ERIC Number: ED289258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Student Membership and Staff, 1986-87. Final Tabulations. ED TABS: Education Data Tabulations.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
This statistical report presents three tables of final data on national public school student membership, instructional staff, and support staff for the 1986-87 school year. The fall 1986 counts of students, teachers, and student/teacher ratios are set forth for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia reporting as of August 15, 1987. Total counts for the nation as a whole are presented, except for the following categories, where states are missing data: Prekindergarten and "ungraded" students; and prekindergarten teachers, kindergarten teachers, teachers of ungraded students, and instructional aides. Student enrollment is broken down from prekindergarten through grade 12 and for ungraded students. Numbers and percentages are tabulated for instructional staff (teachers and instructional aides) and for support staff (guidance counselors/directors and "other"). The report derives the following statistical 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 39.8 million students; and (3) nationally, teachers account for a little over half, 53.4 percent, of the total staff of public schools. These more complete statistics may be compared with those included in the preliminary report from 42 states as of May 15, 1987. (CJH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Note: For the preliminary report, see ED 285 285.