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Table A1.  Selected statistics for the 100 largest public elementary and secondary school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by school district: School years 2006–07 and 2007–08
 
Number of students1 Number of full- time-equivalent (FTE) teachers2 Number of 2006–07 completers3 Number of schools4
Name of reporting district City State County      
Total  11,200,573   688,418   588,721   16,907
                     
New York City Public Schools  New York NY New York 989,941   60,593   47,789   1,454
Los Angeles Unified  Los Angeles CA Los Angeles 693,680   34,960   27,004   825
Puerto Rico Department of Education  Hato Rey PR San Juan 526,565   40,826   31,718   1,511
City of Chicago School District 299  Chicago IL Cook 407,510   20,924   18,263   631
Dade  Miami FL Miami-Dade 348,128   22,048   19,874   471
                     
Clark County School District  Las Vegas NV Clark 309,051   16,427   12,433   341
Broward Fort Lauderdale FL Broward 258,893   14,931   15,292   297
Houston Independent School District  Houston TX Harris 199,534   11,971   7,645   294
Hillsborough  Tampa FL Hillsborough 193,180   12,759   10,331   285
Hawaii Department of Education  Honolulu HI Honolulu 179,897   11,396   11,239   287
                     
Orange  Orlando FL Orange 174,142   11,117   10,071   233
Philadelphia City School District  Philadelphia PA Philadelphia 172,704   10,665   8,663   272
Palm Beach  West Palm Beach FL Palm Beach 170,883   10,737   10,286   258
Fairfax County Public Schools  Falls Church VA Fairfax 165,722   9,463   11,912   199
Dallas Independent School District  Dallas TX Dallas 157,804   11,392   5,874   249
                     
Gwinnett County  Suwanee GA Gwinnett 155,618   10,840   7,994   112
Montgomery County Public Schools  Rockville MD Montgomery 137,717   9,639   10,186   205
Wake County Schools  Raleigh NC Wake 134,401   9,020   6,788   153
San Diego Unified  San Diego CA San Diego 131,577   6,986   6,335   214
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  Charlotte NC Mecklenburg 131,176   9,147   5,912   161
                     
Prince George's County Public Schools  Upper Marlboro MD Prince George's 129,752   9,005   8,247   214
Duval  Jacksonville FL Duval 124,740   7,848   6,443   177
Memphis City School District  Memphis TN Shelby 115,342   7,208   6,331   190
Pinellas  Largo FL Pinellas 107,892   7,048   6,490   169
Detroit City School District  Detroit MI Wayne 107,874   6,406   6,185   199
                     
Cobb County  Marietta GA Cobb 107,307   8,119   6,765   116
Baltimore County Public Schools  Baltimore MD Baltimore 104,283   7,374   7,473   171
Dekalb County  Decatur GA Dekalb 100,273   6,999   5,539   149
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  Houston TX Harris 96,837   6,258   5,069   75
Albuquerque Public Schools  Albuquerque NM Bernalillo 95,965   6,335   3,831   171
                     
Jefferson County  Louisville KY Jefferson 95,871   6,057   5,057   173
Polk  Bartow FL Polk 93,980   6,707   4,629   152
Long Beach Unified  Long Beach CA Los Angeles 88,186   4,210   4,654   93
Milwaukee School District  Milwaukee WI Milwaukee 86,819   4,798   4,425   214
Northside Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar 86,260   5,508   4,300   97
                     
Fulton County  Atlanta GA Fulton 86,225   6,211   4,609   99
Jefferson County School District No R 1  Golden CO Jefferson 86,168   4,890   5,913   163
Jordan District  Sandy UT Salt Lake 85,651   3,314   5,411   97
Austin Independent School District  Austin TX Travis 82,564   5,836   3,595   119
Baltimore City Public Schools  Baltimore MD Baltimore (City) 81,284   5,877   4,202   195
                     
Lee  Fort Myers FL Lee 80,541   4,953   4,086   110
Fort Worth Independent School District  Fort Worth TX Tarrant 78,857   5,003   3,407   148
Fresno Unified  Fresno CA Fresno 76,460   3,919   3,450   105
Granite District  Slc UT Salt Lake 75,982   3,192   3,284   114
Brevard  Viera FL Brevard 74,369   4,623   4,858   124
                     
Davidson County School District  Nashville TN Davidson 73,715   5,034   3,845   137
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  Annapolis MD Anne Arundel 73,400   5,000   5,123   123
Denver County 1  Denver CO Denver 73,053   4,142   3,289   148
Mesa Unified District  Mesa AZ Maricopa 73,044   3,808   4,079   90
Prince William County Public Schools  Manassas VA Prince William 72,988   3,847   4,124   81
                     
Va Beach City Public Schools  Virginia Beach VA Virginia Beach (City) 72,477   4,051   4,902   86
Guilford County Schools  Greensboro NC Guilford 72,389   5,023   4,238   120
Davis District  Farmington UT Davis 70,323   2,898   4,132   101
Greenville 01  Greenville SC Greenville 69,444   4,297   3,229   91
Fort Bend Independent School District  Sugar Land TX Fort Bend 67,992   4,320   4,456   67
                     
Pasco  Land O Lakes FL Pasco 66,314   4,378   3,242   100
Washoe County School District  Reno NV Washoe 65,663   3,641   3,110   104
Seminole  Sanford FL Seminole 65,378   4,136   4,189   77
Volusia  Deland FL Volusia 64,488   4,322   3,825   95
Mobile County  Mobile AL Mobile 64,375   4,049   3,170   115
                     
Alpine District  American Fork UT Utah 63,856   2,339   3,061   70
Arlington Independent School District  Arlington TX Tarrant 62,863   4,069   3,206   76
Elk Grove Unified  Elk Grove CA Sacramento 62,294   2,985   3,678   64
North East Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar 62,181   4,233   3,779   72
El Paso Independent School District  El Paso TX El Paso 62,123   4,405   3,251   93
                     
Aldine Independent School District  Houston TX Harris 60,083   4,011   2,304   70
Tucson Unified District  Tucson AZ Pima 59,327   3,476   3,281   125
Chesterfield County Public Schools  Chesterfield VA Chesterfield 58,969   3,165   4,169   63
District of Columbia Public Schools  District Of Columbia DC District Of Columbia 58,191   4,400   2,489   166
Garland Independent School District  Garland TX Dallas 57,169   3,806   3,288   75
                     
Santa Ana Unified  Santa Ana CA Orange 57,061   2,593   2,243   59
San Bernardino City Unified  San Bernardino CA San Bernardino 56,727   2,594   2,094   72
Boston  Boston MA Suffolk 56,168   4,372   3,376   138
Columbus City  Columbus OH Franklin 55,269   2,962   2,464   136
San Francisco Unified  San Francisco CA San Francisco 55,069   3,114   3,403   111
                     
San Antonio Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar 54,779   3,388   2,140   105
Knox County School District  Knoxville TN Knox 54,490   3,734   3,391   86
Katy Independent School District  Katy TX Fort Bend 54,402   3,674   3,323   53
Loudoun County Public Schools  Ashburn VA Loudoun 53,961   3,192   2,829   70
Plano Independent School District  Plano TX Collin 53,683   4,003   3,197   81
                     
Cumberland County Schools  Fayetteville NC Cumberland 53,295   3,692   3,009   89
Douglas County School District No Re 1  Castle Rock CO Douglas 52,983   2,951   2,855   72
Cleveland Municipal City  Cleveland OH Cuyahoga 52,954   3,512   2,112   106
Osceola  Kissimmee FL Osceola 52,742   3,054   3,015   60
Clayton County  Jonesboro GA Clayton 52,717   3,630   2,431   64
                     
Capistrano Unified  San Juan Capistrano CA Orange 52,390   2,238   3,038   61
Forsyth County Schools  Winston Salem NC Forsyth 51,738   3,847   2,744   77
Corona Norco Unified  Norco CA Riverside 51,322   2,387   2,989   50
Pasadena Independent School District  Pasadena TX Harris 50,757   3,333   1,984   64
Cherry Creek 5  Greenwood Village CO Arapahoe 50,601   2,942   3,344   56
                     
Atlanta Public Schools  Atlanta GA Fulton 49,991   3,766   2,050   113
Lewisville Independent School District  Flower Mound TX Denton 49,636   3,578   2,918   63
Howard County Public Schools  Ellicott City MD Howard 49,542   3,757   3,576   73
Anchorage School District  Anchorage AK Anchorage 48,857   2,685   2,927   96
Brownsville Independent School District  Brownsville TX Cameron 48,837   3,273   1,958   54
                     
Garden Grove Unified  Garden Grove CA Orange 48,669   2,107   2,711   67
Henrico County Public Schools  Richmond VA Henrico 48,620   2,696   3,019   70
Sacramento City Unified  Sacramento CA Sacramento 48,446   2,404   2,236   91
Omaha Public Schools  Omaha NE Douglas 47,763   3,333   2,276   98
San Juan Unified  Carmichael CA Sacramento 47,400   2,240   3,748   77
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Count of students receiving educational services from the school district may differ somewhat from the counts in table A-10, which reflects the count of students from the schools aggregated up to the school district.
2 Full-time equivalent (FTE) is the amount of time required to perform an assignment stated as a proportion of a full-time position. It is computed by dividing the amount of time employed by the amount of time normally required for a full-time position. FTE is not a head count; for example, 2 half-time employees represent 1 FTE.
3 The number of total completers for the entire 100 largest school districts includes districts that reported diploma data but did not report other completer data. The number of total completers for individual districts that reported diploma data but did not report other completer data were set to missing. Therefore, the number of total completers for the entire 100 largest school districts is greater than the sum of the district-level total completer counts.
4 Totals for number of schools may differ from published estimates since they exclude closed, inactive, and future schools.
NOTE: Data include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, four outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas and domestic).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a, "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a, and "Local Education Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Restricted-Use Data File," 2006–07, Version 1a.


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