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Table A3.  Median pupil/teacher ratios in regular public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by specified instructional level and school district: School year 2007–08
 
Median pupil/teacher ratio
Regular schools having membership
Instructional level
Name of reporting district State   Primary Middle High Other
Reporting districts1  15.5   15.2 15.7 17.1 13.9
               
New York City Public Schools  NY 14.0   13.5 14.0 16.8 15.2
Los Angeles Unified  CA 17.2   16.9 18.5 18.6 17.9
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 12.2   11.7 13.5 15.0 12.0
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 19.1   19.6 18.3 17.4
Dade  FL 14.1   13.5 17.5 19.6 13.0
               
Clark County School District  NV 17.7   16.9 23.4 23.2 16.3
Broward  FL   14.7 18.6
Houston Independent School District  TX 16.4   16.4 15.8 16.4 16.1
Hillsborough  FL 13.6   13.0 16.2 18.1
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 15.7   15.6 16.1 16.0 17.4
               
Orange  FL 15.1   14.7 16.8 18.8 18.3
Philadelphia City School District  PA 16.5   16.4 15.3 18.3
Palm Beach  FL 14.8   14.0 17.0 16.4 13.3
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 17.9   16.6 18.8 19.8
Dallas Independent School District  TX 14.4   15.0 12.5 13.3 14.6
               
Gwinnett County  GA 13.9   13.2 15.1 17.0 7.3
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 14.4   13.7 15.1 16.7
Wake County Schools  NC 14.9   14.6 14.8 15.3 16.3
San Diego Unified  CA 16.5   16.1 17.7 18.4 20.0
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 14.5   14.8 15.4 13.5 14.3
               
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 14.5   14.3 14.3 16.0
Duval  FL 15.3   14.7 17.2 18.7 18.8
Memphis City School District  TN 16.5   15.7 17.6 20.0 36.1
Pinellas  FL 15.4   14.7 17.2 18.9
Detroit City School District  MI 17.3   17.1 17.9 18.7 14.0
               
Cobb County  GA 13.1   12.3 13.7 15.6
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 14.8   15.0 14.2 14.4
Dekalb County  GA 14.0   13.8 14.4 16.2
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 15.7   15.7 15.5 15.9 18.1
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 14.1   13.9 13.7 16.8 14.5
               
Jefferson County  KY 16.8   16.8 17.4 16.8 15.9
Polk  FL 14.1   13.6 14.6 17.2 15.1
Long Beach Unified  CA 17.0   16.8 19.5 21.5 10.2
Milwaukee School District  WI 17.3   16.1 18.2 19.7
Northside Independent School District  TX 15.3   14.9 16.8 17.1
               
Fulton County  GA 13.4   13.2 13.0 15.8
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 17.8   17.4 18.3 19.9 15.9
Jordan District  UT 25.9   25.6 26.6 27.5 25.9
Austin Independent School District  TX 14.3   14.1 13.7 15.5
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 14.1   14.4 12.1 14.6 13.3
               
Lee  FL 15.6   15.1 17.3 18.7 16.8
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 16.9   17.2 15.5 15.2
Fresno Unified  CA 17.3   17.3 16.7 20.1 15.6
Granite District  UT 25.6   25.6 26.4 25.3 25.5
Brevard  FL 14.6   14.1 16.3 17.7
               
Davidson County School District  TN 14.8   13.7 16.8 19.1 20.8
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 14.9   14.5 15.6 17.2
Denver County 1  CO 18.0   17.9 16.7 19.5 19.6
Mesa Unified District  AZ 19.1   18.7 19.5 20.1 505.0
Prince William County Public Schools  VA 19.3   17.4 20.4 20.7
               
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 18.6   18.2 18.6 18.9
Guilford County Schools  NC 14.5   14.2 15.1 14.4 10.8
Davis District  UT 24.1   24.2 24.2 23.0 23.5
Greenville 01  SC 15.7   15.2 15.7 18.2 9.7
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 15.7   15.3 16.6 16.7
               
Pasco  FL 14.3   13.6 14.7 17.8 15.4
Washoe County School District  NV 19.2   18.4 19.4 22.5 14.8
Seminole  FL 14.3   13.8 17.0 17.9
Volusia  FL 13.9   13.7 16.0 16.1 9.1
Mobile County  AL 15.1   14.5 16.0 16.7
               
Alpine District  UT 26.5   25.6 29.7 26.7
Arlington Independent School District  TX 15.9   16.2 14.5 15.3 4.6
Elk Grove Unified  CA 16.7   16.3 19.1 18.3 18.0
North East Independent School District  TX 14.5   14.4 14.3 15.9
El Paso Independent School District  TX 14.2   14.0 14.2 15.5 14.4
               
Aldine Independent School District  TX 15.2   15.7 14.6 16.1 14.5
Tucson Unified District  AZ 17.2   17.3 15.4 17.5
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 18.8   19.3 18.0 18.7
District of Columbia Public Schools  DC  
Garland Independent School District  TX 15.1   15.1 16.3 14.4
               
Santa Ana Unified  CA 19.8   19.6 23.2 21.9
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 18.1   17.4 21.7 23.5 20.8
Boston  MA 12.9   12.8 12.1 15.4 9.9
Columbus City  OH 21.6   23.0 18.9 20.3
San Francisco Unified  CA 15.4   15.5 15.4 14.7
               
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 16.5   16.5 17.6 16.0
Knox County School District  TN 16.2   15.6 16.3 17.1
Katy Independent School District  TX 14.9   14.5 15.6 15.2
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 16.8   17.6 14.9 17.5 15.5
Plano Independent School District  TX 13.3   13.1 15.3 16.1 15.0
               
Cumberland County Schools  NC 14.8   14.7 15.0 15.1 13.5
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 17.9   17.8 18.1 17.8 18.0
Cleveland Municipal City  OH 15.2   15.1 15.5 15.3 14.4
Osceola  FL 16.6   15.8 17.6 19.4 18.5
Clayton County  GA 14.4   14.2 13.8 17.5
               
Capistrano Unified  CA 19.8   19.2 22.0 25.3 15.1
Forsyth County Schools  NC 14.0   12.9 14.3 15.6 12.4
Corona Norco Unified  CA 19.0   18.5 22.7 20.7
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 15.6   15.5 15.8 16.1
Cherry Creek 5  CO 17.5   17.6 16.9 18.3
               
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 13.2   12.9 13.1 14.1 14.5
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 13.9   13.9 12.8 15.6 14.8
Howard County Public Schools  MD 13.4   13.1 13.4 15.1
Anchorage School District  AK 16.6   16.3 16.6 21.1 18.5
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 15.4   15.9 14.4 14.9
               
Garden Grove Unified  CA 21.5   21.3 23.5 22.8
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 17.7   17.2 18.5 20.8
Sacramento City Unified  CA 18.2   18.2 18.2 17.9
Omaha Public Schools  NE 14.5   14.5 13.5 17.5
San Juan Unified  CA 19.9   19.3 22.1 22.6 13.2
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards were not met. Data were missing for more than 20 percent of schools. Ratios for the District of Columbia Public Schools were suppressed because full-time-equivalent (FTE) teachers did not appear to be reliably distributed across schools. See appendix B, Data Quality, for more information.
1 Totals do not include districts in which data were not available.
NOTE: Data include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, four outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas and domestic). Primary = low grade, PK 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. Other = any other combination, including PK, K, or 1 to 12. Pupil/teacher ratios are calculated using FTE teachers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a.


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