ERIC Number: ED450472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State, School Year 1999-2000. Statistics in Brief.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report provides an overview of public-school students, staff, and graduates for 1999-2000. It offers synopses of how many students were enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, how many teachers there were, how many staff supervised or provided support service for public education, how many students graduated from high school during the 1998-99 school year, and how many students of racial/ethnic background were enrolled. Definitions of terms used in the report are also furnished. An examination of the state-by-state data listed in the back of the report show that California had the most students from prekindergarten through grade 12 (6,038,589). Texas had the second-highest number of students, followed by New York, Florida, and Illinois. Wyoming had the fewest number of students at 92,105. The total number of public-school students in the U.S. was 46,857,321, who were taught by 2,906,554 teachers, for an overall student-teacher ratio of 16.1. The state with the highest number of students per teacher was Utah at 22:1, and the state with the lowest ratio was Vermont at 12.3:1. Other tables in the report list, by category, the number of staff employed by public elementary and secondary school systems and the number of public-school graduates. (RJM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, High School Graduates, Profiles, Public Schools, Tables (Data), Teacher Distribution, Teacher Student Ratio
Full text: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2001/2001326.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Annual publication. Part of the Common Core of Data Collection.