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Table 89. Staff, enrollment, and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2009
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009
Fall 2000 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 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 States1  8.3   8.2   8.1   8.0   8.0   6,215,635   49,292,507   7.9   6,326,702   49,265,572 7.8   6,355,351   49,373,307 7.8  
Alabama 8.2 2  7.3   7.9   7.1   6.8   111,656 2  744,865   6.7 2  95,368   745,668 7.8 2  94,058   748,889 8.0 2 
Alaska 8.3 2  8.1 2  7.5 2  7.4 2  7.9 2  16,593 2  131,029   7.9 2  17,160 2  130,662 7.6 2  17,743 2  131,661 7.4 2 
Arizona 9.7   10.5   10.7   10.9   10.4   104,670   1,087,447   10.4   105,548   1,087,817 10.3   100,320   1,077,831 10.7  
Arkansas 7.1   7.0   7.0   6.7   6.7   70,331   479,016   6.8   71,270   478,965 6.7   74,311   480,559 6.5  
California 11.1 2  11.2 2  11.2 2  11.1 2  11.0 2  583,625 2  6,343,471 2  10.9 2  590,016 2  6,322,528 10.7 2  594,796 2  6,263,449 10.5 2 
                                                     
Colorado 8.7   8.5   8.4   8.4   8.2   99,326   801,867   8.1   102,566   818,443 8.0   103,354   832,368 8.1  
Connecticut 6.8   6.8   6.9   6.8   6.6   86,762   570,626   6.6   92,467   567,198 6.1   92,877   563,985 6.1  
Delaware 9.1   8.1   8.0   7.8   7.9   15,524   122,574   7.9   14,821   125,430 8.5   16,977   126,801 7.5  
District of Columbia 6.4   7.4   6.3   6.2 2  6.0 2  12,532   78,422   6.3   12,131   68,681 5.7   12,256   69,433 5.7  
Florida 8.8   8.7   8.5   8.5   8.3   329,726   2,666,811   8.1   340,713   2,631,020 7.7   335,446   2,634,522 7.9  
                                                     
Georgia 7.8   7.6   7.4   7.3   7.2   235,083   1,649,589   7.0   239,139   1,655,792 6.9   234,694   1,667,685 7.1  
Hawaii 10.0   8.7   8.9   8.7   8.6   21,657   179,897   8.3   21,610   179,478 8.3   21,653   180,196 8.3  
Idaho 10.1   10.0   10.0   10.1   10.2   27,149   272,119   10.0   27,261   275,051 10.1   27,701   276,299 10.0  
Illinois 8.2 2  8.3 2  8.0 2  8.4 2  9.6 2  214,459 2  2,112,805   9.9 2  221,005 2  2,119,707 9.6 2  221,771 2  2,104,175 9.5 2 
Indiana 7.8   7.7   7.7   7.8   7.8   139,460   1,046,766   7.5   141,979   1,046,147 7.4   142,724   1,046,661 7.3  
                                                     
Iowa 7.3   7.1   7.0   7.0   6.9   71,794   485,115   6.8   72,350   487,559 6.7   72,546   491,842 6.8  
Kansas 7.3   7.4   7.3   7.1   8.7   54,232   468,295   8.6   55,355   471,060 8.5   67,531   474,489 7.0  
Kentucky 7.4   6.9   7.0   6.9   6.9 2  100,362   666,225 2  6.6   100,217   670,030 6.7   118,431   680,089 5.7  
Louisiana 7.3   7.1   7.1   7.1   7.1   99,625   681,038   6.8   100,873   684,873 6.8   102,874   690,915 6.7  
Maine 6.2   5.6   5.7   5.5   5.3   39,918   196,245   4.9   36,459   192,935 5.3   37,081   189,225 5.1  
                                                     
Maryland 8.8   8.1   8.0   7.7   7.5   116,857   845,700   7.2   116,856   843,861 7.2   115,288   848,412 7.4  
Massachusetts 8.0   7.3 2  7.1 2  7.0 2  7.1 2  123,114   962,958   7.8   123,636   958,910 7.8   123,167   957,053 7.8  
Michigan 8.2 2  8.5 2  8.3   8.5 2  8.1   208,987   1,692,739   8.1   208,058   1,659,921 8.0   204,625   1,649,082 8.1  
Minnesota 8.2 2  8.1   8.0   8.0   7.9   108,432   837,578   7.7   109,222   836,048 7.7   109,066   837,053 7.7  
Mississippi 7.7   7.2   7.4   7.3   7.2   71,144   494,122   6.9   72,050   491,962 6.8   70,782   492,481 7.0  
                                                     
Missouri 7.5   7.2   7.1   7.1   7.0   133,607   917,188   6.9   132,676   917,871 6.9   132,047   917,982 7.0  
Montana 8.0 2  8.0   7.8 2  7.4 2  7.6 2  19,179 2  142,823   7.4 2  19,212 2  141,899 7.4 2  19,429 2  141,807 7.3 2 
Nebraska 7.2   7.0   6.9   7.0   6.7   43,672   291,244   6.7   45,243   292,590 6.5   45,835   295,368 6.4  
Nevada 10.9   11.3   12.8   12.7 2  12.5 2  35,574 2  429,362   12.1 2  33,548 2  433,371 12.9 2  33,747 2  428,947 12.7 2 
New Hampshire 7.4   6.7   6.6   6.4   6.3   32,573   200,772   6.2   32,849   197,934 6.0   32,911   197,140 6.0  
                                                     
New Jersey 7.1   6.8   6.5   6.6 2  6.8 2  201,552 2  1,382,348   6.9 2  205,672 2  1,381,420 6.7 2  213,783 2  1,396,029 6.5 2 
New Mexico 7.1   7.2   7.0   6.8   7.1   46,699   329,040   7.0   47,850   330,245 6.9   47,565   334,419 7.0  
New York 6.9   7.3   7.1   7.5   7.5   374,080   2,765,435   7.4   428,139   2,740,592 6.4   421,929   2,766,052 6.6  
North Carolina 8.0   7.9   7.8   7.8   7.1   203,287   1,489,492   7.3   207,859   1,488,645 7.2   200,461 2  1,483,397 7.4 2 
North Dakota 7.2   6.8   6.6   6.5   6.4   15,385   95,059   6.2   15,636   94,728 6.1   15,983   95,073 5.9  
                                                     
Ohio 8.2   7.6   7.7   7.7   7.6   243,579   1,827,184   7.5   244,730   1,817,163 7.4   244,232   1,764,297 7.2  
Oklahoma 8.3   8.8   8.1   7.8   7.8   86,758   642,065   7.4   87,478   645,108 7.4   85,036   654,802 7.7  
Oregon 9.7   10.2   9.8   9.2   9.0   64,619   565,586   8.8   65,106   575,393 8.8   62,969   582,839 9.3  
Pennsylvania 8.1   7.8   7.7   7.6   7.8   254,476   1,801,971   7.1   251,928   1,775,029 7.0   253,869   1,786,103 7.0  
Rhode Island 8.9   8.0 2  6.9 2  6.3 2  8.5 2  17,559   147,629   8.4   18,598   145,342 7.8   18,638   145,118 7.8  
                                                     
South Carolina 9.8 2  11.1 2  10.8 2  10.3 2  10.3 2  66,087   712,317   10.8   69,790   718,113 10.3   67,358   723,143 10.7  
South Dakota 7.1   6.6   6.8   6.4   7.0   17,019   121,606   7.1   18,391   126,429 6.9   18,631   123,713 6.6  
Tennessee 8.3 2  8.1 2  8.1 2  8.4   7.9   126,646   964,259   7.6   126,841   971,950 7.7   127,743   972,549 7.6  
Texas 7.5   7.3   7.3   7.6   7.5   635,715   4,674,832   7.4   649,381   4,752,148 7.3   662,369   4,850,210 7.3  
Utah 11.8   11.9   11.3   11.1   11.1   48,515   576,244   11.9   49,057   559,778 11.4   51,660   582,793 11.3  
                                                     
Vermont 5.7   5.3   5.2   5.1   5.0   19,184   94,038   4.9   19,370   93,625 4.8   19,337   92,431 4.8  
Virginia 7.1 2  7.2   6.7   5.2   5.7   204,384   1,230,857   6.0   203,567   1,235,795 6.1   202,907   1,245,340 6.1  
Washington 10.3   9.3   9.1   9.1   10.0   103,714   1,030,247   9.9   104,617   1,037,018 9.9   103,938   1,035,347 10.0  
West Virginia 7.4   7.4   7.4   7.4   7.7 2  38,309 2  282,535   7.4 2  38,596   282,729 7.3   39,205 2  282,662 7.2 2 
Wisconsin 8.2   8.4   8.3   8.3   8.3   104,981   874,633   8.3   106,597   873,750 8.2   105,229   872,436 8.3  
Wyoming 6.4   6.2   5.9   5.8   5.6   15,464   86,422   5.6   15,841   87,161 5.5   16,468   88,155 5.4  
                                                     
Bureau of Indian
   Education
                  40,927     41,351  
DoD, overseas 9.5   9.8   10.0   6.9   7.3   6,265   57,247   9.1   7,526   56,768 7.5      
DoD, domestic 8.4   7.4   10.2   7.7   7.5   3,994   27,548   6.9   3,845   28,013 7.3      
                                                     
Other jurisdictions                                                    
American Samoa 9.6   9.0   8.9   11.4   8.8                
Guam 8.5   9.1   9.2   9.0                  
Northern Marianas 9.6   9.7   9.9   9.5   10.1   1,111   11,299   10.2   1,043   10,913 10.5   1,155   10,961 9.5  
Puerto Rico 8.9   7.8   7.5   7.5   7.6   71,847   526,565   7.3   70,034   503,635 7.2   63,198   493,393 7.8  
U.S. Virgin Islands 6.7   6.1   5.5   6.3   5.4   3,137   15,903   5.1   2,472   15,768 6.4   2,854   15,493 5.4  
—Not available.          
1 U.S. totals include imputations for underreporting and nonreporting states.          
2 Includes imputations for underreporting.          
NOTE: DoD = Department of Defense. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.          
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 2009-10. (This table was prepared February 2012.)          
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