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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 2007
State or jurisdiction Pupil/teacher ratio Fall 2005 Fall 20061 Fall 2007
Fall 2000 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 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 14
United States 16.0 2  15.9 2  15.9 2  15.8 2  3,143,003 2  49,113,298 2  15.6 2  3,166,391 2  49,315,842 2  15.6 2  3,178,142 2  49,292,507 2  15.5 2 
Alabama 15.4 3  15.7 3  12.6   14.2   57,757   741,761   12.8   56,134   743,632   13.2   50,420   744,865   14.8  
Alaska 16.9   16.6   17.2   17.1   7,912   133,288   16.8   7,903   132,608   16.8   7,613   131,029   17.2  
Arizona 19.8   19.9   21.3   21.3   51,376   1,094,454   21.3   52,625   1,068,249   20.3   54,032   1,087,447   20.1  
Arkansas 14.1   14.9   14.7   14.8   32,997   474,206   14.4   35,089   476,409   13.6   33,882   479,016   14.1  
California 20.6 3  20.6 3  21.1 3  21.1 3  309,222 3  6,437,202 3  20.8 3  307,366 3  6,406,750 3  20.8 3  305,230 3  6,343,471 3  20.8 3 
                                                   
Colorado 17.3   16.6   16.9   17.0   45,841   779,826   17.0   46,973   794,026   16.9   47,761   801,867   16.8  
Connecticut 13.7   13.5   13.6   14.9   39,687   575,059   14.5   39,115   575,100   14.7   39,304   570,626   14.5  
Delaware 15.4   15.1   15.2   15.2   7,998   120,937   15.1   8,038   122,254   15.2   8,198   122,574   15.0  
District of Columbia 13.9   13.9   13.8   14.2   5,481 4  76,876   14.0 4  5,383 4  72,850   13.5 4  6,347   78,422   12.4  
Florida 18.4   18.4   17.9   17.0   158,962   2,675,024   16.8   162,851   2,671,513   16.4   168,737   2,666,811   15.8  
                                                   
Georgia 15.9   15.6   15.7   14.8   108,535   1,598,461   14.7   113,597   1,629,157   14.3   116,857   1,649,589   14.1  
Hawaii 16.9   16.8   16.5   16.4   11,226   182,818   16.3   11,271   180,728   16.0   11,397   179,897   15.8  
Idaho 17.9   17.9   17.9   17.9   14,521   261,982   18.0   14,770   267,380   18.1   15,013   272,119   18.1  
Illinois 16.1   15.9   16.5   16.0   133,857   2,111,706   15.8   140,988   2,118,276   15.0   136,571   2,112,805   15.5  
Indiana 16.7   16.7   16.9   16.9   60,592   1,035,074   17.1   61,346   1,045,940   17.0   62,334   1,046,766   16.8  
                                                   
Iowa 14.3   13.9   13.8   13.8   35,181   483,482   13.7   35,653   483,122   13.6   36,089   485,115   13.4  
Kansas 14.4   14.4   14.4   14.2   33,608   467,525   13.9   35,297   469,506   13.3   35,359   468,295   13.2  
Kentucky 16.8   16.3   16.1   16.3   42,413   679,878   16.0   43,371   683,152   15.8   43,536   666,225   15.3  
Louisiana 16.6   16.6   16.6   16.6   44,660   654,526   16.6   45,951   675,851   16.6   48,610   681,038   16.6  
Maine 12.5   12.1   11.5   11.9   16,684   195,498   11.7   16,826   193,986   11.5   16,558   196,245   11.9  
                                                   
Maryland 16.3   15.7   15.7   15.7   56,685   860,020   15.2   58,443   851,640   14.6   59,320   845,700   14.3  
Massachusetts 14.5   13.2   13.6   13.3   73,596   971,909   13.2   73,157   968,661   13.2   70,719   962,958   13.6  
Michigan 17.7 3  19.9   18.1   17.4   98,069   1,742,282   17.8   98,037   1,722,656   17.6   96,204   1,692,739   17.6  
Minnesota 16.0   16.0   16.3   16.1   51,107   839,243   16.4   51,880   840,565   16.2   52,975   837,578   15.8  
Mississippi 16.1   15.6   15.1   15.8   31,433   494,954   15.7   32,351   495,026   15.3   33,560   494,122   14.7  
                                                   
Missouri 14.1   13.6   13.9   13.8   67,076   917,705   13.7   67,521   920,353   13.6   68,430   917,188   13.4  
Montana 14.9   14.5   14.4   14.3   10,369   145,416   14.0   10,398   144,418   13.9   10,519   142,823   13.6  
Nebraska 13.6   13.6   13.6   13.5   21,359   286,646   13.4   21,459   287,580   13.4   21,930   291,244   13.3  
Nevada 18.6   18.4   19.0   19.1   21,744   412,395   19.0   22,908   424,766   18.5   23,423   429,362   18.3  
New Hampshire 14.5   13.9   13.7   13.5   15,536   205,767   13.2   15,515   203,572   13.1   15,484   200,772   13.0  
                                                   
New Jersey 13.3   12.8   12.7   12.1   112,673   1,395,602   12.4   112,301   1,388,850   12.4   111,500   1,382,348   12.4  
New Mexico 15.2   15.1   15.0   15.0   22,021   326,758   14.8   22,016   328,220   14.9   22,300   329,040   14.8  
New York 13.9   13.7   13.3   13.0   218,989   2,815,581   12.9   218,879   2,809,649   12.8   211,854   2,765,435   13.1  
North Carolina 15.5   15.2   15.1   15.0   95,664   1,416,436   14.8   112,304   1,444,481   12.9   106,562   1,489,492   14.0  
North Dakota 13.4   12.9   12.7   12.5   8,003   98,283   12.3   8,007   96,670   12.1   8,068   95,059   11.8  
                                                   
Ohio 15.5   14.7   15.2   15.6   117,982   1,839,683   15.6   110,459   1,836,722   16.6   109,766   1,827,184   16.6  
Oklahoma 15.1   15.4   16.0   15.6   41,833   634,739   15.2   42,206   639,391   15.1   46,735   642,065   13.7  
Oregon 19.4   20.4   20.6   20.1   28,346   552,194   19.5   29,940   562,574   18.8   30,013   565,586   18.8  
Pennsylvania 15.5   15.4   15.2   15.1   122,397   1,830,684   15.0   123,114   1,871,060   15.2   135,234   1,801,971   13.3  
Rhode Island 14.8   14.2   13.4   13.3   14,180 3  153,422   10.8   11,381   151,612   13.3   11,271   147,629   13.1  
                                                   
South Carolina 14.9   14.9   15.3   15.0   48,212   701,544   14.6   49,284   708,021   14.4   47,382   712,317   15.0  
South Dakota 13.7   14.0   13.6   13.5   9,129   122,012   13.4   9,070   121,158   13.4   9,416   121,606   12.9  
Tennessee 15.9 3  15.8 3  15.7 3  15.7 3  59,596   953,928   16.0   62,176   978,368   15.7   64,659   964,259   14.9  
Texas 14.8   14.8   15.0   15.0   302,425   4,525,394   15.0   311,649   4,599,509   14.8   321,929   4,674,832   14.5  
Utah 21.9   21.8   22.4   22.6 3  22,993   508,430   22.1   23,640   523,386   22.1   24,336   576,244   23.7  
                                                   
Vermont 12.1   11.7   11.3   11.3   8,851   96,638   10.9   8,859   95,399   10.8   8,749   94,038   10.7  
Virginia 13.2 3  11.8   13.2   12.9   103,944   1,213,616   11.7   79,688   1,220,440   15.3   71,861   1,230,857   17.1  
Washington 19.7   19.2   19.3   19.2   53,508   1,031,985   19.3   53,743   1,026,774   19.1   53,960   1,030,247   19.1  
West Virginia 13.7   14.0   14.0   14.0   19,940   280,866   14.1   19,633   281,939   14.4   20,306   282,535   13.9  
Wisconsin 14.6   14.6   15.1   14.3   60,127   875,174   14.6   59,089   876,700   14.8   58,914   874,633   14.8  
Wyoming 13.3   13.0 3  13.3   12.7   6,706   84,409   12.6   6,737   85,193   12.6   6,915   86,422   12.5  
                                                   
Bureau of Indian
   Education
          50,938                
DoD, overseas 14.4   15.2   15.0   14.0   5,726   62,543   10.9   5,204   60,891   11.7   4,147   57,247   13.8  
DoD, domestic 14.2   13.2   13.3   14.6   2,033   28,329   13.9   2,033   26,631   13.1   2,243   27,548   12.3  
Other jurisdictions                                                    
American Samoa 19.1   17.0   16.1   17.1   989   16,438   16.6   971   16,400   16.9        
Guam 16.4     17.9   18.3   1,804   30,986   17.2              
Northern Marianas 19.0   20.6   20.4   20.0   614   11,718   19.1   579   11,695   20.2   550   11,299   20.5  
Puerto Rico 16.3   14.1   13.8   13.4   42,036   563,490   13.4   40,163   544,138   13.5   40,826   526,565   12.9  
U.S. Virgin Islands 12.9   12.2   11.7   10.6   1,434   16,750   11.7   1,531   16,284   10.6   1,518   15,903   10.5  
—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 Education," 2000-01 through 2007-08. (This table was prepared September 2009.)
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