Select any state on the left to see how it compares to California in terms of student-to-teacher ration for public, K-12 schools. Source:  National Education Association (NEA) Rankings and Estimates 2006–07. Figures refer to the ratio between students and all full-time, credentialed teaching staff in a school during the 2006-2007 school year. This is the most recent year for which figures are available.