ERIC Number: ED422633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State, School Year 1996-97. Statistics in Brief.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Information about public school enrollment and the numbers of staff members employed is reported in the "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, School Year 1996-97" from which this brief summary is derived. In 1996-97, 45.6 million students were enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools. Of these students, 25.5 million were in prekindergarten through grade 6. California had the most public elementary and secondary school students, followed by Texas and New York. About 2.7 million teachers provided instruction in public elementary and secondary schools during that school year, 1,486,000 of whom were elementary school teachers. The national ratio of total students to total teachers was 17.1 students per teacher, ranging from a low of 13.6 students per teacher in New Jersey to a high of 24.4 in Utah. In addition to teachers, about 519,000 teachers' aides directly assisted teachers in providing instruction, along with an additional 34,000 instructional coordinators and supervisors who helped with curriculum development and in-service training. Support staff for students included 89,000 guidance counselors and 52,000 librarians. Graduate rates for 1995-96 reveal that 2,281,000 student received regular high school diplomas, with an additional 203,000 students receiving alternative diplomas or high school equivalency certificates. Four tables provide the data used in this overview. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States