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States with most public school students, 2006-07

California 6,406,821
Texas 4,599,509
New York 2,809,649
Florida 2,671,513
Illinois 2,118,276
Pennsylvania 1,871,060
Ohio 1,836,096
Michigan 1,714,709
Georgia 1,629,157
North Carolina 1,444,481
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with most students in charter schools, Fall 2008

California 252,569
Arizona 119,516
Texas 108,541
Florida 108,382
Ohio 94,171
Michigan 93,892
Pennsylvania 61,823
Colorado 53,249
Wisconsin 41,799
Georgia 40,807
Source: Center for Education Reform

States with highest percentage of students enrolled in city public school districts, 2006-07

Washington, D.C. 100%
Arizona 53.1%
Alaska 48.6%
California 48.1%
New Mexico 43.7%
New York 43.6%
Texas 42.6%
Nebraska 38.6%
North Carolina 37.0%
Louisiana 35.9%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with highest percentage of students enrolled in suburban public school districts, 2006-07

Hawaii 100%
New Jersey 79.7%
Maryland 76.7%
Florida 72.0%
Nevada 71.8%
Massachusetts 70.4%
Utah 62.2%
Delaware 59.1%
Connecticut 55.8%
Rhode Island 55.1%
Source: National Center for Education

States with highest percentage of students enrolled in rural public school districts, 2006-07

Maine 54.0%
Vermont (tie) 51.5%
South Dakota (tie) 51.5%
North Carolina 47.8%
Mississippi 47.2%
Alabama 41.4%
Kentucky 40.1%
North Dakota 39.8%
West Virginia 39.7%
Arkansas 37.8%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with greatest number of regular school districts, 2006-07

Texas 1,033
California 989
Illinois 873
New York 697
Ohio 614
New Jersey 593
Michigan 552
Oklahoma 540
Missouri 524
Pennsylvania 501
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with greatest number of public schools, 2006-07

California 10,038
Texas 8,630
New York 4,708
Illinois 4,392
Michigan 4,133
Ohio 3,972
Florida 3,952
Pennsylvania 3,286
Minnesota 2,665
New Jersey (tie) 2,470
North Carolina (tie) 2,470
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the greatest number of charter schools, Fall 2008

California 763
Arizona 506
Florida 384
Texas 333
Ohio 299
Wisconsin 254
Michigan 249
Minnesota 158
Colorado 147
Pennsylvania 133
Source: Center for Education Reform

States with highest per-pupil expenditures

New York $14,884
New Jersey $14,630
Washington, D.C. $13,446
Vermont $12,614
Connecticut $12,323
Massachusetts $11,981
Rhode Island $11,769
Delaware $11,633
Alaska $11,460
Wyoming $11,197
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Education Finances, 2006

States with lowest per-pupil expenditures

Utah $5,437
Idaho $6,440
Arizona $6,472
Tennessee $6,883
Oklahoma $6,961
Mississippi $7,221
Nevada $7,345
North Carolina $7,388
Texas $7,561
Alabama $7,646
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Education Finances, 2006

States with largest average high-school enrollments, 2006-07

Florida 1,716
California 1,460
Nevada 1,356
Maryland 1,348
Hawaii 1,329
Georgia 1,308
Virginia 1,249
Delaware 1,112
Connecticut 1,056
Texas 1,040
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with smallest average high-school enrollments, 2006-07

South Dakota 227
Montana 279
Oklahoma 347
Nebraska 349
Wyoming 371
New Mexico 384
North Dakota 396
Kansas 420
Iowa 463
Arkansas 473
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with highest average salaries for instructional staff, 2006

Connecticut $62,395
New Jersey $61,541
Alaska $60,376
California $59,825
Washington, D.C. $59,000
New York $58,630
Michigan $58,592
Massachusetts $58,353
Illinois $58,012
Rhode Island $57,915
Source: National Education Association, Estimates Database

States with lowest average salaries for instructional staff, 2006

South Dakota $35,983
North Dakota $39,065
Montana $39,832
West Virginia $39,856
Oklahoma $40,370
Idaho $41,150
New Mexico $41,637
Louisiana $41,856
Mississippi $42,084
Missouri $42,335
Source: National Education Association, Estimates Database

Greatest percentage change in average instructional staff salaries, 1995-96 to 2005-06

Mississippi 46.6%
Arkansas 46.4%
Louisiana 44.3%
North Dakota 43.9%
Georgia (tie) 41.7%
New Mexico (tie) 41.7%
Kentucky 39.0%
North Carolina 38.9%
Hawaii 38.3%
Wyoming 38.0%
Source: National Education Association, Estimates Database

Smallest percentage change in average instructional staff salaries, 1995-96 to 2005-06

Massachusetts 10.8%
New Hampshire 12.2%
Kansas 12.9%
Pennsylvania 18.2%
West Virginia 19.7%
New Jersey 20.0%
Connecticut 20.1%
New York 20.3%
Alaska 20.6%
Nevada 23.2%
Source: National Education Association, Estimates Database

States with greatest percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches

Mississippi 67.5%
Louisiana 61.5%
New Mexico 60.9%
Arkansas 58.7%
Oklahoma 55.2%
Washington, D.C. 54.5%
South Carolina 51.3%
Alabama 51.1%
Kentucky 51.0%
Georgia 50.4%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with lowest pupil-teacher ratios, 2006-07

Vermont 10.8:1
Maine 11.5:1
Virginia 11.6:1
North Dakota 12.1:1
New Jersey 12.4:1
Wyoming 12.6:1
New York 12.8:1
New Hampshire 13.1:1
Massachusetts (tie) 13.2:1
Alabama (tie) 13.2:1
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with most capital outlay

California $10.04 billion
Texas $6.17 billion
Florida $4.86 billion
New York $3.97 billion
Ohio $2.18 billion
New Jersey $2.03 billion
Illinois $2.02 billion
Pennsylvania $2.01 billion
Georgia $1.93 billion
Michigan $1.84 billion
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Education Finances, 2006

States with most districts of greater than 10,000 enrollment, 2006-07

California 163
Texas 91
Florida 38
North Carolina 37
Georgia 36
Washington 31
Virginia 27
Arizona 26
Indiana (tie) 24
Michigan (tie) 24
Source: National Center for Education

States with most newly opened charter schools, Fall 2008

California 65
Florida 37
Arizona 29
New York 21
Georgia 17
Ohio (tie) 14
Washington, D.C. (tie) 14
Minnesota (tie) 13
Texas (tie) 13
Oregon (tie) 12
Louisiana (tie) 12
Source: Center for Education Reform

Communities with the highest percentage of public school students enrolled in charter schools, 2007-08

New Orleans 55%
Washington, D.C. 31%
Southfield, Mich. (tie) 28%
Dayton, Ohio (tie) 28%
Pontiac, Mich. 25%
Youngstown, Ohio 24%
Phoenix (Ariz.) Union H.S. District (tie) 23%
Kansas City, Mo. (tie) 23%
Detroit (tie) 22%
San Antonio (tie) 22%
Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

School districts with largest enrollment, 2007-08

New York 1,035,406
Los Angeles 694,288
Chicago 408,601
Miami 348,116
Clark County (Nev.) 308,783
Broward County (Fla.) 258,746
Houston 199,534
Hillsborough County (Fla.) 193,062
Hawaii 178,369
Orange County (Fla.) 174,033
Source: States and individual districts

School districts with greatest per-pupil spending, 10,000+ enrollment

Trenton, N.J. $21,927
Newark, N.J. $21,295
Jersey City, N.J. $19,473
Camden, N.J. $18,655
East Orange, N.J. $18,306
Paterson, N.J. $18,268
Boston $17,421
Yonkers, N.Y. $16,942
Passaic, N.J. $16,811
Elizabeth, N.J. $16,638
Source: Public Education Finances, 2006, U.S. Census Bureau

School districts with lowest per-pupil spending, 10,000+ enrollment

Tooele, Utah $4,881
Alpine, Utah $4,918
Jordan, Utah $4,960
Washington County, Utah $5,019
Nebo, Utah $5,101
Weber County, Utah $5,187
Granite, Utah $5,202
Davis, Utah $5,266
Meridian, Idaho $5,296
Cache County, Utah $5,371
Source: Public Education Finances, 2006,

Universities with largest enrollment, Fall 2008

Ohio State University 53,715
Arizona State University 52,734
University of Florida 51,413
University of Minnesota 51,140
University of Central Florida 50,629
University of Texas at Austin 50,006
Texas A&M University 48,039
Michigan State University 46,648
University of South Florida 46,174
University of Illinois 42,326
Source: Individual schools

Universities with largest academic research and development expenditures, fiscal 2007

The Johns Hopkins University $1.55 billion
University of California, San Francisco $843 million
University of Wisconsin, Madison $841 million
University of California, Los Angeles $823 million
University of Michigan, all campuses $809 million
University of California, San Diego $799 million
Duke University $782 million
University of Washington $757 million
Ohio State University, all campuses $720 million
Stanford University $688 million
Source: National Science Foundation