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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 2010–11
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  49,484,181   6,195,207 16.0 21.5 20.0 12.4   42.9 215.5 30.8
                       
Alabama  755,552   95,144 15.3 11.3 21.0 10.4   63.1 221.6 26.4
Alaska  132,104 18,102 16.2 23.1 16.5 14.2 37.4 94.9 28.2
Arizona  1,071,751 96,622 21.4 29.8 20.6 21.5 45.4 370.0 56.9
Arkansas  482,114 72,185 14.1 16.9 19.7 9.7 26.8 198.0 30.2
California  6,289,578 9  530,337 24.1 24.0 24.5 23.7 71.1 333.7 40.3
                       
Colorado  843,316 101,426 17.4 18.2 21.6 11.8 34.8 213.4 37.4
Connecticut  560,546 9  93,088 13.1 22.5 12.9 12.3 24.1 142.7 25.6
Delaware  129,403 16,478 14.5 24.6 19.8 8.7 48.2 166.0 34.0
District of Columbia  71,284 9  11,381 12.0 21.3 14.7 8.6 24.6 96.8 45.8
Florida  2,643,347 333,183 15.1 19.2 25.2 11.8 59.1 267.6 27.2
                       
Georgia  1,677,067 227,188 14.9 18.7 17.5 10.8 42.7 198.3 26.4
Hawaii  179,601 21,704 15.8 27.5 20.6 10.1 36.5 227.6 45.2
Idaho  275,859 27,783 17.6 33.1 25.5 10.0 64.3 330.7 43.0
Illinois  2,091,654 9  215,764 15.7 54.3 14.3 15.0 47.3 205.3 83.1
Indiana  1,047,232 9  138,802 18.0 27.7 22.2 12.3 34.6 261.9 23.4
                       
Iowa  495,775 9  69,615 14.3 14.5 14.0 13.9 31.1 166.5 33.3
Kansas  483,701 67,751 14.0 21.8 19.6 8.3 30.8 211.8 34.4
Kentucky  673,128 9  99,225 16.0 43.0 20.8 19.5 34.3 165.5 21.1
Louisiana  696,558 100,881 14.3 22.6 14.5 11.9 35.1 213.6 25.6
Maine  189,077 32,549 12.3 17.5 11.5 12.6 23.4 146.1 26.3
                       
Maryland  852,211 115,367 14.6 20.2 16.3 11.0 43.4 122.4 30.5
Massachusetts  955,563 122,057 13.9 19.0 14.1 12.4 27.8 138.9 97.2
Michigan  1,587,067 193,487 17.9 27.1 30.4 14.6 40.2 201.3 28.7
Minnesota  838,037 108,993 15.9 22.4 21.2 11.4 26.2 200.7 44.0
Mississippi  490,526 67,866 15.2 20.8 23.4 10.6 38.3 169.1 26.1
                       
Missouri  918,710 128,289 13.8 17.1 19.2 8.5 45.0 202.8 27.0
Montana  141,693 19,249 13.7 16.6 14.0 13.1 37.7 199.8 35.7
Nebraska  298,500 45,509 13.4 18.7 14.5 10.4 30.4 181.7 27.4
Nevada  437,149 9  33,400 20.0 34.1 27.6 16.1 69.9 427.3 128.5
New Hampshire  194,711 9  32,955 12.7 23.5 12.0 12.7 21.8 156.0 29.6
                       
New Jersey  1,402,548 202,634 12.7 29.4 14.8 10.6 32.5 232.0 35.6
New Mexico  338,122 46,519 15.1 20.9 25.2 11.5 33.3 153.3 31.0
New York  2,734,955 9  413,971 12.9 14.6 18.8 12.3 48.9 224.1 21.5
North Carolina  1,490,605 9  193,039 15.2 24.6 21.2 9.1 37.5 223.6 33.6
North Dakota  96,323   16,239 11.4 14.8 11.9 10.1   28.0 104.6 30.5
                       
Ohio  1,754,191 241,212 16.1 21.5 23.3 10.2 39.4 244.9 22.9
Oklahoma  659,911 82,262 16.0 21.8 21.2 9.3 44.3 240.9 30.3
Oregon  570,720 9  63,603 20.3 22.4 19.4 21.2 42.1 281.1 30.3
Pennsylvania  1,793,284 266,796 13.8 24.6 19.1 10.0 37.0 217.7 23.8
Rhode Island  143,793 18,632 12.8 25.3 17.9 7.8 45.8 267.7 42.8
                       
South Carolina  725,838 65,508 16.1 23.9 15.3 15.6 54.0 222.8 405.1
South Dakota  126,128 19,545 13.3 21.5 14.1 14.8 32.8 105.7 27.2
Tennessee  987,422 9  128,197 14.8 18.8 15.0 14.8 47.4 279.5 28.7
Texas  4,935,715 665,419 14.7 18.6 21.4 10.1 50.0 170.7 25.8
Utah  585,552 9  52,341 22.8 37.6 32.4 15.8 48.2 351.2 48.7
                       
Vermont  96,858 9  18,485 11.6 16.6 18.0 8.7 16.5 155.6 30.2
Virginia  1,251,440 9  201,047 17.6 21.9 26.7 10.3 28.6 203.7 16.4
Washington  1,043,788 103,783 19.4 26.0 25.3 14.0 65.8 200.1 39.1
West Virginia  282,879 39,270 13.9 20.0 20.6 7.5 45.2 150.8 28.1
Wisconsin  872,286 103,901 15.1 18.3 20.9 9.5 44.1 255.1 41.2
Wyoming  89,009   16,424 12.5 18.4 16.4 7.8   22.5 130.2 21.2
Department of Defense schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
Department of Defense (DoDEA)     
Bureau of Indian Education  41,962    
American Samoa     
Guam  31,618 9  3,383 17 25 24 11 39 329 55
Commonwealth of the
  Northern Mariana Islands 
11,105 1,215 18.3 27.5 23.0 12.8 36.5 231.4 50.5
Puerto Rico  473,735 59,261 13.0 17.4 9.5 91.4 247.5 31.9
U.S. Virgin Islands  15,495   2,918 10.6 21.3 16.7 10.6   24.1 138.3 25.0
— 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, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Guam 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.
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," 2010–11, Version 1a.


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