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Table 95. Public elementary schools, by grade span, average school size, and state or jurisdiction: 2005-06
State or jurisdiction Total, all elementary schools Total, all regular elementary schools1 Schools, by grade span Average number of
students per school2
Prekinder- garten, kindergarten, or 1st grade to grades 3 or 4 Prekinder- garten, kindergarten, or 1st grade to grade 5 Prekinder- garten, kindergarten, or 1st grade to grade 6 Prekinder- garten, kindergarten, or 1st grade to grade 8 Grade 4, 5, or 6 to grade 6, 7, or 8 Other grade spans All elementary schools Regular elementary schools1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
United States 67,291 65,163 4,987 24,060 12,569 5,595 12,545 7,535 473 479
Alabama 951 937 89 306 168 66 215 107 486 486
Alaska 186 186 2 20 109 17 17 21 328 328
Arizona 1,303 1,266 73 244 348 381 173 84 523 526
Arkansas 747 720 119 146 207 5 145 125 403 405
California 6,754 6,573 209 2,506 2,040 680 1,041 278 585 600
                     
Colorado 1,221 1,218 29 546 280 67 228 71 412 413
Connecticut 614 599 40 64 266 47 43 154 449 454
Delaware 140 138 26 59 6 6 32 11 545 552
District of Columbia 153 150 6 24 80 11 20 12 291 296
Florida 2,622 2,457 33 1,563 141 91 542 252 712 732
                     
Georgia 1,847 1,728 33 990 68 17 428 311 668 668
Hawaii 208 207 1 65 109 5 26 2 545 548
Idaho 424 421 40 128 138 24 72 22 374 376
Illinois 3,325 3,075 307 796 356 715 545 606 444 452
Indiana 1,480 1,416 120 586 338 28 272 136 458 462
                     
Iowa 1,017 1,013 103 338 200 17 222 137 295 296
Kansas 976 975 90 309 233 92 183 69 299 299
Kentucky 994 981 44 484 131 92 206 37 445 450
Louisiana 925 900 84 328 110 87 203 113 461 468
Maine 503 503 59 96 73 101 89 85 248 248
                     
Maryland 1,104 1,077 14 648 118 40 226 58 518 526
Massachusetts 1,476 1,471 196 510 157 98 294 221 429 430
Michigan 2,709 2,693 224 992 396 176 524 397 405 407
Minnesota 1,668 1,134 117 318 385 58 209 581 394 437
Mississippi 599 599 76 115 129 38 133 108 512 512
                     
Missouri 1,549 1,540 126 489 348 114 300 172 372 373
Montana 482 479 19 48 231 115 47 22 170 171
Nebraska 833 826 0 0 539 195 77 22 210 211
Nevada 406 406 4 206 86 21 70 19 692 692
New Hampshire 381 381 54 117 38 48 80 44 352 352
                     
New Jersey 1,929 1,918 287 546 185 276 362 273 475 477
New Mexico 607 592 29 230 127 14 128 79 346 353
New York 3,254 3,233 284 1,234 468 142 707 419 548 550
North Carolina 1,805 1,799 74 1,024 52 119 437 99 540 542
North Dakota 352 314 10 46 170 47 23 56 182 182
                     
Ohio 2,774 2,757 376 725 530 212 522 409 409 409
Oklahoma 1,203 1,203 74 339 148 311 221 110 357 357
Oregon 810 804 40 345 161 85 146 33 374 375
Pennsylvania 2,351 2,350 267 822 479 160 433 190 466 466
Rhode Island 265 253 26 103 40 3 43 50 374 376
                     
South Carolina 858 856 50 429 64 25 221 69 554 555
South Dakota 431 430 14 116 98 104 79 20 183 183
Tennessee 1,267 1,260 167 469 104 181 277 69 503 505
Texas 5,418 5,295 596 2,149 735 110 1,224 604 553 563
Utah 561 548 13 107 363 12 39 27 523 533
                     
Vermont 274 241 12 25 112 66 17 42 209 225
Virginia 1,699 1,503 40 833 157 8 305 356 539 540
Washington 1,461 1,373 60 574 371 71 244 141 428 446
West Virginia 582 578 85 232 80 37 110 38 323 325
Wisconsin 1,546 1,541 121 619 202 146 304 154 354 355
Wyoming 247 246 25 52 95 14 41 20 197 198
Bureau of Indian Education 107 107 7 4 23 67 4 2 229 229
                     
DoD, domestic 57 57 15 16 6 1 9 10 402 402
DoD, overseas 101 101 6 20 35 4 16 20 423 423
                     
Other jurisdictions                    
American Samoa 24 24 1 0 0 21 1 1 500 500
Guam 32 32 0 23 0 0 7 2 686 686
Northern Marianas 22 22 0 2 9 0 2 9 323 323
Puerto Rico 894 892 49 3 802 3 23 14 286 286
Virgin Islands 23 23 0 0 22 0 1 0 393 393
1 Excludes special education and alternative schools.
2 Average for schools reporting enrollment data. Enrollment data were available for 65,698 out of 67,291 public elementary schools in 2005-06.
NOTE: Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and with no grade higher than 8. Excludes schools not reported by grade level, such as some special education schools for the disabled. DoD = Department of Defense.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Com­mon Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2005-06. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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