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Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 2001-02

Table 7. Distribution of regular public school districts and students, by district membership size: School year 2001–02

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District membership size Number of districts Percentage of districts Percentage of students
United States 14,229 100.0 100.0
 
100,000 or more 25 0.2 12.5
25,000 to 99,999 218 1.5 20.2
10,000 to 24,999 573 4.0 18.7
7,500 to 9,999 342 2.4 6.3
5,000 to 7,499 725 5.1 9.4
 
2,500 to 4,999 2,031 14.3 15.2
2,000 to 2,499 801 5.6 3.8
1,500 to 1,999 1,071 7.5 4.0
1,000 to 1,499 1,557 10.9 4.1
800 to 999 790 5.6 1.5
 
600 to 799 9546.7 1.4
450 to 599 8976.3 1.0
300 to 449 1,1187.9 0.9
150 to 299 1,43510.1 0.7
1 to 149 1,69211.9 0.2
 
NOTE: Table includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and excludes 330 regular school districts for which no students were reported in membership. Detail may not sum to total because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2001–02.
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