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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 2008–09
 
Median pupil/teacher ratio
Regular schools having membership
Instructional level
Name of reporting district State     Primary Middle High Other
Reporting districts1   15.4   15.2 15.6 16.9 13.6
                 
New York City Public Schools  NY   13.5   12.9 13.8 16.6 12.8
Los Angeles Unified  CA   17.4   17.2 18.1 19.0 18.0
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR   12.5   12.0 13.2 15.3 12.3
City of Chicago School District 299  IL   18.2   18.6 16.7 16.3
Dade  FL   14.9   14.1 18.1 19.5
                 
Clark County School District  NV   18.6   17.9 24.3 24.4 22.1
Broward  FL     14.6 18.0
Houston Independent School District  TX   16.4   16.6 15.8 15.8 13.8
Hillsborough  FL   13.5   13.0 15.1 18.0
Hawaii Department of Education  HI   15.7   15.7 15.4 15.8 15.2
                 
Orange  FL   15.6   15.3 18.0 19.9 10.7
Palm Beach  FL   14.6   14.0 16.6 16.2
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA   18.2   17.1 19.1 20.1
Philadelphia City School District  PA   15.6   15.7 14.0 15.7 18.2
Dallas Independent School District  TX   15.1   15.7 13.3 13.8 14.3
                 
Gwinnett County  GA   14.0   13.3 14.7 17.2 8.1
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD   15.1   14.3 15.4 16.9
Wake County Schools  NC   14.8   14.2 15.2 16.4 18.5
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC   14.6   14.5 15.2 14.5 13.5
San Diego Unified  CA   17.2   16.7 18.0 19.6 20.3
                 
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD   14.6   14.2 13.9 16.6
Duval  FL   15.6   14.9 17.2 18.5 17.7
Memphis City School District  TN   16.0   15.5 16.7 17.2 19.0
Cobb County  GA   12.7   12.3 13.0 15.1
Pinellas  FL   14.9   14.4 17.1 18.0
                 
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD   14.9   14.8 14.9 15.0
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX   15.7   15.7 15.5 15.9 13.6
Dekalb County  GA   14.4   14.1 14.2 16.8
Jefferson County  KY   17.2   17.0 18.2 17.4 15.1
Detroit City School District  MI   16.6   16.3 16.5 18.2 14.6
                 
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM   14.9   15.0 14.1 15.8 13.1
Polk  FL   14.5   14.1 15.4 17.3 16.5
Northside Independent School District  TX   15.2   15.0 16.5 16.3 15.4
Fulton County  GA   13.1   13.0 12.9 15.8
Long Beach Unified  CA   18.2   17.9 19.9 21.3 14.7
                 
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO   17.4   17.2 17.4 19.3 15.9
Milwaukee School District  WI   16.1   15.6 16.6 17.1 17.7
Austin Independent School District  TX   14.2   14.2 14.0 14.7
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD   14.3   14.3 12.6 14.4 12.6
Jordan District  UT   22.2   21.9 23.1 24.5
                 
Lee  FL   15.4   14.6 17.0 19.3 17.0
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX   16.6   17.3 15.0 14.1
Fresno Unified  CA   17.7   17.7 17.3 18.8 15.9
Davidson County School District  TN   14.5   13.3 15.6 16.9 20.5
Denver County 1  CO   17.1   17.0 16.1 18.0 15.8
                 
Prince Wm County Public Schools  VA   19.4   17.2 21.4 21.3
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD   15.4   15.2 15.5 17.2
Brevard  FL   14.9   14.5 16.2 17.1
Guilford County Schools  NC   14.2   13.4 15.3 14.6 12.2
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA   18.2   17.9 18.5 19.1
                 
Greenville 01  SC   15.8   15.4 15.8 18.3 14.4
Mesa Unified District  AZ   18.3   17.8 19.2 20.5
Granite District  UT   22.8   23.0 21.3 23.7
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX   15.7   15.5 16.4 17.0
Pasco  FL   13.8   12.8 14.9 17.7 16.9
                 
Davis District  UT   21.7   21.7 21.9 20.7 23.2
Washoe County School District  NV   18.6   17.9 20.0 22.3 17.4
Seminole  FL   14.8   13.9 17.1 18.6
North East Independent School District  TX   14.6   14.6 14.5 15.5
Arlington Independent School District  TX   15.9   16.2 14.4 15.3 6.1
                 
Volusia  FL   14.5   14.2 17.6 18.6 13.5
Mobile County  AL   15.3   14.5 17.3 16.4
El Paso Independent School District  TX   14.6   14.5 14.2 14.9 15.2
Alpine District  UT   22.7   22.4 23.7 22.7
Elk Grove Unified  CA   19.0   18.9 20.5 19.4 18.7
                 
Aldine Independent School District  TX   15.0   15.2 14.6 15.8 13.3
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA   18.8   19.2 17.3 18.8
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO   17.9   18.0 17.9 17.7 31.7
Garland Independent School District  TX   15.2   15.2 16.5 14.4
Santa Ana Unified  CA   20.4   20.1 23.0 22.2
                 
Tucson Unified District  AZ   17.6   18.3 15.4 16.6 17.7
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA   17.8   18.4 15.6 18.3 18.9
Katy Independent School District  TX   14.7   13.8 15.6 15.5
Boston  MA   12.8   12.7 11.6 14.6 12.4
Knox County School District  TN   15.5   15.3 16.5 16.1
                 
San Francisco Unified  CA   16.5   16.9 15.3 16.1 13.2
San Bernardino City Unified  CA   18.6   18.0 20.1 23.1 18.6
San Antonio Independent School District  TX   17.1   17.1 17.7 16.1 22.2
Cumberland County Schools  NC   14.3   13.6 15.5 15.1 16.0
Plano Independent School District  TX   13.4   12.9 15.2 15.4 14.4
                 
Columbus City  OH   18.7   19.3 15.2 19.4
Forsyth County Schools  NC   13.6   12.5 14.2 16.8 16.0
Capistrano Unified  CA   21.8   21.3 23.2 26.3 15.4
Corona Norco Unified  CA   20.8   20.2 23.1 21.1
Osceola  FL   16.6   15.9 17.8 18.9
                 
Pasadena Independent School District  TX   15.3   15.4 15.2 15.1
Cherry Creek 5  CO   17.7   17.7 17.4 18.4
Lewisville Independent School District  TX   13.7   14.0 12.9 15.0 11.2
Cleveland Municipal  OH   13.7   13.4 14.3 14.8
Howard County Public Schools  MD   13.1   12.6 13.1 14.1
                 
Clayton County  GA   13.4   13.4 12.9 15.5
Atlanta Public Schools  GA   12.8   12.7 12.3 14.0 13.9
Henrico County Public Schools  VA   18.2   17.6 18.4 21.2
Anchorage School District  AK   16.8   16.5 16.1 20.8 18.9
Brownsville Independent School District  TX   15.2   15.7 13.7 14.6 14.3
                 
Garden Grove Unified  CA   21.8   21.5 22.9 23.1
Sacramento City Unified  CA   18.6   18.8 18.2 18.8
Omaha Public Schools  NE   13.8   13.8 13.5 17.3
Conroe Independent School District  TX   15.7   15.9 15.7 15.2
Shelby County School District  TN   15.5   14.7 16.9 16.9 20.1
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards were not met. Data were missing for more than 20 percent of schools.
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 full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD),"Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2008–09, Version 1a, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2008–09, Version 1a.


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