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Table C.1.d.-1 Pupil/teacher ratios in public schools, by school level, locale, and size: Fall 2011
School locale and size All schools Elementary Secondary Combined1
Total 16.6 16.5 17.0 14.3
Less than 200 11.0 12.9 11.3 7.5
200 to 399 14.9 15.1 14.4 12.5
400 to 799 16.5 16.7 15.3 14.9
800 to 1,199 17.0 17.4 16.3 16.3
1,200 to 1,999 17.6 18.2 17.4 18.3
2,000 or more 19.5 14.4 19.5 28.5
         
City 16.9 16.8 17.6 14.5
Less than 200 10.7 12.4 11.2 7.6
200 to 399 15.0 15.1 15.3 12.3
400 to 799 16.7 16.9 15.9 14.6
800 to 1,199 17.6 17.9 16.7 16.2
1,200 to 1,999 18.1 18.9 17.8 19.2
2,000 or more 20.2 19.2 20.1 26.3
         
Suburban 16.6 16.5 17.0 13.7
Less than 200 10.2 12.4 10.5 6.7
200 to 399 14.9 15.0 14.7 12.0
400 to 799 16.5 16.6 15.2 15.7
800 to 1,199 16.7 17.1 16.0 16.9
1,200 to 1,999 17.2 17.7 17.1 16.1
2,000 or more 19.3 18.4 19.2 29.8
         
Town 15.8 16.0 15.7 15.1
Less than 200 12.7 14.3 12.5 8.9
200 to 399 14.8 15.1 13.4 14.6
400 to 799 16.0 16.3 15.1 15.3
800 to 1,199 16.7 16.9 16.6 16.1
1,200 to 1,999 17.9 17.9 17.7 25.9
2,000 or more 16.1 18.5
         
Rural 15.5 15.7 15.3 14.2
Less than 200 11.3 12.5 10.3 8.8
200 to 399 14.2 14.7 13.3 12.7
400 to 799 15.9 16.2 15.1 14.9
800 to 1,199 16.9 17.4 16.1 16.5
1,200 to 1,999 17.7 18.4 17.5 18.5
2,000 or more 20.5 18.4 19.6 31.6
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
1 Includes schools with only ungraded students.
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. Schools with only ungraded students are reported as combined schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistic, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2011–12 (version 1a).
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