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ERIC Number: ED503407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Public Elementary and Secondary School Student Enrollment and Staff from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2006-07. First Look. NCES 2009-305
Sable, Jennifer; Noel, Amber; Hoffman, Lee
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents findings on the numbers of public school students and staff in the United States and other jurisdictions in school year 2006-07, using data from the State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system. The CCD is an annual collection of data that are reported by State Education Agencies (SEA) to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the U.S. Department of Education's "EDFacts" data collection system. The State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education presents counts of students by grade and race/ethnicity. The survey also presents counts of full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, aides, support staff, and administrators in public schools and school districts. State education agencies (SEAs) participate in the CCD voluntarily, following standard definitions for the data items they report. Selected findings for the 2006-07 school year include: (1) Public elementary and secondary schools had 49.3 million students in membership; (2) 34.3 million students were enrolled in prekindergarten through grade 8 and ungraded classes; 15.0 million students were enrolled in grades 9-12; (3) When examining students for whom race/ethnicity was reported, 56.5 percent were White, non-Hispanic; 20.5 percent were Hispanic; 17.1 percent were Black, non-Hispanic; 4.7 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander; and 1.2 percent were American Indian/Alaska Native; (4) Public elementary and secondary schools and local education agencies employed a total of 6.2 million FTE staff; (5) Of FTE staff, 51.6 percent were teachers; 15.1 percent were instructional aides, instructional coordinators and supervisors, guidance counselors, or librarians; 22.8 percent were student and other support staff; and 10.5 percent were school administrators, school district administrators, and administrative support staff; and (6) Overall average student/teacher ratio in public schools was 15.5, ranging from a high of 22.1 to a low of 10.8, with an average elementary student/teacher ratio of 20.2, and an average secondary student/teacher ratio of 12.0, Two appendices are included: (1) Methodology and Technical Notes; and (2) Common Core of Data Glossary. (Contains 5 footnotes and 4 tables.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes