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Table 51
Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Schools, 1995
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Vermont 13.6 27 Arkansas 16.8
2 New Jersey 13.8 27 Kentucky 16.8
3 Connecticut 14.3 27 South Carolina 16.8
3 Maine 14.3 30 Alabama 16.9
5 NEW YORK 14.5 31 Illinois 17.0
6 Nebraska 14.6 32 Hawaii 17.1
7 Rhode Island 14.7 32 Minnesota 17.1
8 Massachusetts 14.8 32 Pennsylvania 17.1
9 West Virginia 14.9 35 Ohio 17.4
9 Wyoming 14.9 36 Indiana 17.5
11 Virginia 15.0 36 Maryland 17.5
12 Kansas 15.1 36 Mississippi 17.5
13 South Dakota 15.2 39 Alaska 17.7
14 Missouri 15.4 39 Florida 17.7
14 North Dakota 15.4 39 Tennessee 17.7
14 Wisconsin 15.4 42 Colorado 18.4
17 Oklahoma 15.5 43 Nevada 18.9
18 New Hampshire 15.6 44 Arizona 19.1
19 Iowa 15.7 44 Idaho 19.1
19 Texas 15.7 46 Michigan 19.2
21 North Carolina 16.2 47 Oregon 19.3
22 Louisiana 16.3 48 Washington 20.2
22 Montana 16.3 49 Utah 21.6
22 New Mexico 16.3 50 California 24.1
22 Georgia 16.3 U.S. Average 17.1
26 Delaware 16.6 N.Y.S. better than avg. 8.2%
Source: National Education Association


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