          90|      199|    47|    437|           441
Louisiana ............|  1,037|     1,013|           96|         335|         178|          79|      229|   120|    456|           461
Maine ................|    518|       517|           67|          96|          69|         109|       93|    84|    250|           250
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Maryland .............|  1,085|     1,060|           13|         627|         137|          32|      218|    58|    540|           548
Massachusetts ........|  1,464|     1,458|          194|         515|         166|         100|      284|   205|    443|           444
Michigan .............|  2,698|     2,684|          241|       1,032|         394|         168|      520|   343|    411|           412
Minnesota ............|  1,256|     1,118|          121|         316|         396|          52|      199|   172|    398|           440
Mississippi ..........|    599|       597|           84|         109|         130|          41|      132|   103|    515|           515
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Missouri .............|  1,560|     1,549|          126|         510|         321|         112|      300|   191|    379|           380
Montana ..............|    497|       495|           20|          63|         219|         118|       52|    25|    173|           173
Nebraska .............|    885|       867|            0|           0|         546|         227|       80|    32|    198|           200
Nevada ...............|    406|       395|            6|         191|          97|          19|       69|    24|    659|           674
New Hampshire ........|    375|       375|           53|         109|          52|          47|       74|    40|    363|           363
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
New Jersey ...........|  1,911|     1,898|          283|         534|         199|         270|      352|   273|    483|           484
New Mexico ...........|    575|       562|           26|         215|         138|          18|      123|    55|    357|           362
New York .............|  3,187|     3,169|          278|       1,186|         550|         127|      640|   406|    583|           585
North Carolina .......|  1,770|     1,766|           61|       1,021|          54|         111|      434|    89|    537|           538
North Dakota .........|    322|       322|           12|          32|         195|          46|       23|    14|    176|           176
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Ohio .................|  2,738|     2,726|          378|         808|         596|         147|      526|   283|    405|           406
Oklahoma .............|  1,198|     1,198|           65|         333|         163|         313|      215|   109|    352|           352
Oregon ...............|    913|       894|           55|         391|         177|          82|      182|    26|    383|           388
Pennsylvania .........|  2,375|     2,375|          284|         859|         497|         104|      443|   188|    466|           466
Rhode Island .........|    268|       267|           25|         120|          35|           2|       48|    38|    398|           399
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
South Carolina .......|    849|       847|           56|         409|          81|          19|      218|    66|    569|           571
South Dakota .........|    441|       441|           17|         112|         103|         111|       76|    22|    183|           183
Tennessee ............|  1,259|     1,251|          154|         474|         102|         184|      273|    72|    495|           497
Texas ................|  5,241|     5,134|          567|       2,036|         761|         115|    1,177|   585|    545|           553
Utah .................|    546|       531|           21|         107|         347|           5|       42|    24|    515|           528
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Vermont ..............|    276|       242|           13|          25|         113|          66|       16|    43|    207|           228
Virginia .............|  1,482|     1,475|           41|         840|         142|          13|      305|   141|    540|           542
Washington ...........|  1,425|     1,358|           68|         416|         527|          71|      233|   110|    431|           446
West Virginia ........|    588|       584|           88|         220|          95|          41|      107|    37|    320|           321
Wisconsin ............|  1,552|     1,493|          124|         635|         219|         119|      307|   148|    355|           358
Wyoming ..............|    255|       254|           26|          48|         101|          18|       40|    22|    191|           191
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Bureau of Indian      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
   Affairs ...........|    102|       102|            5|           4|          22|          67|        3|     1|    215|           215
Department of Defense |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
   dependents schools |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
  Domestic schools ...|     57|        57|           15|          17|           4|           2|        9|    10|    438|           438
  Overseas schools ...|    105|       105|            7|          23|          47|           6|       18|     4|    470|           470
                      |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
Other jurisdictions   |       |          |             |            |            |            |         |      |       |
  American Samoa .....|     24|        24|            1|           0|           0|          21|        1|     1|    491|           491
  Guam ...............|     33|        33|            0|          24|           0|           0|        7|     2|    683|           683
  Northern Marianas ..|     23|        23|            0|           2|          10|           0|        1|    10|    301|           301
  Puerto Rico ........|    862|       830|           51|           5|         762|           7|       24|    13|    297|           297
  Virgin Islands .....|     24|        24|            0|           1|          22|           0|        1|     0|    408|           408
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\1\Excludes special education and alternative schools.
\2\Average for schools reporting enrollment data.
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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2003-04. (This table was prepared July 2005.)


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