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Table 213.10. Staff employed in public elementary and secondary school systems, by type of assignment: Selected years, 1949-50 through fall 2014
[In full-time equivalents]
School year Total School district
administrative staff
Instructional staff Support
staff1
Total Officials and
adminis-
trators
Instruc-
tion coordi-
nators
Total Principals and
assistant
principals
Teachers Instruc-
tional aides
Librar-
ians
Guidance
coun-
selors
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  Number
1949-502 1,300,031 33,642 23,868 9,774 956,808 43,137 913,671 (3) (3) (3) 309,582
1959-602 2,089,283 42,423 28,648 13,775 1,448,931 63,554 1,353,372 (3) 17,363 14,643 597,929
1969-702 3,360,763 65,282 33,745 31,537 2,255,707 90,593 2,016,244 57,418 42,689 48,763 1,039,774
Fall 19802 4,168,286 78,784 58,230 20,554 2,729,023 107,061 2,184,216 325,755 48,018 63,973 1,360,479
Fall 1990 4,494,076 75,868 3,051,404 127,417 2,398,169 395,959 49,909 79,950 1,366,804
                       
Fall 1998 5,419,181 88,939 52,975 35,964 3,693,630 129,317 2,830,286 588,108 52,805 93,114 1,636,612
Fall 1999 5,632,004 94,134 55,467 38,667 3,819,057 137,199 2,910,633 621,942 53,659 95,624 1,718,813
Fall 2000 5,709,753 97,270 57,837 39,433 3,876,628 141,792 2,941,461 641,392 54,246 97,737 1,735,855
Fall 2001 5,904,195 109,526 63,517 46,009 3,989,211 160,543 2,999,528 674,741 54,350 100,049 1,805,458
Fall 2002 5,954,661 110,777 62,781 47,996 4,016,963 164,171 3,034,123 663,552 54,205 100,912 1,826,921
                       
Fall 2003 5,953,667 107,483 63,418 44,065 4,052,739 165,233 3,048,652 685,118 54,349 99,387 1,793,445
Fall 2004 6,058,174 111,832 64,101 47,731 4,120,063 165,657 3,090,925 707,514 54,145 101,822 1,826,279
Fall 2005 6,130,686 121,164 62,464 58,700 4,151,236 156,454 3,143,003 693,792 54,057 103,930 1,858,286
Fall 2006 6,153,735 118,707 53,722 64,985 4,186,968 153,673 3,166,391 709,715 54,444 102,745 1,848,060
Fall 2007 6,232,911 130,044 59,361 70,683 4,235,238 157,539 3,199,995 717,806 54,386 105,512 1,867,629
                       
Fall 2008 6,326,702 135,706 62,153 73,553 4,277,674 159,897 3,222,154 734,010 53,805 107,808 1,913,322
Fall 2009 6,351,157 138,471 63,969 74,502 4,279,488 168,450 3,209,672 741,337 52,545 107,484 1,933,198
Fall 2010 6,195,207 133,833 64,597 69,236 4,151,225 165,047 3,099,095 731,705 50,300 105,079 1,910,150
Fall 2011 6,138,890 130,595 62,884 67,711 4,133,767 166,416 3,103,263 710,335 48,402 105,351 1,874,528
Fall 2012 6,181,238 136,387 65,420 70,967 4,158,000 169,240 3,109,101 729,756 46,685 103,218 1,886,851
                       
Fall 2013 6,187,901 139,667 66,732 72,935 4,167,118 168,101 3,113,764 738,226 45,106 101,920 1,881,116
Fall 2014 6,258,543 148,229 68,962 79,267 4,205,088 174,664 3,132,351 749,143 44,624 104,306 1,905,226
  Percentage distribution
1949-502 100.0 2.6 1.8 0.8 73.6 3.3 70.3 (3) (3) (3) 23.8
1959-602 100.0 2.0 1.4 0.7 69.4 3.0 64.8 (3) 0.8 0.7 28.6
1969-702 100.0 1.9 1.0 0.9 67.1 2.7 60.0 1.7 1.3 1.5 30.9
Fall 19802 100.0 1.9 1.4 0.5 65.5 2.6 52.4 7.8 1.2 1.5 32.6
Fall 1990 100.0 1.7 67.9 2.8 53.4 8.8 1.1 1.8 30.4
                       
Fall 1998 100.0 1.6 1.0 0.7 68.2 2.4 52.2 10.9 1.0 1.7 30.2
Fall 1999 100.0 1.7 1.0 0.7 67.8 2.4 51.7 11.0 1.0 1.7 30.5
Fall 2000 100.0 1.7 1.0 0.7 67.9 2.5 51.5 11.2 1.0 1.7 30.4
Fall 2001 100.0 1.9 1.1 0.8 67.6 2.7 50.8 11.4 0.9 1.7 30.6
Fall 2002 100.0 1.9 1.1 0.8 67.5 2.8 51.0 11.1 0.9 1.7 30.7
                       
Fall 2003 100.0 1.8 1.1 0.7 68.1 2.8 51.2 11.5 0.9 1.7 30.1
Fall 2004 100.0 1.8 1.1 0.8 68.0 2.7 51.0 11.7 0.9 1.7 30.1
Fall 2005 100.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 67.7 2.6 51.3 11.3 0.9 1.7 30.3
Fall 2006 100.0 1.9 0.9 1.1 68.0 2.5 51.5 11.5 0.9 1.7 30.0
Fall 2007 100.0 2.1 1.0 1.1 67.9 2.5 51.3 11.5 0.9 1.7 30.0
                       
Fall 2008 100.0 2.1 1.0 1.2 67.6 2.5 50.9 11.6 0.9 1.7 30.2
Fall 2009 100.0 2.2 1.0 1.2 67.4 2.7 50.5 11.7 0.8 1.7 30.4
Fall 2010 100.0 2.2 1.0 1.1 67.0 2.7 50.0 11.8 0.8 1.7 30.8
Fall 2011 100.0 2.1 1.0 1.1 67.3 2.7 50.6 11.6 0.8 1.7 30.5
Fall 2012 100.0 2.2 1.1 1.1 67.3 2.7 50.3 11.8 0.8 1.7 30.5
                       
Fall 2013 100.0 2.3 1.1 1.2 67.3 2.7 50.3 11.9 0.7 1.6 30.4
Fall 2014 100.0 2.4 1.1 1.3 67.2 2.8 50.0 12.0 0.7 1.7 30.4
  Pupils per staff member
1949-502 19.3 746.4 1,052.1 2,569.2 26.2 582.1 27.5 (3) (3) (3) 81.1
1959-602 16.8 829.3 1,228.1 2,554.1 24.3 553.6 26.0 (3) 2,026.3 2,402.7 58.8
1969-702 13.6 697.7 1,349.8 1,444.3 20.2 502.8 22.6 793.3 1,067.0 934.1 43.8
Fall 19802 9.8 518.9 702.0 1,988.8 15.0 381.8 18.7 125.5 851.3 639.0 30.0
Fall 1990 9.2 543.3 13.5 323.5 17.2 104.1 825.8 515.5 30.2
                       
Fall 1998 8.6 523.3 878.5 1,294.0 12.6 359.9 16.4 79.1 881.3 499.8 28.4
Fall 1999 8.3 497.8 844.8 1,211.8 12.3 341.5 16.1 75.3 873.2 490.0 27.3
Fall 2000 8.3 485.3 816.1 1,197.1 12.2 332.9 16.0 73.6 870.2 483.0 27.2
Fall 2001 8.1 435.3 750.5 1,036.1 12.0 296.9 15.9 70.7 877.1 476.5 26.4
Fall 2002 8.1 435.0 767.5 1,003.9 12.0 293.5 15.9 72.6 888.9 477.5 26.4
                       
Fall 2003 8.2 451.6 765.4 1,101.6 12.0 293.8 15.9 70.8 893.1 488.4 27.1
Fall 2004 8.1 436.3 761.2 1,022.3 11.8 294.6 15.8 69.0 901.2 479.2 26.7
Fall 2005 8.0 405.3 786.3 836.7 11.8 313.9 15.6 70.8 908.5 472.6 26.4
Fall 2006 8.0 415.4 918.0 758.9 11.8 320.9 15.6 69.5 905.8 480.0 26.7
Fall 2007 7.9 379.0 830.4 697.3 11.6 312.9 15.4 68.7 906.3 467.2 26.4
                       
Fall 2008 7.8 363.0 792.6 669.8 11.5 308.1 15.3 67.1 915.6 457.0 25.7
Fall 2009 7.8 356.5 771.6 662.5 11.5 293.0 15.4 66.6 939.4 459.2 25.5
Fall 2010 8.0 369.7 766.0 714.7 11.9 299.8 16.0 67.6 983.8 470.9 25.9
Fall 2011 8.1 379.2 787.5 731.4 12.0 297.6 16.0 69.7 1,023.1 470.1 26.4
Fall 2012 8.1 364.9 760.8 701.3 12.0 294.1 16.0 68.2 1,066.1 482.2 26.4
                       
Fall 2013 8.1 358.3 749.9 686.2 12.0 297.7 16.1 67.8 1,109.5 491.0 26.6
Fall 2014 8.0 339.4 729.6 634.7 12.0 288.1 16.1 67.2 1,127.5 482.4 26.4
—Not available.
1 Includes school district administrative support staff, school and library support staff, student support staff, and other support services staff.
2 Because of classification revisions, categories other than teachers, principals, librarians, and guidance counselors are only roughly comparable to figures for years after 1980.
3 Data included in column 8.
NOTE: Data for 1949-50 through 1969-70 are cumulative for the entire school year, rather than counts as of the fall of the year. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of State School Systems, various years; Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, various years; and Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1986-87 through 2014-15. (This table was prepared August 2016.)

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