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Table 5.    Average student membership size of regular public elementary and secondary schools with membership, by instructional level, membership size of largest and smallest school, and state or jurisdiction: School year 2009–10
 
Total number of schools2 Average student membership1 size Largest school4 Smallest school
All schools3 Primary schools Middle schools High schools Other schools
State or jurisdiction    
United States5  88,182 546.4 450.8 574.8 854.3 425.0 8,539 1
                     
Alabama  1,347 553.0 473.0 533.5 740.5 663.8 2,510 55
Alaska  450 261.3 317.5 460.1 595.8 85.2 2,276 3
Arizona  1,912 555.9 509.6 559.0 739.7 358.0 4,276 4
Arkansas  1,078 444.2 416.3 465.4 473.7 524.6 3,333 21
California  8,377 712.2 530.6 803.0 1,481.3 589.7 4,899 1
 
Colorado  1,683 484.2 409.0 481.8 741.7 530.5 5,006 6
Connecticut  1,040 525.3 404.8 584.4 959.1 387.0 2,854 1
Delaware  181 633.9 511.4 682.3 1,091.8 472.0 2,044 109
District of Columbia  198 333.9 294.3 310.1 523.6 415.6 1,483 27
Florida  3,222 797.7 627.5 883.4 1,589.7 428.5 4,186 1
 
Georgia  2,236 740.7 621.2 749.7 1,183.8 410.0 3,482 1
Hawaii  284 633.7 510.4 767.1 1,330.7 252.0 2,639 8
Idaho  632 428.9 363.3 489.7 585.2 376.0 2,789 2
Illinois  4,005 519.5 424.3 470.4 942.1 619.8 8,077 1
Indiana  1,867 558.7 435.3 591.3 940.1 565.6 4,389 19
 
Iowa  1,402 341.2 298.7 337.0 452.0 299.1 2,266 1
Kansas  1,380 339.8 303.3 361.1 415.0 255.0 2,267 1
Kentucky  1,217 550.1 454.7 568.8 878.3 446.1 2,169 11
Louisiana  1,259 518.3 465.3 496.4 737.0 482.7 2,355 4
Maine  619 297.5 223.5 355.4 508.6 201.6 1,426 4
 
Maryland  1,321 626.8 463.5 698.1 1,336.1 361.5 3,007 12
Massachusetts  1,755 520.4 412.4 595.6 904.8 310.8 4,029 4
Michigan  3,247 477.1 386.5 513.3 739.9 345.5 2,669 3
Minnesota  1,647 489.5 415.6 589.3 603.4 351.4 3,262 1
Mississippi  924 532.8 489.0 515.7 672.1 471.9 1,975 12
 
Missouri  2,165 418.1 349.7 474.5 546.0 442.1 2,378 16
Montana  822 172.4 162.4 126.2 261.0 1,956 1
Nebraska  1,020 288.9 243.0 380.6 350.2 2,513 2
Nevada  590 726.3 560.2 858.8 1,231.7 556.8 3,243 5
New Hampshire  483 408.2 299.4 460.9 727.5 94.3 3,315 1
 
New Jersey  2,358 573.9 439.8 609.5 1,152.8 413.4 3,336 7
New Mexico  804 407.2 358.0 388.9 581.3 369.1 2,789 1
New York  4,577 585.4 499.4 597.9 861.2 427.3 4,853 18
North Carolina  2,507 589.0 505.8 648.4 879.1 256.9 2,948 3
North Dakota  471 197.5 172.9 363.6 191.4 509.3 2,113 2
 
Ohio  3,643 481.6 402.4 490.8 668.1 530.9 8,115 8
Oklahoma  1,786 366.0 359.7 375.5 356.5 727.0 2,343 9
Oregon  1,252 437.7 354.7 516.3 668.7 213.3 3,193 1
Pennsylvania  3,117 558.5 430.3 598.9 888.7 693.6 8,539 14
Rhode Island  295 473.8 337.3 556.9 940.8 126.0 1,853 60
 
South Carolina  1,132 637.3 532.3 601.6 1,042.7 601.9 3,265 14
South Dakota  670 182.7 176.0 158.2 221.7 37.0 2,338 3
Tennessee  1,672 578.4 477.6 591.9 946.1 487.9 2,643 1
Texas  7,489 637.0 549.1 620.5 1,059.9 437.9 4,697 1
Utah  851 668.7 574.4 795.0 941.1 646.3 2,982 3
 
Vermont  307 280.5 209.4 315.0 608.8 298.1 1,394 13
Virginia  1,866 665.6 502.9 722.6 1,236.7 634.6 4,067 7
Washington  1,864 527.9 420.1 567.0 936.8 388.8 2,655 1
West Virginia  692 406.8 311.7 460.2 730.8 514.6 1,883 30
Wisconsin  2,132 406.3 344.2 416.9 577.2 307.2 2,408 2
Wyoming  334   260.3 217.0 292.0 379.5 155.0 1,550   1
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas6 
DDESS: DoDs Domestic6 
Bureau of Indian Education  173 239.0 202.3 165.0 319.8 296.4 1,190 11
American Samoa 
Guam 
Commonwealth of the
  Northern Mariana Islands
30 365.4 281.9 561.3 660.8 54.0 1,213 30
Puerto Rico  1,446 327.1 253.5 380.6 559.7 402.1 1,305 24
U.S. Virgin Islands  31   496.9 378.9 436.7 1,266.3 142.0 1,535   93
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 Membership is the count of students enrolled on October 1 of the reported school year.
2 Total number of schools excludes schools also reported by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). The number of schools shared with the BIE include two in Arizona, one in Michigan, and eight in North Dakota.
3 All schools include primary, middle, high, and other schools.
4 This column includes virtual schools. The largest operating regular school in 2009–10 was the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Midland, Pennsylvania.
5 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
6 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas) and the Department of Defense dependents schools (domestic), respectively.
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).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2009–10, Version Provisional 2a.


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