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Public Elementary and Secondary School Student Enrollment and Staff From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2006–07
NCES 2009-305
November 2008


This report presents findings on the numbers of public school students and staff in the United States and other jurisdictions1 in school year 2006–07, using data from the State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system. The CCD is an annual collection of data that are reported by State Education Agencies (SEA) to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the U.S. Department of Educationís EdFacts data collection system.2

The State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education presents counts of students by grade and by grade and race/ethnicity. The survey also presents counts of full-time-equivalent (FTE)3 teachers, aides, support staff, and administrators in public schools and school districts.

State education agencies (SEAs) participate in the CCD voluntarily, following standard definitions for the data items they report. In some cases, SEAs may be unable to report a data item, or may not be able to report a data item in exact accordance with a CCD definition. When states were unable to report key data items, values for these items were collected from alternate sources, imputed, or adjusted. Please see Appendix A: Methodology and Technical Notes in this report for a detailed discussion of collections from alternate sources, imputations, and adjustments.

While tables include data for all of the CCD respondents, the totals shown on the tables and the discussion of findings in the text include only the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

More information about the survey content and methodology can be found in appendix A. Appendix B is a glossary of key CCD terms used in this report.

More information about the CCD surveys and products is available at

1 The CCD includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense dependents schools (domestic and overseas), the Bureau of Indian Education, Puerto Rico, and the four other jurisdictions of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
2 For the 2006–07 school year, the Department of Defense Schools (domestic and overseas), Bureau of Indian Education, Puerto Rico, and the four other jurisdictions did not report via the EdFacts system.
3 Full-time equivalent (FTE) is the amount of time required to perform an assignment stated as a proportion of a fulltime position.