Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Table 213.40. Staff, teachers, and teachers as a percentage of staff in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2011
[In full-time equivalents]
State or jurisdiction Teachers as a percent of staff Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011
Fall 2000 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 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 States1 51.5   51.0   51.3   51.5   51.1   50.9   6,351,157   3,209,672   50.5   6,195,207   3,099,095   50.0   6,138,890   3,103,263   50.6  
Alabama 53.7 2 55.6   55.7   51.1   45.2 2 50.1   94,058   47,492   50.5   95,144   49,363   51.9   92,289   47,723   51.7  
Alaska 49.3 2 44.0 2 44.1 2 46.9 2 45.9 2 46.2 2 17,743 2 8,083   45.6 2 18,102 2 8,171   45.1 2 17,747 2 8,088   45.6 2
Arizona 49.3   50.0   51.3   51.4   51.6   51.8   100,320   51,947   51.8   96,622   50,031   51.8   98,712   50,800   51.5  
Arkansas 50.6   47.2   46.7   49.0   48.2   52.1   74,311   37,240   50.1   72,185   34,273   47.5   72,650   33,983   46.8  
California 54.1 2 53.2 2 53.4 2 53.0 2 52.3 2 51.5 2 609,655 2 316,299 2 51.9 2 530,337 2 260,806 2 49.2 2 547,188 2 268,689 2 49.1 2
                                                             
Colorado 50.7   49.4   49.2   48.2   48.1   47.5   103,354   49,060   47.5   101,426   48,543   47.9   100,349   48,078   47.9  
Connecticut 50.0   46.3   46.9   45.1   45.3   52.4   92,877   43,593   46.9   93,088   42,951   46.1   92,955   43,805   47.1  
Delaware 59.2   52.5   51.7   52.2   52.8   56.2   16,977   8,640   50.9   16,478   8,933   54.2   15,449   8,587   55.6  
District of Columbia 46.2   44.3   44.3 2 44.2 2 50.6   43.9   11,682   5,854   50.1   11,381   5,925   52.1   11,541   6,278   54.4  
Florida 47.8   49.7   50.6   50.6   51.2   54.7   335,446   183,827   54.8   333,183   175,609   52.7   328,709   175,006   53.2  
                                                             
Georgia 49.2   50.1   49.6   49.9   49.7   49.7   234,694   115,918   49.4   227,188   112,460   49.5   224,207   111,133   49.6  
Hawaii 59.5   54.3   53.3   53.5   52.6   52.3   21,677   11,472   52.9   21,704   11,396   52.5   22,065   11,458   51.9  
Idaho 56.2   55.9   55.8   56.1   55.3   55.6   27,701   15,201   54.9   27,783   15,673   56.4   28,065   15,990   57.0  
Illinois 51.1 2 50.2 2 53.2 2 63.6 2 63.7 2 61.4 2 221,823 2 138,483   62.4 2 215,764 2 132,983   61.6 2 213,578 2 131,777   61.7 2
Indiana 46.7   45.4   45.5   45.6   44.7   44.1   142,724   62,258   43.6   138,802 2 58,121 2 41.9 2 150,191   62,339   41.5  
                                                             
Iowa 51.1   50.7   50.9   51.2   50.3   49.7   72,546   35,842   49.4   69,615   34,642   49.8   69,901   34,658   49.6  
Kansas 50.9   51.4   51.3   65.7   65.2   64.8   67,531   34,700   51.4   67,751   34,644   51.1   70,631   37,407   53.0  
Kentucky 44.1   43.2   43.3   43.9   43.4   43.4   99,162   41,981   42.3   99,225   42,042   42.4   92,287   41,860   45.4  
Louisiana 49.3   48.5   48.2   48.3   48.8   48.9   102,874   49,646   48.3   100,881   48,655   48.2   100,880   48,657   48.2  
Maine 49.7   47.7   47.3   45.7   41.5   43.6   37,317   16,331   43.8   32,549   15,384   47.3   39,946 2 14,888   37.3 2
                                                             
Maryland 54.3   50.9   51.0   51.5   50.8   50.4   115,286   58,463   50.7   115,367   58,428   50.6   113,351   57,589   50.8  
Massachusetts 55.1   53.3 2 53.0 2 53.6 2 57.4   56.9   123,167   69,909   56.8   122,057   68,754   56.3   122,880   69,342   56.4  
Michigan 46.1   48.0   47.9 2 46.2   46.0   45.5   204,625   92,691   45.3   193,487   88,615   45.8   188,428   86,997   46.2  
Minnesota 51.6 2 50.0   48.9   48.6   48.9   48.6   109,066   52,839   48.4   108,993   52,672   48.3   109,119   52,832   48.4  
Mississippi 47.9   46.6   46.5   47.0   47.2   46.3   70,782   33,103   46.8   67,866   32,255   47.5   67,850   32,007   47.2  
                                                             
Missouri 53.2   51.9   52.1   51.3   51.2   51.3   132,047   67,796   51.3   128,289   66,735   52.0   132,167   66,252   50.1  
Montana 53.5 2 54.5 2 52.9 2 54.7 2 54.8 2 54.5 2 19,434 2 10,521   54.1 2 19,249 2 10,361   53.8 2 18,790 2 10,153   54.0 2
Nebraska 52.6   51.6   51.9   50.0   50.2   48.8   45,835   22,256   48.6   45,509   22,345   49.1   45,290   22,182   49.0  
Nevada 58.6   67.0   67.2 2 67.5 2 65.8 2 65.6 2 33,749 2 22,104   65.5 2 33,400 2 21,839   65.4 2 32,533 2 21,132   65.0 2
New Hampshire 51.1   48.7   48.5   48.2   47.5   47.7   32,911   15,491   47.1   32,955   15,365   46.6   31,971   15,049   47.1  
                                                             
New Jersey 53.4   53.8   53.2 2 54.7 2 55.3 2 55.8 2 213,783 2 115,248   53.9 2 202,634 2 110,202   54.4 2 202,928 2 109,719   54.1 2
New Mexico 46.8   46.7   45.9   47.3   47.8   47.7   47,565   22,724   47.8   46,519   22,437   48.2   45,907   21,957   47.8  
New York 49.7   54.8 2 58.6   58.6   56.6   50.9   421,929   214,804   50.9   413,971   211,606   51.1   406,625   209,527   51.5  
North Carolina 51.5   52.2   52.5   54.9   52.4   52.7   200,447 2 105,036 2 52.4 2 193,039   98,357   51.0   188,553   97,308   51.6  
North Dakota 53.9   53.2   52.9   52.8   52.4   52.3   15,983   8,366   52.3   16,239   8,417   51.8   16,401   8,525   52.0  
                                                             
Ohio 53.1   49.2   49.4   45.5   45.1   46.1   244,232   111,378   45.6   241,212   109,282   45.3   243,586   107,972   44.3  
Oklahoma 55.0   52.2   51.1   51.6   53.9   53.2   84,740   42,615   50.3   82,262   41,278   50.2   82,719   41,349   50.0  
Oregon 50.0   48.4   47.0   48.1   46.4   46.3   62,994   28,768   45.7   63,603   28,109   44.2   60,715   26,791   44.1  
Pennsylvania 52.2   51.1   50.9   51.2   53.1   51.5   253,866   130,984   51.6   266,796   129,911   48.7   254,297   124,646   49.0  
Rhode Island 60.0   51.6 2 58.4 2 63.5 2 64.2   60.8   18,825   11,366   60.4   18,632   11,212   60.2   18,743   11,414   60.9  
                                                             
South Carolina 65.7 2 72.2 2 70.9 2 71.6 2 71.7   71.6   67,355   46,980   69.7   65,508   45,210   69.0   69,272   46,782   67.5  
South Dakota 52.0   50.1   48.0   52.4   55.3   50.3   18,631   9,326   50.1   19,545   9,512   48.7   19,059   9,247   48.5  
Tennessee 52.1   51.8   52.2   50.5   51.1   51.2   127,743   65,361   51.2   128,197   66,558   51.9   127,781   66,382   51.9  
Texas 50.6   48.5   50.5   50.6   50.6   50.5   662,369   333,164   50.3   665,419   334,997   50.3   640,166   324,282   50.7  
Utah 54.1   50.1   50.2   49.9   50.2   48.2   51,844   25,615   49.4   52,341   25,677   49.1   51,994   25,970   49.9  
                                                             
Vermont 47.3   46.1   46.5   46.1   45.6   45.3   19,337   8,734   45.2   18,485   8,382   45.3   18,385   8,364   45.5  
Virginia 54.1 2 52.2   44.4   37.2   35.2   35.1   203,301   70,827   34.8   201,047   70,947   35.3   180,086   90,832   50.4  
Washington 52.3   47.5   47.0   52.2   52.0   52.0   103,938   53,448   51.4   103,783   53,934   52.0   101,914   53,119   52.1  
West Virginia 54.3   52.6   52.3   53.5 2 53.0 2 52.4   39,205 2 20,299   51.8 2 39,270 2 20,338   51.8 2 39,380 2 20,247   51.4 2
Wisconsin 56.3   58.2   57.0   56.3   56.1   55.7   105,229   58,426   55.5   103,901   57,625   55.5   101,533   56,245   55.4  
Wyoming 48.6   46.7   46.2   44.6   44.7   44.2   16,468   7,166   43.5   16,424   7,127   43.4   17,128   7,847   45.8  
                                                             
Bureau of Indian
   Education
                             
                                                             
DoD, overseas 66.0   71.4   62.9   62.4   66.2   60.5                    
DoD, domestic 59.2   69.9   55.4   56.9   56.2   55.8                    
                                                             
Other jurisdictions                                                            
American Samoa 50.0   52.1   68.4   52.0                        
Guam 51.5   50.4   52.2               3,383   1,843   54.5   3,923   2,291   58.4  
Northern Marianas 50.2   49.7   49.8   49.9   49.5   49.3   1,155   552   47.8   1,215   607   50.0   1,042   496   47.6  
Puerto Rico 54.4   56.0   56.0   55.8   56.8   56.2   63,198   39,102   61.9   59,261   36,506   61.6   55,797   33,079   59.3  
U.S. Virgin Islands 52.1   51.9   53.8   50.7   48.4   53.8   2,854   1,425   49.9   2,918   1,457   49.9   2,391   1,217   50.9  
—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 2011-12. (This table was prepared August 2013.)
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education