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Table 87. Staff and teachers in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 2000 through fall 2008
State or jurisdiction Teachers as a percent of staff Fall 2006 Fall 20071 Fall 2008
Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 All staff Teachers Teachers as a percent of staff All staff Teachers Teachers as a percent of staff All staff Teachers Teachers as a percent of staff
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
United States2  51.5   50.8   51.0   51.2   51.0   51.3   6,153,735   3,166,391   51.5   6,215,635   3,178,142   51.1   6,318,395   3,219,458   51.0  
Alabama 53.7 3  53.1 3  53.0 3  57.7   55.6   55.7   109,839   56,134   51.1   111,656 3  50,420   45.2 3  95,368   47,818   50.1  
Alaska 49.3 3  48.1 3  47.2 3  47.2 3  44.0 3  44.1 3  16,854 3  7,903   46.9 3  16,593 3  7,613   45.9 3  17,160 3  7,927   46.2 3 
Arizona 49.3   49.0   48.7   49.3   50.0   51.3   102,390   52,625   51.4   104,670   54,032   51.6   105,548   54,696   51.8  
Arkansas 50.6   49.7   47.5   47.7   47.2   46.7   71,616   35,089   49.0   70,331   33,882   48.2   71,270   37,162   52.1  
California 54.1 3  53.0 3  52.9 3  53.1 3  53.2 3  53.4 3  580,141 3  307,366 3  53.0 3  583,625 3  305,230 3  52.3 3  585,684 3  303,647 3  51.8 3 
                                                             
Colorado 50.7   50.4   50.2   50.2   49.4   49.2   97,364   46,973   48.2   99,326   47,761   48.1   102,566   48,692   47.5  
Connecticut 50.0   49.2   49.0   49.6   46.3   46.9   86,709   39,115   45.1   86,762   39,304   45.3   92,467   48,463   52.4  
Delaware 59.2   53.4   53.3   53.1   52.5   51.7   15,403   8,038   52.2   15,524   8,198   52.8   14,821   8,322   56.2  
District of Columbia 46.2   43.5   43.3   53.5   44.3   44.3 3  12,177 3  5,383 3  44.2 3  12,532   6,347   50.6   12,131   5,321   43.9  
Florida 47.8   47.6   48.1   49.0   49.7   50.6   321,600   162,851   50.6   329,726   168,737   51.2   340,713   186,361   54.7  
                                                             
Georgia 49.2   48.8   48.5   48.5   50.1   49.6   227,616   113,597   49.9   235,083   116,857   49.7   239,139   118,839   49.7  
Hawaii 59.5   56.6   53.0   52.7   54.3   53.3   21,061   11,271   53.5   21,657   11,397   52.6   21,610   11,295   52.3  
Idaho 56.2   55.9   55.8   55.9   55.9   55.8   26,312   14,770   56.1   27,149   15,013   55.3   27,261   15,148   55.6  
Illinois 51.1 3  50.7 3  50.9 3  50.2 3  50.2 3  53.2 3  221,661 3  140,988   63.6 3  214,459 3  136,571   63.7 3  221,005 3  135,704   61.4 3 
Indiana 46.7   46.3   47.2   45.9   45.4   45.5   134,678   61,346   45.6   139,460   62,334   44.7   141,979   62,668   44.1  
                                                             
Iowa 51.1   50.2   51.3   51.1   50.7   50.9   69,690   35,653   51.2   71,794   36,089   50.3   72,350   35,961   49.7  
Kansas 50.9   50.8   51.1   51.1   51.4   51.3   53,762   35,297   65.7   54,232   35,359   65.2   55,355   35,883   64.8  
Kentucky 44.1   42.6   42.4   43.0   43.2   43.3   98,812   43,371   43.9   100,362   43,536   43.4   100,217   43,451   43.4  
Louisiana 49.3   49.2   48.9   49.0   48.5   48.2   95,226   45,951   48.3   99,625   48,610   48.8   100,873   49,377   48.9  
Maine 49.7   49.1   48.7   49.1   47.7   47.3   36,785   16,826   45.7   39,918   16,558   41.5   36,459   15,912   43.6  
                                                             
Maryland 54.3   54.2   54.0   51.3   50.9   51.0   113,474   58,443   51.5   116,857   59,320   50.8   116,856   58,940   50.4  
Massachusetts 55.1   54.9   51.6   53.6 3  53.3 3  53.0 3  136,563 3  73,157   53.6 3  123,114   70,719   57.4   123,636   70,398   56.9  
Michigan 46.1   46.0   47.9   47.1 3  48.0   47.9 3  212,320   98,037   46.2   208,987   96,204   46.0   208,058   94,754   45.5  
Minnesota 51.6 3  50.7   50.1 3  49.7   50.0   48.9   106,701   51,880   48.6   108,432   52,975   48.9   109,222   53,083   48.6  
Mississippi 47.9   47.9   47.8   47.7   46.6   46.5   68,815   32,351   47.0   71,144   33,560   47.2   72,050   33,358   46.3  
                                                             
Missouri 53.2   52.3   52.1   51.8   51.9   52.1   131,633   67,521   51.3   133,607   68,430   51.2   132,676   68,015   51.3  
Montana 53.5 3  53.4 3  55.4 3  55.2   54.5 3  52.9 3  19,005 3  10,398   54.7 3  19,179 3  10,519   54.8 3  18,315 3  9,570   52.3 3 
Nebraska 52.6   52.0   51.6   51.6   51.6   51.9   42,938   21,459   50.0   43,672   21,930   50.2   43,444   20,258   46.6  
Nevada 58.6   56.7   59.9   59.4   67.0   67.2 3  33,951 3  22,908   67.5 3  35,574 3  23,423   65.8 3  33,548 3  21,993   65.6 3 
New Hampshire 51.1   50.4   49.8   49.0   48.7   48.5   32,174   15,515   48.2   32,573   15,484   47.5   31,908   15,661   49.1  
                                                             
New Jersey 53.4   53.6   53.7   53.5   53.8   53.2 3  205,319 3  112,301   54.7 3  201,552 3  111,500   55.3 3  205,672 3  114,713   55.8 3 
New Mexico 46.8   48.6   48.3   48.1   46.7   45.9   46,551   22,016   47.3   46,699   22,300   47.8   47,850   22,825   47.7  
New York 49.7   49.4   49.3   54.8   54.8 3  58.6   373,360   218,879   58.6   374,080   211,854   56.6   428,139   217,944   50.9  
North Carolina 51.5   51.6   51.8   52.3   52.2   52.5   204,549   112,304   54.9   203,287   106,562   52.4   207,859   109,634   52.7  
North Dakota 53.9   53.9   53.5   53.3   53.2   52.9   15,157   8,007   52.8   15,385   8,068   52.4   15,636   8,181   52.3  
                                                             
Ohio 53.1   53.1   51.7   50.2   49.2   49.4   242,643   110,459   45.5   243,579   109,766   45.1   244,730   112,845   46.1  
Oklahoma 55.0   54.5   54.6   55.0   52.2   51.1   81,831   42,206   51.6   86,758   46,735   53.9   87,478   46,571   53.2  
Oregon 50.0   49.3   49.3   49.3   48.4   47.0   62,205   29,940   48.1   64,619   30,013   46.4   65,106   30,152   46.3  
Pennsylvania 52.2   51.7   51.1   51.4   51.1   50.9   240,558   123,114   51.2   254,476   135,234   53.1   251,928   129,708   51.5  
Rhode Island 60.0   59.8   61.2   59.9 3  51.6 3  58.4 3  17,912 3  11,381   63.5 3  17,559   11,271   64.2   18,598   11,316   60.8  
                                                             
South Carolina 65.7 3  65.3 3  73.8 3  72.9 3  72.2 3  70.9 3  68,833 3  49,284   71.6 3  66,087   47,382   71.7   69,790   49,941   71.6  
South Dakota 52.0   50.6   48.6   48.6   50.1   48.0   17,294   9,070   52.4   17,019   9,416   55.3   18,391   9,244   50.3  
Tennessee 52.1   52.1   51.3   51.3   51.8   52.2   123,218   62,176   50.5   126,646   64,659   51.1   126,841   64,926   51.2  
Texas 50.6   48.6   48.6   48.5   48.5   50.5   616,155   311,649   50.6   635,715   321,929   50.6   649,381   327,905   50.5  
Utah 54.1   54.0   53.9   53.3   50.1   50.2   47,365   23,640   49.9   48,515   24,336   50.2   49,057   23,657   48.2  
                                                             
Vermont 47.3   47.4   46.5   46.8   46.1   46.5   19,232   8,859   46.1   19,184   8,749   45.6   19,370   8,766   45.3  
Virginia 54.1 3  54.0   61.3   54.4   52.2   44.4   214,464   79,688   37.2   204,384   71,861   35.2   203,567   71,415   35.1  
Washington 52.3   46.9   47.0   48.3   47.5   47.0   102,948   53,743   52.2   103,714   53,960   52.0   104,617   54,428   52.0  
West Virginia 54.3   53.5   52.8   52.7   52.6   52.3   36,717 3  19,633   53.5 3  38,309 3  20,306   53.0 3  38,258   20,209   52.8  
Wisconsin 56.3   54.6   53.3   55.7   58.2   57.0   105,033   59,089   56.3   104,981   58,914   56.1   106,597   59,401   55.7  
Wyoming 48.6   48.7   49.1 3  46.5   46.7   46.2   15,121   6,737   44.6   15,464   6,915   44.7   15,841   7,000   44.2  
                                                             
Bureau of Indian Education                              
DoD, overseas 66.0   65.3   68.0   64.9   71.4   62.9   8,338   5,204   62.4   6,265   4,147   66.2   7,526   4,551   60.5  
DoD, domestic 59.2   57.5   57.7   55.4   69.9   55.4   3,574   2,033   56.9   3,994   2,243   56.2   3,845   2,145   55.8  
Other jurisdictions                                                            
American Samoa 50.0   54.2   54.4   55.8   52.1   68.4   1,869   971   52.0              
Guam 51.5   50.9     50.8   50.4   52.2                    
Northern Marianas 50.2   50.9   49.9   47.6   49.7   49.8   1,160   579   49.9   1,111   550   49.5   1,043   514   49.3  
Puerto Rico 54.4   57.0   56.8   56.8   56.0   56.0   71,962   40,163   55.8   71,847   40,826   56.8   70,034   39,356   56.2  
U.S. Virgin Islands 52.1   53.6   49.5   52.2   51.9   53.8   3,020   1,531   50.7   3,137   1,518   48.4   2,472   1,331   53.8  
—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 2008-09. (This table was prepared November 2010.)
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