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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 2010–11
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  88,019   548.3 453.1 575.7 846.6 476.2 9,651 1
                     
Alabama  1,323 551.2 472.6 525.9 739.0 634.7 2,354 47
Alaska  441 257.3 309.3 459.5 600.9 87.7 2,211 1
Arizona  1,895   557.5 505.7 567.7 744.9 383.4 4,442 1
Arkansas  1,068 449.7 419.0 468.2 487.4 555.1 3,495 22
California  8,504 706.2 534.5 779.5 1,462.5 734.2 4,922 1
 
Colorado  1,694 488.6 411.4 491.8 757.1 512.1 5,034 2
Connecticut  1,034 525.5 407.7 581.1 933.2 384.4 2,898 1
Delaware  183 651.0 529.7 708.5 1,105.0 468.2 2,081 99
District of Columbia  197 345.0 311.4 307.6 515.6 453.1 1,518 25
Florida  3,290 784.5 622.5 871.4 1,533.8 394.7 4,289 1
 
Georgia  2,259 736.4 616.6 754.9 1,165.5 373.2 3,495 3
Hawaii  285 629.5 512.3 737.4 1,313.1 258.2 2,639 5
Idaho  629 430.5 362.4 495.8 582.4 388.9 2,766 3
Illinois  3,997 516.4 420.9 472.3 933.0 607.5 8,586 1
Indiana  1,835 566.6 439.3 610.9 945.2 531.6 4,443 17
 
Iowa  1,382 348.5 308.6 347.4 458.2 270.1 2,268 1
Kansas  1,363 351.7 315.3 373.0 432.0 228.1 2,265 3
Kentucky  1,240 536.3 443.1 565.3 854.6 386.8 2,214 6
Louisiana  1,264 520.7 466.0 502.5 746.0 476.7 2,351 12
Maine  601 305.2 233.2 360.9 502.7 206.0 1,400 2
 
Maryland  1,322 629.0 470.2 702.4 1,313.4 412.5 2,912 9
Massachusetts  1,747   521.8 401.0 592.7 895.9 593.8 4,145 4
Michigan  3,109   480.1 386.5 528.2 728.9 370.4 2,676 1
Minnesota  1,622 497.5 425.1 604.1 605.4 369.8 3,223 3
Mississippi  900 543.8 492.9 522.1 674.6 562.8 2,125 11
 
Missouri  2,152 421.0 355.5 475.7 541.3 454.8 2,285 1
Montana  821 172.4 164.0 126.3 256.6 1,906 1
Nebraska  1,010 294.7 250.9 384.6 350.2 2,548 3
Nevada  596 725.4 551.8 847.8 1,260.6 663.6 3,056 5
New Hampshire  478 405.9 298.7 452.7 716.8 258.5 3,169 7
 
New Jersey  2,339   565.9 430.6 607.5 1,128.6 637.1 3,373 19
New Mexico  813 407.3 362.2 391.3 572.0 311.1 2,351 1
New York  4,568   583.8 500.7 591.4 860.1 442.5 4,417 17
North Carolina  2,423 610.2 509.0 653.1 888.6 492.6 2,686 8
North Dakota  464 201.9 177.1 390.8 191.7 737.0 2,131 3
 
Ohio  3,609 482.9 405.0 495.1 651.9 560.3 9,639 6
Oklahoma  1,773 371.4 367.3 380.6 359.4 662.9 2,358 15
Oregon  1,250 438.3 354.9 514.2 675.9 226.0 3,254 4
Pennsylvania  3,110   560.6 435.1 603.4 866.1 748.8 9,651 17
Rhode Island  294 473.7 341.7 550.9 926.9 256.0 1,792 30
 
South Carolina  1,141   633.7 529.6 604.5 1,018.7 663.5 3,383 6
South Dakota  656 188.5 182.6 164.3 225.2 2,108 3
Tennessee  1,701   578.4 482.5 591.3 918.0 502.4 2,707 5
Texas  7,586   640.1 554.5 621.7 1,053.8 444.3 4,540 1
Utah  864 665.3 565.4 811.8 927.3 672.2 2,565 3
 
Vermont  304 280.0 212.9 310.1 579.9 298.0 1,345 14
Virginia  1,864 669.4 508.3 733.1 1,223.5 630.1 3,955 36
Washington  1,871 529.4 420.1 574.5 914.5 282.6 2,263 1
West Virginia  690 408.4 315.2 463.2 742.6 324.9 1,836 37
Wisconsin  2,127 407.4 347.8 415.7 571.2 348.1 2,280 1
Wyoming  331   264.9 221.6 293.4 385.5 160.1 1,649   1
Department of Defense schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
Department of Defense (DoDEA)
Bureau of Indian Education  172   243 204 170 329 308 1,231 13
American Samoa 
Guam  40   790 516 905 2,088 2,623 57
Commonwealth of the
  Northern Mariana Islands
30 370.2 276.4 585.3 698.2 53.0 1,392 31
Puerto Rico  1,409   322.1 253.1 374.7 537.5 384.3 1,229 27
U.S. Virgin Islands  31   499.8 388.7 424.2 1,236.0 233.0 1,501   112
— 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 2010–11 was the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Midland, Pennsylvania. Virtual schools are included in the CCD and can not be identified unless the school name includes an identifying label.
5 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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," 2010–11, provisional version 2a.


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