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Table 216.75. Public elementary schools, by grade span, average school enrollment, and state or jurisdiction: 2016-17
State or jurisdiction Total, all elemen- tary schools Total, all regular elementary schools1 Schools, by grade span Average school enrollment2
Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or grade 1 to grades 3 or 4 Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or grade 1 to grade 5 Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or grade 1 to grade 6 Prekinder- garten, kin- dergarten, or grade 1 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 66,837 65,853 4,949 25,714 9,569 6,664 13,253 6,688 483 488
Alabama 925 915 92 293 143 59 218 120 497 499
Alaska 196 196 0 38 98 22 24 14 337 337
Arizona 1,377 1,360 51 240 364 476 170 76 512 514
Arkansas 697 694 133 144 155 7 156 102 441 442
California 7,037 6,881 119 2,545 2,057 1,073 1,065 178 550 558
                     
Colorado 1,320 1,316 24 634 194 131 243 94 439 439
Connecticut 919 824 98 291 66 106 170 188 371 411
Delaware 168 159 15 78 4 9 38 24 550 566
District of Columbia 177 177 20 73 1 30 33 20 364 364
Florida 2,845 2,785 36 1,669 125 307 573 135 670 682
                     
Georgia 1,775 1,774 34 1,066 19 41 464 151 683 684
Hawaii 212 212 1 86 85 10 28 2 539 539
Idaho 460 449 35 159 130 29 81 26 395 403
Illinois 3,048 3,033 282 773 288 645 577 483 432 434
Indiana 1,371 1,369 159 478 303 50 262 119 473 474
                     
Iowa 939 938 120 324 133 10 226 126 352 352
Kansas 923 921 73 368 178 52 191 61 347 347
Kentucky 975 963 33 471 102 76 198 95 474 480
Louisiana 973 972 74 307 112 135 203 142 477 477
Maine 445 445 48 95 55 81 80 86 266 266
                     
Maryland 1,125 1,111 10 685 59 98 222 51 553 558
Massachusetts 1,419 1,415 175 487 116 101 289 251 433 434
Michigan 1,744 1,711 186 627 159 218 324 230 418 420
Minnesota 1,357 1,187 112 431 242 82 268 222 425 466
Mississippi 619 619 72 140 85 36 157 129 497 497
                     
Missouri 1,620 1,612 148 509 293 112 327 231 374 375
Montana 492 489 17 73 189 110 69 34 194 195
Nebraska 731 728 46 200 243 20 108 114 293 293
Nevada 479 470 8 270 74 20 93 14 636 645
New Hampshire 381 381 51 114 39 54 83 40 316 316
                     
New Jersey 1,950 1,934 259 564 129 287 364 347 458 461
New Mexico 601 597 18 261 107 35 128 52 362 364
New York 3,273 3,262 279 1,291 355 285 719 344 517 518
North Carolina 1,919 1,907 83 1,102 56 123 466 89 531 534
North Dakota 305 305 9 86 99 68 34 9 240 240
                     
Ohio 2,399 2,378 352 618 334 198 526 371 437 440
Oklahoma 1,225 1,221 80 299 163 276 252 155 388 389
Oregon 885 882 27 410 113 126 177 32 417 418
Pennsylvania 2,124 2,124 306 665 327 193 420 213 491 491
Rhode Island 239 238 36 100 18 3 48 34 396 397
                     
South Carolina 931 928 44 479 31 45 229 103 562 564
South Dakota 438 428 26 128 59 94 104 27 216 220
Tennessee 1,343 1,334 174 523 56 182 317 91 503 505
Texas 6,122 6,003 594 2,916 432 146 1,368 666 570 578
Utah 674 638 10 117 420 35 43 49 547 568
                     
Vermont 229 229 15 24 98 63 17 12 240 240
Virginia 1,493 1,493 47 841 148 12 308 137 576 576
Washington 1,563 1,481 58 694 285 85 295 146 455 471
West Virginia 548 547 67 254 33 39 113 42 347 348
Wisconsin 1,579 1,571 168 609 120 152 341 189 359 360
Wyoming 248 247 25 65 75 17 44 22 233 233
                     
Jurisdiction                    
Bureau of Indian
   Education
112 112 6 7 27 64 4 4 212 212
DoDEA6
Other jurisdictions                    
American Samoa 22 22 0 0 0 22 0 0
Guam 34 34 0 24 0 0 8 2 607 607
Northern Marianas
Puerto Rico 932 931 18 325 324 146 97 22 233 234
U.S. Virgin
   Islands
19 19 1 1 14 1 2 0 398 398
—Not available.
1 Excludes special education and alternative schools.
2 Average for schools reporting enrollment data. Enrollment data were available for 66,556 out of 66,837 public elementary schools in 2016-17.
3 DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity. Includes both domestic and overseas schools.
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 students with disabilities.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2016-17. (This table was prepared November 2018.)

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