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Table 82. Staff and teachers in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 1996 to fall 2002

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                      | Teachers as a percent of staff|               Fall 2000           |             Fall 2001\1\         |                Fall 2002
                      |_______________________________|___________________________________|__________________________________|___________________________________
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |Teacher|             |            |Teacher|            |            |   Teachers
State or jurisdiction |       |       |       |       |         All |             |    as |         All |            |    as |        All |            |       as a
                      |   Fall|   Fall|   Fall|   Fall|       staff |    Teachers | percen|       staff |   Teachers | percen|      staff |   Teachers |    percent
                      |   1996|   1997|   1998|   1999|             |             |of staf|             |            |of staf|            |            |   of staff
______________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_____________|_____________|_______|_____________|____________|_______|____________|____________|____________
1                     |      2|     3 |      4|     5 |           6 |           7 |     8 |           9 |         10 |    11 |         12 |         13 |      14
______________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_____________|_____________|_______|_____________|____________|_______|____________|____________|_____________
   United States\2\ ..|   52.4|   52.1|   52.2|   51.7|    5,709,753|    2,941,461|   51.5|    5,904,195|   2,999,528|   50.8|   5,956,680|   3,034,055|     50.9
                      |_______|_______|_______|_______|_____________|_____________|_______|_____________|____________|_______|____________|____________|_____________
Alabama ..............|\3\53.0|\3\53.5|\3\54.5|\3\54.9|\3\    89,818|\3\    48,194|\3\53.7|\3\    88,160|\3\   46,785|\3\53.1|\3\   88,882|\3\   47,104|\3\  53.0
Alaska ...............|\3\50.2|\3\51.0|\3\50.4|\3\48.7|\3\    15,985|        7,880|\3\49.3|\3\    16,688|       8,026|\3\48.1|\3\   17,101|       8,080|\3\  47.2
Arizona ..............|   51.0|   50.8|\3\49.8|   49.7|       90,115|       44,438|   49.3|       93,976|      46,015|   49.0|      96,639|      47,101|     48.7
Arkansas .............|\3\52.3|\3\52.5|\3\68.5|   52.5|       63,149|       31,947|   50.6|       66,578|      33,079|   49.7|      63,815|      30,330|     47.5
California ...........|\3\53.1|\3\54.4|\3\54.8|\3\54.0|\3\   551,258|\3\   298,021|\3\54.1|\3\   574,466|\3\  304,203|\3\53.0|\3\  581,664|\3\  307,672|\3\  52.9
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
Colorado .............|   51.1|   52.4|   51.8|   51.2|       82,827|       41,983|   50.7|       87,582|      44,182|   50.4|      90,396|      45,401|     50.2
Connecticut ..........|   53.1|   51.2|   50.1|   50.0|       82,107|       41,044|   50.0|       84,884|      41,773|   49.2|      86,361|      42,296|     49.0
Delaware .............|   54.4|   54.6|   55.0|   54.7|       12,616|        7,469|   59.2|       14,171|       7,571|   53.4|      14,449|       7,698|     53.3
District of Columbia .|   56.8|\3\50.3|   52.7|   50.7|       10,712|        4,949|   46.2|       11,391|       4,951|   43.5|      11,549|       5,005|     43.3
Florida ..............|   48.4|   48.6|   48.4|   48.0|      276,421|      132,030|   47.8|      282,696|     134,684|   47.6|     287,090|     138,226|     48.1
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
Georgia ..............|\3\54.0|\3\53.3|   49.9|   49.3|      184,866|       91,043|   49.2|      190,053|      92,731|   48.8|     197,944|      96,044|     48.5
Hawaii ...............|   62.7|   62.2|   61.3|   60.7|       18,352|       10,927|   59.5|       19,464|      11,007|   56.6|      20,703|      10,973|     53.0
Idaho ................|   57.8|   57.2|   56.3|   56.4|       24,386|       13,714|   56.2|       24,773|      13,854|   55.9|      24,897|      13,896|     55.8
Illinois .............|\3\52.5|\3\51.8|\3\52.0|\3\51.0|\3\   249,791|      127,620|\3\51.1|\3\   255,529|     129,600|\3\50.7|\3\  258,235|     131,046|\3\  50.7
Indiana ..............|   47.3|   47.1|   46.8|   47.0|      126,833|       59,226|   46.7|      128,939|      59,659|   46.3|     126,998|      59,968|     47.2
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
Iowa .................|   51.7|   50.9|   49.8|   50.8|       67,765|       34,636|   51.1|       69,504|      34,906|   50.2|      67,426|      34,573|     51.3
Kansas ...............|   53.2|   52.9|   52.6|   51.7|       64,319|       32,742|   50.9|       65,155|      33,084|   50.8|      63,911|      32,643|     51.1
Kentucky .............|\3\52.5|\3\45.5|   44.8|   45.0|       89,674|       39,589|   44.1|       94,827|      40,376|   42.6|      95,839|      40,662|     42.4
Louisiana ............|   50.3|   49.3|   49.4|   49.4|      101,200|       49,915|   49.3|      101,552|      49,980|   49.2|     102,333|      50,062|     48.9
Maine ................|   51.4|   51.4|   50.8|   50.3|       33,305|       16,559|   49.7|       34,072|      16,741|   49.1|      34,578|      16,837|     48.7
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
Maryland .............|   56.1|   55.3|   53.4|   54.5|       96,504|       52,433|   54.3|       99,282|      53,774|   54.2|     102,642|      55,382|     54.0
Massachusetts ........|   55.3|   55.3|   55.0|   56.9|      122,481|       67,432|   55.1|      125,629|      68,942|   54.9|     143,944|      74,214|\3\  51.6
Michigan .............|   45.2|   44.8|   44.5|   45.6|      210,481|       97,031|   46.1|      214,894|      98,849|   46.0|     187,093|      89,595|     47.9
Minnesota ............|   55.5|   53.4|   53.6|   53.6|\3\   103,570|       53,457|\3\51.6|      104,741|      53,081|   50.7|     105,311|      52,808|     50.1
Mississippi ..........|   47.9|   47.7|   47.9|   48.0|       64,723|       31,006|   47.9|       65,155|      31,214|   47.9|      66,123|      31,588|     47.8
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
Missouri .............|   55.0|   54.8|   53.7|   54.6|      121,610|       64,735|   53.2|      124,755|      65,240|   52.3|     128,124|      66,717|     52.1
Montana ..............|\3\54.4|\3\53.7|\3\53.8|\3\51.7|\3\    19,448|       10,411|\3\53.5|\3\    19,488|      10,408|\3\53.4|\3\   19,379|      10,362|\3\  53.5
Nebraska .............|   53.0|   53.1|   53.2|   53.1|       39,925|       20,983|   52.6|       40,541|      21,083|   52.0|      40,743|      21,043|     51.6
Nevada ...............|   58.1|   57.7|   56.3|   57.5|       31,191|       18,293|   58.6|       33,967|      19,276|   56.7|      33,442|      20,038|     59.9
New Hampshire ........|   53.0|   52.2|   52.0|   51.7|       28,055|       14,341|   51.1|       29,141|      14,677|   50.4|      30,087|      14,977|     49.8
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
New Jersey ...........|   53.7|   53.8|   53.9|   53.9|      185,607|       99,061|   53.4|      193,337|     103,611|   53.6|     199,381|     107,004|     53.7
New Mexico ...........|   49.0|   48.4|   48.6|   45.8|       44,979|       21,042|   46.8|       44,941|      21,823|   48.6|      43,826|      21,172|     48.3
New York .............|   50.9|   51.0|   52.4|   49.4|      416,236|      206,961|   49.7|      423,199|     209,128|   49.4|     428,038|     210,926|     49.3
North Carolina .......|\3\51.9|\3\52.1|   52.0|   51.6|      162,432|       83,680|   51.5|      166,164|      85,684|   51.6|     169,328|      87,677|     51.8
North Dakota .........|   54.2|   54.3|   54.0|   53.9|       15,115|        8,141|   53.9|       14,895|       8,035|   53.9|      15,090|       8,078|     53.5
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
Ohio .................|   55.1|   54.5|   54.4|   53.4|      222,961|      118,361|   53.1|      230,007|     122,115|   53.1|     242,372|     125,372|     51.7
Oklahoma .............|   58.0|   58.0|   57.8|   56.2|       75,148|       41,318|   55.0|       76,405|      41,632|   54.5|      74,422|      40,638|     54.6
Oregon ...............|   51.2|   50.7|   50.5|   50.0|       56,168|       28,094|   50.0|       57,333|      28,262|   49.3|      55,042|      27,126|     49.3
Pennsylvania .........|   52.9|   52.5|   52.9|   52.8|      223,935|      116,963|   52.2|      229,238|     118,470|   51.7|     231,251|     118,256|     51.1
Rhode Island .........|   63.3|   61.6|   62.4|   61.6|       17,736|       10,645|   60.0|       18,584|      11,104|   59.8|      18,774|      11,196|     59.6
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
South Carolina .......|\3\54.0|\3\53.4|\3\53.6|\3\53.2|\3\    69,114|       45,380|\3\65.7|\3\    71,338|      46,616|\3\65.3|\3\   63,164|      46,577|\3\  73.7
South Dakota .........|   53.2|   55.1|   56.1|   53.8|       18,072|        9,397|   52.0|       18,512|       9,370|   50.6|      19,031|       9,257|     48.6
Tennessee ............|   54.0|   52.9|   53.8|   54.3|      109,711|       57,164|   52.1|      111,927|      58,358|   52.1|     114,357|      58,652|\3\  51.3
Texas ................|   51.8|   51.6|   51.3|   51.1|      542,791|      274,826|   50.6|      582,556|     282,847|   48.6|     594,002|     288,655|     48.6
Utah .................|   52.7|   53.3|   54.9|   54.3|       40,717|       22,008|   54.1|       41,111|      22,211|   54.0|      41,555|      22,415|     53.9
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Vermont ..............|   49.4|   48.3|   48.9|   48.7|       17,772|        8,414|   47.3|       18,050|       8,554|   47.4|      18,384|       8,542|     46.5
Virginia .............|\3\53.5|\3\54.3|\3\55.6|\3\54.1|\3\   160,693|\3\    86,977|\3\54.1|      165,249|      89,314|   54.0|     162,994|      99,919|     61.3
Washington ...........|   53.5|   53.1|   53.0|   52.4|       97,636|       51,098|   52.3|      112,020|      52,533|   46.9|     112,740|      52,953|     47.0
West Virginia ........|   54.8|   54.4|   54.3|   54.5|       38,549|       20,930|   54.3|       37,675|      20,138|   53.5|      38,132|      20,119|     52.8
Wisconsin ............|   54.8|\3\54.4|   56.0|   55.3|      106,937|       60,165|   56.3|      115,917|      63,310|   54.6|     113,262|      60,385|     53.3
Wyoming ..............|   50.5|   49.2|   48.7|   49.8|       13,952|        6,783|   48.6|       13,684|       6,662|   48.7|      13,837|       6,795|     49.1
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Bureau of Indian      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
   Affairs ...........|   --- |   --- |   --- |   --- |         --- |         --- |   --- |          ---|        --- |   --- |        --- |        --- |     ---
Department of Defense |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
   dependents schools |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
  Overseas schools ...|   61.7|   66.7|   66.4|\4\64.0|        7,736|        5,105|   66.0|        7,889|       5,154|   65.3|       7,045|       4,794|     68.0
  Domestic schools ...|   --- |   --- |   --- |   --- |        4,054|        2,399|   59.2|        4,321|       2,486|   57.5|       4,200|       2,425|     57.7
                      |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
Other jurisdictions   |       |       |       |       |             |             |       |             |            |       |            |            |
  American Samoa .....|   49.9|   50.8|   50.1|   49.7|        1,639|          820|   50.0|        1,686|         914|   54.2|       1,735|         943|     54.4
  Guam ...............|   47.6|   46.6|   34.2|   49.1|        3,836|        1,975|   51.5|        3,765|       1,918|   50.9|        --- |        --- |     ---
  Northern Marianas ..|   41.8|   44.5|   47.6|   51.0|        1,047|          526|   50.2|        1,019|         519|   50.9|       1,093|         545|     49.9
  Puerto Rico ........|   55.7|   56.2|   57.7|   57.5|       69,188|       37,620|   54.4|       75,254|      42,906|   57.0|      74,553|      42,369|     56.8
  Virgin Islands .....|   49.6|   49.4|   51.3|   51.6|        2,899|        1,511|   52.1|        2,817|       1,511|   53.6|       3,036|       1,502|     49.5
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\1\Data revised from previously published figures.
\2\U.S. totals include imputations for underreporting and nonreporting states.
\3\Includes imputations for underreporting.
\4\Includes both overseas and domestic schools.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1996-97 through 2002-03. (This table was prepared November 2004.)