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Table A7.  Number and percentage of public elementary and secondary schools and percentage of students in magnet and charter schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United Statesand jurisdictions, by school district: School year 2007–08
 
Percent of schools that are magnet schools1 Percent of students in magnet schools1 Number of charter schools2 Percent of schools that are charter schools2 Percent of students in charter schools2
Number of magnet schools1
Name of reporting district State
Total  1,225 7.2 10.7 821 4.9 2.6
               
New York City Public Schools  NY 8 0.6 0.5 0 0.0 0.0
Los Angeles Unified  CA 141 17.1 35.8 125 15.2 6.8
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 292 46.3 48.5 28 4.4 5.6
Dade  FL 85 18.0 32.9 63 13.4 6.2
               
Clark County School District  NV 0 0.0 0.0 11 3.2 1.1
Broward  FL 46 15.5 20.6 49 16.5 6.6
Houston Independent School District  TX 30 10.2 5.6
Hillsborough  FL 20 7.0 9.7 27 9.5 2.2
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 28 9.8 3.7
               
Orange  FL 0 0.0 0.0 17 7.3 1.6
Philadelphia City School District  PA 25 9.2 7.5 0 0.0 0.0
Palm Beach  FL 16 6.2 15.6 35 13.6 3.9
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 68 34.2 33.5 0 0.0 0.0
Dallas Independent School District  TX 1 0.4 0.4
               
Gwinnett County  GA 2 1.8 0.3
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 24 11.7 12.3 0 0.0 0.0
Wake County Schools  NC 34 22.2 20.6 0 0.0 0.0
San Diego Unified  CA 31 14.5 15.0 35 16.4 10.6
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 53 32.9 32.1 0 0.0 0.0
               
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 25 11.7 18.6 4 1.9 0.7
Duval  FL 51 28.8 34.6 5 2.8 0.9
Memphis City School District  TN 1 0.5 0.6 9 4.7 2.0
Pinellas  FL 21 12.4 22.4 6 3.6 1.2
Detroit City School District  MI 1 0.5 0.5 0 0.0 0.0
               
Cobb County  GA 6 5.2 5.2
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 28 16.4 26.4 0 0.0 0.0
Dekalb County  GA 10 6.7 5.0
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 1 0.6 # 37 21.6 7.3
               
Jefferson County  KY 31 17.9 29.8
Polk  FL 8 5.3 4.7 23 15.1 10.1
Long Beach Unified  CA 27 29.0 45.8 5 5.4 1.4
Milwaukee School District  WI 0 0.0 0.0 42 19.6 14.1
Northside Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Fulton County  GA 11 11.1 7.1
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 0 0.0 0.0 15 9.2 5.9
Jordan District  UT 1 1.0 0.8 0 0.0 0.0
Austin Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 0 0.0 0.0 22 11.3 6.8
               
Lee  FL 9 8.2 16.4 14 12.7 9.7
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Fresno Unified  CA 1 1.0 0.2 10 9.5 3.7
Granite District  UT 3 2.6 1.6 0 0.0 0.0
Brevard  FL 6 4.8 5.7 10 8.1 4.1
               
Davidson County School District  TN 13 9.5 10.0 3 2.2 0.6
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 0 0.0 0.0 1 0.8 0.3
Denver County 1  CO 2 1.4 1.5 19 12.8 9.2
Mesa Unified District  AZ 0 0.0 0.0
Prince William County Public Schools  VA 38 46.9 59.4 0 0.0 0.0
               
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 6 7.0 14.2 0 0.0 0.0
Guilford County Schools  NC 15 12.5 10.9 0 0.0 0.0
Davis District  UT 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Greenville 01  SC 12 13.2 14.6 6 6.6 1.5
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Pasco  FL 2 2.0 5.4 5 5.0 1.6
Washoe County School District  NV 1 1.0 0.2 9 8.7 3.1
Seminole  FL 8 10.4 16.7 3 3.9 0.9
Volusia  FL 2 2.1 9.6 5 5.3 0.9
Mobile County  AL 7 6.1 6.5
               
Alpine District  UT 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Arlington Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Elk Grove Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 2 3.1 0.9
North East Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
El Paso Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Aldine Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Tucson Unified District  AZ 0 0.0 0.0
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 1 1.6 2.6 0 0.0 0.0
District of Columbia Public Schools  DC 4 2.4 3.7 0 0.0 0.0
Garland Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Santa Ana Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 5 8.5 4.4
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 21 29.2 22.8 4 5.6 2.1
Boston  MA 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Columbus City  OH 0 0.0 0.0
San Francisco Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 9 8.1 4.2
               
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 18 17.1 16.2
Knox County School District  TN 5 5.8 4.8 0 0.0 0.0
Katy Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Plano Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Cumberland County Schools  NC 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 2 2.8 1.4 7 9.7 6.5
Cleveland Municipal City  OH 0 0.0 0.0
Osceola  FL 0 0.0 0.0 7 11.7 8.9
Clayton County  GA 2 3.1 1.1
               
Capistrano Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 3 4.9 1.3
Forsyth County Schools  NC 5 6.5 3.9 0 0.0 0.0
Corona Norco Unified  CA 2 4.0 4.5 0 0.0 0.0
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Cherry Creek 5  CO 3 5.4 2.7 1 1.8 0.9
               
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 7 6.2 5.0
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Howard County Public Schools  MD 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Anchorage School District  AK 7 7.3 6.1 7 7.3 4.1
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Garden Grove Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 8 11.4 30.6 0 0.0 0.0
Sacramento City Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 13 14.3 8.1
Omaha Public Schools  NE
San Juan Unified  CA 4 5.2 5.1 5 6.5 10.3
† Not applicable. State does not have legislation authorizing magnet or charter schools.
# Rounds to zero.
1 A magnet school is a school designed to attract students of different racial/ethnic backgrounds for the purpose of reducing, preventing, or eliminating racial isolation and/or to provide an academic or social focus on a particular theme.
2 Charter schools are schools that provide free public elementary and/or secondary education to eligible students under a specific charter granted by the state legislature or other appropriate authority and designated by such authority to be a charter school. Charter schools located in the same geographic area as a district's schools but not administered by the district itself are not included.
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). See table A-1 for student membership counts for each district.
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, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a.


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