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Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and secondary School Districts in the United States: 2000-2001
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Rankings:  1-70   71-140   141-210  211-280   281-350  351-420  421-490  491-500
Appendix A.-The 500 largest public school districts in the United States and jurisdictions: School year 2000-01: 1-70
Rank Students Agency name Mailing address City ST ZIP Schools    Telephone   
1
1,066,516
New York City Public Schools
110 Livingston St
Brooklyn
NY 11201
1,213
718-935-2794
2
721,346
Los Angeles Unified
450 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles
CA 90012
659
323-625-6251
3
612,725
Puerto Rico Department of Educ
PO Box 190759
San Juan
PR 00919
1,543
787-759-2000
4
435,261
City of Chicago School
Dist 29
125 S Clark
Chicago
IL 60603
602
773-553-1000
5
368,625
Dade County School District
1450 NE 2nd Ave, #912
Miami
FL 33132
356
305-995-1428
6
251,129
Broward County School District
600 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale
FL 33301
243
954-765-6271
7
231,655
Clark County School District
2832 E Flamingo
Las Vegas
NV 89121
259
702-799-5310
8
208,462
Houston ISD
3830 Richmond Ave
Houston
TX 77027
289
713-892-6000
9
201,190
Philadelphia City SD
Parkway at 21st St
Philadelphia
PA 19103
261
215-299-7000
10
184,360
Hawaii Department of Education
PO Box 2360
Honolulu
HI 96804
261
808-837-8012
 
11
164,311
Hillsborough County School Dis
PO Box 3408
Tampa
FL 33601
210
813-272-4050
12
162,194
Detroit City School District
5057 Woodward Ave
Detroit
MI 48202
263
313-494-1075
13
161,548
Dallas ISD
3700 Ross Ave
Dallas
TX 75204
221
972-925-3700
14
156,412
Fairfax County Public Schools
10700 Page Ave
Fairfax
VA 22030
195
703-246-2631
15
153,871
Palm Beach County School Distr
3340 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach
FL 33406
177
561-434-8200
16
150,681
Orange County School District
PO Box 271
Orlando
FL 32802
174
407-317-3202
17
141,804
San Diego City Unified
4100 Normal St
San Diego
CA 92103
180
619-293-8686
18
134,180
Montgomery County Public Schls
850 Hungerford Dr
Rockville
MD 20850
192
301-279-3383
19
133,723
Prince Georges County Pub Schs
14201 School Ln
Upper Marlboro
MD 20772
194
301-952-6008
20
125,846
Duval County School District
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville
FL 32207
179
904-390-2115
 
21
113,730
Memphis City School District
2597 Avery Ave
Memphis
TN 38112
164
901-325-5300
22
113,027
Pinellas County School Distric
301 4th St SW
Largo
FL 33770
164
727-588-6011
23
110,075
Gwinnett County
PO Box 343
Lawrenceville
GA 30046
85
770-963-8651
24
106,898
Baltimore County Public Schls
6901 N Charles St
Towson
MD 21204
169
410-887-4281
25
103,336
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
PO Box 30035
Charlotte
NC 28230
135
704-379-7000
26
99,859
Baltimore City Pub Sch System
200 E North Ave
Baltimore
MD 21202
183
410-396-8803
27
98,950
Wake County Schools
PO Box 28041
Raleigh
NC 27611
120
919-850-1600
28
97,985
Milwaukee
PO Box 2181
Milwaukee
WI 53201
206
414-475-8001
29
96,860
Jefferson Co
PO Box 34020
Louisville
KY 40232
174
502-485-3114
30
95,958
Dekalb County
3770 N Decatur Rd
Decatur
GA 30032
123
404-297-2300
 
31
95,781
Cobb County
514 Glover St
Marietta
GA 30061
94
770-426-3300
32
93,694
Long Beach Unified
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach
CA 90810
89
562-997-8000
33
87,703
Jefferson County R-1
PO Box 4001
Golden
CO 80401
161
303-982-6500
34
85,276
Albuquerque Public Schools
PO Box 25704
Albuquerque
NM 87125
131
505-842-8211
35
79,661
Fort Worth ISD
100 N University Dr
Fort Worth
TX 76107
141
817-871-2000
36
79,477
Polk County School District
PO Box 391
Bartow
FL 33831
137
863-534-0521
37
79,007
Fresno Unified
Ed. Cntr., Tulare & M Sts
Fresno
CA 93721
99
559-457-3000
38
77,816
Austin ISD
1111 W 6th St
Austin
TX 78703
109
512-414-1700
39
77,610
Orleans Parish School Board
3510 General Degaulle Dr
New Orleans
LA 70114
128
504-365-8730
40
76,586
Virginia Beach City Public Sch
PO Box 6038
Virginia Beach
VA 23456
84
757-427-4326
 
41
75,684
Cleveland Municipal SD
1380 E 6th St
Cleveland
OH 44114
125
216-574-8000
42
74,491
Anne Arundel County Pub Schls
2644 Riva Rd
Annapolis
MD 21401
119
410-222-5304
43
73,587
Mesa Unified District
549 N Stapley Dr
Mesa
AZ 85203
86
480-472-0000
44
73,158
Jordan School District
9361 S 300 E
Sandy
UT 84070
81
801-567-8100
45
71,328
Granite School District
340 E 3545 S
Salt Lake City
UT 84115
98
801-263-6100
46
70,847
Denver County 1
900 Grant St
Denver
CO 80203
129
303-764-3200
47
70,597
Brevard County School District
2700 Judge Fran
Viera
FL 32940
108
321-631-1911
48
68,925
District of Columbia Pub Schls
825 N Capitol St, NE
Washington
DC 20003
165
202-442-5885
49
68,583
Fulton County
786 Cleveland Ave, SW
Atlanta
GA 30315
71
404-768-3600
50
67,669
Nashville-Davidson County SD
2601 Bransford Ave
Nashville
TN 37204
125
615-259-8419
 
51
64,976
Mobile County Sch Dist
PO Box 1327
Mobile
AL 36633
100
334-690-8227
52
64,511
Columbus City SD
270 E State St
Columbus
OH 43215
146
614-365-5000
53
63,739
Northside ISD
5900 Evers Rd
San Antonio
TX 78238
84
210-706-8770
54
63,497
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
PO Box 692003
Houston
TX 77269
54
281-897-4000
55
63,417
Guilford County Schools
PO Box 880
Greensboro
NC 27402
98
336-370-8100
56
63,024
Boston
26 Court St
Boston
MA 02108
131
617-635-9050
57
62,325
El Paso ISD
PO Box 20100
El Paso
TX 79998
86
915-779-3781
58
61,869
Tucson Unified District
PO Box 40400
Tucson
AZ 85717
123
520-617-7336
59
61,517
Volusia County School District
PO Box 2118
Deland
FL 32721
92
904-734-7190
60
60,869
Seminole County School Distric
400 E Lake Mary Blvd
Sanford
FL 32773
68
407-320-0006
 
61
60,643
Santa Ana Unified
1601 E Chestnut Ave
Santa Ana
CA 92701
53
714-558-5501
62
59,979
San Francisco Unified
135 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
CA 94102
116
415-241-6000
63
59,875
Greenville County School Distr
PO Box 2848
Greenville
SC 29602
93
864-241-3457
64
59,578
Davis School District
45 E State St
Farmington
UT 84025
83
801-402-5261
65
58,866
Arlington ISD
1203 W Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington
TX 76013
71
817-460-4611
66
58,401
Lee County School District
2055 Central Ave
Fort Myers
FL 33901
75
941-337-8301
67
58,230
Atlanta City
210 Pryor St, SW
Atlanta
GA 30335
98
404-827-8075
68
57,273
San Antonio ISD
141 Lavaca St
San Antonio
TX 78210
104
210-299-5500
69
56,268
Washoe County School District
425 E Ninth
Reno
NV 89520
92
702-348-0200
70
54,863
Oakland Unified
1025 Second Ave
Oakland
CA 94606
96
510-879-8100
 
NOTE: The universe for this table includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000-01, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2000-01.

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