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Education Statistics > Elementary & Secondary > Pupil/Teacher Ratio (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: The calculated Pupil Teacher Ratio: The total reported students divided by the FTE classroom teachers.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     Utah: 22.4 students per teacher 
# 2     Arizona: 21.3 students per teacher 
# 3     California: 21.1 students per teacher 
# 4     Oregon: 20.6 students per teacher 
# 5     Washington: 19.3 students per teacher 
# 6     Nevada: 19 students per teacher 
# 7     Michigan: 18.1 students per teacher 
= 8     Florida: 17.9 students per teacher 
= 8     Idaho: 17.9 students per teacher 
# 10     Alaska: 17.2 students per teacher 
= 11     Colorado: 16.9 students per teacher 
= 11     Indiana: 16.9 students per teacher 
= 13     Illinois: 16.5 students per teacher 
= 13     Hawaii: 16.5 students per teacher 
# 15     Minnesota: 16.3 students per teacher 
# 16     Kentucky: 16.1 students per teacher 
# 17     Oklahoma: 16 students per teacher 
# 18     Maryland: 15.8 students per teacher 
= 19     Georgia: 15.7 students per teacher 
= 19     Tennessee: 15.7 students per teacher 
# 21     South Carolina: 15.3 students per teacher 
= 22     Pennsylvania: 15.2 students per teacher 
= 22     Delaware: 15.2 students per teacher 
= 22     Ohio: 15.2 students per teacher 
= 25     Mississippi: 15.1 students per teacher 
= 25     Wisconsin: 15.1 students per teacher 
= 25     North Carolina: 15.1 students per teacher 
= 28     New Mexico: 15 students per teacher 
= 28     Texas: 15 students per teacher 
# 30     Arkansas: 14.7 students per teacher 
= 31     Kansas: 14.4 students per teacher 
= 31     Louisiana: 14.4 students per teacher 
= 31     Montana: 14.4 students per teacher 
# 34     West Virginia: 14 students per teacher 
# 35     Missouri: 13.9 students per teacher 
= 36     District of Columbia: 13.8 students per teacher 
= 36     Iowa: 13.8 students per teacher 
# 38     New Hampshire: 13.7 students per teacher 
= 39     South Dakota: 13.6 students per teacher 
= 39     Massachusetts: 13.6 students per teacher 
= 39     Nebraska: 13.6 students per teacher 
= 39     Connecticut: 13.6 students per teacher 
# 43     Rhode Island: 13.4 students per teacher 
= 44     New York: 13.3 students per teacher 
= 44     Wyoming: 13.3 students per teacher 
# 46     Virginia: 13.2 students per teacher 
= 47     New Jersey: 12.7 students per teacher 
= 47     North Dakota: 12.7 students per teacher 
# 49     Alabama: 12.6 students per teacher 
# 50     Maine: 11.5 students per teacher 
# 51     Vermont: 11.3 students per teacher 
Weighted average: 15.5 students per teacher  
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"Elementary & Secondary > Pupil/Teacher Ratio by state", National Center for Educational Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/edu_ele_sec_pup_rat-elementary-secondary-pupil-teacher-ratio

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Moe
15th December 2012
It matters what age the kids are. These guidelines should be followed especially with elementary kids because they r so young. As well as preschools. Older kids like middle and high school should and do have higher student-teacher ratios (ie. 30 kids to 1 teacher). It's this way because the kids are older and don't need as much one on one attention. Elementary and preschools get random check ups by outside companies to make sure they r in ratio and up to code on everything. If they fail then there r consequences of course. This is the way it is in Austin, Tx.
Lisa
11th October 2011
I agree it is very mis-leading! My child is in Alabama Elementary school & the ratio is darn near 3 times higher!!
blu
19th May 2011
Yes, I agree- I am a high school student in California and I've never even heard of anyone having less than thirty in their class. The usual is around forty.
jj
13th February 2011
This kind of statistical measure is wholly inadequate and deceptive. I teach 182 kids in high school science. Average classroom size for me is over 30. You simply cannot use FTE--is is horribly misleading.
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