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Table 42. Average daily attendance in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1969-70 through 2009-10
State or jurisdiction 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
United States 41,934,376 38,288,911 37,799,296 43,806,726 44,604,592 45,017,360 45,325,731 45,625,458 45,931,617 46,132,663 46,155,880 46,173,477 45,913,237  
Alabama 777,123 711,432 683,833 725,212 702,423 701,235 706,446 706,588 714,197 714,302 731,161 712,179 698,208  
Alaska 72,489 79,945 98,213 122,412 123,316 123,145 122,341 121,699 122,010 120,988 119,882 119,330 120,118  
Arizona 391,526 481,905 557,252 782,851 834,036 868,547 878,891 911,640 933,663 972,404 973,689 999,386 968,764  
Arkansas 414,158 423,610 403,025 422,958 422,817 418,775 425,571 430,290 435,278 436,804 439,347 439,432 435,676  
California1 4,418,423 4,044,736 4,893,341 5,957,216 6,219,160 6,312,362 6,384,882 6,373,959 6,349,270 6,351,774 6,365,266 6,365,278 6,017,381 2
                             
Colorado 500,388 513,475 519,419 656,700 707,202 709,349 673,285 700,485 712,476 722,168 735,549 747,845 762,190  
Connecticut 618,881 507,362 439,524 533,779 547,194 557,701 561,530 559,478 558,423 555,428 553,445 549,776 548,787  
Delaware 120,819 94,058 89,838 106,444 107,730 109,945 108,751 110,393 113,986 113,992 116,472 119,092 119,879  
District of Columbia 138,600 91,576 71,468 65,371 62,681 61,236 65,625 70,817 59,137 61,799 61,636 68,447 68,217  
Florida 1,312,693 1,464,461 1,646,583 2,175,453 2,326,142 2,362,841 2,418,329 2,463,323 2,494,778 2,527,431 2,494,397 2,468,060 2,493,694  
                             
Georgia 1,019,427 989,433 1,054,097 1,326,713 1,379,176 1,400,007 1,424,004 1,460,767 1,499,317 1,542,305 1,561,935 1,569,767 1,596,180  
Hawaii 168,140 151,563 157,360 171,180 170,268 169,797 167,739 169,825 168,009 165,415 166,179 166,118 165,766  
Idaho 170,920 189,199 203,987 230,828 231,861 234,244 237,095 241,590 247,009 251,278 255,523 258,712 262,238  
Illinois 2,084,844 1,770,435 1,587,733 1,789,089 1,837,863 1,855,417 1,862,274 1,862,046 1,871,619 1,879,288 1,881,810 1,881,276 1,887,561  
Indiana 1,111,043 983,444 884,568 929,281 931,886 942,506 943,735 944,944 966,967 976,373 969,976 973,342 976,503  
                             
Iowa 624,403 510,081 450,224 471,384 462,276 459,761 457,771 456,559 477,491 481,528 492,922 451,403 455,579  
Kansas 470,296 382,019 388,986 426,853 413,670 419,285 415,529 411,455 407,812 422,142 418,751 418,495 428,384  
Kentucky 647,970 619,868 569,795 565,693 566,451 569,538 570,911 574,380 580,937 583,102 585,775 585,556 587,102  
Louisiana 776,555 727,601 727,125 701,957 680,122 674,949 674,333 670,238 648,243 625,916 631,163 637,764 643,374  
Maine 225,146 211,400 195,089 194,554 190,477 188,776 187,492 184,374 180,223 178,870 175,161 173,357 168,213  
                             
Maryland 785,989 686,336 620,617 791,133 807,331 809,398 808,557 804,696 800,553 795,473 793,881 793,333 795,577  
Massachusetts 1,056,207 935,960 763,231 913,502 921,266 921,201 932,417 930,338 930,151 933,697 917,181 913,976 912,792  
Michigan 1,991,235 1,758,427 1,446,996 1,574,894 1,588,300 1,591,900 1,590,555 1,583,496 1,574,023 1,556,297 1,528,815 1,498,107 1,477,312  
Minnesota 864,595 748,606 699,001 818,819 818,160 813,660 792,896 788,354 787,521 791,417 790,206 791,427 785,455  
Mississippi 524,623 454,401 476,048 468,746 461,951 461,269 463,470 463,816 461,112 462,251 461,459 460,797 460,327  
                             
Missouri 906,132 777,269 729,693 836,105 843,148 849,040 851,749 851,114 859,441 858,821 852,106 853,580 852,460  
Montana 162,664 144,608 135,406 142,313 136,498 133,988 132,356 130,998 129,948 128,872 132,104 131,982 130,704  
Nebraska 314,516 270,524 254,754 261,767 267,909 269,499 260,352 260,725 262,805 263,800 264,810 266,536 269,590  
Nevada 113,421 134,995 173,149 305,067 334,853 346,512 364,409 378,186 383,403 395,536 395,355 406,792 405,097  
New Hampshire 140,203 154,187 154,915 200,283 199,429 200,184 202,352 201,242 199,952 198,004 195,383 192,890 191,969  
                             
New Jersey 1,322,124 1,140,111 997,561 1,222,438 1,297,217 1,312,610 1,336,869 1,341,156 1,358,562 1,348,279 1,340,220 1,342,419 1,343,405  
New Mexico 259,997 253,453 290,245 323,963 320,082 320,189 319,637 322,046 323,964 327,244 326,034 327,562 331,152  
New York 3,099,192 2,530,289 2,244,110 2,595,070 2,610,320 2,614,977 2,599,902 2,581,772 2,556,705 2,542,259 2,520,932 2,510,519 2,516,922  
North Carolina 1,104,295 1,072,150 1,012,274 1,185,737 1,225,681 1,242,234 1,264,266 1,289,444 1,319,335 1,343,357 1,364,608 1,374,267 1,366,164  
North Dakota 141,961 118,986 109,659 105,123 100,028 97,879 96,231 94,823 92,843 91,078 91,972 91,816 91,114  
                             
Ohio 2,246,282 1,849,283 1,584,735 1,659,903 1,654,816 1,683,337 1,700,533 1,719,566 1,730,080 1,691,206 1,660,981 1,628,515 1,609,008  
Oklahoma 560,993 548,065 543,170 586,266 580,894 581,767 583,932 587,188 591,486 596,172 596,450 603,375 610,019  
Oregon 436,736 418,593 419,771 479,321 483,038 487,544 486,073 506,638 513,650 516,258 515,834 518,119 515,644  
Pennsylvania 2,169,225 1,808,630 1,524,839 1,684,913 1,691,123 1,694,148 1,701,096 1,698,795 1,702,566 1,701,044 1,693,569 1,680,772 1,661,990  
Rhode Island 163,205 139,195 125,934 144,422 145,330 144,813 143,792 143,939 139,001 138,993 134,737 131,963 132,930  
                             
South Carolina 600,292 569,612 569,029 624,456 628,510 629,997 635,750 639,950 647,703 652,803 656,996 662,231 664,136  
South Dakota 158,543 124,934 119,823 122,252 118,919 118,383 116,651 115,148 114,673 114,863 114,723 114,209 115,242  
Tennessee 836,010 806,696 761,766 844,878 849,413 850,322 859,522 868,129 881,414 889,312 891,430 895,335 896,130  
Texas 2,432,420 2,608,817 3,075,333 3,706,550 3,860,613 3,940,776 4,016,791 4,084,792 4,186,812 4,255,963 4,322,975 4,393,893 4,473,236  
Utah 287,405 312,813 408,917 448,096 448,557 451,063 456,183 464,645 478,233 488,514 503,562 513,884 528,608  
                             
Vermont 97,772 95,045 87,832 98,894 96,996 95,868 95,160 93,608 92,508 91,437 89,880 87,931 86,378  
Virginia 995,580 955,105 989,197 1,195,123 1,099,677 1,109,459 1,118,446 1,133,882 1,141,790 1,142,342 1,150,316 1,154,689 1,159,105  
Washington 764,735 710,929 755,141 925,696 931,533 933,702 937,656 941,238 946,824 947,857 947,791 953,719 960,084  
West Virginia 372,278 353,264 301,947 273,277 262,581 260,365 266,078 271,197 271,780 272,045 267,989 269,623 268,872  
Wisconsin 880,609 770,554 711,466 825,699 821,934 831,939 826,864 831,809 834,177 835,072 823,754 823,595 817,284  
Wyoming 81,293 89,471 91,277 86,092 81,734 79,921 78,652 77,878 77,757 79,090 79,788 81,006 80,717  
                             
Other jurisdictions                            
American Samoa 11,448 15,102 15,487 15,243 15,123 15,302 15,237 14,606 14,646 14,646 14,403  
Guam 20,315 23,883 28,301 29,617 29,515 28,358 28,521 28,075  
Northern Marianas 6,809 8,712 9,426 9,739 10,047 10,301 10,871 10,277 9,927 9,815 9,900  
Puerto Rico 656,709 597,436 540,676 536,481 535,874 534,941 540,365 522,655 531,273 494,880 477,918 466,483  
U.S. Virgin Islands 18,924 18,676 17,181 16,187 15,878 15,841 15,241 14,927 15,903 15,768 15,493  
—Not available.  
1 Data for California for 1989-90 and earlier years are not strictly comparable with those for other states because California's attendance figures included excused absences.
2 Excludes average daily attendance for regional occupational programs and summer school programs that were reported in prior years.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems, 1969-70; Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1979-80; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 1989-90 through 2009-10. (This table was prepared January 2013.)
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