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Table 5. Total number of full-time and part-time public school staff (head counts), by type of staff, and state: 2011–12


                  Student support services professional staff  
State Vice principals and assistant principals/ school heads   Instructional coordinators and supervisors, such as curriculum specialists   Librarians/ library media specialists   School counselors, excluding psychologists and social workers   Nurses   Social workers   Psychologists   Speech therapists or pathologists   Other student support services professional staff  
United States 75,850 69,970 78,570 120,920 81,410 40,570 61,470 93,290 75,960
                                     
Alabama 1,010 540 1,380 1,690 1,280 200 ! 100 ! 1,090 860
Alaska 90 100 230 320 200 260 210
Arizona 1,290 1,610 1,200 2,010 1,470 510 1,380 1,870 1,510
Arkansas 760 1,100 1,100 1,370 1,000 380 230 1,080 500
California 6,420 5,900 6,820 9,680 6,700 510 8,870 9,110 3,720
                                     
Colorado 1,600 1,120 1,510 2,210 1,230 530 1,370 1,610 1,080
Connecticut 710 1,750 940 1,370 1,240 880 1,120 1,270 960
Delaware 250 210 170 400 270 60 240 240 320
District of Columbia
Florida 4,550 4,860 2,790 5,710 2,740 2,050 2,290 3,960 4,600
                                     
Georgia 3,990 2,210 2,610 4,030 2,180 1,630 1,590 2,800 2,430
Hawaii 350 260 890 ! 250 200 220 440 !
Idaho 260 200 540 740 370 150 450 510 290
Illinois 2,980 3,120 3,360 3,870 3,680 4,610 3,250 4,440 3,150
Indiana 1,140 1,330 1,670 2,270 1,870 700 950 1,910 1,260
                                     
Iowa 370 530 1,170 1,330 1,180 320 250 510 380
Kansas 530 750 1,250 1,330 1,120 480 1,050 1,240 1,040
Kentucky 950 1,070 1,200 1,960 1,170 400 730 1,540 1,110
Louisiana 1,320 850 1,280 1,340 1,190 710 610 1,400 750
Maine 360 290 520 840 600 430 240 640 570
                                     
Maryland
Massachusetts 1,720 2,540 1,020 3,310 2,280 780 1,770 2,670 2,210
Michigan 1,610 1,280 2,450 3,270 1,310 3,210 2,410 2,940 2,870
Minnesota 760 1,270 1,420 1,860 1,680 1,610 1,570 1,990 1,870
Mississippi 950 500 880 1,240 800 160 90 1,050 570 !
                                     
Missouri 1,360 1,210 2,120 2,880 2,150 720 570 2,210 1,470
Montana 100 90 540 680 300 80 ! 320 470 240
Nebraska 290 510 820 930 780 200 610 800 610
Nevada 580 550 530 1,000 600 20 ! 520 630 380
New Hampshire 410 330 400 830 500 80 410 520 500
                                     
New Jersey 1,970 3,210 2,260 4,070 2,890 2,640 2,260 3,080 2,460
New Mexico 360 ! 550 540 840 710 640 420 910 630
New York 6,620 4,910 4,400 8,800 5,450 4,450 4,920 6,890 7,380
North Carolina 2,790 1,980 2,510 4,260 2,570 1,950 1,820 2,540 2,130
North Dakota 120 170 350 460 150 140 130 350 360
                                     
Ohio 1,910 1,680 2,860 4,270 2,940 1,040 2,910 3,360 2,520
Oklahoma 690 510 1,570 1,760 920 270 540 1,370 530
Oregon 530 590 820 1,380 790 170 650 1,140 600
Pennsylvania 2,230 2,520 3,090 5,170 4,170 940 2,670 3,370 3,410
Rhode Island 160 210 360 470 300 330 290 370 380
                                     
South Carolina 1,690 950 1,260 2,150 1,260 470 820 1,470 1,200
South Dakota 90 120 360 470 260 70 210 310 210
Tennessee 2,170 1,440 1,890 2,710 1,850 770 1,210 1,720 1,330
Texas 10,450 7,250 7,240 11,560 7,680 1,410 1,760 6,780 8,690
Utah 620 750 780 1,080 550 60 ! 490 880 310
                                     
Vermont 140 250 280 450 350 140 110 330 260
Virginia 2,050 1,880 2,080 3,370 2,050 1,160 1,400 2,010 1,740
Washington 1,090 950 1,560 2,330 2,050 400 1,860 2,020 1,260
West Virginia 530 250 510 1,000 730 160 300 810 440
Wisconsin 640 1,150 1,810 2,420 1,590 850 1,680 2,500 1,980
Wyoming 120 300 270 390 290 150 230 320 320
                                     
  Aides                  
State Regular Title I aides   English as a second language (ESL) or bilinigual teacher aides   Special education aides1   Library media center aides1   Other classroom aides1   Secretaries and other clerical support staff   Food service personnel   Custodial maintenance and security personnel   Other employees not previously reported  
United States 92,180 50,630 438,250 47,440 172,250 262,340 397,620 367,370 75,250
                                     
Alabama 550 500 3,010 590 890 2,660 6,800 4,140 710
Alaska 460 190 1,650 180 340 ! 850 1,330 260 !
Arizona 2,280 720 8,800 890 2,930 5,960 7,320 7,660 3,480
Arkansas 1,980 490 2,660 440 1,720 2,440 5,310 3,830 510 !
California 9,740 6,600 47,550 4,060 10,200 31,010 28,780 32,180 10,740
                                     
Colorado 1,050 790 6,060 810 1,930 5,300 5,420 5,520 1,330
Connecticut 1,000 ! 800 9,620 850 1,930 3,070 4,400 4,350 990
Delaware 250 110 960 30 310 ! 540 1,380 1,160 110 !
District of Columbia
Florida 2,630 3,660 13,570 1,930 9,240 15,470 20,630 19,400 3,600
                                     
Georgia 3,380 1,030 11,960 1,700 8,020 8,550 17,960 12,440 1,070
Hawaii 1,030 ! 300 2,600 1,560 ! 1,540 ! 1,700 !
Idaho 1,430 450 2,640 340 980 ! 1,340 2,480 1,860
Illinois 2,510 2,270 22,120 2,430 6,900 11,140 15,290 16,260 3,790
Indiana 2,210 1,020 10,160 1,160 4,830 5,010 12,250 8,740 1,480
                                     
Iowa 260 ! 420 8,050 1,020 2,160 2,550 5,050 3,570 580 !
Kansas 1,440 1,020 9,250 920 1,690 2,840 5,080 4,550 780
Kentucky 1,670 620 5,240 560 3,640 3,920 7,090 5,230 1,090
Louisiana 1,700 460 5,620 240 1,240 2,630 6,860 5,190 580 !
Maine 780 300 4,110 350 780 1,320 1,910 2,000 240 !
                                     
Maryland
Massachusetts 1,190 950 16,340 600 4,260 4,650 8,500 6,620 1,990
Michigan 4,270 1,300 11,510 1,490 4,990 7,550 11,560 10,320 2,250
Minnesota 1,670 1,130 13,660 1,480 3,570 4,500 7,040 6,140 1,150
Mississippi 3,000 310 2,650 380 3,830 2,470 5,440 3,000
                                     
Missouri 990 770 8,760 1,010 1,730 5,310 8,100 8,030 1,740
Montana 660 50 ! 1,910 180 640 1,000 1,490 1,670 350 !
Nebraska 670 330 3,810 550 1,570 1,640 2,860 2,700 1,800
Nevada 310 210 2,430 290 610 2,280 1,910 2,550 270
New Hampshire 340 130 5,020 300 940 1,210 1,590 1,610 210
                                     
New Jersey 1,580 760 21,190 550 5,260 8,900 9,050 14,500 1,840
New Mexico 590 520 2,660 420 1,210 1,670 2,440 2,710 580 !
New York 7,000 3,090 35,030 2,290 15,650 16,710 23,360 29,560 6,540
North Carolina 3,170 1,440 7,340 1,290 10,930 8,210 13,660 10,350 1,200 !
North Dakota 230 120 1,620 220 450 690 1,170 1,130 200
                                     
Ohio 2,170 1,330 10,670 1,830 3,990 7,530 13,360 11,880 2,610 !
Oklahoma 1,620 710 ! 4,360 1,090 1,560 3,950 6,830 4,890 920
Oregon 1,420 1,180 5,430 900 2,560 3,180 3,500 3,350 660
Pennsylvania 1,420 18,850 1,530 6,820 8,630 17,250 16,540
Rhode Island 210 ! 130 1,630 30 540 660 850 910 370 !
                                     
South Carolina 1,150 640 4,290 810 3,030 3,930 7,380 6,010 670
South Dakota 490 70 1,400 200 300 ! 790 1,160 1,200 330 !
Tennessee 1,710 690 8,940 810 5,160 5,100 10,560 6,540 990
Texas 11,020 5,850 27,700 4,710 10,040 27,320 45,540 36,330 8,570 !
Utah 500 4,010 590 3,650 3,050 4,240 4,020 550 !
                                     
Vermont 210 70 2,690 170 640 700 800 1,100 260
Virginia 770 1,200 10,100 1,160 5,150 5,990 10,070 9,400 800
Washington 2,650 2,360 9,060 1,200 3,400 5,600 5,060 5,320 630 !
West Virginia 410 ! 90 1,890 60 ! 1,010 1,240 2,800 2,480 180
Wisconsin 1,430 960 8,430 1,820 3,690 4,350 6,610 6,680 850
Wyoming 260 ! 110 1,700 250 440 700 880 990 130
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Includes both instructional and noninstructional staff.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Data File," 2011–12.


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