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Table 1.  Number of students, teachers, schools, principals, school libraries, and districts, by state: 2003–04

State Students Teachers1 Schools Principals1 Libraries Districts  
United States  47,315,700 3,250,600 88,113 87,621 78,257 15,538  
               
Alabama  742,800 50,900 1,490 1,469 1,343 133  
Alaska  125,200 8,600 447 447 390 55  
Arizona  979,100 56,400 1,703 1,701 1,324 475  
Arkansas  489,100 37,200 1,071 1,073 1,039 323  
California  5,771,900 284,800 8,866 8,759 7,190 1,049  
               
Colorado  716,200 49,100 1,516 1,499 1,380 189  
Connecticut  541,900 45,000 1,008 1,008 953 176  
Delaware  116,300 7,900 183 185 165 30  
District of Columbia  72,900 5,400 193 184 24 !
Florida  2,518,500 156,800 3,089 3,024 2,644 73 !
               
Georgia  1,383,200 102,300 1,874 1,878 1,838 183  
Hawaii  196,200 13,600 281 279 281 1  
Idaho  251,000 15,400 651 651 568 115  
Illinois  1,993,600 139,600 4,150 4,151 3,417 1,001  
Indiana  987,800 63,000 1,901 1,907 1,735 307  
               
Iowa  475,100 38,200 1,326 1,328 1,304 371  
Kansas  445,600 37,700 1,415 1,411 1,384 304  
Kentucky  676,200 48,300 1,397 1,393 1,291 180  
Louisiana  727,400 52,500 1,465 1,467 1,295 72  
Maine  222,400 18,900 698 698 649 177  
               
Maryland  859,600 59,300 1,362 1,371 1,289 24  
Massachusetts  1,017,100 84,500 1,797 1,796 1,609 371  
Michigan  1,740,100 100,100 3,675 3,658 2,709 804  
Minnesota  862,500 61,000 1,782 1,755 1,484 446  
Mississippi  510,000 34,400 1,035 1,035 880 162  
               
Missouri  906,200 74,300 1,998 2,009 1,849 522  
Montana  147,300 12,200 585 490 529 378  
Nebraska  295,200 25,900 1,146 1,142 940 551  
Nevada  363,100 19,900 499 495 480 17 !
New Hampshire  199,700 16,500 437 436 428 167  
               
New Jersey  1,297,500 114,000 2,390 2,399 2,027 642  
New Mexico  323,400 21,300 703 695 684 89  
New York  2,905,000 234,100 4,257 4,254 4,116 759  
North Carolina  1,347,200 95,600 2,201 2,193 2,105 206  
North Dakota  108,400 9,700 400 398 373 210  
               
Ohio  1,900,000 133,500 3,875 3,879 3,408 736  
Oklahoma  650,300 46,000 1,564 1,561 1,530 545  
Oregon  543,100 29,000 1,248 1,248 1,125 198  
Pennsylvania  1,760,800 125,500 3,108 3,093 2,786 669  
Rhode Island  165,200 13,800 303 303 298 40  
               
South Carolina  684,400 47,500 1,119 1,120 1,045 105  
South Dakota  125,800 10,800 493 484 404 179  
Tennessee  932,400 64,600 1,634 1,634 1,586 138  
Texas  4,097,300 291,000 7,420 7,366 6,668 1,203  
Utah  459,600 23,400 776 775 724 41  
               
Vermont  100,000 10,000 329 327 301 69  
Virginia  1,188,200 92,200 2,004 1,991 1,905 169  
Washington  1,078,600 63,500 2,072 2,030 1,844 307  
West Virginia  296,500 22,900 776 771 601 57  
Wisconsin  929,100 74,800 2,050 2,056 1,909 439  
Wyoming  89,900 7,800 353 345 304 57  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Includes full- and part-time head counts.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School, Public School Teacher, Public School Principal, Public School Library Media Center, and District Data Files, 2003–04.

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