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NCES Statistical Analysis Report, September 2001: Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 1999-2000

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Table 6. - Median public school student/teacher ratio, by instructional level and by state: School year 1999-2000
State Instructional level
Primary Middle High Other
Reporting states 16.2 15.5 14.8 9.7
Alabama 14.8 17.0 15.7 15.3
Alaska 17.1 16.5 16.3 12.0
Arizona 17.8 18.2 16.9 -
Arkansas 15.2 14.4 12.2 14.8
California 19.9 22.8 21.8 17.7
Colorado 17.3 16.6 15.2 13.1
Connecticut 14.8 12.9 12.9 8.4
Delaware 16.6 16.4 15.4 4.8
District of Columbia 13.9 13.4 11.7 5.5
Florida 17.2 19.2 18.9 4.3
Georgia 15.7 15.6 16.9 15.2
Hawaii 17.5 17.0 17.5 14.1
Idaho 18.1 17.7 14.7 11.0
Illinois 17.1 15.7 14.6 7.9
Indiana 17.9 17.0 17.2 11.0
Iowa 14.7 13.5 12.9 11.7
Kansas 14.2 13.9 12.2 4.1
Kentucky 21.6 15.7 15.7 7.4
Louisiana 15.1 15.4 15.7 13.3
Maine 13.7 14.7 14.2 9.6
Maryland 17.5 15.9 17.2 6.0
Massachusetts - - - -
Michigan 18.2 17.5 18.4 13.7
Minnesota 14.8 15.7 14.9 5.0
Mississippi 17.1 16.5 16.6 15.9
Missouri 14.4 15.1 13.7 8.1
Montana 13.8 13.7 12.2 -
Nebraska 12.4 13.9 12.1 8.6
Nevada 17.5 20.8 17.6 7.0
New Hampshire 15.2 14.7 13.6 -
New Jersey 15.4 13.4 13.0 8.3
New Mexico 15.2 15.2 15.9 16.3
New York 15.6 14.6 14.5 10.7
North Carolina 15.3 14.3 14.4 6.4
North Dakota 13.0 14.6 12.7 16.0
Ohio 17.8 16.0 17.0 10.1
Oklahoma 15.6 15.2 12.6 16.9
Oregon 19.8 19.5 18.6 11.5
Pennsylvania 17.5 16.1 15.7 13.2
Rhode Island 15.4 13.2 13.7 5.3
South Carolina 14.9 15.5 15.0 12.2
South Dakota 12.6 13.1 11.7 9.0
Tennessee - - - -
Texas 15.2 14.2 12.4 9.0
Utah 20.8 19.9 19.7 12.7
Vermont 12.7 13.0 11.6 12.2
Virginia - - - -
Washington 19.4 20.1 19.9 7.0
West Virginia 14.1 14.3 15.4 8.2
Wisconsin 15.2 14.7 14.8 13.8
Wyoming 12.9 13.4 12.1 6.6
  Outlying areas, DOD Dependents Schools and Bureau of Indian Affairs
DODDS: DOD Overseas 15.7 15.1 12.9 11.7
DDESS: DOD Domestic 15.0 13.6 12.7 12.4
Bureau of Indian Affairs - - - -
American Samoa 19.1 29.2 16.6 2.9
Guam 17.3 17.5 21.4 -
Northern Marianas 18.6 21.4 13.5 -
Puerto Rico 13.8 15.1 17.5 14.0
Virgin Islands 14.7 11.6 15.2 7.6
- Data are missing, except for Arizona, New Hampshire, Guam and the Northern Marianas, which have no schools in the "other" category.
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); 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. If all schools were ranked by student/teacher ratio from the smallest to the largest, half of the schools would fall below the median. For example, half the primary schools in Alabama had a student/teacher ratio of less than 14.8.

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