ERIC Number: ED363647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Agencies in the United States and Outlying Areas: School Year 1991-92. E.D. TABS.
This report is based on information from the 1991-92 "Public Elementary and Secondary School Universe" and the "Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agency Universe" surveys of education in the United States. These are two of the surveys of the Common Core of Data collected annually by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Nineteen tables summarize statistical information for each school and education agency as supplied by state education agency officials. The 84,578 public schools represent a slight increase over the number for the previous school year. The average student body size of public schools of 522 in 1991-92 was slightly larger than that of 1990-91, with high schools generally larger than elementary schools. The median pupil-teacher ratio in 1991-92 was 18.3 students for each teacher in elementary schools, 17.0 students for each teacher in middle schools, and 15.4 students for each teacher in high schools. The number of school districts declined slightly to 15,173. The 1.2 percent of school districts in the largest size range (25,000 or more students) served some 29.1 percent of the nation's public school students. Two appendixes contain sample survey forms for the school and agency surveys. The text also contains information on survey methodology and definitions and abbreviations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.