Education statistics in the United States

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The table below shows the number of schools, districts, students and teachers for each state and Washington, D.C. for the 2011-2012 school year. The table also includes the ratio of teachers to pupils and the ratio of administrators to pupils. California has the largest number of schools and students, as well as the most students per teacher, with a teacher/pupil ratio of 1:23.4. Though Washington, D.C. has the smallest number of students, Delaware has the smallest number of schools. With a teacher/pupil ratio of 1:10.7, Vermont has fewer students per teacher than other state, while Maine has the fewest students per administrator with an administrator/pupil ratio of 1:114.2.

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General public education statistics by state
State Schools Districts Students Teachers Teacher/pupil ratio Administrator/pupil ratio
Alabama 1,618 170 744,621 47,723 15.6 293.5
Alaska 511 54 131,167 8,088 16.2 199.1
Arizona 2,252 662 1,080,319 50,800 21.3 419.5
Arkansas 1,108 289 483,114 33,983 14.2 271.3
California 10,170 1,187 6,287,834 268,689 23.4 389.4
Colorado 1,813 259 854,265 48,078 17.8 301.9
Connecticut 1,150 200 554,437 43,805 12.7 252.1
Delaware 221 44 128,946 8,587 15 289.8
District of Columbia 228 56 73,911 6,278 11.8 126.5
Florida 4,212 76 2,668,156 175,006 15.2 325.8
Georgia 2,388 216 1,685,016 111,133 15.2 274.9
Hawaii 287 1 182,706 11,458 15.9 315.0
Idaho 762 149 279,873 15,990 17.5 422.5
Illinois 4,336 1,075 2,083,097 131,777 15.8 283.0
Indiana 1,933 394 1,040,765 62,339 16.7 332.9
Iowa 1,411 361 495,870 34,658 14.3 277.2
Kansas 1,359 321 486,108 37,407 13 259.4
Kentucky 1,565 194 681,987 41,860 16.3 215.9
Louisiana 1,437 132 703,390 48,657 14.5 244.3
Maine 621 260 188,969 14,888 12.7 114.2
Maryland 1,451 25 854,086 57,589 14.8 238.8
Massachusetts 1,835 401 953,369 69,342 13.7 210.1
Michigan 3,550 869 1,573,537 86,997 18.1 336.2
Minnesota 2,392 555 839,738 52,832 15.9 396.1
Mississippi 1,069 163 490,619 32,007 15.3 251.0
Missouri 2,408 572 916,584 66,252 13.8 294.1
Montana 826 500 142,349 10,153 14 274.0
Nebraska 1,090 288 301,296 22,182 13.6 291.5
Nevada 649 18 439,634 21,132 20.8 449.7
New Hampshire 477 281 191,900 15,049 12.8 349.6
New Jersey 2,596 700 1,356,431 109,719 12.4 288.0
New Mexico 866 135 337,225 21,957 15.4 253.4
New York 4,752 923 2,704,718 209,527 12.9 293.2
North Carolina 2,577 236 1,507,864 97,308 15.5 287.8
North Dakota 513 223 97,646 8,525 11.5 216.4
Ohio 3,714 1,079 1,740,030 107,972 16.1 328.6
Oklahoma 1,774 575 666,120 41,349 16.1 303.6
Oregon 1,261 221 568,208 26,791 21.2 364.8
Pennsylvania 3,181 784 1,771,395 124,646 14.2 334.6
Rhode Island 308 54 142,854 11,414 12.5 316.8
South Carolina 1,223 105 727,186 46,782 15.5 281.1
South Dakota 704 171 128,016 9,247 13.8 309.8
Tennessee 1,802 140 999,693 66,382 15.1 293.2
Texas 8,697 1,262 5,000,470 324,282 15.4 232.4
Utah 1,020 126 598,832 25,970 23.1 450.2
Vermont 320 369 89,908 8,364 10.7 188.3
Virginia 2,170 221 1,257,883 90,832 13.8 313.2
Washington 2,365 316 1,045,453 53,119 19.7 373.1
West Virginia 759 57 282,870 20,247 14 250.5
Wisconsin 2,243 462 871,105 56,245 15.5 363.9
Wyoming 354 61 90,099 7,847 11.5 248.3
United States 98,328 17,992 49,521,669 3,103,263 16 295.2
Source:U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2011-12 v.1a. accessed May 15, 2014

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