ERIC Number: ED432797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State, School Year 1997-98. Statistics in Brief.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report provides the results of an annual state-level survey of student, staff, and high-school graduate counts for grades prekindergarten through 12. The data are collected from state education agencies, processed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and then verified by the National Center for Education Statistics. The report answers three basic questions: How many students were enrolled in elementary and secondary public schools in 1997-98? How many staff members were paid to teach, supervise, and provide support services for education? and How many students graduated from high school in 1996-97? All staff counts are in full-time-equivalency units. Results show that 46 million students were enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Of these, 25.7 million were in prekindergarten through grade 6. Among the states, California had the most students and Wyoming counted the fewest. About 2.7 million full-time-equivalent teachers provided instruction, and among this group, 1,519,000 were elementary school teachers. In addition to the teachers, about 556,000 teachers' aides directly assisted teachers in providing instruction. An additional 35,000 instructional coordinators and supervisors helped teachers through curriculum development and inservice training. Some 2,341,000 students received regular high school diplomas, and an additional 185,000 students received other diplomas. (RJM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For brief covering 1996-97, see ED 422 633.