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Table C.1.d.-1. Pupil-teacher ratios in public schools, by school level, school size, and locale: School year 2008–09
School size and locale All schools Elementary Secondary Combined
Total  15.7 15.5 16.2 13.9
Less than 200  11.0 12.4 10.4 7.8
200 to 399  14.2 14.4 13.7 12.5
400 to 799  15.6 15.7 15.0 15.0
800 to 1,199  16.2 16.4 15.9 16.3
1,200 to 1,999  17.0 17.2 16.9 18.0
2,000 or more  19.0 19.4 18.9 24.1
         
City  16.0 15.7 17.2 13.5
Less than 200  10.4 12.3 11.0 6.7
200 to 399  14.2 14.4 15.2 13.0
400 to 799  15.7 15.8 15.3 14.5
800 to 1,199  16.5 16.7 16.2 15.3
1,200 to 1,999  17.4 18.0 17.2 18.2
2,000 or more  19.4 21.7 19.3 22.1
         
Suburban  15.9 15.7 16.6 14.3
Less than 200  9.9 12.3 9.6 6.9
200 to 399  14.2 14.3 14.6 10.4
400 to 799  15.7 15.8 14.6 16.7
800 to 1,199  16.0 16.1 15.6 17.6
1,200 to 1,999  16.7 16.7 16.7 17.8
2,000 or more  18.7 18.3 18.6 21.9
         
Town  15.4 15.3 15.5 14.8
Less than 200  12.5 13.7 12.1 8.9
200 to 399  14.3 14.6 13.2 14.4
400 to 799  15.5 15.7 14.9 14.8
800 to 1,199  16.2 16.1 16.3 16.2
1,200 to 1,999  17.4 17.1 17.3 22.0
2,000 or more  19.9 18.4 42.7
         
Rural  15.0 15.1 15.0 13.7
Less than 200  11.2 12.2 10.2 8.9
200 to 399  14.0 14.3 13.3 12.6
400 to 799  15.5 15.6 15.2 14.7
800 to 1,199  16.3 16.5 15.8 16.8
1,200 to 1,999  16.9 17.0 16.9 16.7
2,000 or more  19.0 18.3 18.6 29.4
— Not available.
NOTE: Pupil-teacher ratios are calculated with data from schools with both student membership and full-time equivalent (FTE) classroom teachers. School size is based on student membership. Schools without student membership or classroom teachers are excluded from the calculation of pupil-teacher ratios. Schools with only ungraded classes or without information on grade span are included in the total but are not separately reported. The ratios for Town and Rural combined schools with 2,000 or more students are based on two and nine schools, respectively.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2008–09 (version 1b).
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