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Public Elementary and Secondary School Student Enrollment and Staff Counts From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007-08
NCES 2010-309
November 2009


Table 4.   Total student membership, total staff, student/teacher ratio, and student/staff ratio for public elementary/secondary education, by teacher and staff category and state or jurisdiction: School year 2007–08

Student/teacher ratio Student/staff ratio
State or jurisdiction Total student membership   Total staff Total student/ teacher ratio1 Kinder-
garten student/ teacher ratio
Elemen-
tary student/ teacher ratio2
Secondary student/ teacher ratio3   Total student/other instructional and student support staff ratio4 Total student/ administrative staff ratio5 Total student/
administrative and all other support staff ratio6
United States7  49,292,507   6,215,635 15.5 20.6 20.1 11.9   43.4 227.2 31.2
                       
Alabama  744,865 8  111,656 14.8 10.8 20.1 10.2   60.5 222.1 17.0
Alaska  131,029   16,593 17.2 23.0 22.9 11.3   40.2 104.7 31.3
Arizona  1,087,447   104,670 20.1 27.5 18.9 20.8   42.1 365.0 53.4
Arkansas  479,016   70,331 14.1 13.2 19.9 10.3   35.9 199.4 24.8
California  6,343,471 8  583,625 20.8 21.7 20.7 23.4   65.6 357.8 40.6
                       
Colorado  801,867   99,326 16.8 19.3 20.8 11.3   34.7 198.3 35.3
Connecticut  570,626   86,762 14.5 24.0 14.1 14.4   28.0 164.3 25.7
Delaware  122,574   15,524 15.0 28.1 20.4 9.2   44.8 163.9 34.3
District of Columbia  78,422   12,532 12.4 68.0 15.4 7.7   33.0 103.3 27.8
Florida  2,666,811   329,726 15.8 19.6 25.3 12.1   55.8 263.1 27.5
                       
Georgia  1,649,589   235,083 14.1 16.6 16.6 10.3   39.7 188.1 25.7
Hawaii  179,897   21,657 15.8 22.9 21.2 10.3   37.4 232.7 44.8
Idaho  272,119   27,149 18.1 32.8 23.5 11.3   65.1 311.7 42.0
Illinois  2,112,805   214,459 15.5 27.4 25.1 10.9   46.0 444.4 83.7
Indiana  1,046,766   139,460 16.8 20.4 21.8 11.3   38.3 244.1 24.0
                       
Iowa  485,115   71,794 13.4 14.6 17.3 9.4   32.7 192.8 28.3
Kansas  468,295   54,232 13.2 21.4 19.5 7.6   39.4 198.9 133.3
Kentucky  666,225   100,362 15.3 42.3 20.4 19.4   34.4 168.2 20.8
Louisiana  681,038   99,625 14.0 22.0 13.8 12.5   37.6 220.3 25.4
Maine  196,245   39,918 11.9 16.6 11.0 12.6   22.0 125.4 16.0
                       
Maryland  845,700   116,857 14.3 20.9 15.9 10.8   44.1 121.7 29.2
Massachusetts  962,958   123,114 13.6 22.5 13.4 12.5   29.6 139.2 90.5
Michigan  1,692,739 8  208,987 17.6 31.4 29.3 14.3   42.3 202.8 27.4
Minnesota  837,578   108,432 15.8 22.9 21.1 11.4   27.2 207.2 43.0
Mississippi  494,122   71,144 14.7 19.5 22.2 10.5   35.1 168.5 25.3
                       
Missouri  917,188   133,607 13.4 18.7 18.0 8.6   45.0 194.6 24.5
Montana  142,823   19,179 13.6 15.5 13.8 13.5   40.7 198.6 35.9
Nebraska  291,244   43,672 13.3 16.8 13.7 11.6   33.6 173.2 27.5
Nevada  429,362   35,574 18.3 33.1 24.8 15.1   65.1 317.1 129.4
New Hampshire  200,772   32,573 13.0 24.4 12.1 13.5   24.0 168.6 30.0
                       
New Jersey  1,382,348   201,552 12.4 26.2 18.8 8.9   32.6 489.8 32.9
New Mexico  329,040 8  46,699 14.8 19.8 14.3 15.0   31.0 139.8 31.0
New York  2,765,435   374,080 13.1 14.4 18.1 12.0   47.1 223.1 32.5
North Carolina  1,489,492   203,287 14.0 18.9 19.4 8.6   35.8 229.0 33.3
North Dakota  95,059   15,385 11.8 17.3 12.6 10.2   31.5 108.5 30.1
                       
Ohio  1,827,184   243,579 16.6 22.7 23.8 11.2   42.3 234.4 23.1
Oklahoma  642,065   86,758 13.7 22.6 20.0 8.9   47.0 229.3 29.3
Oregon  565,586   64,619 18.8 21.2 18.4 19.9   40.4 267.7 32.7
Pennsylvania  1,801,971 8  254,476 13.3 24.5 18.9 9.4   41.3 216.8 28.8
Rhode Island  147,629   17,559 13.1 24.8 18.0 8.2   56.5 273.9 54.1
                       
South Carolina  712,317 8  66,087 15.0 23.3 38.6 6.8   55.7 238.1 606.2
South Dakota  121,606   17,019 12.9 21.7 14.1 15.1   60.4 118.3 28.6
Tennessee  964,259   126,646 14.9 18.6 14.7 15.2   50.2 280.0 26.3
Texas  4,674,832   635,715 14.5 18.3 21.1 10.5   48.9 180.8 25.8
Utah  576,244   48,515 23.7 40.3 32.9 17.1   55.0 372.5 50.5
                       
Vermont  94,038   19,184 10.7 17.4 17.8 8.6   15.6 135.3 28.8
Virginia  1,230,857   204,384 17.1 21.4 25.3 10.3   28.1 195.3 15.7
Washington  1,030,247   103,714 19.1 30.0 25.6 14.9   65.5 255.6 36.9
West Virginia  282,535   38,309 13.9 19.6 20.5 7.8   51.1 155.9 28.3
Wisconsin  874,633   104,981 14.8 18.0 21.0 9.4   44.5 259.5 41.4
Wyoming  86,422   15,464 12.5 18.9 16.4 8.1   24.6 125.6 22.0
                       
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas9 57,247   6,265 13.8 22.5 28.6 8.4   100.4 208.2 54.2
DDESS: DoDs Domestic9 27,548 8  3,994 12.3 21.9 24.4 6.3   53.2 170.0 28.1
Bureau of Indian Education     
American Samoa     
Guam     
Commonwealth of the                       
Northern Marianas Islands  11,299   1,111 20.5 34.5 24.8 13.4   40.4 269.0 51.8
Puerto Rico  526,565   71,847 12.9 15.5 10.7   92.9 257.2 23.6
U.S. Virgin Islands  15,903   3,137 10.5 18.8 16.6 8.7   28.3 119.6 18.7
— Not available.
1 Total teachers include prekindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, secondary, and teachers of ungraded classes.
2 Elementary students includes students in grades 1-8.
3 Secondary students includes students in grades 9-12.
4 Other instructional and student support staff includes aides, instructional coordinators and supervisors, librarians, library support staff, and student support staff.
5 Administrative staff includes school and local education agency (LEA) administrators.
6 Administrative and all other support staff includes school, LEA, and all other support staff.
7 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
8 State membership totals in California include adjusted values for one grade. In Alabama, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Department of Defense Domestic schools one or more reported values was changed to the sum of grade detail derived from the State Nonfiscal or School Universe surveys.
9 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas) and the Department of Defense dependent schools (domestic), respectively.
NOTE: All staff counts are full-time-equivalent (FTE) counts. Some staff counts were imputed based on current-year data. Some staff counts were adjusted or disaggregated from reported totals.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2007-08, Version 1a.


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