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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 4, Issue 3, Topic: Elementary and Secondary Education
Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 2000–01
By: Lee M. Hoffman

 


Table 1.—Number of public elementary and secondary schools with membership and percentage of students in membership, by type of school and by state: School year 2000–01
State Number of schools having membership Total students Type of school
Regular Special education Vocational education Alternative education
Number of schools Percentage of students Number of schools Percentage of students Number of schools Percentage of students Number of schools Percentage of students
United States 90,640 47,222,778 84,596 98.2 1,654 0.4 345 0.4 4,045 1.0
Alabama 1,380 740,091 1,337 99.7 16 0.1 2 (#) 25 0.2
Alaska 502 133,356 469 97.8 2 0.2 1 (#) 30 2.0
Arizona 1,633 877,696 1,556 98.0 10 (#) 4 0.5 63 1.5
Arkansas 1,130 449,959 1,125 99.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 0.1
California 8,757 6,142,348 7,544 96.6 124 0.5 0 0.0 1,089 2.9
Colorado 1,590 724,508 1,503 98.7 10 0.1 2 (#) 75 1.2
Connecticut 1,073 562,179 987 96.4 24 0.6 17 1.9 45 1.1
Delaware 191 114,676 164 92.8 14 1.1 5 4.7 8 1.3
District of Columbia 165 68,925 150 94.7 10 4.0 0 0.0 5 1.3
Florida 3,231 2,434,821 2,931 98.5 126 0.6 32 0.1 142 0.7
Georgia 1,946 1,444,937 1,917 99.5 1 (#) 0 0.0 28 0.4
Hawaii 261 184,360 257 99.9 3 (#) 0 0.0 1 0.1
Idaho 653 245,117 590 98.4 9 0.1 0 0.0 54 1.5
Illinois 4,282 2,048,792 3,910 98.0 250 1.2 0 0.0 122 0.9
Indiana 1,882 989,225 1,830 99.6 8 0.1 1 (#) 43 0.3
Iowa 1,529 495,080 1,482 98.8 9 0.2 0 0.0 38 1.0
Kansas 1,426 470,610 1,426 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Kentucky 1,376 665,850 1,300 99.5 9 0.1 1 (#) 66 0.4
Louisiana 1,508 743,089 1,384 98.0 28 0.2 4 0.1 92 1.6
Maine 686 207,037 684 100.0 2 (#) 0 0.0 0 0.0
Maryland 1,342 852,920 1,241 97.5 50 0.9 12 1.1 39 0.6
Massachusetts 1,898 975,150 1,817 95.9 1 (#) 45 3.5 35 0.6
Michigan 3,743 1,743,337 3,589 99.0 93 0.6 6 (#) 55 0.3
Minnesota 2,105 854,340 1,608 96.9 191 1.2 1 (#) 305 1.9
Mississippi 884 497,871 884 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Missouri 2,266 912,744 2,146 98.7 54 0.7 5 0.3 61 0.3
Montana 878 154,875 872 99.9 2 (#) 0 0.0 4 0.1
Nebraska 1,296 286,199 1,240 99.4 56 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
Nevada 500 340,706 454 98.4 13 0.3 1 0.5 32 0.8
New Hampshire 524 208,461 524 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
New Jersey 2,407 1,307,828 2,249 96.7 86 0.7 50 1.5 22 1.1
New Mexico 763 320,306 707 97.8 16 0.6 0 0.0 40 1.7
New York 4,292 2,882,188 4,157 97.6 26 0.1 25 1.1 84 1.1
North Carolina 2,192 1,293,638 2,109 99.3 24 0.3 2 (#) 57 0.4
North Dakota 539 109,201 539 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Ohio 3,827 1,835,049 3,696 96.7 27 0.1 72 3.0 32 0.2
Oklahoma 1,811 623,110 1,811 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Oregon 1,263 546,231 1,180 98.5 12 0.1 0 0.0 71 1.4
Pennsylvania 3,183 1,814,311 3,143 98.3 12 1.0 15 0.6 13 0.1
Rhode Island 320 157,347 306 98.2 4 0.4 4 0.7 6 0.7
South Carolina 1,067 677,411 1,044 99.6 8 0.1 0 0.0 15 0.3
South Dakota 756 128,603 732 98.9 3 0.1 0 0.0 21 1.0
Tennessee 1,575 909,388 1,547 99.6 12 0.1 4 0.2 12 0.1
Texas 7,519 4,059,619 6,656 98.8 140 0.1 19 (#) 704 1.1
Utah 793 481,687 716 98.1 21 0.4 0 0.0 56 1.5
Vermont 353 102,049 315 98.8 36 1.2 0 0.0 2 (#)
Virginia 1,841 1,144,915 1,777 99.2 18 0.1 0 0.0 46 0.6
Washington 2,141 1,004,770 1,819 96.6 74 0.3 11 0.1 237 2.9
West Virginia 794 286,367 765 99.6 7 0.1 3 (#) 19 0.3
Wisconsin 2,180 879,476 2,041 98.3 12 0.1 1 (#) 126 1.5
Wyoming 387 89,940 366 97.7 1 (#) 0 0.0 20 2.2
Outlying areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas 156 73,581 156 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
DDESS: DoDs Domestic 71 34,174 71 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Bureau of Indian Affairs 177 46,938 177 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
American Samoa 31 15,702 29 97.5 1 0.3 1 2.2 0 0.0
Guam 38 32,473 38 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Northern Marianas 29 10,004 29 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Puerto Rico 1,535 612,725 1,474 96.1 29 1.7 14 1.0 18 1.2
Virgin Islands 35 19,459 32 92.6 0 0.0 1 6.7 2 0.7


#Rounds to zero.

NOTE: Table excludes 2,654 schools (21 of these in outlying areas) for which no students were reported in membership. U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Although type of school is a mutually exclusive category, many regular schools include special, vocational, or alternative education programs. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Total student membership is reported from the "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education."

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000–01, and "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2000–01.

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Table 2.—Number and percentage of public elementary and secondary education agencies, by type of agency and by state: School year 2000–01
State Total
agencies
Regular school
districts1
Regional education
service agencies &
 supervisory union
administrative centers
State-operated
agencies
Federally operated
and other agencies2
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
United States
16,935 14,859 87.7 1,282 7.6 124 0.7 670 4.0
Alabama
131 128 97.7 0 0.0 3 2.3 0 0.0
Alaska
55 53 96.4 0 0.0 2 3.6 0 0.0
Arizona
467 410 87.8 6 1.3 2 0.4 49 10.5
Arkansas
328 310 94.5 15 4.6 3 0.9 0 0.0
California
1,055 985 93.4 58 5.5 12 1.1 0 0.0
Colorado
198 176 88.9 22 11.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
Connecticut
198 166 83.8 6 3.0 7 3.5 19 9.6
Delaware
27 19 70.4 1 3.7 0 0.0 7 25.9
District of Columbia
34 1 2.9 0 0.0 0 0.0 33 97.1
Florida
73 67 91.8 0 0.0 1 1.4 5 6.8
Georgia
180 180 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Hawaii
1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Idaho
116 115 99.1 0 0.0 1 0.9 0 0.0
Illinois
1,055 894 84.7 156 14.8 5 0.5 0 0.0
Indiana
328 295 89.9 29 8.8 3 0.9 1 0.3
Iowa
389 374 96.1 15 3.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Kansas
304 304 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Kentucky
178 176 98.9 0 0.0 2 1.1 0 0.0
Louisiana
86 78 90.7 0 0.0 8 9.3 0 0.0
Maine
325 282 86.8 39 12.0 3 0.9 1 0.3
Maryland
24 24 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Massachusetts
477 349 73.2 86 18.0 1 0.2 41 8.6
Michigan
805 734 91.2 57 7.1 4 0.5 10 1.2
Minnesota
486 415 85.4 66 13.6 5 1.0 0 0.0
Mississippi
162 152 93.8 0 0.0 10 6.2 0 0.0
Missouri
530 524 98.9 0 0.0 2 0.4 4 0.8
Montana
532 453 85.2 77 14.5 2 0.4 0 0.0
Nebraska
692 576 83.2 111 16.0 5 0.7 0 0.0
Nevada
18 17 94.4 0 0.0 1 5.6 0 0.0
New Hampshire
256 178 69.5 78 30.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
New Jersey
671 604 90.0 12 1.8 0 0.0 55 8.2
New Mexico
89 89 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
New York
779 703 90.2 38 4.9 0 0.0 38 4.9
North Carolina
209 120 57.4 0 0.0 2 1.0 87 41.6
North Dakota
271 230 84.9 38 14.0 3 1.1 0 0.0
Ohio
796 662 83.2 60 7.5 3 0.4 71 8.9
Oklahoma
562 544 96.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 3.2
Oregon
220 197 89.5 21 9.5 2 0.9 0 0.0
Pennsylvania
683 501 73.4 101 14.8 15 2.2 66 9.7
Rhode Island
37 36 97.3 0 0.0 1 2.7 0 0.0
South Carolina
104 90 86.5 14 13.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
South Dakota
199 176 88.4 18 9.0 5 2.5 0 0.0
Tennessee
138 138 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Texas
1,219 1,040 85.3 20 1.6 0 0.0 159 13.0
Utah
46 40 87.0 4 8.7 2 4.3 0 0.0
Vermont
350 288 82.3 60 17.1 1 0.3 1 0.3
Virginia
181 135 74.6 38 21.0 3 1.7 5 2.8
Washington
305 296 97.0 9 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
West Virginia
57 55 96.5 0 0.0 2 3.5 0 0.0
Wisconsin
450 431 95.8 16 3.6 3 0.7 0 0.0
Wyoming
59 48 81.4 11 18.6 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outlying areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DoDDS: DoDs
Overseas
11 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 100.0
DDESS: DoDs
Domestic
17 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 100.0
Bureau of Indian Affairs
24 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 100.0
American Samoa
1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Guam
1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Northern Marianas
1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Puerto Rico
1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Virgin Islands
1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0


1Regular school districts include those that are components of supervisory unions.

2States may report charter schools under the category of other agencies. For example, the District of Columbia reports each charter school as a separate agency.

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2000–01.

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Table 3.—Percentage of public elementary and secondary schools and percentage of students in membership, by instructional level and by state: School year 2000–01
State Number of
schools
having
membership
Percentage by instructional level
Primary Middle High Other
Schools Students Schools Students Schools Students Schools Students
United States
90,640 57.7 49.2 17.2 20.0 19.1 27.7 6.0 3.1
Alabama
1,380 50.9 44.1 15.8 17.1 19.8 25.3 13.5 13.5
Alaska
502 35.1 42.9 6.6 12.5 13.5 24.6 44.8 19.9
Arizona
1,633 55.5 52.3 13.3 15.9 17.3 24.6 13.8 7.2
Arkansas
1,130 51.2 46.2 16.5 19.9 28.2 27.9 4.2 6.0
California
8,757 62.0 51.8 14.4 18.4 19.0 27.3 4.6 2.5
Colorado
1,590 58.1 49.5 17.4 20.4 20.2 27.7 4.3 2.4
Connecticut
1,073 61.7 50.0 17.7 21.4 17.0 27.5 3.6 1.1
Delaware
191 52.9 43.7 22.5 25.7 16.2 28.8 8.4 1.8
District of Columbia
165 68.5 66.0 6.7 6.4 10.9 17.7 13.9 9.9
Florida
3,231 53.3 48.2 15.0 20.9 12.6 25.3 19.2 5.6
Georgia
1,946 60.8 50.1 20.6 22.5 16.3 25.5 2.4 2.0
Hawaii
261 67.0 53.0 13.0 15.8 13.8 28.2 6.1 3.0
Idaho
653 52.7 47.7 16.8 21.8 25.0 28.0 5.5 2.5
Illinois
4,282 61.4 55.4 16.8 15.6 17.6 27.1 4.2 1.8
Indiana
1,882 61.6 49.9 17.2 19.0 18.3 28.8 3.0 2.3
Iowa
1,529 53.4 45.6 19.4 19.9 23.9 32.0 3.2 2.5
Kansas
1,426 57.4 48.9 17.3 19.6 25.0 31.4 0.3 0.2
Kentucky
1,376 56.9 49.5 16.5 20.4 20.9 29.1 5.7 1.0
Louisiana
1,508 52.9 48.2 19.0 20.1 16.6 25.5 11.5 6.2
Maine
686 62.8 46.2 18.4 22.4 16.2 29.7 2.6 1.6
Maryland
1,342 64.8 49.7 17.9 21.6 15.0 27.6 2.4 1.1
Massachusetts
1,898 64.3 49.2 16.6 20.6 16.1 27.5 3.0 2.7
Michigan
3,743 57.7 47.8 16.9 20.8 19.1 28.0 6.3 3.5
Minnesota
2,105 49.4 46.0 13.5 18.9 30.1 32.9 7.0 2.1
Mississippi
884 49.4 45.1 20.4 20.4 20.8 25.3 9.4 9.2
Missouri
2,266 54.9 48.3 16.2 19.5 21.8 29.2 7.1 3.0
Montana
878 53.0 47.6 26.8 20.1 20.0 31.7 0.2 0.6
Nebraska
1,296 65.9 50.6 7.3 14.8 23.4 34.3 3.4 0.4
Nevada
500 62.6 51.9 15.0 21.2 20.0 26.4 2.4 0.4
New Hampshire
524 67.0 46.6 17.9 24.3 14.7 28.9 0.4 0.2
New Jersey
2,407 64.4 51.8 17.7 19.6 15.2 27.4 2.8 1.2
New Mexico
763 57.3 47.3 20.4 22.1 19.4 28.1 2.9 2.5
New York
4,292 57.8 48.8 17.1 19.6 18.1 27.1 6.9 4.5
North Carolina
2,192 59.4 49.7 20.4 22.7 15.4 25.9 4.8 1.7
North Dakota
539 58.4 48.8 6.5 12.4 34.5 36.3 0.6 2.5
Ohio
3,827 57.1 45.4 19.3 20.4 19.8 31.3 3.8 3.0
Oklahoma
1,811 54.3 51.8 19.0 20.5 25.5 25.6 1.2 2.2
Oregon
1,263 59.5 46.9 17.3 21.2 18.5 30.4 4.7 1.5
Pennsylvania
3,183 60.9 46.1 18.0 21.0 19.1 30.3 2.0 2.5
Rhode Island
320 66.6 48.3 17.8 23.2 14.4 28.3 1.3 0.2
South Carolina
1,067 56.3 48.1 22.7 23.3 18.7 27.1 2.3 1.6
South Dakota
756 50.5 46.9 23.5 21.5 23.7 31.0 2.2 0.7
Tennessee
1,575 61.1 51.8 17.0 18.3 17.5 27.0 4.5 2.9
Texas
7,519 50.4 48.3 20.1 22.6 18.2 25.7 11.3 3.4
Utah
793 59.1 51.3 16.3 21.0 19.9 25.1 4.7 2.6
Vermont
353 72.5 52.1 7.1 9.3 13.6 31.7 6.8 6.9
Virginia
1,841 62.6 48.5 18.2 21.5 17.2 29.2 2.1 0.9
Washington
2,141 55.1 48.0 16.2 20.3 21.1 28.5 7.7 3.2
West Virginia
794 63.7 49.4 17.3 21.1 16.2 27.6 2.8 1.8
Wisconsin
2,180 56.6 46.5 17.7 19.4 22.2 31.9 3.5 2.2
Wyoming
387 57.6 46.6 19.6 22.4 19.6 29.1 3.1 1.9
Outlying areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas
156 55.8 57.6 13.5 13.5 23.1 22.0 7.7 6.8
DDESS: DoDs Domestic
71 70.4 69.8 16.9 17.0 7.0 7.9 5.6 5.2
Bureau of Indian Affairs
177 59.3 51.2 2.3 1.8 11.9 14.8 26.6 32.3
American Samoa
31 74.2 71.0 3.2 4.7 19.4 24.0 3.2 0.3
Guam
38 71.1 50.0 18.4 23.0 10.5 27.1 0.0 0.0
Northern Marianas
29 82.8 62.9 3.4 12.5 10.3 24.1 3.4 0.5
Puerto Rico
1,535 58.9 45.9 14.8 17.4 12.0 20.7 14.3 16.0
Virgin Islands
35 65.7 53.6 20.0 17.5 11.4 27.5 2.9 1.4
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas
156 55.8 57.6 13.5 13.5 23.1 22.0 7.7 6.8
DDESS: DoDs Domestic
71 70.4 69.8 16.9 17.0 7.0 7.9 5.6 5.2
Bureau of Indian Affairs
177 59.3 51.2 2.3 1.8 11.9 14.8 26.6 32.3
American Samoa
31 74.2 71.0 3.2 4.7 19.4 24.0 3.2 0.3
Guam
38 71.1 50.0 18.4 23.0 10.5 27.1 0.0 0.0
Northern Marianas
29 82.8 62.9 3.4 12.5 10.3 24.1 3.4 0.5
Puerto Rico
1,535 58.9 45.9 14.8 17.4 12.0 20.7 14.3 16.0
Virgin Islands
35 65.7 53.6 20.0 17.5 11.4 27.5 2.9 1.4


NOTE: Instructional levels are primary (low grade prekindergarten to 3, high grade up to 8); middle (low grade 4 to 7, high grade 4 to 9); high (low grade 7 to 12, high grade 12 only); and other (any configuration not falling within the previous three, including ungraded schools). For states that did not provide a grade span, grade span was determined by the highest and lowest grades in which students were reported. Table excludes 2,654 schools (21 in outlying areas) for which no students were reported in membership. U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000–01.

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Table 4.—Number of regular public school districts providing instruction and percentage of students in membership, by grade span and by state: School year 2000–01
State Total
districts
Grade span
PK, K, 1 to 8 or below PK, K, 1 to 9–12 7, 8, 9 to 7–12 Other
Number
of districts
Percentage
of students
Number
of districts
Percentage
of students
Number
of districts
Percentage
of students
Number
of districts
Percentage
of students
United States
14,514 3,047 5.3 10,785 92.4 552 2.2 130 0.1
Alabama
128 0 0.0 128 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Alaska
53 0 0.0 53 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Arizona
372 152 17.7 150 72.5 49 9.5 21 0.4
Arkansas
310 0 0.0 310 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
California
985 548 19.4 351 72.4 85 8.0 1 0.2
Colorado
176 0 0.0 176 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Connecticut
166 0 0.0 166 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Delaware
19 0 0.0 15 94.2 3 4.9 1 0.8
District of Columbia
1 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Florida
67 0 0.0 67 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Georgia
180 6 0.1 174 99.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Hawaii
1 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Idaho
113 6 0.1 107 99.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Illinois
894 386 25.5 407 63.4 99 10.7 2 0.4
Indiana
292 1 (#) 291 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Iowa
373 0 0.0 373 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Kansas
304 0 0.0 304 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Kentucky
176 5 0.3 171 99.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Louisiana
78 6 0.2 68 99.7 3 0.1 1 (#)
Maine
280 107 16.2 111 81.2 6 1.4 56 1.2
Maryland
24 0 0.0 24 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Massachusetts
244 66 5.0 176 95.0 2 0.1 0 0.0
Michigan
728 131 2.2 563 97.5 21 0.2 13 0.2
Minnesota
410 35 0.7 339 98.8 25 0.3 11 0.2
Mississippi
152 1 (#) 149 99.8 2 0.2 0 0.0
Missouri
523 73 1.3 450 98.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Montana
447 273 38.5 64 33.6 110 27.9 0 0.0
Nebraska
544 273 3.2 253 95.5 18 1.3 0 0.0
Nevada
17 0 0.0 17 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
New Hampshire
164 88 19.3 65 74.3 9 4.4 2 2.0
New Jersey
581 293 18.6 217 73.1 65 8.1 6 0.2
New Mexico
89 0 0.0 89 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
New York
701 43 1.1 641 98.2 7 0.7 10 0.1
North Carolina
120 1 (#) 118 100.0 0 0.0 1 (#)
North Dakota
227 51 2.5 170 96.9 6 0.6 0 0.0
Ohio
611 1 (#) 610 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Oklahoma
544 113 3.5 430 96.4 0 0.0 1 (#)
Oregon
197 17 0.1 179 99.9 1 (#) 0 0.0
Pennsylvania
500 2 0.1 498 99.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Rhode Island
36 4 1.4 31 97.5 0 0.0 1 1.0
South Carolina
89 0 0.0 88 99.8 0 0.0 1 0.2
South Dakota
173 4 0.1 169 99.9 0 0.0 0 0.0
Tennessee
137 14 2.5 123 97.5 0 0.0 0 0.0
Texas
1,040 64 0.3 976 99.7 0 0.0 0 0.0
Utah
40 0 0.0 40 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Vermont
246 180 42.1 35 32.3 30 23.6 1 2.0
Virginia
132 0 0.0 132 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Washington
296 49 1.0 246 99.0 0 0.0 1 (#)
West Virginia
55 0 0.0 55 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Wisconsin
431 52 2.9 368 95.8 11 1.3 0 0.0
Wyoming
48 2 0.6 46 99.4 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outlying areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs*
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas
11 0 0.0 11 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
DDESS: DoDs Domestic
17 9 30.0 8 70.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Bureau of Indian Affairs
24 1 2.0 22 98.0 0 0.0 1 (#)
American Samoa
1 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Guam
1 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Northern Marianas
1 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Puerto Rico
1 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Virgin Islands
1 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0


#Rounds to zero.

*Table includes 28 Department of Defense and 24 Bureau of Indian Affairs school districts that are technically federally operated agencies; this is in order to report data for these agencies in the table.

NOTE: For states that did not provide a grade span, grade span was determined by the highest and lowest grades served among all schools associated with the district. "Other" includes all grade configurations not reported in the specified categories and includes ungraded districts. Table excludes 345 regular school districts for which no students were reported in membership. U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000–01, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2000–01.

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Table 5.—Average public school size (mean number of students per school), by instructional level and by state: School year 2000–01
State Schools having membership Instructional level
Primary Middle High Other
United States
90,640 443 605 751 270
Alabama
1,380 457 572 676 528
Alaska
502 325 506 483 118
Arizona
1,633 506 642 765 280
Arkansas
1,130 360 481 393 577
California
8,757 577 880 993 380
Colorado
1,590 388 535 625 252
Connecticut
1,073 424 633 850 163
Delaware
191 496 686 1,064 132
District of Columbia
165 403 403 676 297
Florida
3,231 682 1,049 1,517 220
Georgia
1,946 611 813 1,161 615
Hawaii
261 558 856 1,444 348
Idaho
653 339 485 421 169
Illinois
4,282 432 445 735 211
Indiana
1,882 425 581 829 415
Iowa
1,529 275 329 431 246
Kansas
1,426 276 367 407 203
Kentucky
1,376 396 563 634 81
Louisiana
1,508 449 520 756 266
Maine
686 223 370 556 189
Maryland
1,342 488 766 1,173 288
Massachusetts
1,898 395 638 884 467
Michigan
3,743 377 558 665 252
Minnesota
2,105 378 567 444 124
Mississippi
884 514 564 684 551
Missouri
2,266 354 485 539 171
Montana
878 158 133 279 449
Nebraska
1,296 169 445 324 27
Nevada
500 565 965 901 115
New Hampshire
524 277 538 782 232
New Jersey
2,407 439 605 983 229
New Mexico
763 347 454 608 367
New York
4,292 567 769 1,003 434
North Carolina
2,192 494 656 992 211
North Dakota
539 169 387 213 903
Ohio
3,827 391 520 777 389
Oklahoma
1,811 328 371 345 642
Oregon
1,263 334 518 696 136
Pennsylvania
3,183 432 666 905 711
Rhode Island
320 356 641 968 87
South Carolina
1,067 544 653 925 431
South Dakota
756 158 155 223 49
Tennessee
1,575 482 613 879 362
Texas
7,519 517 608 765 160
Utah
793 523 778 758 341
Vermont
353 208 380 673 293
Virginia
1,841 482 734 1,057 262
Washington
2,141 409 588 635 193
West Virginia
794 280 441 613 239
Wisconsin
2,180 331 443 579 260
Wyoming
387 188 265 345 141
Outlying areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas
156 487 474 450 419
DDESS: DoDs Domestic
71 477 484 543 448
Bureau of Indian Affairs
177 229 206 330 322
American Samoa
31 485 743 627 45
Guam
38 600 1,063 2,194 0
Northern Marianas
29 262 1,253 805 47
Puerto Rico
1,535 311 469 689 446
Virgin Islands
35 453 487 1,338 271


NOTE: Instructional levels are primary (low grade prekindergarten to 3, high grade up to 8); middle (low grade 4 to 7, high grade 4 to 9); high (low grade 7 to 12, high grade 12 only); and other (any configuration not falling within the previous three, including ungraded schools). For states that did not provide a grade span, grade span was determined by the highest and lowest grades in which students were reported. U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000–01.

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