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

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 81. Staff, enrollment, and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 1997 through fall 2004
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 2002 Fall 20031  Fall 2004
Fall 1997 Fall 1998 Fall 1999 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Staff Enrollment Pupil/
staff ratio
Staff Enrollment Pupil/
staff ratio
Staff Enrollment Pupil/
staff ratio
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States2  8.8   8.6   8.3   8.3   8.1   5,954,661   48,183,086   8.1   5,953,667   48,540,215   8.2   6,053,465   48,794,911   8.1  
Alabama 8.7 3  8.5 3  8.4 3  8.2 3  8.4 3  88,893 3  739,366 3  8.3 3  100,592   731,220   7.3   92,795   730,140   7.9  
Alaska 8.8 3  8.4 3  8.4 3  8.3 3  8.1 3  17,101 3  134,364   7.9 3  16,550 3  133,933   8.1 3  17,632 3  132,970   7.5 3 
Arizona 10.1   10.0 3  9.7   9.7   9.8   96,639   937,755   9.7   96,341   1,012,068   10.5   97,953   1,043,298   10.7  
Arkansas 8.9 3  11.1 3  7.5   7.1   6.8   63,815   450,985   7.1   64,693   454,523   7.0   66,127   463,115   7.0  
California 11.8 3  11.5 3  11.3 3  11.1 3  10.9 3  581,756 3  6,353,667 3  10.9 3  572,835 3  6,413,867 3  11.2 3  574,614 3  6,441,557 3  11.2 3 
                                                         
Colorado 9.5   9.2   8.9   8.7   8.5   90,397   751,862   8.3   89,530   757,693   8.5   91,337   765,976   8.4  
Connecticut 7.3   7.0   6.9   6.8   6.7   86,361   570,023   6.6   85,367   577,203   6.8   83,879   577,390   6.9  
Delaware 8.9   8.8   8.4   9.1   8.2   14,449   116,342   8.1   14,587   117,668   8.1   14,966   119,091   8.0  
District of Columbia 8.8 3  7.3   8.1   6.4   6.6   11,548   76,166   6.6   10,608   78,057   7.4   12,162   76,714   6.3  
Florida 9.0   8.9   8.8   8.8   8.8   287,091   2,539,929   8.8   295,775   2,587,628   8.7   311,853   2,639,336   8.5  
                                                         
Georgia 8.5 3  7.9   7.7   7.8   7.7   197,944   1,496,012   7.6   200,512   1,522,611   7.6   209,746   1,553,437   7.4  
Hawaii 11.1   10.8   10.4   10.0   9.5   20,703   183,829   8.9   21,113   183,609   8.7   20,531   183,185   8.9  
Idaho 10.6   10.3   10.1   10.1   10.0   24,897   248,604   10.0   25,133   252,120   10.0   25,533   256,084   10.0  
Illinois 8.7 3  8.6 3  8.3 3  8.2 3  8.1 3  257,352 3  2,084,187   8.1 3  254,119 3  2,100,961   8.3 3  261,237 3  2,097,503   8.0 3 
Indiana 8.1   8.0   7.9   7.8   7.7   126,998   1,003,875   7.9   130,532   1,011,130   7.7   133,375   1,021,348   7.7  
                                                         
Iowa 7.8   7.6   7.5   7.3   7.0   67,426   482,210   7.2   68,137   481,226   7.1   68,450   478,319   7.0  
Kansas 7.9   7.8   7.4   7.3   7.2   63,911   470,957   7.4   63,778   470,490   7.4   64,114   469,136   7.3  
Kentucky 7.5 3  7.2   6.9   7.4   6.9   95,839   660,782   6.9   95,926   663,369   6.9   95,920   674,796   7.0  
Louisiana 7.9   7.7   7.5   7.3   7.2   102,333   730,464   7.1   102,990   727,709   7.1   101,381   724,281   7.1  
Maine 7.0   6.7   6.4   6.2   6.0   34,586   204,337   5.9   35,866   202,084   5.6   34,899   198,820   5.7  
                                                         
Maryland 9.5   9.0   9.0   8.8   8.7   102,642   866,743   8.4   107,529   869,113   8.1   108,296   865,561   8.0  
Massachusetts 7.8   7.6   7.1   8.0   7.7   143,922   982,989   6.8   134,414 3  980,459   7.3 3  137,613 3  975,574   7.1 3 
Michigan 8.4   8.2 3  8.2 3  8.2 3  8.1   187,093   1,785,160   9.5   206,034 3  1,757,604   8.5 3  209,831   1,750,919   8.3  
Minnesota 8.8   8.4   8.2   8.2 3  8.1   105,311 3  846,891   8.0 3  103,744   842,854   8.1   104,367   838,503   8.0  
Mississippi 8.2   7.7   7.8   7.7   7.6   66,133   492,645   7.4   68,377   493,540   7.2   67,249   495,376   7.4  
                                                         
Missouri 8.2   7.9   7.8   7.5   7.3   128,124   906,499   7.1   125,783   905,941   7.2   125,868   905,449   7.2  
Montana 8.5 3  8.4 3  7.9 3  8.0 3  7.8 3  18,693 3  149,995   8.0 3  18,656   148,356   8.0   18,762 3  146,705   7.8 3 
Nebraska 7.7   7.6   7.4   7.2   7.0   40,743   285,402   7.0   40,573   285,542   7.0   40,998   285,761   7.0  
Nevada 10.7   10.7   10.8   10.9   10.5   33,443   369,498   11.0   34,059   385,401   11.3   31,260   400,083   12.8  
New Hampshire 8.1   8.0   7.6   7.4   7.1   30,087   207,671   6.9   30,830   207,417   6.7   31,408   206,852   6.6  
                                                         
New Jersey 7.5   7.4   7.2   7.1   6.9   199,381   1,367,438   6.9   204,038   1,380,753   6.8   213,418   1,393,347   6.5  
New Mexico 8.2   8.0   7.5   7.1   7.1   43,826   320,234   7.3   44,841   323,066   7.2   46,531   326,102   7.0  
New York 7.6   7.6   7.1   6.9   6.8   428,045   2,888,233   6.7   394,178   2,864,775   7.3   399,089   2,836,337   7.1  
North Carolina 8.3 3  8.2   8.0   8.0   7.9   169,328   1,335,954   7.9   172,193   1,360,209   7.9   177,308   1,385,754   7.8  
North Dakota 8.0   7.8   7.5   7.2   7.1   15,090   104,225   6.9   15,066   102,233   6.8   15,157   100,513   6.6  
                                                         
Ohio 9.1   8.8   8.4   8.2   8.0   242,372   1,838,285   7.6   242,520   1,845,428   7.6   239,988   1,840,032   7.7  
Oklahoma 9.0   8.9   8.5   8.3   8.1   74,422   624,548   8.4   71,313   626,160   8.8   77,466   629,476   8.1  
Oregon 10.2   10.1   9.8   9.7   9.6   55,042   554,071   10.1   54,272   551,273   10.2   56,637   552,322   9.8  
Pennsylvania 8.8   8.7   8.4   8.1   7.9   231,251   1,816,747   7.9   233,269   1,821,146   7.8   237,122   1,828,089   7.7  
Rhode Island 8.9   8.7   8.7   8.9   8.5   18,303   159,205   8.7   19,890 3  159,375   8.0 3  23,031 3  156,498   6.8 3 
                                                         
South Carolina 8.3 3  8.2 3  7.8 3  9.8 3  9.5 3  63,039 3  694,389   11.0 3  62,888 3  699,198   11.1 3  65,014 3  703,736   10.8 3 
South Dakota 8.5   8.0   7.5   7.1   6.9   19,031   130,048   6.8   19,039   125,537   6.6   18,106   122,798   6.8  
Tennessee 8.7 3  8.2 3  8.2 3  8.3 3  8.3 3  114,358   927,608 3  8.1 3  116,120   936,682 3  8.1 3  111,891   941,091 3  8.4 3 
Texas 7.9   7.8   7.6   7.5   7.1   594,002   4,259,823   7.2   596,330   4,331,751   7.3   607,364   4,405,215   7.3  
Utah 12.2   12.3   11.9   11.8   11.8   41,588   489,262   11.8   41,545   495,981   11.9   44,499   503,607   11.3  
                                                         
Vermont 6.5   6.3   6.0   5.7   5.6   18,384   99,978   5.4   18,701   99,103   5.3   18,899   98,352   5.2  
Virginia 7.8 3  7.9 3  7.2 3  7.1 3  7.0   162,994   1,177,229   7.2   166,578   1,192,092   7.2   179,688   1,204,739   6.7  
Washington 10.7   10.6   10.5   10.3   9.0   112,740   1,014,798   9.0   109,294   1,021,349   9.3   111,848   1,020,005   9.1  
West Virginia 7.8   7.7   7.5   7.4   7.5   38,132   282,455   7.4   37,957   281,215   7.4   37,979   280,129   7.4  
Wisconsin 8.6 3  8.0   8.0   8.2   7.6   113,262   881,231   7.8   104,531   880,031   8.4   104,018   864,757   8.3  
Wyoming 7.2   6.9   6.6   6.4   6.4   13,841 3  88,116   6.4 3  14,121   87,462   6.2   14,256   84,733   5.9  
Bureau of Indian Affairs             46,126       45,828          
                                                         
DoDDS, overseas 10.0   10.0   9.3 4  9.5   9.3   7,045   72,889   10.3   7,282   71,053   9.8   6,845   68,327   10.0  
DoDDS, domestic       8.4   7.6   4,200   32,115   7.6   4,157   30,603   7.4   2,865   29,151   10.2  
                                                         
Other jurisdictions                                                        
American Samoa 10.1   10.1   9.6   9.6   9.4   1,735   15,984   9.2   1,771   15,893   9.0   1,813   16,126   8.9  
Guam 11.1   10.5   8.9   8.5   8.5         3,466   31,572   9.1   3,318   30,605   9.2  
Northern Marianas 8.5   9.1   10.2   9.6   10.3   1,093   11,251   10.3   1,155   11,244   9.7   1,166   11,601   9.9  
Puerto Rico 8.9   8.9   8.5   8.9   8.0   74,553   596,502   8.0   74,697   584,916   7.8   76,865   575,648   7.5  
Virgin Islands 7.0   6.9   7.0   6.7   6.7   3,036   18,333   6.0   2,896   17,716   6.1   2,977   16,429   5.5  
—Not available.
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.
NOTE: 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," 1997–98 through 2004–05. (This table was prepared March 2007.)