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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 2018
State or jurisdiction Pupil/staff ratio Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Fall 2000 Fall 2005 Fall 2010 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 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 17
United States 8.3 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.9 6,484,723 50,615,189 7.8 6,544,767 50,685,567 7.7 6,557,054 50,694,061 7.7
Alabama 8.2 7.1 7.9 7.7 8.1 8.5 10.4 87,251 744,930 8.5 91,778 742,444 8.1 76,493 739,716 9.7
Alaska 8.3 7.4 7.3 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.8 17,231 132,737 7.7 17,154 132,872 7.7 17,114 130,963 7.7
Arizona 9.7 10.9 11.1 10.6 10.7 10.9 10.7 104,170 1,123,137 10.8 103,508 1,110,851 10.7 105,177 1,141,511 10.9
Arkansas 7.1 6.7 6.7 6.8 7.0 6.6 6.7 73,599 493,447 6.7 73,587 496,085 6.7 76,287 495,291 6.5
California 11.1 11.1 11.9 11.6 11.7 11.0 10.9 599,786 6,309,138 10.5 604,248 6,304,266 10.4 613,096 6,272,734 10.2

Colorado
8.7 8.4 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.2 8.0 111,293 905,019 8.1 113,320 910,280 8.0 115,528 911,536 7.9
Connecticut 6.8 6.8 6.0 6.0 5.8 5.8 5.5 96,047 535,118 5.6 97,989 531,288 5.4 96,103 526,634 5.5
Delaware 9.1 7.8 7.9 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.9 17,142 136,264 7.9 18,398 136,293 7.4 18,955 138,405 7.3
District of Columbia 6.4 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.9 5.9 6.0 13,402 85,850 6.4 14,171 87,315 6.2 15,683 88,493 5.6
Florida 8.8 8.5 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 351,531 2,816,791 8.0 352,746 2,832,424 8.0 336,556 2,846,444 8.5

Georgia
7.8 7.3 7.4 7.7 7.9 7.9 7.8 228,523 1,764,346 7.7 231,644 1,768,642 7.6 234,162 1,767,202 7.5
Hawaii 10.0 8.7 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.1 8.1 22,598 181,550 8.0 23,141 180,837 7.8 23,177 181,278 7.8
Idaho 10.1 10.1 9.9 10.8 12.5 10.6 10.8 28,079 297,200 10.6 28,860 301,186 10.4 29,357 310,522 10.6
Illinois 8.2 8.4 9.7 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 259,560 2,026,718 7.8 248,682 2,005,153 8.1 261,629 1,982,327 7.6
Indiana 7.8 7.8 7.5 7.0 7.3 7.5 7.3 144,997 1,049,547 7.2 142,014 1,054,187 7.4 143,563 1,055,706 7.4

Iowa
7.3 7.0 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 73,495 509,831 6.9 75,694 511,850 6.8 76,348 514,833 6.7
Kansas 7.3 7.1 7.1 6.7 6.9 7.0 6.8 68,847 494,347 7.2 69,442 497,088 7.2 71,519 497,733 7.0
Kentucky 7.4 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.1 7.0 97,694 684,017 7.0 98,363 680,978 6.9 97,615 677,821 6.9
Louisiana 7.3 7.1 6.9 7.4 7.4 8.4 6.7 97,152 716,293 7.4 81,650 715,135 8.8 79,742 711,783 8.9
Maine 6.2 5.5 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.7 5.2 35,607 180,512 5.1 35,983 180,473 5.0 36,298 180,461 5.0

Maryland
8.8 7.7 7.4 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.6 117,750 886,221 7.5 118,384 893,684 7.5 119,786 896,827 7.5
Massachusetts 8.0 7.0 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.5 130,732 964,514 7.4 132,727 964,791 7.3 134,075 962,297 7.2
Michigan 8.2 8.5 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5 181,556 1,528,666 8.4 184,986 1,516,398 8.2 188,753 1,504,194 8.0
Minnesota 8.2 8.0 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.4 118,632 875,021 7.4 121,035 884,944 7.3 122,644 889,304 7.3
Mississippi 7.7 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 67,583 483,150 7.1 67,521 478,321 7.1 67,299 471,298 7.0

Missouri
7.5 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.4 7.2 7.1 124,666 915,040 7.3 125,779 915,472 7.3 125,331 913,441 7.3
Montana 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.6 6.9 7.1 6.8 21,233 146,375 6.9 21,223 149,474 7.0 21,388 148,844 7.0
Nebraska 7.2 7.0 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 47,979 319,194 6.7 48,012 323,766 6.7 48,649 326,392 6.7
Nevada 10.9 12.7 13.1 13.6 13.3 13.6 17.7 35,878 473,744 13.2 35,848 485,785 13.6 27,004 492,640 18.2
New Hampshire 7.4 6.4 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 31,622 180,888 5.7 31,618 179,433 5.7 32,339 178,515 5.5

New Jersey
7.1 6.6 6.9 6.1 5.9 6.0 6.0 237,561 1,410,421 5.9 238,785 1,408,102 5.9 240,766 1,400,069 5.8
New Mexico 7.1 6.8 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 8.9 36,506 336,263 9.2 36,473 334,345 9.2 37,301 333,537 8.9
New York 6.9 7.5 6.6 7.3 7.6 7.7 7.3 386,801 2,729,776 7.1 425,292 2,724,663 6.4 399,118 2,700,833 6.8
North Carolina 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 193,031 1,550,062 8.0 193,798 1,553,513 8.0 193,980 1,552,497 8.0
North Dakota 7.2 6.5 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.0 18,412 109,706 6.0 18,599 111,920 6.0 18,914 113,845 6.0

Ohio
8.2 7.7 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.9 5.3 325,387 1,710,143 5.3 323,566 1,704,399 5.3 328,090 1,695,762 5.2
Oklahoma 8.3 7.8 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 84,115 693,903 8.2 85,021 695,092 8.2 86,709 698,891 8.1
Oregon 9.7 9.2 9.0 9.8 9.9 9.6 9.2 68,089 606,277 8.9 68,520 608,014 8.9 70,802 609,507 8.6
Pennsylvania 8.1 7.6 6.7 7.0 7.2 7.2 7.1 247,299 1,727,497 7.0 244,015 1,726,809 7.1 249,287 1,730,757 6.9
Rhode Island 8.9 6.3 7.7 8.4 8.2 9.0 7.3 20,233 142,150 7.0 20,376 142,949 7.0 20,514 143,436 7.0

South Carolina
9.8 10.3 11.1 10.2 10.3 10.0 9.8 87,314 771,250 8.8 88,410 777,507 8.8 89,964 780,882 8.7
South Dakota 7.1 6.4 6.5 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 19,732 136,302 6.9 19,787 137,823 7.0 19,814 138,975 7.0
Tennessee 8.3 8.4 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.8 128,323 1,001,562 7.8 131,312 1,001,967 7.6 133,504 1,007,624 7.5
Texas 7.5 7.6 7.4 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 707,173 5,360,849 7.6 713,764 5,401,341 7.6 722,636 5,433,471 7.5
Utah 11.8 11.1 11.2 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.5 59,325 659,801 11.1 60,086 668,274 11.1 59,922 677,031 11.3

Vermont
5.7 5.1 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 18,048 88,428 4.9 18,268 88,028 4.8 18,233 87,074 4.8
Virginia 7.1 5.2 6.2 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 180,091 1,287,026 7.1 183,485 1,291,462 7.0 185,858 1,289,367 6.9
Washington 10.3 9.1 10.1 10.3 10.1 9.6 11.5 94,685 1,101,711 11.6 99,520 1,110,367 11.2 102,940 1,123,736 10.9
West Virginia 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.2 36,885 273,855 7.4 37,603 272,266 7.2 37,140 267,976 7.2
Wisconsin 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.6 113,145 864,432 7.6 112,001 860,753 7.7 113,362 859,333 7.6
Wyoming 6.4 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 16,933 94,170 5.6 16,580 94,258 5.7 16,526 94,313 5.7

Bureau of Indian
    Education
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 45,399 --- --- 46,330 --- 10,690 43,706 4.1

DoDEA1
9.1 8.3 --- --- --- --- --- --- 72,226 --- --- 71,134 --- --- 71,406 ---

Other jurisdictions
                               
American Samoa 9.6 11.4 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 12,620 --- --- 12,106 ---
Guam 8.5 9.0 9.3 7.9 8.5 7.9 7.7 3,954 30,758 7.8 3,852 30,112 7.8 3,773 29,719 7.9
Northern Marianas 9.6 9.5 9.1 11.9 12.1 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Puerto Rico 8.9 7.5 8.0 8.0 7.8 8.2 7.8 41,012 365,181 8.9 39,301 346,096 8.8 36,191 307,282 8.5
U.S. Virgin Islands 6.7 6.3 5.3 6.9 6.9 6.4 6.0 2,377 13,194 5.6 2,238 16,139 7.2 2,199 10,718 4.9
---Not available.
1 DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity. Includes both domestic and overseas schools.
NOTE: Staff reported in full-time equivalents. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
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 2018-19; and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Data Center, Enrollment Data, 2016, 2017, and 2018, retrieved August 11, 2020, from https://www.dodea.edu/datacenter/enrollment.cfm. (This table was prepared August 2020.)

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