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Table C.1.d.-1 Pupil-teacher ratios in public schools, by school level, school size, and locale: 2007–08
School size and locale All schools Elementary Secondary Combined
Total 15.7 15.6 16.2 13.4
Less than 200 11.2 12.4 10.7 8.1
200 to 399 14.3 14.6 13.7 12.1
400 to 799 15.6 15.8 14.8 14.6
800 to 1,199 16.2 16.3 16.0 16.0
1,200 to 1,999 17.1 17.2 17.1 16.5
2,000 or more 18.7 18.6 18.7 19.3
         
City 15.9 15.7 16.8 12.9
Less than 200 10.7 12.7 11.0 7.2
200 to 399 14.2 14.4 14.3 11.1
400 to 799 15.5 15.7 14.0 14.0
800 to 1,199 16.3 16.5 15.8 15.6
1,200 to 1,999 17.4 17.9 17.2 16.4
2,000 or more 18.9 19.2 18.8 19.3
         
Suburban 16.1 15.9 16.9 13.2
Less than 200 10.7 12.9 10.1 7.7
200 to 399 14.9 15.1 14.7 10.8
400 to 799 15.9 16.0 14.9 16.2
800 to 1,199 16.1 16.2 16.0 15.3
1,200 to 1,999 16.9 16.7 17.0 16.2
2,000 or more 18.5 18.4 18.6 15.0
         
Town 15.4 15.3 15.6 14.7
Less than 200 12.3 13.3 12.3 8.7
200 to 399 14.4 14.6 13.4 14.2
400 to 799 15.4 15.6 15.0 15.3
800 to 1,199 16.2 16.1 16.3 18.4
1,200 to 1,999 17.2 16.0 17.2 17.6
2,000 or more 20.0 18.3 36.6
         
Rural 15.0 15.1 15.1 13.6
Less than 200 11.3 12.1 10.5 8.9
200 to 399 14.0 14.3 13.5 12.9
400 to 799 15.5 15.7 15.2 14.3
800 to 1,199 16.3 16.5 15.9 16.5
1,200 to 1,999 17.2 17.6 17.1 16.7
2,000 or more 18.7 17.0 18.3 26.4
Not applicable.
NOTE: Pupil-teacher ratios are calculated with data from schools with both student membership and classroom teachers. Schools without student membership or classroom teachers are excluded from the calculation of pupil-teacher ratios. Ungraded schools are included in the "Combined" category. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/page2.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 200708.
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