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Table 213.60. Staff employed and pupil/staff ratios in public elementary and secondary school systems, by type of assignment and locale: Fall 2016
Locale Total School district staff School staff Student support staff Other support services staff
Officials and adminis- trators Adminis- trative support staff Instruc- tion coordi-nators Principals and assistant principals School support staff Teachers Instruc- tional aides Guidance counsel- ors Librar- ians Library support staff
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  Number of staff employed
Total 6,328,857 66,535 186,138 86,122 181,312 253,256 3,113,227 749,831 109,538 41,449 25,458 334,681 1,181,310
City 1,852,442 16,759 56,616 33,246 59,871 75,531 940,595 209,299 34,065 11,158 5,306 97,988 312,007
Large 965,532 8,822 30,470 17,887 33,860 38,306 505,410 100,058 18,208 4,982 1,564 49,245 156,721
Midsize 441,925 3,857 13,705 8,479 13,669 18,885 217,288 52,378 8,235 3,085 1,817 23,787 76,741
Small 444,985 4,080 12,441 6,881 12,341 18,341 217,897 56,863 7,622 3,092 1,925 24,956 78,546
                           
Suburban 2,644,352 25,114 80,619 34,913 70,733 110,272 1,298,686 311,627 45,002 16,874 9,993 146,350 494,169
Large 2,299,844 21,285 71,048 30,260 61,179 96,214 1,130,512 267,437 38,998 14,503 8,466 128,437 431,506
Midsize 223,131 2,515 6,095 3,244 6,222 9,047 110,449 29,300 4,023 1,700 1,054 11,032 38,451
Small 121,377 1,315 3,476 1,408 3,332 5,011 57,725 14,891 1,981 671 473 6,881 24,212
                           
Town 733,951 8,498 20,571 7,694 20,117 27,809 348,516 97,505 12,321 5,050 3,968 38,889 143,013
Fringe 161,110 1,760 4,200 1,799 4,338 6,292 77,066 20,047 2,619 1,055 800 8,995 32,140
Distant 360,047 4,122 10,386 3,682 9,894 13,501 168,756 45,590 5,974 2,504 1,989 19,502 74,147
Remote 212,794 2,616 5,986 2,213 5,885 8,016 102,694 31,868 3,728 1,490 1,179 10,392 36,727
                           
Rural 1,098,111 16,164 28,331 10,268 30,591 39,644 525,429 131,401 18,150 8,368 6,192 51,453 232,120
Fringe 542,674 6,230 13,609 5,560 14,803 20,662 260,529 64,981 9,204 4,199 2,647 26,098 114,151
Distant 398,188 6,149 10,216 3,410 11,137 13,728 187,974 45,871 6,507 2,965 2,457 19,042 88,733
Remote 157,249 3,785 4,506 1,298 4,651 5,254 76,927 20,549 2,439 1,204 1,088 6,313 29,236
  Pupils per staff member
Total 7.8 745.7 266.6 576.1 273.7 195.9 15.9 66.2 453.0 1,197.1 1,949.0 148.3 42.0
City 8.5 942.8 279.1 475.3 263.9 209.2 16.8 75.5 463.8 1,416.0 2,978.0 161.2 50.6
Large 9.0 981.2 284.1 483.9 255.6 226.0 17.1 86.5 475.4 1,737.6 5,533.8 175.8 55.2
Midsize 8.2 943.9 265.6 429.4 266.3 192.8 16.8 69.5 442.1 1,180.2 2,003.8 153.1 47.4
Small 7.9 858.7 281.6 509.2 283.9 191.0 16.1 61.6 459.7 1,133.3 1,820.5 140.4 44.6
                           
Suburban 7.9 828.7 258.2 596.1 294.2 188.7 16.0 66.8 462.5 1,233.4 2,082.7 142.2 42.1
Large 7.9 849.4 254.5 597.5 295.5 187.9 16.0 67.6 463.6 1,246.7 2,135.7 140.8 41.9
Midsize 7.9 702.7 289.9 544.7 284.0 195.3 16.0 60.3 439.3 1,039.6 1,675.8 160.2 46.0
Small 8.0 733.9 277.7 685.5 289.7 192.6 16.7 64.8 487.3 1,438.5 2,042.5 140.3 39.9
                           
Town 7.4 639.5 264.2 706.3 270.1 195.4 15.6 55.7 441.1 1,076.1 1,369.6 139.7 38.0
Fringe 7.8 712.7 298.6 697.2 289.1 199.3 16.3 62.6 478.9 1,188.4 1,567.7 139.4 39.0
Distant 7.3 636.3 252.5 712.3 265.1 194.3 15.5 57.5 439.0 1,047.2 1,319.0 134.5 35.4
Remote 7.3 595.3 260.2 703.8 264.7 194.3 15.2 48.9 417.7 1,045.2 1,320.6 149.9 42.4
                           
Rural 6.9 468.4 267.2 737.4 247.5 191.0 14.4 57.6 417.1 904.8 1,222.7 147.1 32.6
Fringe 7.3 632.9 289.7 709.2 266.4 190.8 15.1 60.7 428.4 939.0 1,489.5 151.1 34.5
Distant 6.7 434.0 261.3 782.7 239.7 194.4 14.2 58.2 410.2 900.3 1,086.4 140.2 30.1
Remote 6.1 253.4 212.8 738.9 206.2 182.5 12.5 46.7 393.1 796.3 881.4 151.9 32.8
NOTE: Staff reported in full-time equivalents. Data are based on locales of school districts rather than of individual schools. Includes all regular and other types of school districts reporting both enrollment and staff data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2016-17; and Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE), "Public District File," 2016-17. (This table was prepared May 2019.)

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