Arizona had the fourth highest number of students enrolled per teacher in public elementary and secondary schools in 2009, according to the annual Rankings and Estimates report released Wednesday by the National Education Association.
There were 18.9 students per teacher in the Arizona that fall. Three states had higher ratios: Utah (22.4), California (21.4) and Washington (19.3). The U.S. average was 15.3.
The National Education Association represents teachers and has state affiliates, including the Arizona Education Association. The full report, which covers teacher salaries, enrollment, financial expenditures and more, can be found at http://www.nea.org.