ERIC Number: ED285285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Public School Enrollment and Staff, 1986-87: Early Tabulations, Education Data Tabulations.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
This statistical report presents three tables of preliminary data on national public school enrollment and staff for the 1986-87 school year. Counts of students, teachers, staff, and student/teacher ratios are set forth for each state, the District of Columbia and the nation as a whole. For eight states not submitting information by May 15, 1987, 1985-86 data were incorporated in the national totals. Student enrollment is broken down from prekindergarten through grade 12 and offers counts for an "ungraded" student designation. Numbers and percentages are tabulated for instructional staff (teachers and instructional aides) and for support staff (guidance counselors/directors and "other"). Final data, which include the number of high school graduates, are available August 30, 1987. The report derives the following observations: (1) The student-teacher ratio ranges from a low of 13.7 for Connecticut to a high of 23.4 for Utah; (2) total public school enrollment is approximately 39.7 million students; and (3) nationally, teachers account for a little over half, 56.8 percent, of the total staff of public schools. (CJH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
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