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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 2009–10
 
Student/teacher ratio Student/staff ratio
State or jurisdiction Total student membership1  Total staff Total student/ teacher ratio2 Kindergarten student/ teacher ratio Elementary student/ teacher ratio3 Secondary student/ teacher ratio4  Total student/other instructional and student support staff ratio5Total student/ administrative support staff ratio6 Total student/ administrative and all other support staff ratio7
United States8  49,373,307   6,355,351 15.4 20.5 19.1 12.1   42.2 211.6 30.2
                       
Alabama  748,889   94,058 15.8 12.0 21.3 10.8   61.5 209.1 25.9
Alaska  131,661   17,743 16.3 23.1 21.1 10.7   39.9 85.5 29.2
Arizona  1,077,831   100,320 20.7 27.8 19.8 21.2   44.0 365.5 55.1
Arkansas  480,559   74,311 12.9 11.1 18.6 9.3   27.1 194.4 31.1
California  6,263,449 9  594,796 20.0 21.9 18.7 22.4   68.1 301.2 39.0
                       
Colorado  832,368   103,354 17.0 18.5 21.1 11.5   33.6 206.6 35.6
Connecticut  563,985   92,877 12.9 23.2 12.7 12.2   25.3 141.5 25.7
Delaware  126,801   16,977 14.7 25.6 20.4 8.9   36.8 164.0 33.0
District of Columbia  69,433 9  12,256 10.9 16.5 12.6 7.7   22.3 101.4 39.7
Florida  2,634,522   335,446 14.3 20.1 25.7 11.9   61.5 269.7 28.3
                       
Georgia  1,667,685   234,694 14.4 17.8 16.9 10.4   40.5 187.6 25.7
Hawaii  180,196   21,653 15.8 27.5 20.6 10.2   35.9 247.5 46.7
Idaho  276,299   27,701 18.2 34.5 23.5 11.4   64.2 317.6 41.2
Illinois  2,104,175   221,771 15.2 30.3 14.3 14.2   47.2 208.3 82.7
Indiana  1,046,661 9  142,724 16.8 19.8 22.0 11.2   33.9 242.3 24.2
                       
Iowa  491,842   72,546 13.7 14.7 17.6 9.4   31.4 184.7 28.7
Kansas  474,489   67,531 13.7 21.6 19.4 8.3   31.0 204.2 33.6
Kentucky  680,089 9  118,431 15.3 41.7 20.4 18.9   30.4 142.8 15.0
Louisiana  690,915   102,874 13.9 22.9 13.9 11.8   33.8 212.3 25.1
Maine  189,225   37,081 11.6 16.4 10.9 11.8   21.8 100.7 19.7
                       
Maryland  848,412   115,288 14.6 19.8 16.3 11.1   43.3 117.6 30.5
Massachusetts  957,053   123,167 13.7 19.9 13.7 12.3   28.2 146.0 91.2
Michigan  1,649,082 9  204,625 17.8 29.7 29.9 14.4   40.5 201.8 27.2
Minnesota  837,053   109,066 15.8 22.8 21.1 11.4   26.5 201.6 43.2
Mississippi  492,481   70,782 14.9 20.5 22.6 10.4   35.5 164.7 25.0
                       
Missouri  917,982   132,047 13.5 17.4 18.7 8.5   44.0 204.5 25.3
Montana  141,807   19,429 13.5 16.2 13.8 13.0   38.2 198.6 35.4
Nebraska  295,368   45,835 13.3 18.6 14.3 10.4   30.3 181.4 25.9
Nevada  428,947   33,747 19.4 35.1 26.5 15.5   67.4 411.4 127.3
New Hampshire  197,140 9  32,911 12.7 23.9 12.0 13.0   22.4 160.6 30.2
                       
New Jersey  1,396,029   213,783 12.1 28.3 14.3 10.2   30.7 217.1 32.9
New Mexico  334,419   47,565 14.7 20.5 24.4 11.4   31.9 151.7 29.6
New York  2,766,052   421,929 12.9 14.5 17.7 11.9   47.6 219.6 21.3
North Carolina  1,483,397 9  200,461 14.1 15.7 19.5 9.0   36.9 217.6 33.3
North Dakota  95,073   15,983 11.4 15.2 12.1 9.8   29.4 108.8 29.5
                       
Ohio  1,764,297   244,232 15.8 21.6 23.0 10.2   39.0 247.2 23.0
Oklahoma  654,802   85,036 15.3 21.2 20.2 9.0   42.4 231.7 29.3
Oregon  582,839   62,969 20.3 21.8 19.0 20.7   41.7 284.9 34.0
Pennsylvania  1,786,103 9  253,869 13.6 24.6 19.0 9.7   40.6 211.0 27.2
Rhode Island  145,118   18,638 12.8 25.2 17.4 7.9   46.3 269.7 45.3
                       
South Carolina  723,143   67,358 15.4 23.2 14.6 15.0   52.4 221.6 496.7
South Dakota  123,713   18,631 13.3 21.7 14.1 14.8   36.0 109.3 28.1
Tennessee  972,549 9  127,743 14.9 19.0 15.1 15.1   47.4 278.8 27.4
Texas  4,850,210   662,369 14.6 17.9 21.2 10.1   48.4 170.9 25.6
Utah  582,793   51,660 22.9 39.0 32.1 16.2   49.4 342.4 49.1
                       
Vermont  92,431 9  19,337 10.6 16.2 18.0 8.3   15.1 144.2 27.2
Virginia  1,245,340 9  202,907 17.6 22.0 25.5 10.7   28.2 198.5 16.0
Washington  1,035,347   103,938 19.4 26.7 25.7 14.4   65.3 263.4 36.1
West Virginia  282,662   39,205 13.9 19.9 20.6 7.6   45.2 152.5 28.1
Wisconsin  872,436   105,229 14.9 18.4 20.9 9.3   43.5 253.6 40.8
Wyoming  88,155   16,468 12.3 18.2 16.3 7.7   22.7 120.8 21.0
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas10     
DDESS: DoDs Domestic10     
Bureau of Indian Education  41,351    
American Samoa     
Guam     
Commonwealth of the
  Northern Mariana Islands 
10,961   1,155 19.9 31.6 24.0 12.7   35.6 261.0 47.0
Puerto Rico  493,393   63,198 12.6   16.7 9.2   95.1 313.3 30.0
U.S. Virgin Islands  15,493   2,854 10.9 19.7 17.1 11.0   20.3 142.1 32.4
— Not available.
1 Membership is the count of students enrolled on October 1 of the reported school year.
2 Total teachers include prekindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, secondary, and teachers of ungraded classes.
3 Elementary students includes students in grades 1–8.
4 Secondary students includes students in grades 9–12.
5 Other instructional and student support staff includes instructional aides, instructional coordinators and supervisors, librarians, library support staff, and student support staff.
6 Administrative staff includes school and school district administrators.
7 Administrative and all other support staff includes district- and school-level administrative support staff and all other support staff.
8 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
9 In California, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia one or more reported values was changed to the sum of grade detail by race/ethnicity from the State Nonfiscal Survey or the sum of grade detail from the School Universe survey.
10 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 edited 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," 2009–10, Version 1a.


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