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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 63. Teachers, enrollment, and pupil/teacher ratios in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 1999 through fall 2004
State or jurisdiction Pupil/teacher
ratio, fall 1999
Pupil/teacher
ratio, fall 2000
Pupil/teacher
ratio, fall 2001
Fall 2002 Fall 20031 Fall 2004
Teachers Enrollment Pupil/ teacher ratio Teachers Enrollment Pupil/ teacher ratio Teachers Enrollment Pupil/ teacher ratio
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 16.1 2  16.0 2  15.9 2  3,034,123 2  48,183,086 2  15.9 2  3,048,652 2  48,540,215 2  15.9 2  3,090,513 2  48,794,911 2  15.8 2 
Alabama 15.2 3  15.4 3  15.8 3  47,115 3 739,366 3  15.7 3  58,070   731,220   12.6   51,594   730,140   14.2  
Alaska 17.1   16.9   16.7   8,080   134,364   16.6   7,808   133,933   17.2   7,756   132,970   17.1  
Arizona 19.4   19.8   20.0   47,101   937,755   19.9   47,507   1,012,068   21.3   48,935   1,043,298   21.3  
Arkansas 14.4   14.1   13.6   30,330   450,985   14.9   30,876   454,523   14.7   31,234   463,115   14.8  
California 21.0 3  20.6 3  20.5 3  307,764 3  6,353,667 3  20.6 3  304,311 3  6,413,867 3  21.1 3  305,969 3  6,441,557 3  21.1 3 
                                                 
Colorado 17.4   17.3   16.8   45,401   751,862   16.6   44,904   757,693   16.9   45,165   765,976   17.0  
Connecticut 13.9   13.7   13.7   42,296   570,023   13.5   42,370   577,203   13.6   38,808   577,390   14.9  
Delaware 15.4   15.4   15.3   7,698   116,342   15.1   7,749   117,668   15.2   7,856   119,091   15.2  
District of Columbia 16.0 3  13.9   13.9 4 5,005   76,166   13.9   5,676   78,057   13.8   5,387   76,714   14.2  
Florida 18.3   18.4   18.6   138,226   2,539,929   18.4   144,955   2,587,628   17.9   154,864   2,639,336   17.0  
                                                 
Georgia 15.7   15.9   15.9   96,044   1,496,012   15.6   97,150   1,522,611   15.7   104,987   1,553,437   14.8  
Hawaii 17.1   16.9   16.8   10,973   183,829   16.8   11,129   183,609   16.5   11,146   183,185   16.4  
Idaho 18.0   17.9   17.8   13,896   248,604   17.9   14,049   252,120   17.9   14,269   256,084   17.9  
Illinois 16.2   16.1   16.0   131,046   2,084,187   15.9   127,669   2,100,961   16.5   131,047   2,097,503   16.0  
Indiana 16.8   16.7   16.7   59,968   1,003,875   16.7   59,924   1,011,130   16.9   60,563   1,021,348   16.9  
                                                 
Iowa 14.9   14.3   13.9   34,573   482,210   13.9   34,791   481,226   13.8   34,697   478,319   13.8  
Kansas 14.3   14.4   14.2   32,643   470,957   14.4   32,589   470,490   14.4   32,932   469,136   14.2  
Kentucky 15.4   16.8   16.2   40,662   660,782   16.3   41,246   663,369   16.1   41,463   674,796   16.3  
Louisiana 15.1   16.6   16.6   50,062   730,464   16.6   50,495   727,709   16.6   49,192   724,281   16.6  
Maine 12.8   12.5   12.3   16,837   204,337   12.1   17,621   202,084   11.5   16,656   198,820   11.9  
                                                 
Maryland 16.6   16.3   16.0   55,382   866,743   15.7   55,198   869,113   15.7   55,101   865,561   15.7  
Massachusetts 12.5   14.5   14.1   74,214   982,989   13.2   72,062   980,459   13.6   73,399   975,574   13.3  
Michigan 18.0 3  17.7 3  17.5   89,595   1,785,160   19.9   97,014   1,757,604   18.1   100,634   1,750,919   17.4  
Minnesota 15.2   16.0   16.0   52,808   846,891   16.0   51,611   842,854   16.3   52,152   838,503   16.1  
Mississippi 16.3   16.1   15.8   31,598   492,645   15.6   32,591   493,540   15.1   31,321   495,376   15.8  
                                                 
Missouri 14.3   14.1   13.9   66,717   906,499   13.6   65,169   905,941   13.9   65,481   905,449   13.8  
Montana 15.2   14.9   14.6   10,362   149,995   14.5   10,301   148,356   14.4   10,224   146,705   14.3  
Nebraska 13.9   13.6   13.5   21,043   285,402   13.6   20,921   285,542   13.6   21,077   285,761   13.6  
Nevada 18.7   18.6   18.5   20,038   369,498   18.4   20,234   385,401   19.0   20,950   400,083   19.1  
New Hampshire 14.7   14.5   14.1   14,977   207,671   13.9   15,112   207,417   13.7   15,298   206,852   13.5  
                                                 
New Jersey 13.4   13.3   12.9   107,004   1,367,438   12.8   109,077   1,380,753   12.7   114,875   1,393,347   12.1  
New Mexico 16.4   15.2   14.7   21,172   320,234   15.1   21,569   323,066   15.0   21,730   326,102   15.0  
New York 14.3   13.9   13.7   210,926   2,888,233   13.7   216,116   2,864,775   13.3   218,612 5 2,836,337   13.0  
North Carolina 15.6   15.5   15.4   87,677   1,335,954   15.2   89,988   1,360,209   15.1   92,550   1,385,754   15.0  
North Dakota 13.8   13.4   13.2   8,078   104,225   12.9   8,037   102,233   12.7   8,070   100,513   12.5  
                                                 
Ohio 15.8   15.5   15.0   125,372   1,838,285   14.7   121,735   1,845,428   15.2   118,060   1,840,032   15.6  
Oklahoma 15.1   15.1   14.9   40,638   624,548   15.4   39,253   626,160   16.0   40,416   629,476   15.6  
Oregon 19.6   19.4   19.5   27,126   554,071   20.4   26,732   551,273   20.6   27,431   552,322   20.1  
Pennsylvania 15.9   15.5   15.4   118,256   1,816,747   15.4   119,889   1,821,146   15.2   121,167   1,828,089   15.1  
Rhode Island 14.2   14.8   14.2   11,196   159,205   14.2   11,918   159,375   13.4   11,898   156,498   13.2  
                                                 
South Carolina 14.7   14.9   14.5   46,528   694,389   14.9   45,830   699,198   15.3   46,914   703,736   15.0  
South Dakota 14.0   13.7   13.6   9,257   130,048   14.0   9,245   125,537   13.6   9,064   122,798   13.5  
Tennessee 15.1 3  15.9 3  15.8 3  58,652   927,608 3  15.8 3  59,584   936,682 3  15.7 3  60,022   941,091 3  15.7 3 
Texas 14.9   14.8   14.7   288,655   4,259,823   14.8   289,481   4,331,751   15.0   294,547   4,405,215   15.0  
Utah 22.0   21.9   21.8   22,415   489,262   21.8   22,147   495,981   22.4   22,287   503,607   22.6  
                                                 
Vermont 12.3   12.1   11.8   8,542   99,978   11.7   8,749   99,103   11.3   8,720   98,352   11.3  
Virginia 13.3 3  13.2 3  13.0   99,919   1,177,229   11.8   90,573   1,192,092   13.2   93,732   1,204,739   12.9  
Washington 19.9   19.7   19.2   52,953   1,014,798   19.2   52,824   1,021,349   19.3   53,125   1,020,005   19.2  
West Virginia 13.8   13.7   14.0   20,119   282,455   14.0   20,020   281,215   14.0   19,958   280,129   14.0  
Wisconsin 14.4   14.6   13.9   60,385   881,231   14.6   58,216   880,031   15.1   60,521   864,757   14.3  
Wyoming 13.3   13.3   13.2   6,799 3  88,116   13.0 3  6,567   87,462   13.3   6,657   84,733   12.7  
Bureau of Indian Affairs         46,126       45,828          
DoDDS, overseas 14.6 6 14.4   14.2   4,794   72,889   15.2   4,728   71,053   15.0   4,885   68,327   14.0  
DoDDS, domestic   14.2   13.2   2,425   32,115   13.2   2,301   30,603   13.3   2,002   29,151   14.6  
Other jurisdictions                                                
American Samoa 19.3   19.1   17.4   943   15,984   17.0   988   15,893   16.1   945   16,126   17.1  
Guam 18.2   16.4   16.7         1,760   31,572   17.9   1,672   30,605   18.3  
Northern Marianas 19.9   19.0   20.2   545   11,251   20.6   550   11,244   20.4   579   11,601   20.0  
Puerto Rico 14.8   16.3   14.1   42,369   596,502   14.1   42,444   584,916   13.8   43,054   575,648   13.4  
Virgin Islands 13.7   12.9   12.4   1,502   18,333   12.2   1,512   17,716   11.7   1,545   16,429   10.6  
—Not available.
1 Data have been revised from previously published figures.
2 Includes imputed values for states.
3  Includes imputations for underreporting of prekindergarten teachers/enrollment.
4 Ratio based on enrollment excluding 6,943 charter school students for whom no teacher counts were reported.
5 Imputed.
6 Includes both overseas and domestic schools.
NOTE: Teachers reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). DoDDS = Department of Defense dependents schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Com­mon Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Educa­tion," 1999–2000 through 2004–05. (This table was prepared August 2006.)