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Table 2.–Number of students receiving educational services in the 100 largest school districts in 2009–10: School years 2005–06 through 2009–10

Number of students
100 largest school districts in 2009–10 Ranking State 2001–
02
2002–
03
2003–
04
2004–
05
2005–
06
New York City Public Schools 1 NY 1,014,058 999,150 989,941 981,690 1,014,020
Los Angeles Unified 2 CA 727,319 707,627 693,680 687,534 670,746
Puerto Rico Department of Education 3 PR 563,490 544,138 526,565 503,635 493,393
City of Chicago School District 299 4 IL 420,982 413,694 407,510 421,430 407,157
Dade 5 FL 362,070 353,790 348,128 345,525 345,804
               
Clark County School District 6 NV 294,131 303,448 309,051 312,761 307,059
Broward 7 FL 271,630 262,813 258,893 256,351 256,137
Houston Independent School District 8 TX 210,292 202,936 199,534 200,225 202,773
Hillsborough 9 FL 193,757 193,517 193,180 192,007 193,265
Hawaii Department of Education 10 HI 182,818 180,728 179,897 179,478 180,196
               
Orange 11 FL 175,609 175,245 174,142 172,257 173,259
Palm Beach 12 FL 174,935 171,431 170,883 170,757 172,897
Fairfax County Public Schools 13 VA 163,753 163,952 165,722 169,030 171,956
Philadelphia City School District 14 PA 184,560 178,241 172,704 159,867 165,694
Gwinnett County 15 GA 144,598 152,043 155,618 157,219 159,296
               
Dallas Independent School District 16 TX 161,244 159,144 157,804 157,352 157,111
Montgomery County Public Schools 17 MD 139,398 137,814 137,717 139,282 141,722
Wake County Schools 18 NC 120,996 128,748 134,401 138,443 140,558
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 19 NC 124,005 128,789 131,176 135,064 136,969
San Diego Unified 20 CA 132,482 130,983 131,577 132,256 131,417
               
Prince Georges County Public Schools 21 MD 133,325 131,014 129,752 127,977 127,039
Duval 22 FL 126,662 125,176 124,740 122,606 122,586
Memphis 23 TN 120,275 117,349 115,342 111,954 109,300
Cobb County 24 GA 106,724 107,274 107,307 106,747 107,245
Pinellas 25 FL 112,174 109,915 107,892 106,061 105,238
               
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District 26 TX 86,256 92,135 96,837 100,685 104,231
Baltimore County Public Schools 27 MD 107,043 105,839 104,283 103,180 103,324
Dekalb County 28 GA 102,310 101,396 100,273 99,775 99,406
Jefferson County 29 KY 98,537 92,659 95,871 98,774 98,808
Albuquerque Public Schools 30 NM 94,022 95,493 95,965 95,934 96,572
               
Polk 31 FL 89,443 92,801 93,980 94,657 94,530
Northside Independent School District 32 TX 78,711 82,587 86,260 89,000 92,335
Detroit City School District 33 MI 133,255 117,609 107,874 97,577 90,499
Fulton County 34 GA 81,100 83,861 86,225 88,299 90,399
Long Beach Unified 35 CA 93,589 90,663 88,186 87,509 86,283
               
Jefferson County School District No R 1 36 CO 86,332 86,154 86,168 85,946 86,282
Austin Independent School District 37 TX 81,155 82,140 82,564 83,483 84,676
Baltimore City Public Schools 38 MD 87,643 84,515 81,284 82,266 82,866
Milwaukee School District 39 WI 92,395 89,912 86,819 85,381 82,096
Lee 40 FL 75,634 78,981 80,541 79,434 80,484
               
Fort Worth Independent School District 41 TX 80,336 79,457 78,857 79,285 80,209
Denver County 1 42 CO 72,312 72,561 73,053 74,189 77,267
Prince Wm County Public Schools 43 VA 68,458 70,948 72,988 73,917 76,861
Fresno Unified 44 CA 79,046 77,555 76,460 76,621 75,468
Davidson County 45 TN 72,713 73,731 73,715 74,312 75,080
               
Anne Arundel County Public Schools 46 MD 73,565 73,066 73,400 73,653 74,776
Guilford County Schools 47 NC 68,951 71,722 72,389 72,951 72,758
Brevard 48 FL 75,233 74,785 74,369 73,098 72,412
Va Beach City Public Schools 49 VA 74,303 72,538 72,477 71,554 71,182
Greenville 01 50 SC 67,551 67,537 69,444 70,441 70,969
               
Granite District 51 UT 67,345 67,502 75,982 70,166 70,595
Davis District 52 UT 61,735 62,193 70,323 66,614 69,689
Fort Bend Independent School District 53 TX 66,104 67,014 67,992 68,708 69,374
Mesa Unified District 54 AZ 74,626 74,128 73,044 70,346 67,471
Pasco 55 FL 62,768 64,689 66,314 66,784 67,147
               
Alpine District 56 UT 55,383 56,460 63,856 62,281 65,918
North East Independent School District 57 TX 59,817 61,255 62,181 63,452 65,498
Washoe County School District 58 NV 64,246 64,954 65,663 65,421 64,838
Seminole 59 FL 67,530 66,351 65,378 64,927 64,457
Arlington Independent School District 60 TX 63,397 63,082 62,863 63,045 63,487
               
El Paso Independent School District 61 TX 63,811 62,857 62,123 62,322 63,378
Aldine Independent School District 62 TX 58,093 58,831 60,083 61,526 62,792
Mobile County 63 AL 65,643 65,097 64,375 62,531 62,767
Elk Grove Unified 64 CA 60,735 61,881 62,294 62,172 62,483
Volusia 65 FL 65,627 65,867 64,488 63,018 62,306
               
Loudoun County Public Schools 66 VA 47,306 50,383 53,961 56,894 60,003
Douglas County School District No Re 1 67 CO 48,041 50,370 52,983 58,723 59,932
Chesterfield County Public Schools 68 VA 57,239 58,455 58,969 59,080 59,509
Katy Independent School District 69 TX 48,247 51,201 54,402 56,862 59,078
Garland Independent School District 70 TX 57,425 56,955 57,169 57,510 57,861
               
Santa Ana Unified 71 CA 59,310 57,286 57,061 57,439 56,937
Knox County 72 TN 54,427 59,663 54,490 55,535 56,758
Boston 73 MA 57,349 56,388 56,168 55,923 55,371
Tucson Unified District 74 AZ 60,557 60,333 59,327 57,391 55,369
San Antonio Independent School District 75 TX 56,422 55,406 54,779 54,696 55,327
               
San Francisco Unified 76 CA 56,236 56,183 55,069 55,183 55,140
Plano Independent School District 77 TX 53,238 52,997 53,683 54,203 54,939
San Bernardino City Unified 78 CA 58,661 57,398 56,727 54,727 53,837
Capistrano Unified 79 CA 51,245 51,512 52,390 52,681 53,381
Cumberland County Schools 80 NC 53,201 53,621 53,295 54,288 53,035
               
Columbus City School District 81 OH 58,961 56,003 55,269 53,536 52,810
Forsyth County Schools 82 NC 50,165 51,325 51,738 52,906 52,795
Pasadena Independent School District 83 TX 49,227 49,851 50,757 51,578 52,303
Osceola 84 FL 49,798 52,012 52,742 51,941 52,139
Corona Norco Unified 85 CA 47,510 49,865 51,322 52,138 52,052
               
Cherry Creek 5 86 CO 48,573 49,684 50,601 51,199 51,786
Lewisville Independent School District 87 TX 47,497 49,060 49,636 50,216 50,840
Howard County Public Schools 88 MD 48,596 49,048 49,542 49,905 50,641
Clayton County 89 GA 52,657 52,533 52,717 49,508 50,204
Conroe Independent School District 90 TX 42,613 44,460 46,524 47,996 49,629
               
Anchorage School District 91 AK 49,714 49,230 48,857 48,837 49,592
Henrico County Public Schools 92 VA 47,747 47,680 48,620 48,991 49,407
Brownsville Independent School District 93 TX 48,260 48,334 48,837 48,587 49,121
Atlanta Public Schools 94 GA 50,770 50,631 49,991 49,032 48,909
Jordan District 95 UT 77,110 78,299 85,651 81,485 48,853
               
Omaha Public Schools 96 NE 46,686 47,044 47,763 48,014 48,692
Cleveland Municipal 97 OH 58,788 55,593 52,954 49,952 48,392
Wichita 98 KS 48,547 46,938 46,788 47,260 48,324
Shelby County 99 TN 45,922 47,126 46,918 47,448 48,211
Garden Grove Unified 100 CA 49,574 48,802 48,669 48,574 47,950
NOTE: The 100 largest school districts were defined as regular school districts with the largest enrollments in the 2009–10 school year. For analytical purposes, New York City Public Schools, New York, is treated as a regular school district. Data include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Education.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), , "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2009–10, Version 1a; 2008–09, Version 1a; 2007–08, Version 1b; 2006–07, Version 1c; and 2005–06, Version 1a.

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