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Table 63. Teachers, enrollment, and pupil/teacher ratios in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 2000 through fall 2005
State or jurisdiction Pupil/ teacher ratio, fall 2000 Pupil/ teacher ratio, fall 2001 Pupil/ teacher ratio, fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 20041  Fall 2005
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 16.0 2  15.9 2  15.9 2  3,048,652 2  48,540,215 2  15.9 2  3,090,396 2  48,794,911 2  15.8 2  3,136,921 2  49,113,474 2  15.7 2 
Alabama 15.4 3  15.8 3  15.7 3  58,070   731,220   12.6   51,594   730,140   14.2   57,757   741,758   12.8  
Alaska 16.9   16.7   16.6   7,808   133,933   17.2   7,756   132,970   17.1   7,912   133,288   16.8  
Arizona 19.8   20.0   19.9   47,507   1,012,068   21.3   48,935   1,043,298   21.3   51,376   1,094,454   21.3  
Arkansas 14.1   13.6   14.9   30,876   454,523   14.7   31,234   463,115   14.8   32,997   474,206   14.4  
California 20.6 3  20.5 3  20.6 3  304,311 3  6,413,867 3  21.1 3  305,969 3  6,441,557 3  21.1 3  309,128 3  6,437,202 3  20.8 3 
                                                 
Colorado 17.3   16.8   16.6   44,904   757,693   16.9   45,165   765,976   17.0   45,841   779,826   17.0  
Connecticut 13.7   13.7   13.5   42,370   577,203   13.6   38,808   577,390   14.9   39,687   575,059   14.5  
Delaware 15.4   15.3   15.1   7,749   117,668   15.2   7,856   119,091   15.2   7,998   120,937   15.1  
District of Columbia 13.9   13.9 4  13.9   5,676   78,057   13.8   5,387   76,714   14.2   5,481 5  76,876   14.0  
Florida 18.4   18.6   18.4   144,955   2,587,628   17.9   154,864   2,639,336   17.0   158,962   2,675,024   16.8  
                                                 
Georgia 15.9   15.9   15.6   97,150   1,522,611   15.7   104,987   1,553,437   14.8   108,535   1,598,461   14.7  
Hawaii 16.9   16.8   16.8   11,129   183,609   16.5   11,146   183,185   16.4   11,226   182,818   16.3  
Idaho 17.9   17.8   17.9   14,049   252,120   17.9   14,269   256,084   17.9   14,521   261,982   18.0  
Illinois 16.1   16.0   15.9   127,669   2,100,961   16.5   131,047   2,097,503   16.0   133,857   2,111,706   15.8  
Indiana 16.7   16.7   16.7   59,924   1,011,130   16.9   60,563   1,021,348   16.9   60,592   1,035,074   17.1  
                                                 
Iowa 14.3   13.9   13.9   34,791   481,226   13.8   34,697   478,319   13.8   35,181   483,482   13.7  
Kansas 14.4   14.2   14.4   32,589   470,490   14.4   32,932   469,136   14.2   33,608   467,285   13.9  
Kentucky 16.8   16.2   16.3   41,246   663,369   16.1   41,463   674,796   16.3   42,413   679,878   16.0  
Louisiana 16.6   16.6   16.6   50,495   727,709   16.6   49,192   724,281   16.6   44,660   654,526   16.6  
Maine 12.5   12.3   12.1   17,621   202,084   11.5   16,656   198,820   11.9   16,684   195,498   11.7  
                                                 
Maryland 16.3   16.0   15.7   55,198   869,113   15.7   55,101   865,561   15.7   56,685   860,020   15.2  
Massachusetts 14.5   14.1   13.2   72,062   980,459   13.6   73,399   975,574   13.3   73,596   971,909   13.2  
Michigan 17.7 3  17.5   19.9   97,014   1,757,604   18.1   100,634   1,750,919   17.4   99,838 3  1,741,845   17.4  
Minnesota 16.0   16.0   16.0   51,611   842,854   16.3   52,152   838,503   16.1   51,107   839,243   16.4  
Mississippi 16.1   15.8   15.6   32,591   493,540   15.1   31,321   495,376   15.8   31,433   494,954   15.7  
                                                 
Missouri 14.1   13.9   13.6   65,169   905,941   13.9   65,481   905,449   13.8   67,076   917,705   13.7  
Montana 14.9   14.6   14.5   10,301   148,356   14.4   10,224   146,705   14.3   10,369   145,416   14.0  
Nebraska 13.6   13.5   13.6   20,921   285,542   13.6   21,077   285,761   13.6   21,359   286,646   13.4  
Nevada 18.6   18.5   18.4   20,234   385,401   19.0   20,950   400,083   19.1   21,744   412,395   19.0  
New Hampshire 14.5   14.1   13.9   15,112   207,417   13.7   15,298   206,852   13.5   15,536   205,767   13.2  
                                                 
New Jersey 13.3   12.9   12.8   109,077   1,380,753   12.7   114,875   1,393,347   12.1   112,673   1,395,602   12.4  
New Mexico 15.2   14.7   15.1   21,569   323,066   15.0   21,730   326,102   15.0   22,021   326,758   14.8  
New York 13.9   13.7   13.7   216,116   2,864,775   13.3   218,612 5  2,836,337   13.0   218,989   2,815,581   12.9  
North Carolina 15.5   15.4   15.2   89,988   1,360,209   15.1   92,550   1,385,754   15.0   95,664   1,416,436   14.8  
North Dakota 13.4   13.2   12.9   8,037   102,233   12.7   8,070   100,513   12.5   8,003   98,283   12.3  
                                                 
Ohio 15.5   15.0   14.7   121,735   1,845,428   15.2   118,060   1,840,032   15.6   117,982   1,839,683   15.6  
Oklahoma 15.1   14.9   15.4   39,253   626,160   16.0   40,416   629,476   15.6   41,833   634,739   15.2  
Oregon 19.4   19.5   20.4   26,732   551,273   20.6   27,431   552,322   20.1   28,256   552,194   19.5  
Pennsylvania 15.5   15.4   15.4   119,889   1,821,146   15.2   121,167   1,828,089   15.1   122,397   1,830,684   15.0  
Rhode Island 14.8   14.2   14.2   11,918   159,375   13.4   11,781   156,498   13.3   14,299 3  153,422   10.7  
                                                 
South Carolina 14.9   14.5   14.9   45,830   699,198   15.3   46,914   703,736   15.0   48,212   701,544   14.6  
South Dakota 13.7   13.6   14.0   9,245   125,537   13.6   9,064   122,798   13.5   9,129   122,012   13.4  
Tennessee 15.9 3  15.8 3  15.8 3  59,584   936,682 3  15.7 3  60,022   941,091 3  15.7 3  59,596   953,928 3  16.0 3 
Texas 14.8   14.7   14.8   289,481   4,331,751   15.0   294,547   4,405,215   15.0   302,425   4,525,394   15.0  
Utah 21.9   21.8   21.8   22,147   495,981   22.4   22,287   503,607   22.6   22,993 3  508,430   22.1  
                                                 
Vermont 12.1   11.8   11.7   8,749   99,103   11.3   8,720   98,352   11.3   8,851   96,638   10.9  
Virginia 13.2 3  13.0   11.8   90,573   1,192,092   13.2   93,732   1,204,739   12.9   96,158   1,214,472   12.6  
Washington 19.7   19.2   19.2   52,824   1,021,349   19.3   53,125   1,020,005   19.2   53,508   1,031,985   19.3  
West Virginia 13.7   14.0   14.0   20,020   281,215   14.0   19,958   280,129   14.0   19,940   280,866   14.1  
Wisconsin 14.6   13.9   14.6   58,216   880,031   15.1   60,521   864,757   14.3   60,127   875,174   14.6  
Wyoming 13.3   13.2   13.0 3  6,567   87,462   13.3   6,657   84,733   12.7   6,706   84,409   12.6  
Bureau of Indian Education         45,828       45,828       50,938    
DoD, overseas 14.4   14.2   15.2   4,728   71,053   15.0   4,885   68,327   14.0   5,726   62,543   10.9  
DoD, domestic 14.2   13.2   13.2   2,301   30,603   13.3   2,002   29,151   14.6   2,033   28,329   13.9  
Other jurisdictions                                                
American Samoa 19.1   17.4   17.0   988   15,893   16.1   945   16,126   17.1   971   16,399   16.9  
Guam 16.4   16.7     1,760   31,572   17.9   1,672   30,605   18.3   1,804   30,986   17.2  
Northern Marianas 19.0   20.2   20.6   550   11,244   20.4   579   11,601   20.0   614   11,718   19.1  
Puerto Rico 16.3   14.1   14.1   42,444   584,916   13.8   43,054   575,648   13.4   42,036   563,490   13.4  
Virgin Islands 12.9   12.4   12.2   1,512   17,716   11.7   1,545   16,429   10.6   1,434   16,750   11.7  
— 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.
NOTE: Teachers reported in full-time equivalents (FTE). DoD = Department of Defense.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Com­mon Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 2000-01 through 2005-06. (This table was prepared July 2007.)

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