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Table 86. -  Staff and teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: Fall 1990 to fall 1996
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                      |  Teachers as a percent of staff   |            Fall 1994               |            Fall 1995               |            Fall 1996
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                      |        |        |        |        |             |             |Teachers|             |             |Teachers|             |             |Teachers
 State or other area  |        |        |        |        |             |             |  as a  |             |             |  as a  |             |             |  as a
                      |  Fall  |  Fall  |  Fall  |  Fall  |    Staff    |    Teachers | percent|    Staff    |    Teachers | percent|    Staff    |    Teachers | percent
                      |  1990  |  1991  |  1992  |  1993  |             |             |of staff|             |             |of staff|             |             |of staff
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          1           |    2   |   3    |    4   |   5    |       6     |       7     |     8  |       9     |       10    |    11  |      12     |       13    |      14
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   United States\1\ ..|   53.4 |   53.3 |   52.2 |   52.1 |   4,904,757 |   2,551,875 |   52.0 |   4,994,358 |   2,598,220 |   52.0 |   5,117,616 |   2,666,034 |       52.1
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Alabama ..............|   48.7 |   49.4 |\2\53.2 |\2\53.1 |      81,544 |\2\   42,791 |\2\52.5 |      83,256 |      44,056 |   52.9 |\2\   84,914 |\2\   45,040 |\2\    53.0
Alaska ...............|   50.3 |   50.9 |   49.2 |   45.8 |\2\   15,150 |       7,205 |\2\47.6 |\2\   15,022 |       7,379 |\2\49.1 |\2\   14,791 |       7,418 |\2\    50.2
Arizona ..............|   52.0 |   51.9 |   50.4 |   50.2 |      74,540 |      38,132 |   51.2 |      75,931 |      38,017 |   50.1 |      79,429 |      40,521 |       51.0
Arkansas .............|   52.2 |   49.9 |   53.2 |   51.5 |      50,201 |      26,181 |   52.2 |      49,178 |      26,449 |   53.8 |\2\   51,004 |\2\   26,680 |\2\    52.3
California ...........|   51.7 |   52.2 |\2\51.1 |\2\51.4 |     436,140 |\2\  225,016 |\2\51.6 |     444,014 |\2\  230,849 |\2\52.0 |\2\  468,246 |\2\  248,857 |\2\    53.1
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Colorado .............|   52.6 |   52.9 |   53.2 |   53.5 |      64,985 |      34,894 |   53.7 |      67,447 |      35,388 |   52.5 |      71,226 |      36,398 |       51.1
Connecticut ..........|   56.3 |   56.8 |   53.7 |   55.7 |      64,742 |      35,316 |   54.5 |      66,133 |      36,070 |   54.5 |      68,861 |      36,551 |       53.1
Delaware .............|   55.2 |   55.5 |   54.9 |   54.8 |      11,759 |       6,416 |   54.6 |      11,869 |       6,463 |   54.5 |      12,203 |       6,642 |       54.4
District of Columbia .|   58.3 |   57.0 |   57.4 |   57.2 |      10,507 |       6,110 |   58.2 |       9,410 |       5,305 |   56.4 |       9,318 |       5,288 |       56.8
Florida ..............|   49.8 |   50.0 |   49.5 |   48.8 |     226,975 |     110,674 |   48.8 |     237,721 |     114,938 |   48.3 |     248,773 |     120,471 |       48.4
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Georgia ..............|   48.9 |   48.0 |\2\46.9 |\2\47.5 |\2\  161,390 |      77,914 |\2\48.3 |\2\  165,058 |      79,480 |\2\48.2 |\2\  148,294 |      79,091 |\2\    53.3
Hawaii ...............|   59.9 |   60.7 |   56.9 |   55.3 |      16,567 |      10,240 |   61.8 |      16,841 |      10,500 |   62.3 |      16,867 |      10,576 |       62.7
Idaho ................|   62.3 |   62.4 |   60.4 |   60.1 |      21,194 |      12,582 |   59.4 |      21,814 |      12,784 |   58.6 |      22,611 |      13,078 |       57.8
Illinois .............|   56.7 |   55.9 |   55.9 |   55.8 |     204,413 |     110,830 |   54.2 |     209,036 |     113,538 |   54.3 |\2\  221,285 |     116,274 |\2\    52.5
Indiana...............|   50.7 |   50.1 |   48.7 |   48.4 |     115,441 |      55,496 |   48.1 |     116,363 |      55,821 |   48.0 |     119,800 |      56,708 |       47.3
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Iowa .................|   53.0 |   52.1 |   52.2 |   52.5 |      60,469 |      31,726 |   52.5 |      62,075 |      32,318 |   52.1 |      63,003 |      32,593 |       51.7
Kansas ...............|   56.8 |   56.8 |   54.9 |   54.3 |      56,790 |      30,579 |   53.8 |      57,265 |      30,729 |   53.7 |      58,040 |      30,875 |       53.2
Kentucky .............|   49.5 |   48.7 |   47.8 |   45.9 |      81,720 |      38,784 |   47.5 |      84,425 |      39,120 |   46.3 |\2\   75,073 |      39,331 |\2\    52.4
Louisiana ............|   49.8 |   69.6 |   50.9 |   50.3 |      96,124 |      47,599 |   49.5 |      93,070 |      46,980 |   50.5 |      94,113 |      47,334 |       50.3
Maine ................|   57.3 |   56.9 |   53.1 |   53.2 |      29,264 |      15,404 |   52.6 |      29,413 |      15,392 |   52.3 |      29,988 |      15,551 |       51.9
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Maryland .............|   53.9 |   54.6 |   55.0 |   53.4 |      84,699 |      46,565 |   55.0 |      87,868 |      47,819 |   54.4 |      85,522 |      47,943 |       56.1
Massachusetts ........|   57.2 |   56.5 |   56.5 |   56.4 |     108,281 |      60,489 |   55.9 |     113,154 |      62,710 |   55.4 |     116,749 |      64,574 |       55.3
Michigan .............|   46.4 |   46.6 |   47.3 |   47.4 |     164,766 |      80,522 |   48.9 |     177,495 |      83,179 |   46.9 |     194,954 |      88,051 |       45.2
Minnesota ............|   56.2 |   57.4 |   56.9 |   62.7 |      74,914 |      46,958 |   62.7 |      74,891 |      46,971 |   62.7 |      86,856 |      48,245 |       55.5
Mississippi ..........|   48.3 |   47.5 |   48.1 |   47.4 |      60,708 |      28,866 |   47.5 |      60,855 |      28,997 |   47.6 |      61,125 |      29,293 |       47.9
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Missouri..............|   50.6 |   52.3 |\2\48.4 |   48.6 |     116,974 |      56,606 |   48.4 |     120,621 |      57,951 |   48.0 |     112,406 |      59,436 |       52.9
Montana ..............|\3\76.4 |\3\75.6 |\2\54.0 |\2\53.2 |\2\   18,452 |      10,079 |\2\54.6 |\2\   18,586 |      10,076 |\2\54.2 |\2\   18,862 |      10,268 |\2\    54.4
Nebraska .............|   53.4 |   55.0 |\2\54.2 |\2\53.3 |      37,144 |      19,774 |   53.2 |      37,894 |      20,028 |   52.9 |      38,038 |      20,174 |       53.0
Nevada ...............|\3\89.4 |\3\86.8 |\2\55.7 |   56.1 |      23,098 |      13,414 |   58.1 |      23,742 |      13,878 |   58.5 |      25,463 |      14,805 |       58.1
New Hampshire ........|   51.8 |   56.0 |   54.8 |   54.6 |      22,336 |      12,109 |   54.2 |      23,143 |      12,346 |   53.3 |      23,963 |      12,692 |       53.0
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New Jersey ...........|   54.2 |   54.2 |   54.8 |   52.8 |     161,586 |      85,258 |   52.8 |     163,069 |      86,706 |   53.2 |\4\  168,441 |\4\   88,903 |\4\    52.8
New Mexico ...........|   50.3 |   50.7 |   51.5 |   50.2 |      39,016 |      19,025 |   48.8 |      40,124 |      19,398 |   48.3 |      40,785 |      19,971 |       49.0
New York .............|   50.9 |   50.8 |   51.3 |   50.7 |     356,386 |     182,273 |   51.1 |     355,723 |     181,559 |   51.0 |     363,586 |     185,104 |       50.9
North Carolina .......|   51.2 |   51.7 |\2\51.5 |   52.2 |\2\  137,791 |      71,592 |\2\52.0 |\2\  140,204 |      73,201 |\2\52.2 |\2\  145,110 |      75,239 |\2\    51.8
North Dakota .........|   54.5 |   56.9 |   56.5 |   56.3 |      13,919 |       7,796 |   56.0 |      13,804 |       7,501 |   54.3 |      14,552 |       7,892 |       54.2
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Ohio .................|   54.0 |   53.1 |   52.9 |   53.2 |     200,141 |     109,085 |   54.5 |     194,579 |     107,347 |   55.2 |     196,969 |     108,602 |       55.1
Oklahoma .............|   54.2 |   54.0 |   53.3 |   53.4 |\2\   78,270 |      39,406 |\2\50.3 |\2\   83,802 |      39,364 |\2\47.0 |\2\   83,483 |      39,491 |\2\    47.3
Oregon ...............|   53.2 |   53.0 |   51.5 |   52.6 |      50,377 |      26,208 |   52.0 |      51,458 |      26,680 |   51.8 |      52,259 |      26,757 |       51.2
Pennsylvania .........|   52.5 |   52.7 |   52.7 |   53.1 |     193,696 |     102,988 |   53.2 |     198,087 |     104,921 |   53.0 |     201,134 |     106,432 |       52.9
Rhode Island .........|   60.2 |   62.8 |   63.6 |   63.6 |      15,438 |      10,066 |   65.2 |      16,517 |      10,482 |   63.5 |      16,823 |      10,656 |       63.3
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South Carolina .......|   56.0 |   55.7 |   55.6 |\2\54.1 |\2\   74,196 |      39,437 |\2\53.2 |\2\   74,859 |      39,922 |\2\53.3 |\2\   76,932 |      41,463 |\2\    53.9
South Dakota .........|   56.3 |   60.1 |   55.9 |   55.6 |\2\   17,989 |       9,985 |\2\55.5 |\2\   18,126 |       9,641 |\2\53.2 |      18,108 |       9,625 |       53.2
Tennessee ............|   49.4 |   51.0 |   50.2 |\2\49.9 |      96,281 |      47,406 |   49.2 |      98,948 |      53,403 |   54.0 |     101,434 |      54,790 |       54.0
Texas ................|   66.0 |   65.0 |   52.2 |   51.9 |     450,462 |     234,213 |   52.0 |     462,661 |     240,371 |   52.0 |     477,896 |     247,650 |       51.8
Utah .................|   55.2 |   55.0 |   55.1 |   54.0 |      36,186 |      19,524 |   54.0 |      37,385 |      20,039 |   53.6 |      37,461 |      19,734 |       52.7
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Vermont ..............|   53.6 |   50.5 |   50.2 |\2\49.1 |      15,337 |       7,566 |   49.3 |      15,640 |       7,676 |   49.1 |      15,693 |       7,751 |       49.4
Virginia .............|   49.0 |\4\49.4 |\4\53.8 |   54.5 |     133,485 |\2\   72,505 |\2\54.3 |     137,546 |\2\   74,731 |\2\54.3 |\2\  139,174 |\2\   74,523 |\2\    53.5
Washington ...........|   55.1 |   55.0 |   54.4 |   51.9 |\2\   90,438 |      46,439 |\2\51.3 |\2\   91,322 |      46,907 |\2\51.4 |\2\   94,692 |      48,307 |\2\    51.0
West Virginia.........|   54.9 |   54.5 |   54.5 |   54.6 |      38,481 |      21,024 |   54.6 |      38,645 |      21,073 |   54.5 |      38,099 |      20,888 |       54.8
Wisconsin ............|   58.1 |   59.0 |   57.9 |   59.6 |     100,996 |      54,054 |   53.5 |      95,105 |      55,033 |   57.9 |      99,871 |      54,769 |       54.8
Wyoming ..............|   53.1 |   50.0 |   50.6 |   50.7 |      12,999 |       6,754 |   52.0 |      13,164 |       6,734 |   51.2 |      13,337 |       6,729 |       50.5
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    Outlying areas    |        |        |        |        |             |             |        |             |             |        |             |             |
American Samoa .......|   52.6 |   52.5 |   53.7 |   49.0 |       1,340 |         698 |   52.1 |       1,417 |         728 |   51.4 |       1,470 |         734 |       49.9
Guam .................|   52.6 |   50.6 |   46.3 |   42.8 |       4,730 |       1,826 |   38.6 |       3,728 |       1,802 |   48.3 |       3,263 |       1,552 |       47.6
Northern Marianas ....|   51.1 |   47.5 |   38.8 |   39.1 |       1,051 |         406 |   38.6 |       1,054 |         422 |   40.0 |       1,056 |         441 |       41.8
Puerto Rico ..........|   55.4 |   54.9 |   56.7 |   58.5 |      68,868 |      39,933 |   58.0 |      69,731 |      39,328 |   56.4 |      71,333 |      39,743 |       55.7
Virgin Islands .......|   48.0 |   48.1 |   47.6 |   47.2 |\3\    3,193 |       1,528 |   47.9 |       3,421 |       1,622 |   47.4 |       3,185 |       1,580 |       49.6
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\1\U.S. totals include imputations for underreporting and nonreporting states.
\2\Includes imputations for underreporting.
\3\Support staff underreported.
\4\Data estimated by the National Center for Education Statistics.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data survey; and unpublished estimates. (This table was prepared May 1998.)


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