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Table 66. Teachers, enrollment, and pupil/teacher ratios in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2006
State or jurisdiction Pupil/teacher
ratio, fall 2000
Pupil/teacher
ratio, fall 2002
Pupil/teacher
ratio, fall 2003
Fall 20041  Fall 20051  Fall 2006
Teachers Enrollment Pupil/ teacher ratio Teachers Enrollment Pupil/ teacher ratio Teachers Enrollment Pupil/ teacher ratio
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 16.0 2  15.9 2 15.9 2 3,090,925 2 48,795,465 2 15.8 2 3,143,003 2 49,113,298 2 15.6 2 3,180,396 2 49,298,945 2 15.5 2
Alabama 15.4 3  15.7 3  12.6   51,594   730,140   14.2   57,757   741,761   12.8   56,134   743,632   13.2  
Alaska 16.9   16.6   17.2   7,756   132,970   17.1   7,912   133,288   16.8   7,903   132,608   16.8  
Arizona 19.8   19.9   21.3   48,935   1,043,298   21.3   51,376   1,094,454   21.3   52,625   1,065,082   20.2  
Arkansas 14.1   14.9   14.7   31,234   463,115   14.8   32,997   474,206   14.4   35,089   476,409   13.6  
California 20.6 3  20.6 3  21.1 3  305,969 3  6,441,557 3  21.1 3  309,222 3  6,437,202 3  20.8 3  307,110 3  6,406,821 3  20.9 3 
                                                 
Colorado 17.3   16.6   16.9   45,165   765,976   17.0   45,841   779,826   17.0   46,973   794,026   16.9  
Connecticut 13.7   13.5   13.6   38,808   577,390   14.9   39,687   575,059   14.5   39,115   575,100   14.7  
Delaware 15.4   15.1   15.2   7,856   119,091   15.2   7,998   120,937   15.1   8,038   122,254   15.2  
District of Columbia 13.9   13.9   13.8   5,387   76,714   14.2   5,481 4  76,876   14.0 4  5,394   72,850   13.5  
Florida 18.4   18.4   17.9   154,864   2,639,336   17.0   158,962   2,675,024   16.8   162,851   2,671,513   16.4  
                                                 
Georgia 15.9   15.6   15.7   104,987   1,553,437   14.8   108,535   1,598,461   14.7   113,597   1,629,157   14.3  
Hawaii 16.9   16.8   16.5   11,146   183,185   16.4   11,226   182,818   16.3   11,271   180,728   16.0  
Idaho 17.9   17.9   17.9   14,269   256,084   17.9   14,521   261,982   18.0   14,770   267,380   18.1  
Illinois 16.1   15.9   16.5   131,047   2,097,503   16.0   133,857   2,111,706   15.8   140,988   2,118,276   15.0  
Indiana 16.7   16.7   16.9   60,563   1,021,348   16.9   60,592   1,035,074   17.1   61,315   1,045,940   17.1  
                                                 
Iowa 14.3   13.9   13.8   34,697   478,319   13.8   35,181   483,482   13.7   35,653   483,122   13.6  
Kansas 14.4   14.4   14.4   32,932   469,136   14.2   33,608   467,525   13.9   35,297   469,506   13.3  
Kentucky 16.8   16.3   16.1   41,463   674,796   16.3   42,413   679,878   16.0   43,371 3  683,173 3  15.8 3 
Louisiana 16.6   16.6   16.6   49,192   724,281   16.6   44,660   654,526   16.6   45,951   675,851   16.6  
Maine 12.5   12.1   11.5   16,656   198,820   11.9   16,684   195,498   11.7   16,826   193,986   11.5  
                                                 
Maryland 16.3   15.7   15.7   55,101   865,561   15.7   56,685   860,020   15.2   58,443   851,640   14.6  
Massachusetts 14.5   13.2   13.6   73,399   975,574   13.3   73,596   971,909   13.2   73,157   968,661   13.2  
Michigan 17.7 3  19.9   18.1   100,638   1,751,290   17.4   98,069   1,742,282   17.8   98,037   1,714,709   17.5  
Minnesota 16.0   16.0   16.3   52,152   838,503   16.1   51,107   839,243   16.4   51,880   840,565   16.2  
Mississippi 16.1   15.6   15.1   31,321   495,376   15.8   31,433   494,954   15.7   32,351   495,026   15.3  
                                                 
Missouri 14.1   13.6   13.9   65,847   905,449   13.8   67,076   917,705   13.7   67,398   920,353   13.7  
Montana 14.9   14.5   14.4   10,224   146,705   14.3   10,369   145,416   14.0   10,398   144,418   13.9  
Nebraska 13.6   13.6   13.6   21,236   285,761   13.5   21,359   286,646   13.4   21,459   287,580   13.4  
Nevada 18.6   18.4   19.0   20,950   400,083   19.1   21,744   412,395   19.0   22,908   424,240   18.5  
New Hampshire 14.5   13.9   13.7   15,298   206,852   13.5   15,536   205,767   13.2   15,515   203,551   13.1  
                                                 
New Jersey 13.3   12.8   12.7   114,875   1,393,347   12.1   112,673   1,395,602   12.4   112,301   1,388,850   12.4  
New Mexico 15.2   15.1   15.0   21,730   326,102   15.0   22,021   326,758   14.8   22,016   328,220   14.9  
New York 13.9   13.7   13.3   218,612 4  2,836,337   13.0   218,989   2,815,581   12.9   218,879   2,809,649   12.8  
North Carolina 15.5   15.2   15.1   92,550   1,385,754   15.0   95,664   1,416,436   14.8   104,412   1,444,481   13.8  
North Dakota 13.4   12.9   12.7   8,070   100,513   12.5   8,003   98,283   12.3   8,007   96,670   12.1  
                                                 
Ohio 15.5   14.7   15.2   118,060   1,840,032   15.6   117,982   1,839,683   15.6   110,390   1,836,096   16.6  
Oklahoma 15.1   15.4   16.0   40,416   629,476   15.6   41,833   634,739   15.2   42,206   639,391   15.1  
Oregon 19.4   20.4   20.6   27,431   552,505   20.1   28,346   552,194   19.5   26,443   562,574   21.3  
Pennsylvania 15.5   15.4   15.2   121,167   1,828,089   15.1   122,397   1,830,684   15.0   123,375   1,871,060   15.2  
Rhode Island 14.8   14.2   13.4   11,781   156,498   13.3   14,180 3  153,422   10.8   11,381   151,612   13.3  
                                                 
South Carolina 14.9   14.9   15.3   46,914   703,736   15.0   48,212   701,544   14.6   49,733   703,119   14.1  
South Dakota 13.7   14.0   13.6   9,064   122,798   13.5   9,129   122,012   13.4   9,070   121,158   13.4  
Tennessee 15.9 3  15.8 3  15.7 3  60,022   941,091 3  15.7 3  59,596   953,928   16.0   62,176   978,368   15.7  
Texas 14.8   14.8   15.0   294,547   4,405,215   15.0   302,425   4,525,394   15.0   311,649   4,599,509   14.8  
Utah 21.9   21.8   22.4   22,287 3  503,607   22.6 3  22,993   508,430   22.1   23,640   523,586   22.1  
                                                 
Vermont 12.1   11.7   11.3   8,720   98,352   11.3   8,851   96,638   10.9   8,859   95,399   10.8  
Virginia 13.2 3  11.8   13.2   93,732   1,204,739   12.9   103,944   1,213,616   11.7   105,039   1,220,440   11.6  
Washington 19.7   19.2   19.3   53,125   1,020,005   19.2   53,508   1,031,985   19.3   53,743   1,026,774   19.1  
West Virginia 13.7   14.0   14.0   19,958   280,129   14.0   19,940   280,866   14.1   19,414   281,939   14.5  
Wisconsin 14.6   14.6   15.1   60,521   864,757   14.3   60,127   875,174   14.6   59,089   876,700   14.8  
Wyoming 13.3   13.0 3  13.3   6,657   84,733   12.7   6,706   84,409   12.6   6,757   85,193   12.6  
                                                 
Bureau of Indian Education         45,828       50,938          
DoD, overseas 14.4   15.2   15.0   4,885   68,327   14.0   5,726   62,543   10.9   5,204   60,891   11.7  
DoD, domestic 14.2   13.2   13.3   2,002   29,151   14.6   2,033   28,329   13.9   2,033   26,631   13.1  
Other jurisdictions                                                
American Samoa 19.1   17.0   16.1   945   16,126   17.1   989   16,438   16.6   971   16,427   16.9  
Guam 16.4     17.9   1,672   30,605   18.3   1,804   30,986   17.2        
Northern Marianas 19.0   20.6   20.4   579   11,601   20.0   614   11,718   19.1   579   11,695   20.2  
Puerto Rico 16.3   14.1   13.8   43,054   575,648   13.4   42,036   563,490   13.4   40,163   544,138   13.5  
U.S. Virgin Islands 12.9   12.2   11.7   1,545   16,429   10.6   1,434   16,750   11.7   1,531   16,284   10.6  
— Not available.
1 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
2 Includes imputed values for states.
3 Includes imputations for underreporting of prekindergarten teachers/enrollment.
4 Imputed.
NOTE: Teachers reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). DoD = Department of Defense.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Educa-tion," 2000–01 through 2006–07. (This table was prepared October 2008.)
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