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Rankings and Estimates 2008

Table 1. Average Salaries ($) of Public School Teachers, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 CALIFORNIA 64,424 *
2 NEW YORK 62,332  
3 CONNECTICUT 61,976  
4 NEW JERSEY 61,277 *
5 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 60,628 *
6 ILLINOIS 60,474  
7 MASSACHUSETTS 60,471  
8 MARYLAND 60,069 *
9 RHODE ISLAND 57,168 *
10 ALASKA 56,758  
11 MICHIGAN 56,096 *
12 DELAWARE 55,994  
13 PENNSYLVANIA 55,833 *
14 OHIO 53,410  
15 HAWAII 53,400  
16 WYOMING 53,074  
  UNITED STATES 52,308 *
17 OREGON 51,811  
18 GEORGIA 51,560  
19 MINNESOTA 50,582 *
20 WASHINGTON 49,884  
21 WISCONSIN 49,051  
22 INDIANA 48,508  
23 NEVADA 47,710  
24 NEW HAMPSHIRE 47,609 *
25 NORTH CAROLINA 47,354  
26 COLORADO 47,248  
27 KENTUCKY 47,207  
28 LOUISIANA 46,964  
29 FLORIDA 46,930  
30 VIRGINIA 46,796 *
31 IOWA 46,664  
32 ALABAMA 46,604  
33 VERMONT 46,593 *
34 TEXAS 46,179  
35 ARKANSAS 45,773 *
36 ARIZONA 45,772  
37 SOUTH CAROLINA 45,758  
38 KANSAS 45,136  
39 NEW MEXICO 45,112  
40 TENNESSEE 45,030 *
41 IDAHO 44,099  
42 OKLAHOMA 43,551  
43 MAINE 43,397  
44 MISSOURI 43,206  
45 NEBRASKA 42,885  
46 MONTANA 42,874  
47 WEST VIRGINIA 42,529  
48 MISSISSIPPI 42,403 *
49 UTAH 41,615 *
50 NORTH DAKOTA 40,279  
51 SOUTH DAKOTA 36,674  
NEA Research, Estimates Database (2008).
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Rankings, Table C-11.

 

Table 2. Enrollment, 2007-08

 

Rank State 2007-08  
1 CALIFORNIA 6,276,486  
2 TEXAS 4,651,516  
3 NEW YORK 2,724,294 *
4 FLORIDA 2,653,377  
5 ILLINOIS 2,103,908  
6 OHIO 1,904,838  
7 PENNSYLVANIA 1,801,760  
8 GEORGIA 1,649,589  
9 MICHIGAN 1,648,842  
10 NORTH CAROLINA 1,420,010  
11 NEW JERSEY 1,393,747 *
12 VIRGINIA 1,234,253 *
13 ARIZONA 1,148,448  
14 INDIANA 1,046,159  
15 WASHINGTON 1,031,846  
16 MASSACHUSETTS 961,781  
17 TENNESSEE 900,953 *
18 MISSOURI 900,622 *
19 WISCONSIN 874,633  
20 MARYLAND 845,700 *
21 MINNESOTA 823,874 *
22 COLORADO 802,639  
23 ALABAMA 739,197  
24 SOUTH CAROLINA 701,749  
25 LOUISIANA 681,038  
26 KENTUCKY 648,221  
27 OKLAHOMA 641,671  
28 CONNECTICUT 570,626  
29 OREGON 566,067  
30 MISSISSIPPI 495,340 *
31 UTAH 486,995 *
32 IOWA 485,115  
33 KANSAS 473,226  
34 ARKANSAS 455,974 *
35 NEVADA 441,568 *
36 NEW MEXICO 327,520  
37 NEBRASKA 290,540  
38 WEST VIRGINIA 281,735  
39 IDAHO 272,058  
40 NEW HAMPSHIRE 205,050 *
41 MAINE 193,537 *
42 HAWAII 179,900  
43 RHODE ISLAND 163,360 *
44 MONTANA 142,823  
45 ALASKA 132,447  
46 DELAWARE 124,879  
47 SOUTH DAKOTA 122,383  
48 NORTH DAKOTA 94,057  
49 VERMONT 90,726 *
50 WYOMING 85,578  
51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 57,067 *
  UNITED STATES 48,949,723 *

NEA Research, Estimates Database (2008).
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Rankings, Table B-2.

 

Table 3. Number of Teachers in Public K-12 Schools, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 TEXAS 321,729  
2 CALIFORNIA 300,544  
3 NEW YORK 207,315 *
4 FLORIDA 172,417  
5 ILLINOIS 135,123  
6 PENNSYLVANIA 123,637 *
7 OHIO 120,234 *
8 GEORGIA 116,595  
9 NEW JERSEY 113,027 *
10 VIRGINIA 105,025 *
11 NORTH CAROLINA 97,676  
12 MICHIGAN 94,110  
13 MASSACHUSETTS 71,172  
14 MISSOURI 66,640  
15 TENNESSEE 62,282 *
16 INDIANA 62,197  
17 MARYLAND 59,857 *
18 WISCONSIN 59,098  
19 WASHINGTON 54,184  
20 ARIZONA 53,635  
21 MINNESOTA 52,900 *
22 SOUTH CAROLINA 49,197  
23 LOUISIANA 48,235  
24 ALABAMA 48,021  
25 COLORADO 47,502 *
26 CONNECTICUT 43,340  
27 OKLAHOMA 42,230  
28 KENTUCKY 41,500  
29 IOWA 35,739  
30 ARKANSAS 34,593 *
31 KANSAS 34,310  
32 MISSISSIPPI 33,532 *
33 OREGON 29,656  
34 NEVADA 22,937  
35 UTAH 22,516 *
36 NEBRASKA 21,679  
37 NEW MEXICO 21,656  
38 WEST VIRGINIA 19,862  
39 MAINE 16,579  
40 NEW HAMPSHIRE 15,993 *
41 RHODE ISLAND 15,340 *
42 IDAHO 15,011  
43 HAWAII 11,530  
44 MONTANA 10,617  
45 VERMONT 9,066 *
46 SOUTH DAKOTA 8,551  
47 DELAWARE 8,217  
48 ALASKA 7,997  
49 NORTH DAKOTA 7,621  
50 WYOMING 6,881  
51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 5,689 *
  UNITED STATES 3,184,994 *
NEA Research, Estimates Database (2008). K–12 = "Elementary and Secondary" (see Glossary).
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Rankings, Table C-5.

Table 4. Student-Teacher Ratio in Public K-12 Schools, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 UTAH 21.6 *
2 ARIZONA 21.4  
3 CALIFORNIA 20.9  
4 NEVADA 19.3 *
5 OREGON 19.1  
6 WASHINGTON 19.0  
7 IDAHO 18.1  
8 MICHIGAN 17.5  
9 COLORADO 16.9 *
10 INDIANA 16.8  
11 ALASKA 16.6  
12 OHIO 15.8 *
13 HAWAII 15.6  
  ILLINOIS 15.6  
  KENTUCKY 15.6  
  MINNESOTA 15.6 *
  UNITED STATES 15.4 *
17 ALABAMA 15.4  
  FLORIDA 15.4  
19 DELAWARE 15.2  
  OKLAHOMA 15.2  
21 NEW MEXICO 15.1  
22 MISSISSIPPI 14.8 *
  WISCONSIN 14.8  
24 PENNSYLVANIA 14.6 *
25 NORTH CAROLINA 14.5  
  TENNESSEE 14.5 *
  TEXAS 14.5  
28 SOUTH CAROLINA 14.3  
  SOUTH DAKOTA 14.3  
30 WEST VIRGINIA 14.2  
31 GEORGIA 14.1  
  LOUISIANA 14.1  
  MARYLAND 14.1 *
34 KANSAS 13.8  
35 IOWA 13.6  
36 MASSACHUSETTS 13.5  
  MISSOURI 13.5 *
  MONTANA 13.5  
39 NEBRASKA 13.4  
40 ARKANSAS 13.2 *
  CONNECTICUT 13.2  
42 NEW YORK 13.1 *
43 NEW HAMPSHIRE 12.8 *
44 WYOMING 12.4  
45 NEW JERSEY 12.3 *
  NORTH DAKOTA 12.3  
47 VIRGINIA 11.8 *
48 MAINE 11.7 *
49 RHODE ISLAND 10.6 *
50 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 10.0 *
  VERMONT 10.0 *
Computed from NEA Research, Estimates Database (2008). K–12 = "Elementary and Secondary" (see Glossary).
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Rankings, Table C-6.

Table 5. Current Expenditures ($) per Student in Public K-12 Schools, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 17,449 *
2 NEW JERSEY 15,374 *
3 NEW YORK 15,286 *
4 VERMONT 14,336 *
5 WYOMING 13,967  
6 MASSACHUSETTS 13,768  
7 CONNECTICUT 13,533  
8 DELAWARE 12,977 *
9 MAINE 12,802 *
10 MARYLAND 11,962 *
11 RHODE ISLAND 11,905 *
12 PENNSYLVANIA 11,659  
13 NEW HAMPSHIRE 11,447 *
14 HAWAII 11,117  
15 MICHIGAN 11,082 *
16 ILLINOIS 10,993  
17 VIRGINIA 10,707 *
18 WISCONSIN 10,643 *
19 ALASKA 10,590 *
20 MINNESOTA 10,560 *
21 WEST VIRGINIA 10,411 *
  UNITED STATES 9,963 *
22 ARKANSAS 9,591 *
23 GEORGIA 9,564 *
24 NEW MEXICO 9,558 *
25 KANSAS 9,544  
26 CALIFORNIA 9,539  
27 OREGON 9,469  
28 INDIANA 9,432  
29 COLORADO 9,335 *
30 LOUISIANA 9,310  
31 WASHINGTON 9,304  
32 KENTUCKY 9,264  
33 MONTANA 9,029 *
34 ALABAMA 8,875  
35 OHIO 8,829 *
36 FLORIDA 8,816  
37 NEBRASKA 8,752  
38 SOUTH CAROLINA 8,721  
39 NORTH DAKOTA 8,638  
40 NORTH CAROLINA 8,615  
41 MISSOURI 8,466 *
42 IOWA 8,432  
43 SOUTH DAKOTA 8,250 *
44 TENNESSEE 8,022 *
45 TEXAS 7,978  
46 OKLAHOMA 7,615 *
47 IDAHO 7,305 *
48 MISSISSIPPI 7,175 *
49 NEVADA 7,133 *
50 UTAH 5,734 *
51 ARIZONA 5,346 *
Computed from NEA Research, Estimates Database (2008). K–12 = "Elementary and Secondary" (see Glossary).
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Rankings, Table H-11.

Table 6. Current Expenditures ($) for Public K-12 Schools, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 CALIFORNIA 59,873,399  
2 NEW YORK 41,643,003 *
3 TEXAS 37,110,990  
4 FLORIDA 23,390,987  
5 ILLINOIS 23,128,510  
6 NEW JERSEY 21,426,992 *
7 PENNSYLVANIA 21,006,517  
8 MICHIGAN 18,271,670 *
9 OHIO 16,818,216 *
10 GEORGIA 15,776,493 *
11 MASSACHUSETTS 13,241,447  
12 VIRGINIA 13,215,194 *
13 NORTH CAROLINA 12,232,710  
14 MARYLAND 10,116,193 *
15 INDIANA 9,867,564  
16 WASHINGTON 9,600,039  
17 WISCONSIN 9,308,368 *
18 MINNESOTA 8,700,435 *
19 CONNECTICUT 7,722,525  
20 MISSOURI 7,624,796 *
21 COLORADO 7,492,930 *
22 TENNESSEE 7,227,471 *
23 ALABAMA 6,560,428  
24 LOUISIANA 6,340,774  
25 ARIZONA 6,139,363 *
26 SOUTH CAROLINA 6,119,691  
27 KENTUCKY 6,005,258  
28 OREGON 5,360,067  
29 OKLAHOMA 4,886,338 *
30 KANSAS 4,516,500  
31 ARKANSAS 4,373,109 *
32 IOWA 4,090,719  
33 MISSISSIPPI 3,553,878 *
34 NEVADA 3,149,608 *
35 NEW MEXICO 3,130,320 *
36 WEST VIRGINIA 2,933,136 *
37 UTAH 2,792,188 *
38 NEBRASKA 2,542,674  
39 MAINE 2,477,697 *
40 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2,347,181 *
41 HAWAII 1,999,959  
42 IDAHO 1,987,349 *
43 RHODE ISLAND 1,944,788 *
44 DELAWARE 1,620,525 *
45 ALASKA 1,402,677 *
46 VERMONT 1,300,619 *
47 MONTANA 1,289,619 *
48 WYOMING 1,195,241  
49 SOUTH DAKOTA 1,009,650 *
50 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 995,734 *
51 NORTH DAKOTA 812,511  
  U.S. AND D.C. 487,674,051 *
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Estimates, Summary Table J, column 2.

Table 7. Total Expenditures ($'000) for Public K-12 Schools, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 CALIFORNIA 76,703,099  
2 TEXAS 46,922,484  
3 NEW YORK 46,709,727 *
4 FLORIDA 32,479,899  
5 PENNSYLVANIA 24,919,980  
6 ILLINOIS 24,894,901  
7 NEW JERSEY 22,147,444 *
8 MICHIGAN 19,748,297 *
9 OHIO 19,684,104 *
10 GEORGIA 18,118,849 *
11 VIRGINIA 16,375,009 *
12 MASSACHUSETTS 14,004,288  
13 NORTH CAROLINA 13,994,065  
14 WASHINGTON 13,890,012  
15 INDIANA 11,800,558  
16 MARYLAND 11,514,851 *
17 MINNESOTA 11,020,298 *
18 WISCONSIN 10,753,171 *
19 COLORADO 9,022,661 *
20 MISSOURI 8,834,487 *
21 CONNECTICUT 8,633,798  
22 ALABAMA 8,178,578  
23 SOUTH CAROLINA 7,889,816  
24 TENNESSEE 7,736,811 *
25 ARIZONA 7,458,150 *
26 LOUISIANA 7,354,118  
27 KENTUCKY 6,555,556  
28 OREGON 5,885,131  
29 KANSAS 5,501,848  
30 OKLAHOMA 5,434,503 *
31 ARKANSAS 4,845,035 *
32 IOWA 4,737,249  
33 NEVADA 4,133,008 *
34 MISSISSIPPI 3,957,766 *
35 NEW MEXICO 3,612,153 *
36 UTAH 3,508,198 *
37 WEST VIRGINIA 3,446,024 *
38 NEBRASKA 2,861,785  
39 MAINE 2,706,124 *
40 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2,571,026 *
41 HAWAII 2,225,507  
42 IDAHO 2,221,156 *
43 RHODE ISLAND 2,033,822 *
44 DELAWARE 2,022,636 *
45 ALASKA 1,508,489 *
46 VERMONT 1,445,764 *
47 MONTANA 1,340,363 *
48 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 1,259,446 *
49 WYOMING 1,237,491  
50 SOUTH DAKOTA 1,117,457 *
51 NORTH DAKOTA 993,366  
  U.S. AND D.C. 577,950,359 *
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Estimates, Summary Table J, column 8: Includes all expenditures for schools and other education programs, capital outlay, and interest on debt.

Table 8. Total Revenues ($'000) for Public K-12 Schools from State Governments, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 CALIFORNIA 44,167,898  
2 TEXAS 21,331,981  
3 NEW YORK 20,285,015 *
4 MICHIGAN 11,313,511 *
5 FLORIDA 11,144,960  
6 PENNSYLVANIA 9,210,423  
7 GEORGIA 8,226,306 *
8 NORTH CAROLINA 8,077,151  
9 NEW JERSEY 8,016,806 *
10 MINNESOTA 7,292,536 *
11 OHIO 7,270,693 *
12 MASSACHUSETTS 7,106,506  
13 WASHINGTON 7,065,842  
14 VIRGINIA 6,173,370 *
15 ILLINOIS 6,023,424  
16 INDIANA 5,507,854  
17 WISCONSIN 5,323,940 *
18 MARYLAND 4,792,023 *
19 ARIZONA 4,628,130 *
20 ALABAMA 4,616,216  
21 TENNESSEE 3,562,507 *
22 COLORADO 3,331,161 *
23 CONNECTICUT 3,298,315  
24 KANSAS 3,138,243  
25 LOUISIANA 3,134,428  
26 SOUTH CAROLINA 3,083,171  
27 MISSOURI 3,077,115 *
28 OREGON 3,051,659  
29 OKLAHOMA 2,739,981 *
30 KENTUCKY 2,719,396  
31 HAWAII 2,672,960  
32 ARKANSAS 2,567,766 *
33 NEW MEXICO 2,484,397 *
34 IOWA 2,319,842  
35 MISSISSIPPI 2,209,075 *
36 UTAH 1,897,930 *
37 WEST VIRGINIA 1,878,235 *
38 IDAHO 1,408,096 *
39 VERMONT 1,274,445 *
40 DELAWARE 1,128,752 *
41 NEVADA 1,054,639 *
42 NEBRASKA 1,021,833  
43 MAINE 992,789 *
44 NEW HAMPSHIRE 991,133 *
45 ALASKA 868,021 *
46 WYOMING 847,589  
47 MONTANA 674,088 *
48 RHODE ISLAND 606,257 *
49 SOUTH DAKOTA 384,179 *
50 NORTH DAKOTA 329,661  
51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 0 *
  U.S. AND D.C. 266,322,247 *
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Estimates, Summary Table H, column 3.

Table 9. Total Revenues ($'000) for Public K-12 Schools from Local Governments, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 CALIFORNIA 23,238,443  
2 NEW YORK 20,946,659 *
3 TEXAS 19,058,609  
4 FLORIDA 15,903,253  
5 ILLINOIS 14,390,262  
6 PENNSYLVANIA 14,325,582  
7 NEW JERSEY 13,435,497 *
8 GEORGIA 8,902,657 *
9 OHIO 8,638,026 *
10 VIRGINIA 7,901,220 *
11 MASSACHUSETTS 7,093,246  
12 MICHIGAN 7,015,400 *
13 MARYLAND 6,341,394 *
14 MISSOURI 5,611,690 *
15 CONNECTICUT 4,766,662  
16 WISCONSIN 4,445,971 *
17 INDIANA 4,071,283  
18 COLORADO 3,850,754 *
19 SOUTH CAROLINA 3,591,204  
20 ARIZONA 3,557,460 *
21 TENNESSEE 3,355,283 *
22 WASHINGTON 3,134,975  
23 LOUISIANA 3,066,524  
24 NORTH CAROLINA 3,058,803  
25 OREGON 2,394,709  
26 IOWA 2,357,945  
27 ALABAMA 2,071,355  
28 OKLAHOMA 2,003,895 *
29 NEVADA 1,938,840 *
30 KANSAS 1,845,206  
31 KENTUCKY 1,793,382  
32 MINNESOTA 1,697,256 *
33 ARKANSAS 1,499,794 *
34 NEBRASKA 1,494,163  
35 NEW HAMPSHIRE 1,365,169 *
36 UTAH 1,290,603 *
37 MAINE 1,281,141 *
38 MISSISSIPPI 1,261,736 *
39 RHODE ISLAND 1,026,604 *
40 WEST VIRGINIA 870,038 *
41 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 784,725 *
42 WYOMING 660,611  
43 SOUTH DAKOTA 608,496 *
44 MONTANA 561,534 *
45 NORTH DAKOTA 534,395  
46 NEW MEXICO 502,982 *
47 DELAWARE 476,871 *
48 IDAHO 471,464 *
49 ALASKA 327,296 *
50 VERMONT 81,640 *
51 HAWAII 60,320  
  U.S. AND D.C. 240,963,025 *
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Estimates, Summary Table H, column 4.

Table 10. Total Federal, State, and Local Revenue Receipts ($'000) for Public K-12 Schools, 2007-08

Rank State 2007-08  
1 CALIFORNIA 76,096,699  
2 TEXAS 44,868,510  
3 NEW YORK 44,644,242 *
4 FLORIDA 29,599,197  
5 PENNSYLVANIA 25,316,005  
6 ILLINOIS 22,362,437  
7 NEW JERSEY 22,179,450 *
8 MICHIGAN 19,946,918 *
9 GEORGIA 18,775,397 *
10 OHIO 17,269,610 *
11 VIRGINIA 15,072,972 *
12 MASSACHUSETTS 14,956,491  
13 NORTH CAROLINA 12,321,322  
14 MARYLAND 11,950,467 *
15 WASHINGTON 11,179,667  
16 INDIANA 10,444,009  
17 WISCONSIN 10,377,235 *
18 MINNESOTA 9,758,972 *
19 MISSOURI 9,621,779 *
20 ARIZONA 8,882,428 *
21 CONNECTICUT 8,629,957  
22 TENNESSEE 7,800,659 *
23 COLORADO 7,790,214 *
24 LOUISIANA 7,434,737  
25 SOUTH CAROLINA 7,380,497  
26 ALABAMA 7,351,641  
27 OREGON 6,009,463  
28 OKLAHOMA 5,437,117 *
29 KANSAS 5,326,815  
30 KENTUCKY 5,213,982  
31 IOWA 4,994,098  
32 ARKANSAS 4,594,767 *
33 MISSISSIPPI 4,122,652 *
34 UTAH 3,601,432 *
35 NEW MEXICO 3,484,582 *
36 NEVADA 3,241,936 *
37 WEST VIRGINIA 3,151,568 *
38 HAWAII 3,008,953  
39 NEBRASKA 2,737,173  
40 MAINE 2,538,546 *
41 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2,524,437 *
42 IDAHO 2,099,596 *
43 DELAWARE 1,773,161 *
44 RHODE ISLAND 1,684,620 *
45 WYOMING 1,610,278  
46 VERMONT 1,470,685 *
47 MONTANA 1,410,748 *
48 ALASKA 1,366,378 *
49 SOUTH DAKOTA 1,182,029 *
50 NORTH DAKOTA 999,443  
51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 898,397 *
  U.S. AND D.C. 556,494,369 *
From Rankings & Estimates 2008-2009, Estimates, Summary Table H, column 5.