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Table 4. Number of regular public elementary and secondary schools with membership and pupil/teacher ratio, by instructional level and state or jurisdiction: School year 2010–11
Total schools Primary schools Middle schools High schools Other schools
Number of schools1 Pupil/ teacher ratio Number of schools Pupil/ teacher ratio Number of schools Pupil/ teacher ratio Number of schools Pupil/ teacher ratio Number of schools Pupil/ teacher ratio
State or jurisdiction          
United States2  88,019 15.7 52,241 15.6 16,341 15.4 15,993 16.1 3,444
                               
Alabama  1,323 15.1 683 14.5 256 15.2 269 16.2 115 14.4
Alaska  441 15.2 166 15.6 36 15.3 48 17.5 191 11.8
Arizona  1,895 1,128 18.3 249 18.9 404 114
Arkansas  1,068 14.1 551 15.2 219 14.2 274 12.5 24 14.6
California  8,504 5,633 1,299 1,136 436
 
Colorado  1,694 17.6 1,035 17.2 290 17.0 287 18.3 82 20.5
Connecticut  1,034 13.4 650 13.9 199 12.5 167 13.3 18 12.2
Delaware  183 15.4 112 14.9 39 15.9 27 15.8 5 15.7
District of Columbia  197 12.0 134 12.1 27 11.9 26 12.5 10 9.4
Florida  3,290 16.0 2,058 14.3 589 17.3 468 18.9 175
 
Georgia  2,259 15.2 1,321 14.7 493 15.0 392 16.4 53 14.3
Hawaii  285 15.9 181 15.8 39 15.9 39 16.4 26 13.7
Idaho  629 17.8 351 18.4 113 17.0 121 16.7 44 20.6
Illinois  3,997 16.4 2,520 17.1 771 15.1 646 16.1 60 16.5
Indiana  1,835 18.4 1,104 18.5 341 18.4 336 18.4 54 16.5
 
Iowa  1,382 14.4 743 14.4 287 14.9 306 14.4 46 12.8
Kansas  1,363 14.5 754 14.7 249 13.5 327 14.9 33 12.8
Kentucky  1,240 16.1 763 15.9 232 16.1 216 16.7 29 14.4
Louisiana  1,264 14.7 716 14.7 242 14.7 212 14.9 94 14.1
Maine  601 12.3 371 12.4 109 11.9 110 12.5 11 9.4
 
Maryland  1,322 15.1 891 14.8 229 14.3 187 16.1 15 12.9
Massachusetts  1,747 14.1 1,094 14.6 336 13.5 283 13.6 34 13.5
Michigan  3,109 18.6 1,761 17.8 583 18.8 616 19.9 149 17.0
Minnesota  1,622 16.6 902 15.7 246 17.3 423 17.7 51 17.6
Mississippi  900 16.0 452 16.9 192 14.5 200 15.8 56 15.8
 
Missouri  2,152 14.6 1,234 14.3 380 14.8 485 14.9 53 14.2
Montana  821 13.8 424 14.2 229 13.9 168 13.1 0
Nebraska  1,010 13.6 608 13.9 127 13.5 275 13.1 0
Nevada  596 20.1 375 18.1 110 22.2 98 22.5 13 22.9
New Hampshire  478 12.6 292 12.8 97 12.1 87 12.8 2 9.4
 
New Jersey  2,339 14.6 1,533 15.1 442 14.1 332 14.2 32 13.3
New Mexico  813 15.3 459 15.2 172 14.9 157 16.1 25 14.4
New York  4,568 13.5 2,537 13.0 850 13.1 889 14.8 292 12.9
North Carolina  2,423 15.5 1,403 15.2 488 15.6 464 16.0 68 14.5
North Dakota  464 11.9 268 11.9 38 12.4 156 11.7 2 12.4
 
Ohio  3,609 17.5 1,955 18.3 725 16.6 781 16.6 148 20.9
Oklahoma  1,773 16.0 964 16.6 332 15.7 455 15.1 22 18.0
Oregon  1,250 20.6 734 20.2 210 20.2 245 21.5 61 18.2
Pennsylvania  3,110 14.4 1,839 14.7 549 13.5 608 14.2 114 16.3
Rhode Island  294 13.2 187 14.1 58 12.3 46 12.7 3
 
South Carolina  1,141 16.5 663 16.2 257 16.1 197 17.1 24 19.9
South Dakota  656 13.5 334 13.1 162 13.7 160 14.0 0
Tennessee  1,701 15.4 1,018 14.7 309 16.2 294 16.3 80 15.2
Texas  7,586 14.9 4,360 15.5 1,714 14.6 1,150 14.3 362 13.2
Utah  864 23.8 551 23.9 134 24.0 134 23.3 45 24.2
 
Vermont  304 10.9 217 11.3 26 10.8 45 10.5 16 10.0
Virginia  1,864 17.7 1,192 17.2 346 17.4 308 18.7 18 16.9
Washington  1,871 19.5 1,148 18.7 359 19.7 315 20.8 49 17.3
West Virginia  690 14.4 448 14.5 119 13.9 109 14.7 14 13.5
Wisconsin  2,127 15.1 1,231 15.0 375 14.5 454 15.6 67 15.7
Wyoming  331     193   68   61   9
Department of Defense schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
Department of Defense (DoDEA) 
Bureau of Indian Education  172 104 5 17 46
American Samoa 
Guam  40 27 8 5 0
Commonwealth of the
  Northern Mariana Islands
30 18.3 21 17.2 3 20.2 5 19.5 1 17.7
Puerto Rico  1,409 13.2 842 12.5 229 13.6 163 15.0 175 12.6
U.S. Virgin Islands  31   11.4   20 11.7   6 9.9   4 12.3   1 6.7
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met. For individual states, Data reported for less than 80 percent of schools in the state or jurisdiction; for U.S. total, data reported for less than 85 percent of schools across all states and the District of Columbia.
1 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.
2 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NOTE: Pupil/teacher ratio is the number of students (membership) for each full-time equivalent (FTE) teacher. Membership is the count of students enrolled on October 1 of the reported school year. FTE is the amount of time required to perform an assignment stated as a proportion of a full-time position. 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). U.S. total averages are the ratio of total students to total FTE teachers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2010–11, provisional version 2a.


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