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Table 78. Teachers, enrollment, and pupil/teacher ratios in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2010
State or jurisdiction Pupil/teacher ratio Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010
Fall 2000 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 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 1 15.6 1 15.6 1 15.5 1 3,222,154 1 49,265,572 1 15.3 1 3,209,672 1 49,360,982 15.4 1 3,099,095 1 49,484,181 16.0 1
Alabama 15.4 2 12.8   13.2   14.8   47,818   745,668   15.6   47,492   748,889 15.8   49,363   755,552 15.3  
Alaska 16.9   16.8   16.8   17.2   7,927   130,662   16.5   8,083   131,661 16.3   8,171   132,104 16.2  
Arizona 19.8   21.3   20.3   20.1   54,696   1,087,817   19.9   51,947   1,077,831 20.7   50,031   1,071,751 21.4  
Arkansas 14.1   14.4   13.6   14.1   37,162   478,965   12.9   37,240   480,559 12.9   34,273   482,114 14.1  
California 20.6 2 20.8 2 20.8 2 20.8 2 303,647 2 6,322,528 2 20.8 2 316,299 2 6,263,438 19.8 2 260,806 2 6,289,578 24.1 2
                                                 
Colorado 17.3   17.0   16.9   16.8   48,692   818,443   16.8   49,060   832,368 17.0   48,543   843,316 17.4  
Connecticut 13.7   14.5   14.7   14.5   48,463   567,198   11.7   43,593   563,968 12.9   42,951   560,546 13.1  
Delaware 15.4   15.1   15.2   15.0   8,322   125,430   15.1   8,640   126,801 14.7   8,933   129,403 14.5  
District of Columbia 13.9   14.0 3 13.5 3 12.4   5,321   68,681   12.9   5,854   69,433 11.9   5,925   71,284 12.0  
Florida 18.4   16.8   16.4   15.8   186,361   2,631,020   14.1   183,827   2,634,522 14.3   175,609   2,643,347 15.1  
                                                 
Georgia 15.9   14.7   14.3   14.1   118,839   1,655,792   13.9   115,918   1,667,685 14.4   112,460   1,677,067 14.9  
Hawaii 16.9   16.3   16.0   15.8   11,295   179,478   15.9   11,472   180,196 15.7   11,396   179,601 15.8  
Idaho 17.9   18.0   18.1   18.1   15,148   275,051   18.2   15,201   276,299 18.2   15,673   275,859 17.6  
Illinois 16.1   15.8   15.0   15.5   135,704   2,119,707   15.6   138,483   2,104,175 15.2   132,983   2,091,654 15.7  
Indiana 16.7   17.1   17.0   16.8   62,668   1,046,147   16.7   62,258   1,046,661 16.8   58,121 2 1,047,232 18.0 2
                                                 
Iowa 14.3   13.7   13.6   13.4   35,961   487,559   13.6   35,842   491,842 13.7   34,642   495,775 14.3  
Kansas 14.4   13.9   13.3   13.2   35,883   471,060   13.1   34,700   474,489 13.7   34,644   483,701 14.0  
Kentucky 16.8   16.0   15.8   15.3   43,451   670,030   15.4   41,981   680,089 16.2   42,042   673,128 16.0  
Louisiana 14.9   14.7   14.7   14.0   49,377   684,873   13.9   49,646   690,915 13.9   48,655   696,558 14.3  
Maine 12.5   11.7   11.5   11.9   15,912   192,935   12.1   16,331   189,225 11.6   15,384   189,077 12.3  
                                                 
Maryland 16.3   15.2   14.6   14.3   58,940   843,861   14.3   58,463   848,412 14.5   58,428   852,211 14.6  
Massachusetts 14.5   13.2   13.2   13.6   70,398   958,910   13.6   69,909   957,053 13.7   68,754   955,563 13.9  
Michigan 17.7 2 17.8   17.6   17.6   94,754   1,659,921   17.5   92,691   1,649,082 17.8   88,615   1,587,067 17.9  
Minnesota 16.0   16.4   16.2   15.8   53,083   836,048   15.7   52,839   837,053 15.8   52,672   838,037 15.9  
Mississippi 16.1   15.7   15.3   14.7   33,358   491,962   14.7   33,103   492,481 14.9   32,255   490,526 15.2  
                                                 
Missouri 14.1   13.7   13.6   13.4   68,015   917,871   13.5   67,796   917,982 13.5   66,735   918,710 13.8  
Montana 14.9   14.0   13.9   13.6   10,467   141,899   13.6   10,521   141,807 13.5   10,361   141,693 13.7  
Nebraska 13.6   13.4   13.4   13.3   22,057   292,590   13.3   22,256   295,368 13.3   22,345   298,500 13.4  
Nevada 18.6   19.0   18.5   18.3   21,993   433,371   19.7   22,104   428,947 19.4   21,839   437,149 20.0  
New Hampshire 14.5   13.2   13.1   13.0   15,661   197,934   12.6   15,491   197,140 12.7   15,365   194,711 12.7  
                                                 
New Jersey 13.3   12.4   12.4   12.4   114,713   1,381,420   12.0   115,248   1,396,029 12.1   110,202   1,402,548 12.7  
New Mexico 15.2   14.8   14.9   14.8   22,825   330,245   14.5   22,724   334,419 14.7   22,437   338,122 15.1  
New York 13.9   12.9   12.8   13.1   217,944   2,740,592   12.6   214,804   2,766,052 12.9   211,606   2,734,955 12.9  
North Carolina 15.5   14.8   12.9   14.0   109,634   1,488,645   13.6   105,036 4 1,483,397 14.1   98,357   1,490,605 15.2  
North Dakota 13.4   12.3   12.1   11.8   8,181   94,728   11.6   8,366   95,073 11.4   8,417   96,323 11.4  
                                                 
Ohio 15.5   15.6   16.6   16.6   112,845   1,817,163   16.1   111,378   1,764,297 15.8   109,282   1,754,191 16.1  
Oklahoma 15.1   15.2   15.1   13.7   46,571   645,108   13.9   42,615   654,802 15.4   41,278   659,911 16.0  
Oregon 19.4   19.5   18.8   18.8   30,152   575,393   19.1   28,768   582,839 20.3   28,109   570,720 20.3  
Pennsylvania 15.5   15.0   15.2   13.3   129,708   1,775,029   13.7   130,984   1,785,993 13.6   129,911   1,793,284 13.8  
Rhode Island 14.8   10.8   13.3   13.1   11,316   145,342   12.8   11,366   145,118 12.8   11,212   143,793 12.8  
                                                 
South Carolina 14.9   14.6   14.4   15.0   49,941   718,113   14.4   46,980   723,143 15.4   45,210   725,838 16.1  
South Dakota 13.7   13.4   13.4   12.9   9,244   126,429   13.7   9,326   123,713 13.3   9,512   126,128 13.3  
Tennessee 15.9 2 16.0   15.7   14.9   64,926   971,950   15.0   65,361   972,549 14.9   66,558   987,422 14.8  
Texas 14.8   15.0   14.8   14.5   327,905   4,752,148   14.5   333,164   4,850,210 14.6   334,997   4,935,715 14.7  
Utah 21.9   22.1   22.1   23.7   23,657   559,778   23.7   25,615   571,586 22.3   25,677   585,552 22.8  
                                                 
Vermont 12.1   10.9   10.8   10.7   8,766   93,625   10.7   8,734   91,451 10.5   8,382   96,858 11.6  
Virginia 13.2 2 11.7   15.3   17.1   71,415   1,235,795   17.3   70,827   1,245,340 17.6   70,947   1,251,440 17.6  
Washington 19.7   19.3   19.1   19.1   54,428   1,037,018   19.1   53,448   1,035,347 19.4   53,934   1,043,788 19.4  
West Virginia 13.7   14.1   14.4   13.9   20,209   282,729   14.0   20,299   282,662 13.9   20,338   282,879 13.9  
Wisconsin 14.6   14.6   14.8   14.8   59,401   873,750   14.7   58,426   872,436 14.9   57,625   872,286 15.1  
Wyoming 13.3   12.6   12.6   12.5   7,000   87,161   12.5   7,166   88,155 12.3   7,127   89,009 12.5  
                                                 
Bureau of Indian                                                
Education           40,927       41,351     41,962  
DoD, overseas 14.4   14.0   11.7   13.8   4,551   56,768   12.5          
DoD, domestic 14.2   14.6   13.1   12.3   2,145   28,013   13.1          
                                                 
Other jurisdictions                                                
American Samoa 19.1   17.1   16.9                  
Guam 16.4   18.3                 1,843   31,618 17.2  
Northern Marianas 19.0   20.0   20.2   20.5   514   10,913   21.2   552   10,961 19.9   607   11,105 18.3  
Puerto Rico 16.3   13.4   13.5   12.9   39,356   503,635   12.8   39,102   493,393 12.6   36,506   473,735 13.0  
U.S. Virgin Islands 12.9   10.6   10.6   10.5   1,331   15,768   11.8   1,425   15,493 10.9   1,457   15,495 10.6  
—Not available.
1 Includes imputed values for states.
2 Includes imputations for underreporting of prekindergarten teachers/enrollment.
3 Imputed.
4 Includes imputations for underreporting of kindergarten teachers.
NOTE: Teachers reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). DoD = Department of Defense. The pupil/teacher ratio includes teachers for students with disabilities and other special teachers, while these teachers are generally excluded from class size calculations. Ratios reflect totals reported by states and differ from totals reported for schools or school districts. 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 2010-11. (This table was prepared May 2012.)
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