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Table 45
Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Elementary and Secondary
Schools, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Vermont 13.8 27 Maryland 16.8
2 New Jersey 13.8 28 Delaware 16.8
3 Maine 13.9 29 Kentucky 16.9
4 Rhode Island 14.3 30 Alabama 16.9
5 Virginia 14.4 31 Pennsylvania 17.0
6 Connecticut 14.4 32 New Mexico 17.0
7 Nebraska 14.5 33 Ohio 17.1
8 West Virginia 14.6 34 Illinois 17.1
9 Massachusetts 14.6 35 Arkansas 17.1
10 Wyoming 14.8 36 Alaska 17.3
11 South Dakota 15.0 37 Mississippi 17.5
12 Kansas 15.1 38 Indiana 17.5
13 Missouri 15.4 39 Minnesota 17.8
14 NEW YORK 15.5 40 Hawaii 17.8
15 Iowa 15.5 41 Colorado 18.5
16 Texas 15.6 42 Florida 18.9
17 Oklahoma 15.7 43 Idaho 19.0
18 New Hampshire 15.7 44 Nevada 19.1
19 Wisconsin 15.8 45 Arizona 19.6
20 North Dakota 15.9 46 Michigan 19.7
21 South Carolina 16.2 47 Oregon 19.8
22 North Carolina 16.2 48 Washington 20.4
23 Montana 16.4 49 Utah 23.8
24 Georgia 16.5 50 California 24.0
25 Louisiana 16.6 U.S. Average 17.3
26 Tennessee 16.7 N.Y.S. % below avg. 10.4%
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

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