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Table 84. Staff, enrollment, and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 2000 through fall 2007
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 2005 Fall 20061 Fall 2007
Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Staff Enrollment Pupil/ staff ratio Staff Enrollment Pupil/ staff ratio Staff Enrollment Pupil/ staff ratio
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States2  8.3   8.1   8.1   8.2   8.1   6,130,686   49,113,298   8.0   6,153,735   49,315,842   8.0   6,215,635   49,292,507 7.9  
Alabama 8.2 3  8.4 3  8.3 3  7.3   7.9   103,775   741,761   7.1   109,839   743,632   6.8   111,656 3  744,865 6.7 3 
Alaska 8.3 3  8.1 3  7.9 3  8.1 3  7.5 3  17,954 3  133,288   7.4 3  16,854 3  132,608   7.9 3  16,593 3  131,029 7.9 3 
Arizona 9.7   9.8   9.7   10.5   10.7   100,162   1,094,454   10.9   102,390   1,068,249   10.4   104,670   1,087,447 10.4  
Arkansas 7.1   6.8   7.1   7.0   7.0   70,673   474,206   6.7   71,616   476,409   6.7   70,331   479,016 6.8  
California 11.1 3  10.9 3  10.9 3  11.2 3  11.2 3  579,118 3  6,437,202 3  11.1 3  580,141 3  6,406,750 3  11.0 3  583,625 3  6,343,471 10.9 3 
                                                     
Colorado 8.7   8.5   8.3   8.5   8.4   93,148   779,826   8.4   97,364   794,026   8.2   99,326   801,867 8.1  
Connecticut 6.8   6.7   6.6   6.8   6.9   84,669   575,059   6.8   86,709   575,100   6.6   86,762   570,626 6.6  
Delaware 9.1   8.2   8.1   8.1   8.0   15,473   120,937   7.8   15,403   122,254   7.9   15,524   122,574 7.9  
District of Columbia 6.4   6.6   6.6   7.4   6.3   12,372 3  76,876   6.2 3  12,177 3  72,850   6.0 3  12,532   78,422 6.3  
Florida 8.8   8.8   8.8   8.7   8.5   314,219   2,675,024   8.5   321,600   2,671,513   8.3   329,726   2,666,811 8.1  
                                                     
Georgia 7.8   7.7   7.6   7.6   7.4   218,965   1,598,461   7.3   227,616   1,629,157   7.2   235,083   1,649,589 7.0  
Hawaii 10.0   9.5   8.9   8.7   8.9   21,059   182,818   8.7   21,061   180,728   8.6   21,657   179,897 8.3  
Idaho 10.1   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0   26,018   261,982   10.1   26,312   267,380   10.2   27,149   272,119 10.0  
Illinois 8.2 3  8.1 3  8.1 3  8.3 3  8.0 3  251,769 3  2,111,706   8.4 3  221,661 3  2,118,276   9.6 3  214,459 3  2,112,805 9.9 3 
Indiana 7.8   7.7   7.9   7.7   7.7   133,096   1,035,074   7.8   134,678   1,045,940   7.8   139,460   1,046,766 7.5  
                                                     
Iowa 7.3   7.0   7.2   7.1   7.0   69,080   483,482   7.0   69,690   483,122   6.9   71,794   485,115 6.8  
Kansas 7.3   7.2   7.4   7.4   7.3   65,537   467,525   7.1   53,762   469,506   8.7   54,232   468,295 8.6  
Kentucky 7.4   6.9   6.9   6.9   7.0   97,937   679,878   6.9   98,812   683,152 3  6.9 3  100,362   666,225 6.6  
Louisiana 7.3   7.2   7.1   7.1   7.1   92,612   654,526   7.1   95,226   675,851   7.1   99,625   681,038 6.8  
Maine 6.2   6.0   5.9   5.6   5.7   35,249   195,498   5.5   36,785   193,986   5.3   39,918   196,245 4.9  
                                                     
Maryland 8.8   8.7   8.4   8.1   8.0   111,215   860,020   7.7   113,474   851,640   7.5   116,857   845,700 7.2  
Massachusetts 8.0   7.7   6.8   7.3 3  7.1 3  138,781 3  971,909   7.0 3  136,563 3  968,661   7.1 3  123,114   962,958 7.8  
Michigan 8.2 3  8.1   9.5   8.5 3  8.3   204,764 3  1,742,282   8.5 3  212,320   1,722,656   8.1   208,987   1,692,739 8.1  
Minnesota 8.2 3  8.1   8.0 3  8.1   8.0   104,489   839,243   8.0   106,701   840,565   7.9   108,432   837,578 7.7  
Mississippi 7.7   7.6   7.4   7.2   7.4   67,659   494,954   7.3   68,815   495,026   7.2   71,144   494,122 6.9  
                                                     
Missouri 7.5   7.3   7.1   7.2   7.1   128,794   917,705   7.1   131,633   920,353   7.0   133,607   917,188 6.9  
Montana 8.0 3  7.8 3  8.0 3  8.0   7.8 3  19,611 3  145,416   7.4 3  19,005 3  144,418   7.6 3  19,179 3  142,823 7.4 3 
Nebraska 7.2   7.0   7.0   7.0   6.9   41,166   286,646   7.0   42,938   287,580   6.7   43,672   291,244 6.7  
Nevada 10.9   10.5   11.0   11.3   12.8   32,345 3  412,395   12.7 3  33,951 3  424,766   12.5 3  35,574 3  429,362 12.1 3 
New Hampshire 7.4   7.1   6.9   6.7   6.6   32,022   205,767   6.4   32,174   203,572   6.3   32,573   200,772 6.2  
                                                     
New Jersey 7.1   6.9   6.9   6.8   6.5   211,893 3  1,395,602   6.6 3  205,319 3  1,388,850   6.8 3  201,552 3  1,382,348 6.9 3 
New Mexico 7.1   7.1   7.3   7.2   7.0   47,940   326,758   6.8   46,551   328,220   7.1   46,699   329,040 7.0  
New York 6.9   6.8   6.7   7.3   7.1   373,504   2,815,581   7.5   373,360   2,809,649   7.5   374,080   2,765,435 7.4  
North Carolina 8.0   7.9   7.9   7.9   7.8   182,107   1,416,436   7.8   204,549   1,444,481   7.1   203,287   1,489,492 7.3  
North Dakota 7.2   7.1   6.9   6.8   6.6   15,128   98,283   6.5   15,157   96,670   6.4   15,385   95,059 6.2  
                                                     
Ohio 8.2   8.0   7.6   7.6   7.7   238,977   1,839,683   7.7   242,643   1,836,722   7.6   243,579   1,827,184 7.5  
Oklahoma 8.3   8.1   8.4   8.8   8.1   81,857   634,739   7.8   81,831   639,391   7.8   86,758   642,065 7.4  
Oregon 9.7   9.6   10.1   10.2   9.8   60,349   552,194   9.2   62,205   562,574   9.0   64,619   565,586 8.8  
Pennsylvania 8.1   7.9   7.9   7.8   7.7   240,409   1,830,684   7.6   240,558   1,871,060   7.8   254,476   1,801,971 7.1  
Rhode Island 8.9   8.5   8.7   8.0 3  6.9 3  24,267 3  153,422   6.3 3  17,912 3  151,612   8.5 3  17,559   147,629 8.4  
                                                     
South Carolina 9.8 3  9.5 3  11.0 3  11.1 3  10.8 3  67,992 3  701,544   10.3 3  68,833 3  708,021   10.3 3  66,087   712,317 10.8  
South Dakota 7.1   6.9   6.8   6.6   6.8   19,018   122,012   6.4   17,294   121,158   7.0   17,019   121,606 7.1  
Tennessee 8.3 3  8.3 3  8.1 3  8.1 3  8.1 3  114,171   953,928   8.4   123,218   978,368   7.9   126,646   964,259 7.6  
Texas 7.5   7.1   7.2   7.3   7.3   598,513   4,525,394   7.6   616,155   4,599,509   7.5   635,715   4,674,832 7.4  
Utah 11.8   11.8   11.8   11.9   11.3   45,821   508,430   11.1   47,365   523,386   11.1   48,515   576,244 11.9  
                                                     
Vermont 5.7   5.6   5.4   5.3   5.2   19,024   96,638   5.1   19,232   95,399   5.0   19,184   94,038 4.9  
Virginia 7.1 3  7.0   7.2   7.2   6.7   233,898   1,213,616   5.2   214,464   1,220,440   5.7   204,384   1,230,857 6.0  
Washington 10.3   9.0   9.0   9.3   9.1   113,845   1,031,985   9.1   102,948   1,026,774   10.0   103,714   1,030,247 9.9  
West Virginia 7.4   7.5   7.4   7.4   7.4   38,152   280,866   7.4   36,717 3  281,939   7.7 3  38,309 3  282,535 7.4 3 
Wisconsin 8.2   7.6   7.8   8.4   8.3   105,564   875,174   8.3   105,033   876,700   8.3   104,981   874,633 8.3  
Wyoming 6.4   6.4   6.4 3  6.2   5.9   14,526   84,409   5.8   15,121   85,193   5.6   15,464   86,422 5.6  
                                                     
Bureau of Indian
   Education
            50,938              
DoD, overseas 9.5   9.3   10.3   9.8   10.0   9,099   62,543   6.9   8,338   60,891   7.3   6,265   57,247 9.1  
DoD, domestic 8.4   7.6   7.6   7.4   10.2   3,671   28,329   7.7   3,574   26,631   7.5   3,994   27,548 6.9  
Other jurisdictions                                                      
American Samoa 9.6   9.4   9.2   9.0   8.9   1,446   16,438   11.4   1,869   16,400   8.8      
Guam 8.5   8.5     9.1   9.2   3,455   30,986   9.0            
Northern Marianas 9.6   10.3   10.3   9.7   9.9   1,234   11,718   9.5   1,160   11,695   10.1   1,111   11,299 10.2  
Puerto Rico 8.9   8.0   8.0   7.8   7.5   75,023   563,490   7.5   71,962   544,138   7.6   71,847   526,565 7.3  
U.S. Virgin Islands 6.7   6.7   6.0   6.1   5.5   2,664   16,750   6.3   3,020   16,284   5.4   3,137   15,903 5.1  
—Not available.
1 Data revised from previously published figures.
2 U.S. totals include imputations for underreporting and nonreporting states.
3 Includes imputations for underreporting.
NOTE: 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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