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Table 213.50. Staff, enrollment, and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, fall 2000 through fall 2014
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
Fall 2000 Fall 2005 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 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 16
United States1 8.3   8.0   7.8   7.8   8.0   8.1   6,181,238   49,771,118 8.1   6,187,901   50,044,522 8.1   6,258,543   50,312,581 8.0  
Alabama 8.2 2 7.1   7.8   8.0   7.9   8.1   96,485 2 744,637 7.7 2 91,753   746,204 8.1   87,454   744,164 8.5  
Alaska 8.3 2 7.4 2 7.6 2 7.4 2 7.3 2 7.4 2 17,116 2 131,489 7.7 2 17,127 2 130,944 7.6 2 17,088 2 131,176 7.7 2
Arizona 9.7   10.9   10.3   10.7   11.1   10.9   103,228   1,089,384 10.6   103,343   1,102,445 10.7   102,383   1,111,695 10.9  
Arkansas 7.1   6.7   6.7   6.5   6.7   6.6   71,279   486,157 6.8   70,387   489,979 7.0   74,107   490,917 6.6  
California 11.1 2 11.1 2 10.7 2 10.3 2 11.9 2 11.5 2 544,875 2 6,299,451 11.6 2 541,762 2 6,312,623 11.7 2 571,389 2 6,312,161 11.0 2
                                                       
Colorado 8.7   8.4   8.0   8.1   8.3   8.5   102,480   863,561 8.4   104,025   876,999 8.4   108,671   889,006 8.2  
Connecticut 6.8   6.8   6.1   6.1   6.0   6.0   91,264   550,954 6.0   94,208   546,200 5.8   94,058   542,678 5.8  
Delaware 9.1   7.8   8.5   7.5   7.9   8.3   17,554   129,026 7.4   18,253   131,687 7.2   18,553   134,042 7.2  
District of Columbia 6.4   6.2 2 5.7   5.9   6.3   6.4   12,480   76,140 6.1   11,403   78,153 6.9   13,617   80,958 5.9  
Florida 8.8   8.5   7.7   7.9   7.9   8.1   335,100   2,692,162 8.0   335,081   2,720,744 8.1   341,440   2,756,944 8.1  
                                                       
Georgia 7.8   7.3   6.9   7.1   7.4   7.5   220,603   1,703,332 7.7   218,097   1,723,909 7.9   221,926   1,744,437 7.9  
Hawaii 10.0   8.7   8.3   8.3   8.3   8.3   22,238   184,760 8.3   22,438   186,825 8.3   22,424   182,384 8.1  
Idaho 10.1   10.1   10.1   10.0   9.9   10.0   26,319 2 284,834 10.8 2 23,803 2 296,476 12.5 2 27,451   290,885 10.6  
Illinois 8.2 2 8.4 2 9.6 2 9.5 2 9.7 2 9.8 2 263,565 2 2,072,880 7.9 2 266,645 2 2,066,990 7.8 2 261,922   2,050,239 7.8  
Indiana 7.8   7.8   7.4   7.3   7.5 2 6.9   147,936   1,041,369 7.0   144,412   1,047,385 7.3   139,587   1,046,269 7.5  
                                                       
Iowa 7.3   7.0   6.7   6.8   7.1   7.1   71,089   499,825 7.0   71,551   502,964 7.0   72,129   505,311 7.0  
Kansas 7.3   7.1   8.5   7.0   7.1   6.9   73,020   489,043 6.7   72,016   496,440 6.9   71,175   497,275 7.0  
Kentucky 7.4   6.9   6.7   6.9   6.8   7.4   99,176   685,167 6.9   97,808   677,389 6.9   97,269   688,640 7.1  
Louisiana 7.3   7.1   6.8   6.7   6.9   7.0   95,585   710,903 7.4   95,687   711,491 7.4   85,371   716,800 8.4  
Maine 6.2   5.5   5.3   5.1   5.8   4.7 2 32,859   185,739 5.7   34,249   183,995 5.4   32,225   182,470 5.7  
                                                       
Maryland 8.8   7.7   7.2   7.4   7.4   7.5   113,093   859,638 7.6   115,066   866,169 7.5   117,238   874,514 7.5  
Massachusetts 8.0   7.0 2 7.8   7.8   7.8   7.8   125,347   954,773 7.6   126,962   955,739 7.5   128,723   955,844 7.4  
Michigan 8.2 2 8.5 2 8.0   8.1   8.2   8.4   186,065   1,555,370 8.4   184,175   1,548,841 8.4   183,722   1,537,922 8.4  
Minnesota 8.2 2 8.0   7.7   7.7   7.7   7.7   111,069   845,404 7.6   112,735   850,973 7.5   115,999   857,235 7.4  
Mississippi 7.7   7.3   6.8   7.0   7.2   7.2   68,215   493,650 7.2   68,252   492,586 7.2   68,000   490,917 7.2  
                                                       
Missouri 7.5   7.1   6.9   7.0   7.2   6.9   126,937   917,900 7.2   123,505   918,288 7.4   127,062   917,785 7.2  
Montana 8.0 2 7.4 2 7.4 2 7.3 2 7.4 2 7.6 2 18,896 2 142,908 7.6 2 20,885 2 144,129 6.9 2 20,456 2 144,532 7.1 2
Nebraska 7.2   7.0   6.5   6.4   6.6   6.7   45,426   303,505 6.7   45,907   307,677 6.7   46,931   312,635 6.7  
Nevada 10.9   12.7 2 12.9 2 12.7 2 13.1 2 13.5 2 32,702 2 445,707 13.6 2 34,003 2 451,831 13.3 2 33,749 2 459,189 13.6 2
New Hampshire 7.4   6.4   6.0   6.0   5.9   6.0   31,734   188,974 6.0   31,832   186,310 5.9   31,851   184,670 5.8  
                                                       
New Jersey 7.1   6.6 2 6.7 2 6.5 2 6.9 2 6.7 2 223,279 2 1,372,203 6.1 2 231,012 2 1,370,295 5.9 2 235,231 2 1,400,579 6.0 2
New Mexico 7.1   6.8   6.9   7.0   7.3   7.3   46,222   338,220 7.3   46,380   339,244 7.3   46,921   340,365 7.3  
New York 6.9   7.5   6.4   6.6   6.6   6.7   370,214   2,710,703 7.3   359,255   2,732,770 7.6   356,055   2,741,185 7.7  
North Carolina 8.0   7.8   7.2   7.4 2 7.7   8.0   191,732   1,518,465 7.9   192,336   1,530,857 8.0   191,323   1,548,895 8.1  
North Dakota 7.2   6.5   6.1   5.9   5.9   6.0   16,713   101,111 6.0   17,036   103,947 6.1   17,599   106,586 6.1  
                                                       
Ohio 8.2   7.7   7.4   7.2   7.3   7.1   242,806   1,729,916 7.1   248,469   1,724,111 6.9   250,106 2 1,724,810 6.9 2
Oklahoma 8.3   7.8   7.4   7.7   8.0   8.1   84,380   673,483 8.0   85,152   681,848 8.0   85,835   688,511 8.0  
Oregon 9.7   9.2   8.8   9.3   9.0   9.4   59,771   587,564 9.8   59,768   593,000 9.9   62,956   601,318 9.6  
Pennsylvania 8.1   7.6   7.0   7.0   6.7   7.0   252,179   1,763,677 7.0   243,021 2 1,755,236 7.2 2 243,290   1,743,160 7.2  
Rhode Island 8.9   6.3 2 7.8   7.7   7.7   7.6   16,934   142,481 8.4   17,312   142,008 8.2   15,716   141,959 9.0  
                                                       
South Carolina 9.8 2 10.3 2 10.3   10.7   11.1   10.5   72,511   735,998 10.2   72,401   745,657 10.3   75,718   756,523 10.0  
South Dakota 7.1   6.4   6.9   6.6   6.5   6.7   19,146   130,471 6.8   19,205   130,890 6.8   19,326   133,040 6.9  
Tennessee 8.3 2 8.4   7.7   7.6   7.7   7.8   127,643   993,496 7.8   125,506   993,556 7.9   127,043   995,475 7.8  
Texas 7.5   7.6   7.3   7.3   7.4   7.8   644,442   5,077,659 7.9   658,340   5,153,702 7.8   675,112   5,233,765 7.8  
Utah 11.8   11.1   11.4   11.0   11.2   11.5   53,730   613,279 11.4   54,945   625,461 11.4   55,355 2 635,577 11.5 2
                                                       
Vermont 5.7   5.1   4.8   4.7   5.2   4.9   18,422   89,624 4.9   18,300   88,690 4.8   18,130   87,311 4.8  
Virginia 7.1 2 5.2   6.1   6.1   6.2   7.0   177,357   1,265,419 7.1   178,202   1,273,825 7.1   177,733   1,280,381 7.2  
Washington 10.3   9.1   9.9   10.0   10.1   10.3   102,540   1,051,694 10.3   105,365   1,058,936 10.1   111,696   1,073,638 9.6  
West Virginia 7.4   7.4   7.3   7.2 2 7.2 2 7.2 2 39,267 2 283,044 7.2 2 39,121 2 280,958 7.2 2 39,272 2 280,310 7.1 2
Wisconsin 8.2   8.3   8.2   8.3   8.4   8.6   101,644   872,436 8.6   102,476   874,414 8.5   103,208 2 871,432 8.4 2
Wyoming 6.4   5.8   5.5   5.4   5.4   5.3   16,573   91,533 5.5   16,931   92,732 5.5   16,946   94,067 5.6  
                                                       
Bureau of Indian                                                      
Education             12,373 3          
DoD, overseas 9.5   6.9   7.5                    
DoD, domestic 8.4   7.7   7.3                    
                                                       
Other jurisdictions                                                      
American Samoa 9.6   11.4                      
Guam 8.5   9.0       9.3   8.0   3,923   31,186 7.9   3,923   33,414 8.5   3,938   31,144 7.9  
Northern Marianas 9.6   9.5   10.5   9.5   9.1   10.6   891   10,646 11.9   876   10,638 12.1      
Puerto Rico 8.9   7.5   7.2   7.8   8.0   8.1   54,381   434,609 8.0   54,430   423,934 7.8   50,099   410,950 8.2  
U.S. Virgin Islands 6.7   6.3   6.4   5.4   5.3   6.6   2,208   15,192 6.9   2,170   14,953 6.9   2,212   14,241 6.4  
—Not available.
1 U.S. totals include imputations for underreporting and nonreporting states.
2 Includes imputations to correct for underreporting.
3 Excludes counts for officials and administrators and for administrative support staff, which were not reported.
NOTE: Staff reported in full-time equivalents. 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," 2000-01 through 2014-15. (This table was prepared August 2016.)

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