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Table 15.  Of public schools that had teaching vacancies for the current school year, percentage with vacancies in various fields, by state: 2003–04

State General elemen-
tary
Special education English/
language arts
Social studies Computer science Math-
ematics
Biology or life sciences   Physical sciences English as a Second Language (ESL)1   Foreign lang- uages Music or art Vocational or technical education
United States  86.2 67.4 57.1 48.6 26.5 55.6 41.4   35.2 35.7   40.3 45.4 33.3
                             
Alabama  88.9 69.5 62.6 53.3 33.1 57.5 37.1   31.3 23.1   34.1 33.4 30.2
Alaska  87.0 68.1 71.4 63.9 25.1 73.9 63.9   54.2 42.5   44.3 53.2 45.4
Arizona  93.4 68.9 68.6 48.6 28.4 63.6 56.2   45.0 36.3   44.8 47.0 40.1
Arkansas  89.4 61.4 50.2 47.1 24.4 54.1 40.1   42.2 16.8   32.9 46.0 31.5
California  87.8 64.3 66.2 46.1 22.8 64.7 38.9   36.6 34.6   41.0 34.0 28.1
                             
Colorado  86.3 55.0 55.9 58.3 39.8 66.3 43.6   43.1 48.1   42.6 47.4 37.0
Connecticut  81.6 65.3 57.8 53.0 28.5 58.5 41.6   24.4 35.8   41.3 32.7 31.7
Delaware  93.5 85.1 46.0 49.6 24.8 60.9 37.0   24.7 18.3   63.8 43.0 25.6
District of Columbia  57.9 55.0 34.9 37.4 26.6 42.1 18.1 ! 23.2 22.2   24.5 34.8 22.6
Florida  90.6 74.7 63.6 50.5 30.9 66.4 52.8   40.2 41.1   40.2 43.2 36.7
                             
Georgia  89.1 76.8 49.0 46.1 29.5 57.9 57.7   51.1 40.2   34.6 41.6 39.8
Hawaii  87.6 85.4 56.4 49.5 37.8 64.2 59.8   43.9 51.7   40.7 40.0 46.4
Idaho  74.4 60.2 57.9 37.4 25.0 46.6 40.4   25.5 34.9   29.0 40.1 32.3
Illinois  80.0 72.8 51.6 50.0 35.6 54.6 42.0   29.0 48.8   58.3 29.4 36.1
Indiana  86.6 72.2 54.2 50.4 23.8 58.7 41.3   32.6 24.0   32.6 41.7 40.2
                             
Iowa  86.1 57.5 44.5 40.9 20.2 47.8 35.5   27.2 25.8   30.7 47.0 32.9
Kansas  85.9 46.2 39.1 27.3 12.6 43.5 27.8   18.2 16.0   25.4 46.6 18.2
Kentucky  84.0 73.3 58.4 51.3 32.0 59.3 35.3   30.0 29.9   30.6 45.5 35.8
Louisiana  86.8 77.7 62.1 57.3 25.6 61.9 51.8   44.3 26.0   54.5 60.2 33.9
Maine  77.5 73.0 46.4 36.5 17.2 43.1 35.2   27.8 21.8   54.1 60.9 17.1
                             
Maryland  93.8 50.3 45.3 50.7 35.8 54.3 46.5   42.0 40.3   45.0 59.4 37.8
Massachusetts  93.3 86.1 68.7 64.1 33.6 76.6 57.7   52.9 43.4   54.4 41.8 33.7
Michigan  80.0 68.6 61.5 42.1 13.1 47.4 30.4   31.4 24.9   35.8 61.5 43.1
Minnesota  75.2 72.6 58.7 46.2 17.9 44.6 34.8   25.6 42.5   40.9 50.8 23.9
Mississippi  91.5 72.2 57.6 58.5 29.1 62.8 52.5   39.1 19.0   37.1 57.3 45.7
                             
Missouri  81.0 53.8 54.3 40.3 11.4 53.3 39.5   36.3 23.3   29.2 41.2 41.5
Montana  81.4 55.9 55.3 29.1 20.5 26.2 31.7   25.7 12.9   28.9 61.1 38.6
Nebraska  89.4 44.5 41.8 34.2 14.7 27.5 36.2   31.5 32.2   39.6 39.8 34.9
Nevada  91.3 70.2 62.6 44.1 38.2 56.4 44.5   32.2 45.7   32.0 38.0 29.2
New Hampshire  91.7 65.5 66.4 41.6 21.0 52.0 32.1   39.0 29.9   39.0 40.7 30.0
                             
New Jersey  92.9 75.8 54.9 47.0 40.4 55.1 47.3   47.3 45.6   60.9 59.3 33.6
New Mexico  85.7 80.7 46.0 46.6 21.2 46.4 34.3   26.2 52.1   21.1 52.9 30.2
New York  80.8 75.1 57.7 54.6 28.0 55.8 46.4   39.4 38.4   47.8 57.9 31.5
North Carolina  88.5 72.9 77.2 63.6 29.5 64.4 47.6   44.2 50.4   41.0 46.6 46.8
North Dakota  63.3 46.4 33.5 36.3 29.9 12.2 29.5   28.6 15.9   25.3 34.5 18.7
                             
Ohio  85.4 71.3 64.1 44.6 29.1 49.0 36.9   37.1 9.3   35.7 39.3 20.0
Oklahoma  86.6 57.3 49.6 41.7 19.2 43.8 35.5   27.8 17.4   24.9 40.4 20.9
Oregon  83.1 47.7 54.2 40.1 20.6 49.2 41.7   32.6 34.9   40.2 50.5 28.2
Pennsylvania  89.5 56.1 49.8 39.2 26.9 47.5 27.4   27.8 29.0   28.8 43.2 25.1
Rhode Island  73.9 92.5 71.0 75.9 42.4 73.0 52.7   52.3 22.5 ! 55.2 58.4 40.6
                             
South Carolina  80.7 75.2 53.1 65.0 25.1 63.1 43.0   41.2 30.3   46.7 61.1 36.6
South Dakota  76.1 60.2 55.7 37.5 23.4 45.5 29.2   31.2 13.4   19.0 47.2 26.8
Tennessee  96.6 64.7 63.6 56.6 33.0 58.6 50.2   34.7 35.9   51.4 50.9 46.5
Texas  87.9 52.2 47.8 46.9 23.0 50.5 36.2   26.1 39.2   30.2 38.1 32.8
Utah  85.9 60.7 46.2 50.7 26.8 60.6 41.5   40.4 23.2   39.2 40.7 37.2
                             
Vermont  70.8 61.3 52.6 38.0 20.9 46.9 33.7   27.5 34.2   31.7 51.5 22.5
Virginia  91.8 82.9 62.2 55.2 26.5 57.5 55.9   39.9 41.3   53.2 45.6 39.0
Washington  89.5 72.5 59.6 53.3 14.6 69.7 29.2   33.8 39.4   33.5 40.9 24.6
West Virginia  84.5 75.8 60.4 47.3 28.6 53.0 34.5   32.0 21.5   29.2 48.8 26.6
Wisconsin  81.1 60.7 57.4 46.8 25.2 42.2 39.4   25.2 47.3   48.0 48.8 43.5
Wyoming  77.7 65.0 33.6 28.0 14.9 44.3 35.3   28.8 25.2   26.2 43.9 37.0
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 English as a Second Language (ESL) also includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and/or bilingual education.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Data File, 2003–04.

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