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Table 81. Staff, enrollment, and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 1998 through fall 2005
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 2003 Fall 20041  Fall 2005
Fall 1998 Fall 1999 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 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 8.6   8.3   8.3   8.1   8.1   5,953,667   48,540,215   8.2   6,057,087   48,794,911   8.1   6,122,358   49,113,474   8.0  
Alabama 8.5 3  8.4 3  8.2 3  8.4 3  8.3 3  100,592   731,220   7.3   92,795   730,140   7.9   103,775   741,758   7.1  
Alaska 8.4 3  8.4 3  8.3 3  8.1 3  7.9 3  16,550 3  133,933   8.1 3  17,632 3  132,970   7.5 3  17,930 3  133,288   7.4 3 
Arizona 10.0 3  9.7   9.7   9.8   9.7   96,341   1,012,068   10.5   97,953   1,043,298   10.7   100,162   1,094,454   10.9  
Arkansas 11.1 3  7.5   7.1   6.8   7.1   64,693   454,523   7.0   66,127   463,115   7.0   70,673   474,206   6.7  
California 11.5 3  11.3 3  11.1 3  10.9 3  10.9 3  572,835 3  6,413,867 3  11.2 3  574,614 3  6,441,557 3  11.2 3  579,024 3  6,437,202 3  11.1 3 
                                                         
Colorado 9.2   8.9   8.7   8.5   8.3   89,530   757,693   8.5   91,337   765,976   8.4   93,148   779,826   8.4  
Connecticut 7.0   6.9   6.8   6.7   6.6   85,367   577,203   6.8   83,879   577,390   6.9   84,669   575,059   6.8  
Delaware 8.8   8.4   9.1   8.2   8.1   14,587   117,668   8.1   14,966   119,091   8.0   15,473   120,937   7.8  
District of Columbia 7.3   8.1   6.4   6.6   6.6   10,608   78,057   7.4   12,162   76,714   6.3   12,372 3  76,876   6.2 3 
Florida 8.9   8.8   8.8   8.8   8.8   295,775   2,587,628   8.7   311,853   2,639,336   8.5   314,219   2,675,024   8.5  
                                                         
Georgia 7.9   7.7   7.8   7.7   7.6   200,512   1,522,611   7.6   209,746   1,553,437   7.4   218,965   1,598,461   7.3  
Hawaii 10.8   10.4   10.0   9.5   8.9   21,113   183,609   8.7   20,531   183,185   8.9   21,059   182,818   8.7  
Idaho 10.3   10.1   10.1   10.0   10.0   25,133   252,120   10.0   25,533   256,084   10.0   26,018   261,982   10.1  
Illinois 8.6 3  8.3 3  8.2 3  8.1 3  8.1 3  254,119 3  2,100,961   8.3 3  261,194 3  2,097,503   8.0 3  264,700 3  2,111,706   8.0 3 
Indiana 8.0   7.9   7.8   7.7   7.9   130,532   1,011,130   7.7   133,375   1,021,348   7.7   133,096   1,035,074   7.8  
                                                         
Iowa 7.6   7.5   7.3   7.0   7.2   68,137   481,226   7.1   68,450   478,319   7.0   69,080   483,482   7.0  
Kansas 7.8   7.4   7.3   7.2   7.4   63,778   470,490   7.4   64,114   469,136   7.3   65,537   467,285   7.1  
Kentucky 7.2   6.9   7.4   6.9   6.9   95,926   663,369   6.9   95,920   674,796   7.0   97,937   679,878   6.9  
Louisiana 7.7   7.5   7.3   7.2   7.1   102,990   727,709   7.1   101,381   724,281   7.1   92,612   654,526   7.1  
Maine 6.7   6.4   6.2   6.0   5.9   35,866   202,084   5.6   34,899   198,820   5.7   35,249   195,498   5.5  
                                                         
Maryland 9.0   9.0   8.8   8.7   8.4   107,529   869,113   8.1   108,296   865,561   8.0   111,215   860,020   7.7  
Massachusetts 7.6   7.1   8.0   7.7   6.8   134,414 3  980,459   7.3 3  137,613 3  975,574   7.1 3  139,522 3  971,909   7.0 3 
Michigan 8.2 3  8.2 3  8.2 3  8.1   9.5   206,034 3  1,757,604   8.5 3  209,831   1,750,919   8.3   206,533 3  1,741,845   8.4 3 
Minnesota 8.4   8.2   8.2 3  8.1   8.0 3  103,744   842,854   8.1   104,367   838,503   8.0   104,489   839,243   8.0  
Mississippi 7.7   7.8   7.7   7.6   7.4   68,377   493,540   7.2   67,249   495,376   7.4   67,659   494,954   7.3  
                                                         
Missouri 7.9   7.8   7.5   7.3   7.1   125,783   905,941   7.2   125,868   905,449   7.2   128,794   917,705   7.1  
Montana 8.4 3  7.9 3  8.0 3  7.8 3  8.0 3  18,656   148,356   8.0   18,759 3  146,705   7.8 3  19,515 3  145,416   7.5 3 
Nebraska 7.6   7.4   7.2   7.0   7.0   40,573   285,542   7.0   40,998   285,761   7.0   41,166   286,646   7.0  
Nevada 10.7   10.8   10.9   10.5   11.0   34,059   385,401   11.3   31,260   400,083   12.8   32,346 3  412,395   12.7 3 
New Hampshire 8.0   7.6   7.4   7.1   6.9   30,830   207,417   6.7   31,408   206,852   6.6   32,022   205,767   6.4  
                                                         
New Jersey 7.4   7.2   7.1   6.9   6.9   204,038   1,380,753   6.8   213,418   1,393,347   6.5   216,778 3  1,395,602   6.4 3 
New Mexico 8.0   7.5   7.1   7.1   7.3   44,841   323,066   7.2   46,531   326,102   7.0   47,940   326,758   6.8  
New York 7.6   7.1   6.9   6.8   6.7   394,178   2,864,775   7.3   399,089   2,836,337   7.1   373,504   2,815,581   7.5  
North Carolina 8.2   8.0   8.0   7.9   7.9   172,193   1,360,209   7.9   177,308   1,385,754   7.8   182,107   1,416,436   7.8  
North Dakota 7.8   7.5   7.2   7.1   6.9   15,066   102,233   6.8   15,157   100,513   6.6   15,128   98,283   6.5  
                                                         
Ohio 8.8   8.4   8.2   8.0   7.6   242,520   1,845,428   7.6   239,988   1,840,032   7.7   238,977   1,839,683   7.7  
Oklahoma 8.9   8.5   8.3   8.1   8.4   71,313   626,160   8.8   77,466   629,476   8.1   81,857   634,739   7.8  
Oregon 10.1   9.8   9.7   9.6   10.1   54,272   551,273   10.2   56,637   552,322   9.8   60,088   552,194   9.2  
Pennsylvania 8.7   8.4   8.1   7.9   7.9   233,269   1,821,146   7.8   237,122   1,828,089   7.7   240,409   1,830,684   7.6  
Rhode Island 8.7   8.7   8.9   8.5   8.7   19,890 3  159,375   8.0 3  22,838 3  156,498   6.9 3  24,560 3  153,422   6.2 3 
                                                         
South Carolina 8.2 3  7.8 3  9.8 3  9.5 3  11.0 3  62,888 3  699,198   11.1 3  64,999 3  703,736   10.8 3  67,453   701,544   10.4 3 
South Dakota 8.0   7.5   7.1   6.9   6.8   19,039   125,537   6.6   18,106   122,798   6.8   19,018 3  122,012   6.4  
Tennessee 8.2 3  8.2 3  8.3 3  8.3 3  8.1 3  116,120   936,682 3  8.1 3  115,767   941,091 3  8.1 3  114,171   953,928   8.4  
Texas 7.8   7.6   7.5   7.1   7.2   596,330   4,331,751   7.3   607,364   4,405,215   7.3   620,624   4,525,394   7.3  
Utah 12.3   11.9   11.8   11.8   11.8   41,545   495,981   11.9   44,499   503,607   11.3   45,821   508,430   11.1  
                                                         
Vermont 6.3   6.0   5.7   5.6   5.4   18,701   99,103   5.3   18,899   98,352   5.2   19,024   96,638   5.1  
Virginia 7.9 3  7.2 3  7.1 3  7.0   7.2   166,578   1,192,092   7.2   179,688   1,204,739   6.7   183,853   1,214,472   6.6  
Washington 10.6   10.5   10.3   9.0   9.0   109,294   1,021,349   9.3   111,848   1,020,005   9.1   113,845   1,031,985   9.1  
West Virginia 7.7   7.5   7.4   7.5   7.4   37,957   281,215   7.4   37,979   280,129   7.4   38,152   280,866   7.4  
Wisconsin 8.0   8.0   8.2   7.6   7.8   104,531   880,031   8.4   104,018   864,757   8.3   105,564   875,174   8.3  
Wyoming 6.9   6.6   6.4   6.4   6.4 3  14,121   87,462   6.2   14,256   84,733   5.9   14,526   84,409   5.8  
Bureau of Indian Education             45,828       45,828       50,938    
                                                         
DoD, overseas 10.0   9.3 4  9.5   9.3   10.3   7,282   71,053   9.8   6,845   68,327   10.0   9,099   62,543   6.9  
DoD, domestic     8.4   7.6   7.6   4,157   30,603   7.4   2,865   29,151   10.2   3,671   28,329   7.7  
                                                         
Other jurisdictions                                                        
American Samoa 10.1   9.6   9.6   9.4   9.2   1,771   15,893   9.0   1,813   16,126   8.9   1,872   16,399   8.8  
Guam 10.5   8.9   8.5   8.5     3,466   31,572   9.1   3,318   30,605   9.2   3,455   30,986   9.0  
Northern Marianas 9.1   10.2   9.6   10.3   10.3   1,155   11,244   9.7   1,166   11,601   9.9   1,234   11,718   9.5  
Puerto Rico 8.9   8.5   8.9   8.0   8.0   74,697   584,916   7.8   76,865   575,648   7.5   75,023   563,490   7.5  
Virgin Islands 6.9   7.0   6.7   6.7   6.0   2,896   17,716   6.1   2,977   16,429   5.5   2,664   16,750   6.3  
— 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: 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," 1998-99 through 2005-06. (This table was prepared July 2007.)

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