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Table 40. Average daily attendance in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 196970 through 200506
State or jurisdiction 1969–70 1979–80 1989–90 1994–95 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 41,934,376 38,288,911 37,799,296 40,720,763 43,806,726 44,075,930 44,604,592 45,017,360 45,325,731 45,625,458 45,931,617
Alabama 777,123 711,432 683,833 687,047 725,212 719,562 702,423 701,235 706,446 706,588 714,197
Alaska 72,489 79,945 98,213 113,874 122,412 122,932 123,316 123,145 122,341 121,699 122,010
Arizona 391,526 481,905 557,252 658,084 782,851 803,453 834,036 868,547 878,891 911,640 933,663
Arkansas 414,158 423,610 403,025 420,229 422,958 421,625 422,817 418,775 425,571 430,290 435,278
California1  4,418,423 4,044,736 4,893,341 5,198,308 5,957,216 6,075,001 6,219,160 6,312,362 6,384,882 6,373,959 6,349,270
                       
Colorado 500,388 513,475 519,419 594,019 656,700 671,909 707,202 709,349 673,285 700,485 712,476
Connecticut 618,881 507,362 439,524 481,742 533,779 540,946 547,194 557,701 561,530 559,478 558,423
Delaware 120,819 94,058 89,838 98,793 106,444 105,681 107,730 109,945 108,751 110,393 113,986
District of Columbia 138,600 91,576 71,468 71,446 65,371 62,881 62,681 61,236 65,625 70,817 59,137
Florida 1,312,693 1,464,461 1,646,583 1,927,172 2,175,453 2,269,372 2,326,142 2,362,841 2,418,329 2,463,323 2,494,778
                       
Georgia 1,019,427 989,433 1,054,097 1,181,724 1,326,713 1,347,218 1,379,176 1,400,007 1,424,004 1,460,767 1,499,317
Hawaii 168,140 151,563 157,360 169,254 171,180 171,117 170,268 169,797 167,739 169,825 168,009
Idaho 170,920 189,199 203,987 225,986 230,828 230,890 231,861 234,244 237,095 241,590 247,009
Illinois 2,084,844 1,770,435 1,587,733 1,734,175 1,789,089 1,805,582 1,837,863 1,855,417 1,862,274 1,862,046 1,871,619
Indiana 1,111,043 983,444 884,568 900,017 929,281 928,703 931,886 942,506 943,735 944,944 966,967
                       
Iowa 624,403 510,081 450,224 478,285 471,384 467,404 462,276 459,761 457,771 456,559 477,491
Kansas 470,296 382,019 388,986 413,699 426,853 425,036 413,670 419,285 415,529 411,455 407,812
Kentucky 647,970 619,868 569,795 572,952 565,693 564,198 566,451 569,538 570,911 574,380 580,937
Louisiana 776,555 727,601 727,125 730,148 701,957 684,566 680,122 674,949 674,333 670,238 648,243
Maine 225,146 211,400 195,089 199,387 194,554 191,963 190,477 188,776 187,492 184,374 180,223
                       
Maryland 785,989 686,336 620,617 701,594 791,133 797,522 807,331 809,398 808,557 804,696 800,553
Massachusetts 1,056,207 935,960 763,231 831,918 913,502 920,522 921,266 921,201 932,417 930,338 930,151
Michigan 1,991,235 1,758,427 1,446,996 1,492,653 1,574,894 1,577,260 1,588,300 1,591,900 1,590,555 1,583,496 1,574,023
Minnesota 864,595 748,606 699,001 770,549 818,819 820,457 818,160 813,660 792,896 788,354 787,521
Mississippi 524,623 454,401 476,048 470,974 468,746 465,505 461,951 461,269 463,470 463,816 461,112
                       
Missouri 906,132 777,269 729,693 794,177 836,105 836,411 843,148 849,040 851,749 851,114 859,441
Montana 162,664 144,608 135,406 148,325 142,313 139,198 136,498 133,988 132,356 130,998 129,948
Nebraska 314,516 270,524 254,754 268,732 261,767 268,897 267,909 269,499 260,352 260,725 262,805
Nevada 113,421 134,995 173,149 229,862 305,067 321,679 334,853 346,512 364,409 378,186 383,403
New Hampshire 140,203 154,187 154,915 179,892 200,283 198,389 199,429 200,184 202,352 201,242 199,952
                       
New Jersey 1,322,124 1,140,111 997,561 1,102,565 1,222,438 1,257,124 1,297,217 1,312,610 1,336,869 1,341,156 1,358,562
New Mexico 259,997 253,453 290,245 314,822 323,963 319,939 320,082 320,189 319,637 322,046 323,964
New York 3,099,192 2,530,289 2,244,110 2,388,973 2,595,070 2,598,176 2,610,320 2,614,977 2,599,902 2,581,772 2,556,705
North Carolina 1,104,295 1,072,150 1,012,274 1,071,640 1,185,737 1,203,143 1,225,681 1,242,234 1,264,266 1,289,444 1,319,335
North Dakota 141,961 118,986 109,659 111,502 105,123 103,420 100,028 97,879 96,231 94,823 92,843
                       
Ohio 2,246,282 1,849,283 1,584,735 1,627,984 1,659,903 1,653,316 1,654,816 1,683,337 1,700,533 1,719,566 1,730,080
Oklahoma 560,993 548,065 543,170 570,381 586,266 580,754 580,894 581,767 583,932 587,188 591,486
Oregon 436,736 418,593 419,771 458,107 479,321 481,223 483,038 487,544 486,073 506,638 513,650
Pennsylvania 2,169,225 1,808,630 1,524,839 1,629,877 1,684,913 1,683,637 1,691,123 1,694,148 1,701,096 1,698,795 1,702,566
Rhode Island 163,205 139,195 125,934 136,229 144,422 144,895 145,330 144,813 143,792 143,939 139,001
                       
South Carolina 600,292 569,612 569,029 608,699 624,456 623,008 628,510 629,997 635,750 639,950 647,703
South Dakota 158,543 124,934 119,823 128,335 122,252 120,966 118,919 118,383 116,651 115,148 114,673
Tennessee 836,010 806,696 761,766 806,895 844,878 846,551 849,413 850,322 859,522 868,129 881,414
Texas 2,432,420 2,608,817 3,075,333 3,364,830 3,706,550 3,771,568 3,860,613 3,940,776 4,016,791 4,084,792 4,186,812
Utah 287,405 312,813 408,917 442,617 448,096 447,450 448,557 451,063 456,183 464,645 478,233
                       
Vermont 97,772 95,045 87,832 98,608 98,894 97,717 96,996 95,868 95,160 93,608 92,508
Virginia 995,580 955,105 989,197 1,079,496 1,195,123 1,087,591 1,099,677 1,109,459 1,118,446 1,133,882 1,141,790
Washington 764,735 710,929 755,141 870,163 925,696 927,530 931,533 933,702 937,656 941,238 946,824
West Virginia 372,278 353,264 301,947 287,937 273,277 264,798 262,581 260,365 266,078 271,197 271,780
Wisconsin 880,609 770,554 711,466 782,395 825,699 824,002 821,934 831,939 826,864 831,809 834,177
Wyoming 81,293 89,471 91,277 93,691 86,092 83,243 81,734 79,921 78,652 77,878 77,757
                       
Other jurisdictions                      
American Samoa 11,448 14,000 15,102 14,818 15,487 15,243 15,123 15,302 15,237
Guam 20,315 23,883 31,779 28,301 29,617
Northern Marianas 6,809 7,351 8,712 8,968 9,426 9,739 10,047 10,301 10,871
Puerto Rico 656,709 597,436 547,561 540,676 538,738 536,481 535,874 534,941 540,365 522,655
U.S. Virgin Islands 18,924 20,339 18,676 16,069 17,181 16,187 15,878 15,841 15,241
— Not available.
1 Data for California for 1989–90 and earlier years are not strictly comparable with those for other states because California's attendance figures included excused absences.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems, 1969–70; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1979–80; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1989–90 through 2005–06. (This table was prepared April 2008.)
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