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Table 17.  Percentage of public schools with physical space limitations, by state: 2003–04

State Percent of schools with enrollment that exceeded permanent and temporary building capacity   Percent of schools that had one or more temporary buildings Average student capacity of temporary buildings   Percent of schools that routinely used common areas for instructional purposes Percent of schools in which some teachers did not have their own classrooms due to lack of space
United States  8.5   31.7 159.6   19.2 26.7
               
Alabama  8.1   14.9 161.8   14.0 13.1
Alaska  11.4   31.9 90.6   27.7 22.1
Arizona  7.7   34.4 128.9   15.2 17.8
Arkansas  6.7   24.1 133.4   19.8 27.4
California  10.2   64.2 241.8   13.8 18.8
               
Colorado  11.2   39.9 87.1   21.7 23.0
Connecticut  11.1   18.9 116.8   19.7 37.0
Delaware  9.7   17.6 190.3   18.7 25.4
District of Columbia  6.4   6.7 188.2   20.6 15.0
Florida  17.3   60.8 211.3   13.6 25.4
               
Georgia  13.0   48.7 164.0   17.4 32.5
Hawaii  10.6   58.5 183.9   27.8 39.4
Idaho  8.9   36.5 72.6   19.1 17.6
Illinois  9.7   8.1 79.9   21.1 25.0
Indiana  5.4   12.6 67.6   18.0 24.4
               
Iowa  4.0 ! 17.6 74.4   18.4 27.6
Kansas  3.4   16.4 81.4   15.1 16.2
Kentucky  13.6   18.3 94.1   24.2 27.7
Louisiana  5.7   52.1 118.5   15.9 19.0
Maine  7.3   33.3 84.6   25.8 32.3
               
Maryland  18.9   44.0 76.4   35.8 39.7
Massachusetts  7.1   11.1 287.3 ! 14.3 34.4
Michigan  4.7   19.3 73.2   13.5 19.3
Minnesota  6.3   10.6 222.1 ! 23.1 31.6
Mississippi  6.6   22.0 129.0   14.1 21.5
               
Missouri  8.2   23.0 141.5   17.6 20.5
Montana  1.3 ! 10.9 82.9   11.8 14.1
Nebraska  2.3   15.1 118.5   17.7 16.6
Nevada  22.9   46.5 187.0   24.6 34.2
New Hampshire  7.6   21.2 165.9   41.4 49.0
               
New Jersey  12.7   12.7 109.1   31.2 60.8
New Mexico  9.1   64.3 129.0   17.5 15.6
New York  12.0   11.5 179.6   16.1 44.7
North Carolina  10.4   51.8 113.8   24.7 38.1
North Dakota  1.9 ! 14.1 63.1   14.2 20.3
               
Ohio  5.8   16.0 104.1   32.1 35.7
Oklahoma  5.9   32.6 113.1   8.4 11.5
Oregon  5.8   22.9 97.4   21.1 16.6
Pennsylvania  3.5   10.7 131.8   20.4 32.0
Rhode Island  7.7   8.5 240.6   20.6 38.1
               
South Carolina  7.2   45.1 162.2   13.9 13.7
South Dakota  3.1   8.4 62.7   10.7 11.4
Tennessee  13.8   27.5 151.1   19.0 19.3
Texas  4.6   50.7 173.8   18.8 21.7
Utah  13.3   53.6 122.0   18.6 17.9
               
Vermont  0.8 ! 12.2 185.8   28.3 42.9
Virginia  11.0   38.5 117.4   21.2 37.3
Washington  6.4   57.6 131.4   20.0 23.8
West Virginia  3.7   25.6 77.4   24.3 29.4
Wisconsin  10.5   4.1 88.5   21.8 31.0
Wyoming  6.2   21.3 92.1   22.9 18.7
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
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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