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Table 99. Public elementary schools, by grade span, average school size, and state or jurisdiction: 200607
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 68,990 66,218 5,005 24,402 12,289 5,912 12,773 8,609 473 478
Alabama 979 954 86 296 181 66 208 142 485 487
Alaska 185 184 2 22 109 16 18 18 331 331
Arizona 1,290 1,250 58 246 341 390 173 82 537 542
Arkansas 734 710 121 141 196 6 144 126 413 413
California 7,163 6,910 170 2,404 2,150 815 1,042 582 572 584
                     
Colorado 1,239 1,235 28 557 269 82 227 76 411 412
Connecticut 835 820 93 288 116 70 152 116 446 450
Delaware 144 141 26 55 13 7 35 8 548 551
District of Columbia 164 154 7 21 86 11 22 17 286 285
Florida 2,862 2,686 31 1,585 149 101 555 441 698 716
                     
Georgia 2,017 1,746 33 1,032 34 14 435 469 670 671
Hawaii 208 208 0 73 100 5 26 4 540 540
Idaho 439 422 41 126 145 24 70 33 377 379
Illinois 3,260 3,155 315 805 354 723 554 509 441 445
Indiana 1,488 1,420 126 556 363 30 267 146 464 465
                     
Iowa 1,016 1,011 115 334 196 18 224 129 295 296
Kansas 972 970 94 297 228 90 180 83 298 299
Kentucky 1,122 975 42 486 141 85 193 175 443 449
Louisiana 953 918 85 327 112 116 202 111 463 469
Maine 505 505 57 94 77 103 89 85 246 246
                     
Maryland 1,116 1,088 17 634 137 42 225 61 505 512
Massachusetts 1,474 1,474 197 511 151 98 296 221 427 427
Michigan 2,849 2,658 250 975 341 184 515 584 403 407
Minnesota 1,544 1,126 110 331 407 128 219 349 399 436
Mississippi 764 611 75 120 122 40 138 269 505 505
                     
Missouri 1,540 1,534 139 473 338 116 293 181 374 374
Montana 479 476 19 52 225 111 50 22 173 173
Nebraska 777 777 0 0 551 126 79 21 226 226
Nevada 433 422 7 214 94 20 73 25 683 684
New Hampshire 382 382 54 119 38 48 80 43 346 346
                     
New Jersey 1,922 1,914 281 553 177 270 363 278 470 472
New Mexico 606 600 27 226 133 15 126 79 354 356
New York 3,297 3,263 275 1,257 439 166 743 417 537 538
North Carolina 1,862 1,840 82 1,031 55 123 440 131 552 554
North Dakota 351 314 10 50 161 50 24 56 183 183
                     
Ohio 2,721 2,679 378 731 454 240 514 404 410 412
Oklahoma 1,211 1,207 73 352 133 312 224 117 359 360
Oregon 926 919 47 393 176 85 179 46 386 386
Pennsylvania 2,357 2,357 259 788 527 169 441 173 469 469
Rhode Island 264 248 28 101 41 4 42 48 379 382
                     
South Carolina 908 886 40 444 58 25 225 116 549 549
South Dakota 461 445 14 120 94 98 82 53 186 186
Tennessee 1,297 1,289 172 478 99 179 280 89 514 515
Texas 5,555 5,410 589 2,321 633 121 1,249 642 553 563
Utah 603 580 10 121 370 21 41 40 522 533
                     
Vermont 255 240 12 28 111 63 17 24 222 222
Virginia 1,782 1,511 50 835 154 9 309 425 537 538
Washington 1,460 1,382 45 574 392 78 231 140 427 441
West Virginia 429 429 62 162 35 29 111 30 351 351
Wisconsin 1,539 1,534 130 609 192 155 306 147 358 359
Wyoming 251 249 23 54 91 15 42 26 203 204
                     
Bureau of Indian Education 109 109 6 5 26 64 4 4
                     
DoD, domestic 56 56 16 13 6 1 9 11 381 381
DoD, overseas 94 94 6 20 39 8 18 3 447 447
                     
Other jurisdictions                    
American Samoa 24 24 1 0 0 21 1 1 490 490
Guam 32 32 0 23 0 0 7 2
Northern Marianas 22 22 0 2 10 0 2 8 324 324
Puerto Rico 901 900 64 4 785 4 27 17 275 276
U.S. Virgin Islands 23 23 0 0 22 0 1 0 376 376
— Not available.
1 Excludes special education and alternative schools.
2 Average for schools reporting enrollment data. Enrollment data were available for 66,052 out of 68,990 public elementary schools in 2006–07.
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," 2006–07. (This table was prepared September 2008.)

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