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Education, 1996-97State Profiles of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1996-97
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Florida
Florida
Florida Department of Education, Capitol Building, Room PL 08,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
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Superintendent of Education
Commissioner Tom Gallagher, (850) 487-1785
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
G. Lavan Dukes, (904) 487-2280
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
G. Lavan Dukes, (904) 487-2280

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
1,664,774 2,242,212 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
2,379 2,801 Public schools
95,857 120,471 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
58,560 58,560 Land area in square miles
28.4 38.3 Public school students per square mile
4.1 4.8 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
11,997 14,419 State population (in thousands)
$1,573 $2,827 State revenue per capita
$1,449 $2,557 State expenditure per capita
$329 $519 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$116,355 $146,837 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 67 100% 74 Total public education agencies
100.0% 67 90.5% 67 Regular school districts
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 1.4% 1 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 8.1% 6 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
11.9% 8 10.8% 8 100 or more schools
22.4% 15 27.0% 20 25 to 99 schools
32.8% 22 23.0% 17 10 to 24 schools
20.9% 14 23.0% 17 5 to 9 schools
11.9% 8 16.2% 12 1 to 4 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 2,379 100% 2,801 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
86.0% 2,046 84.8% 2,374 Regular schools
3.4% 81 3.6% 102 Special education schools
4.2% 101 1.7% 47 Vocational schools
6.3% 151 9.9% 278 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
51.7% 1,230 51.8% 1,450 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
0.8% 20 1.2% 33 PK, K, 1 to 8
9.5% 226 13.7% 384 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
4.2% 99 0.9% 25 7 to 8, 9
2.4% 58 2.4% 68 7, 8 to 12
10.8% 257 10.7% 300 9, 10, 11 to 12
11.6% 275 18.9% 530 Other grades
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Ungraded
9.0% 214 0.4% 11 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
5,939 53,979 Prekindergarten
145,384 176,512 Kindergarten
143,854 185,614 First
130,833 181,795 Second
127,904 178,378 Third
121,543 175,240 Fourth
120,423 175,623 Fifth
119,972 179,951 Sixth
127,935 176,413 Seventh
128,022 169,657 Eighth
142,768 193,153 Ninth
135,151 161,606 Tenth
117,937 128,822 Eleventh
97,109 105,469 Twelfth
Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
13.4% Students in special education with IEPs
31.6% 37.1% School membership eligible for free lunch
18.9% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
84.8% 82,184 76.5% 89,242 Regular diploma
1.6% 1,508 2.0% 2,321 Other diploma
12.6% 12,241 20.0% 23,277 High school equivalency
1.0% 954 1.5% 1,747 Other completers
    Dropouts
        Dropouts who were male
        Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
215.8 263.6 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
45.4% 46.3% Students below basic level
54.6% 53.7% Students at or above basic level
14.6% 16.9% Students at or above proficient level
0.9% 1.7% Students at advanced level
142.1 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  49.0% Students below basic level
  51.0% Students at or above basic level
  20.9% Students at or above proficient level
  1.5% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 184,608 100% 248,773 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
51.9% 95,857 48.4% 120,471 Teachers
9.5% 17,564 10.8% 26,814 Instructional aides
        Support staff
2.2% 4,020 2.0% 4,855 Guidance counselors/directors
1.3% 2,421 1.4% 3,424 Librarians/library support
  9.8% 24,398 Administrative support
30.6% 56,461 24.3% 60,526 Other support services
        Administrators
3.0% 5,567 2.4% 5,993 School-based
1.5% 2,718 0.9% 2,292 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.1 0.9 Teacher to all other staff ratio
11.6 14.5 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$19,300 $24,736 Average beginning teacher salary
$25,198 $33,885 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.2% 0.9% Public school teachers with no degree
59.4% 57.4% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
36.2% 37.0% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
4.3% 4.7% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$131,289 $305,877 National school lunch
$26,498 $70,951 National school breakfast
$193,405 $294,290 Title I
$64,686 $164,777 Education for the handicapped
$39,388 $55,912 Vocational and adult education
$29,677 $74,488 School improvement
$11,111 $7,020 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$3,453 $8,770 Bilingual education
$94 $24 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$7,466,975 $13,861,434 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$4,485 $6,182 Revenue per pupil in membership
$6,288,977 $12,018,676 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,778 $5,360 Current expenditure per pupil in membership
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