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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 85. Staff, enrollment, and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 1999 through fall 2006
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 20041 Fall 20051 Fall 2006
Fall 1999 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 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 8.3   8.3   8.1   8.1   8.2   6,058,174   48,795,465   8.1   6,130,686   49,113,298   8.0   6,163,962   49,298,945   8.0  
Alabama 8.4 3  8.2 3  8.4 3  8.3 3  7.3   92,795   730,140   7.9   103,775   741,761   7.1   109,816 3  743,632   6.8 3 
Alaska 8.4 3  8.3 3  8.1 3  7.9 3  8.1 3  17,632 3  132,970   7.5 3  17,954 3  133,288   7.4 3  16,853 3  132,608   7.9 3 
Arizona 9.7   9.7   9.8   9.7   10.5   97,953   1,043,298   10.7   100,162   1,094,454   10.9   102,390   1,065,082   10.4  
Arkansas 7.5   7.1   6.8   7.1   7.0   66,127   463,115   7.0   70,673   474,206   6.7   71,616   476,409   6.7  
California 11.3 3  11.1 3  10.9 3  10.9 3  11.2 3  574,614 3  6,441,557 3  11.2 3  579,118 3  6,437,202 3  11.1 3  579,825 3  6,406,821 3  11.0 3 
                                                         
Colorado 8.9   8.7   8.5   8.3   8.5   91,337   765,976   8.4   93,148   779,826   8.4   97,364   794,026   8.2  
Connecticut 6.9   6.8   6.7   6.6   6.8   83,879   577,390   6.9   84,669   575,059   6.8   86,709   575,100   6.6  
Delaware 8.4   9.1   8.2   8.1   8.1   14,966   119,091   8.0   15,473   120,937   7.8   15,403   122,254   7.9  
District of Columbia 8.1   6.4   6.6   6.6   7.4   12,162   76,714   6.3   12,372 3  76,876   6.2 3  12,194 3  72,850   6.0 3 
Florida 8.8   8.8   8.8   8.8   8.7   311,853   2,639,336   8.5   314,219   2,675,024   8.5   321,600   2,671,513   8.3  
                                                         
Georgia 7.7   7.8   7.7   7.6   7.6   209,746   1,553,437   7.4   218,965   1,598,461   7.3   227,616   1,629,157   7.2  
Hawaii 10.4   10.0   9.5   8.9   8.7   20,531   183,185   8.9   21,059   182,818   8.7   21,061   180,728   8.6  
Idaho 10.1   10.1   10.0   10.0   10.0   25,533   256,084   10.0   26,018   261,982   10.1   26,312   267,380   10.2  
Illinois 8.3 3  8.2 3  8.1 3  8.1 3  8.3 3  261,194 3  2,097,503   8.0 3  251,769 3  2,111,706   8.4 3  221,553 3  2,118,276   9.6 3 
Indiana 7.9   7.8   7.7   7.9   7.7   133,375   1,021,348   7.7   133,096   1,035,074   7.8   134,681   1,045,940   7.8  
                                                         
Iowa 7.5   7.3   7.0   7.2   7.1   68,450   478,319   7.0   69,080   483,482   7.0   69,690   483,122   6.9  
Kansas 7.4   7.3   7.2   7.4   7.4   64,114   469,136   7.3   65,537   467,525   7.1   53,762   469,506   8.7  
Kentucky 6.9   7.4   6.9   6.9   6.9   95,920   674,796   7.0   97,937   679,878   6.9   98,812   683,173 3  6.9 3 
Louisiana 7.5   7.3   7.2   7.1   7.1   101,381   724,281   7.1   92,612   654,526   7.1   95,226   675,851   7.1  
Maine 6.4   6.2   6.0   5.9   5.6   34,899   198,820   5.7   35,249   195,498   5.5   36,785   193,986   5.3  
                                                         
Maryland 9.0   8.8   8.7   8.4   8.1   108,296   865,561   8.0   111,215   860,020   7.7   113,474   851,640   7.5  
Massachusetts 7.1   8.0   7.7   6.8   7.3 3  137,613 3  975,574   7.1 3  138,781 3  971,909   7.0 3  136,563 3  968,661   7.1 3 
Michigan 8.2 3  8.2 3  8.1   9.5   8.5 3  209,835   1,751,290   8.3   204,764 3  1,742,282   8.5 3  212,320   1,714,709   8.1  
Minnesota 8.2   8.2 3  8.1   8.0 3  8.1   104,367   838,503   8.0   104,489   839,243   8.0   106,701   840,565   7.9  
Mississippi 7.8   7.7   7.6   7.4   7.2   67,249   495,376   7.4   67,659   494,954   7.3   68,815   495,026   7.2  
                                                         
Missouri 7.8   7.5   7.3   7.1   7.2   126,792   905,449   7.1   128,794   917,705   7.1   127,020 3  920,353   7.2 3 
Montana 7.9 3  8.0 3  7.8 3  8.0 3  8.0   18,759 3  146,705   7.8 3  19,611 3  145,416   7.4 3  19,023 3  144,418   7.6 3 
Nebraska 7.4   7.2   7.0   7.0   7.0   41,157   285,761   6.9   41,166   286,646   7.0   42,938   287,580   6.7  
Nevada 10.8   10.9   10.5   11.0   11.3   31,260   400,083   12.8   32,345 3  412,395   12.7 3  33,949 3  424,240   12.5 3 
New Hampshire 7.6   7.4   7.1   6.9   6.7   31,408   206,852   6.6   32,022   205,767   6.4   32,174   203,551   6.3  
                                                         
New Jersey 7.2   7.1   6.9   6.9   6.8   213,418   1,393,347   6.5   211,893 3  1,395,602   6.6 3  205,372 3  1,388,850   6.8 3 
New Mexico 7.5   7.1   7.1   7.3   7.2   46,531   326,102   7.0   47,940   326,758   6.8   46,551   328,220   7.1  
New York 7.1   6.9   6.8   6.7   7.3   399,089 3  2,836,337   7.1   373,504   2,815,581   7.5   373,360   2,809,649   7.5  
North Carolina 8.0   8.0   7.9   7.9   7.9   177,308   1,385,754   7.8   182,107   1,416,436   7.8   196,657   1,444,481   7.3  
North Dakota 7.5   7.2   7.1   6.9   6.8   15,157   100,513   6.6   15,128   98,283   6.5   15,157   96,670   6.4  
                                                         
Ohio 8.4   8.2   8.0   7.6   7.6   239,988   1,840,032   7.7   238,977   1,839,683   7.7   242,574   1,836,096   7.6  
Oklahoma 8.5   8.3   8.1   8.4   8.8   77,466   629,476   8.1   81,857   634,739   7.8   81,831   639,391   7.8  
Oregon 9.8   9.7   9.6   10.1   10.2   56,637   552,505   9.8   60,349   552,194   9.2   51,067   562,574   11.0  
Pennsylvania 8.4   8.1   7.9   7.9   7.8   237,122   1,828,089   7.7   240,409   1,830,684   7.6   241,024 3  1,871,060   7.8 3 
Rhode Island 8.7   8.9   8.5   8.7   8.0 3  22,838 3  156,498   6.9 3  24,267 3  153,422   6.3 3  17,902 3  151,612   8.5 3 
                                                         
South Carolina 7.8 3  9.8 3  9.5 3  11.0 3  11.1 3  64,999 3  703,736   10.8 3  67,992 3  701,544   10.3 3  74,709 3  703,119   9.4 3 
South Dakota 7.5   7.1   6.9   6.8   6.6   18,106   122,798   6.8   19,018   122,012   6.4   17,297 3  121,158   7.0 3 
Tennessee 8.2 3  8.3 3  8.3 3  8.1 3  8.1 3  115,767   941,091 3  8.1 3  114,171   953,928   8.4   123,218   978,368   7.9  
Texas 7.6   7.5   7.1   7.2   7.3   607,364   4,405,215   7.3   598,513   4,525,394   7.6   616,155   4,599,509   7.5  
Utah 11.9   11.8   11.8   11.8   11.9   44,499   503,607   11.3   45,821   508,430   11.1   47,365   523,586   11.1  
                                                         
Vermont 6.0   5.7   5.6   5.4   5.3   18,899   98,352   5.2   19,024   96,638   5.1   19,232   95,399   5.0  
Virginia 7.2 3  7.1 3  7.0   7.2   7.2   179,688   1,204,739   6.7   233,898   1,213,616   5.2   239,815   1,220,440   5.1  
Washington 10.5   10.3   9.0   9.0   9.3   111,848   1,020,005   9.1   113,845   1,031,985   9.1   102,948   1,026,774   10.0  
West Virginia 7.5   7.4   7.5   7.4   7.4   37,979   280,129   7.4   38,152   280,866   7.4   39,217 3  281,939   7.2 3 
Wisconsin 8.0   8.2   7.6   7.8   8.4   104,018   864,757   8.3   105,564   875,174   8.3   105,033   876,700   8.3  
Wyoming 6.6   6.4   6.4   6.4 3 6.2   14,256   84,733   5.9   14,526   84,409   5.8   15,233   85,193   5.6  
                                                         
Bureau of Indian Education             45,828       50,938          
                                                         
DoD, overseas 9.3 4  9.5   9.3   10.3   9.8   6,845   68,327   10.0   9,099   62,543   6.9   8,338   60,891   7.3  
DoD, domestic   8.4   7.6   7.6   7.4   2,865   29,151   10.2   3,671   28,329   7.7   3,574   26,631   7.5  
                                                         
Other jurisdictions                                                        
American Samoa 9.6   9.6   9.4   9.2   9.0   1,813   16,126   8.9   1,446   16,438   11.4   1,869   16,427   8.8  
Guam 8.9   8.5   8.5     9.1   3,318   30,605   9.2   3,455   30,986   9.0        
Northern Marianas 10.2   9.6   10.3   10.3   9.7   1,166   11,601   9.9   1,234   11,718   9.5   1,160   11,695   10.1  
Puerto Rico 8.5   8.9   8.0   8.0   7.8   76,865   575,648   7.5   75,023   563,490   7.5   71,962   544,138   7.6  
U.S. Virgin Islands 7.0   6.7   6.7   6.0   6.1   2,977   16,429   5.5   2,664   16,750   6.3   3,020   16,284   5.4  
— 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," 1999–2000 through 2006–07. (This table was prepared October 2008.)