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Table 96. Staff, enrollment, and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2010
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010
Fall 2000 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 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   8.1   8.0   8.0   7.9   6,326,702   49,265,572 7.8   6,351,157   49,360,982 7.8   6,195,207   49,484,181 8.0  
Alabama 8.2 2 7.9   7.1   6.8   6.7 2 95,368   745,668 7.8   94,058   748,889 8.0   95,144   755,552 7.9  
Alaska 8.3 2 7.5 2 7.4 2 7.9 2 7.9 2 17,160 2 130,662 7.6 2 17,743 2 131,661 7.4 2 18,102 2 132,104 7.3 2
Arizona 9.7   10.7   10.9   10.4   10.4   105,548   1,087,817 10.3   100,320   1,077,831 10.7   96,622   1,071,751 11.1  
Arkansas 7.1   7.0   6.7   6.7   6.8   71,270   478,965 6.7   74,311   480,559 6.5   72,185   482,114 6.7  
California 11.1 2 11.2 2 11.1 2 11.0 2 10.9 2 590,016 2 6,322,528 10.7 2 609,655 2 6,263,438 10.3 2 530,337 2 6,289,578 11.9 2
                                                   
Colorado 8.7   8.4   8.4   8.2   8.1   102,566   818,443 8.0   103,354   832,368 8.1   101,426   843,316 8.3  
Connecticut 6.8   6.9   6.8   6.6   6.6   92,467   567,198 6.1   92,877   563,968 6.1   93,088   560,546 6.0  
Delaware 9.1   8.0   7.8   7.9   7.9   14,821   125,430 8.5   16,977   126,801 7.5   16,478   129,403 7.9  
District of Columbia 6.4   6.3   6.2 2 6.0 2 6.3   12,131   68,681 5.7   11,682   69,433 5.9   11,381   71,284 6.3  
Florida 8.8   8.5   8.5   8.3   8.1   340,713   2,631,020 7.7   335,446   2,634,522 7.9   333,183   2,643,347 7.9  
                                                   
Georgia 7.8   7.4   7.3   7.2   7.0   239,139   1,655,792 6.9   234,694   1,667,685 7.1   227,188   1,677,067 7.4  
Hawaii 10.0   8.9   8.7   8.6   8.3   21,610   179,478 8.3   21,677   180,196 8.3   21,704   179,601 8.3  
Idaho 10.1   10.0   10.1   10.2   10.0   27,261   275,051 10.1   27,701   276,299 10.0   27,783   275,859 9.9  
Illinois 8.2 2 8.0 2 8.4 2 9.6 2 9.9 2 221,005 2 2,119,707 9.6 2 221,823 2 2,104,175 9.5 2 215,764 2 2,091,654 9.7 2
Indiana 7.8   7.7   7.8   7.8   7.5   141,979   1,046,147 7.4   142,724   1,046,661 7.3   138,802 2 1,047,232 7.5 2
                                                   
Iowa 7.3   7.0   7.0   6.9   6.8   72,350   487,559 6.7   72,546   491,842 6.8   69,615   495,775 7.1  
Kansas 7.3   7.3   7.1   8.7   8.6   55,355   471,060 8.5   67,531   474,489 7.0   67,751   483,701 7.1  
Kentucky 7.4   7.0   6.9   6.9 2 6.6 2 100,217   670,030 6.7   99,162   680,089 6.9   99,225   673,128 6.8  
Louisiana 7.3   7.1   7.1   7.1   6.8   100,873   684,873 6.8   102,874   690,915 6.7   100,881   696,558 6.9  
Maine 6.2   5.7   5.5   5.3   4.9   36,459   192,935 5.3   37,317   189,225 5.1   32,549   189,077 5.8  
                                                   
Maryland 8.8   8.0   7.7   7.5   7.2   116,856   843,861 7.2   115,286   848,412 7.4   115,367   852,211 7.4  
Massachusetts 8.0   7.1 2 7.0 2 7.1 2 7.8   123,636   958,910 7.8   123,167   957,053 7.8   122,057   955,563 7.8  
Michigan 8.2 2 8.3   8.5 2 8.1   8.1   208,058   1,659,921 8.0   204,625   1,649,082 8.1   193,487   1,587,067 8.2  
Minnesota 8.2 2 8.0   8.0   7.9   7.7   109,222   836,048 7.7   109,066   837,053 7.7   108,993   838,037 7.7  
Mississippi 7.7   7.4   7.3   7.2   6.9   72,050   491,962 6.8   70,782   492,481 7.0   67,866   490,526 7.2  
                                                   
Missouri 7.5   7.1   7.1   7.0   6.9   132,676   917,871 6.9   132,047   917,982 7.0   128,289   918,710 7.2  
Montana 8.0 2 7.8 2 7.4 2 7.6 2 7.4 2 19,212 2 141,899 7.4 2 19,434 2 141,807 7.3 2 19,249 2 141,693 7.4 2
Nebraska 7.2   6.9   7.0   6.7   6.7   45,243   292,590 6.5   45,835   295,368 6.4   45,509   298,500 6.6  
Nevada 10.9   12.8   12.7 2 12.5 2 12.1 2 33,548 2 433,371 12.9 2 33,749 2 428,947 12.7 2 33,400 2 437,149 13.1 2
New Hampshire 7.4   6.6   6.4   6.3   6.2   32,849   197,934 6.0   32,911   197,140 6.0   32,955   194,711 5.9  
                                                   
New Jersey 7.1   6.5   6.6 2 6.8 2 6.9 2 205,672 2 1,381,420 6.7 2 213,783 2 1,396,029 6.5 2 202,634 2 1,402,548 6.9 2
New Mexico 7.1   7.0   6.8   7.1   7.0   47,850   330,245 6.9   47,565   334,419 7.0   46,519   338,122 7.3  
New York 6.9   7.1   7.5   7.5   7.4   428,139   2,740,592 6.4   421,929   2,766,052 6.6   413,971   2,734,955 6.6  
North Carolina 8.0   7.8   7.8   7.1   7.3   207,859   1,488,645 7.2   200,447 2 1,483,397 7.4 2 193,039   1,490,605 7.7  
North Dakota 7.2   6.6   6.5   6.4   6.2   15,636   94,728 6.1   15,983   95,073 5.9   16,239   96,323 5.9  
                                                   
Ohio 8.2   7.7   7.7   7.6   7.5   244,730   1,817,163 7.4   244,232   1,764,297 7.2   241,212   1,754,191 7.3  
Oklahoma 8.3   8.1   7.8   7.8   7.4   87,478   645,108 7.4   84,740   654,802 7.7   82,262   659,911 8.0  
Oregon 9.7   9.8   9.2   9.0   8.8   65,106   575,393 8.8   62,994   582,839 9.3   63,603   570,720 9.0  
Pennsylvania 8.1   7.7   7.6   7.8   7.1   251,928   1,775,029 7.0   253,866   1,785,993 7.0   266,796   1,793,284 6.7  
Rhode Island 8.9   6.9 2 6.3 2 8.5 2 8.4   18,598   145,342 7.8   18,825   145,118 7.7   18,632   143,793 7.7  
                                                   
South Carolina 9.8 2 10.8 2 10.3 2 10.3 2 10.8   69,790   718,113 10.3   67,355   723,143 10.7   65,508   725,838 11.1  
South Dakota 7.1   6.8   6.4   7.0   7.1   18,391   126,429 6.9   18,631   123,713 6.6   19,545   126,128 6.5  
Tennessee 8.3 2 8.1 2 8.4   7.9   7.6   126,841   971,950 7.7   127,743   972,549 7.6   128,197   987,422 7.7  
Texas 7.5   7.3   7.6   7.5   7.4   649,381   4,752,148 7.3   662,369   4,850,210 7.3   665,419   4,935,715 7.4  
Utah 11.8   11.3   11.1   11.1   11.9   49,057   559,778 11.4   51,844   571,586 11.0   52,341   585,552 11.2  
                                                   
Vermont 5.7   5.2   5.1   5.0   4.9   19,370   93,625 4.8   19,337   91,451 4.7   18,485   96,858 5.2  
Virginia 7.1 2 6.7   5.2   5.7   6.0   203,567   1,235,795 6.1   203,301   1,245,340 6.1   201,047   1,251,440 6.2  
Washington 10.3   9.1   9.1   10.0   9.9   104,617   1,037,018 9.9   103,938   1,035,347 10.0   103,783   1,043,788 10.1  
West Virginia 7.4   7.4   7.4   7.7 2 7.4 2 38,596   282,729 7.3   39,205 2 282,662 7.2 2 39,270 2 282,879 7.2 2
Wisconsin 8.2   8.3   8.3   8.3   8.3   106,597   873,750 8.2   105,229   872,436 8.3   103,901   872,286 8.4  
Wyoming 6.4   5.9   5.8   5.6   5.6   15,841   87,161 5.5   16,468   88,155 5.4   16,424   89,009 5.4  
                                                   
Bureau of Indian                                                  
Education             40,927     41,351     41,962  
DoD, overseas 9.5   10.0   6.9   7.3   9.1   7,526   56,768 7.5          
DoD, domestic 8.4   10.2   7.7   7.5   6.9   3,845   28,013 7.3          
                                                   
Other jurisdictions                                                  
American Samoa 9.6   8.9   11.4   8.8                
Guam 8.5   9.2   9.0               3,155   31,618 10.0  
Northern Marianas 9.6   9.9   9.5   10.1   10.2   1,043   10,913 10.5   1,155   10,961 9.5   1,215   11,105 9.1  
Puerto Rico 8.9   7.5   7.5   7.6   7.3   70,034   503,635 7.2   63,198   493,393 7.8   59,261   473,735 8.0  
U.S. Virgin Islands 6.7   5.5   6.3   5.4   5.1   2,472   15,768 6.4   2,854   15,493 5.4   2,918   15,495 5.3  
—Not available.
1 U.S. totals include imputations for underreporting and nonreporting states.
2 Includes imputations for underreporting.
NOTE: Staff reported in full-time equivalents. 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 2010-11. (This table was prepared May 2012.)
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