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Table A9.  Racial/ethnic composition as a percentage of public elementary and secondary school district membership and free and reduced-price lunch eligibility in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by school district: School year 2007–08
 
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch1
Schools having membership Race/ethnicity
American Indian/ Alaska Native Percent of reported membership Percent of schools reporting
Asian/ Pacific Islander
Name of reporting district State Hispanic Black White  
Reporting districts2  16,478 0.5 7.5 36.5 26.4 29.1   52.0 94.4
                     
New York City Public Schools  NY 1,453 0.4 14.0 39.7 31.7 14.2   70.6 100.0
Los Angeles Unified  CA 823 0.3 6.4 73.7 10.9 8.8   68.5 98.2
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 1,499 0.0 # 99.9 # 0.1   91.4 100.0
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 627 0.2 3.4 40.2 47.9 8.2   75.7 84.7
Dade  FL 414 0.1 1.2 62.8 26.6 9.3   59.3 100.0
                     
Clark County School District  NV 338 0.8 9.2 39.7 14.2 36.1   42.1 92.9
Broward  FL 291 0.2 3.4 26.6 38.6 31.2   44.4 100.0
Houston Independent School District  TX 293 0.1 3.2 60.3 28.4 8.0   62.3 100.0
Hillsborough  FL 264 0.3 3.1 29.1 23.3 44.3   47.9 100.0
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 285 0.6 73.0 4.6 2.3 19.4   37.7 100.0
                     
Orange  FL 216 0.4 4.4 32.0 28.1 35.0   47.3 100.0
Philadelphia City School District  PA 269 0.2 6.1 16.9 63.4 13.4   70.1 90.0
Palm Beach  FL 222 0.5 2.8 24.8 30.1 41.8   41.1 100.0
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 192 0.3 19.5 17.9 11.3 51.0   20.0 97.9
Dallas Independent School District  TX 230 0.2 1.0 65.3 28.7 4.8   84.4 100.0
                     
Gwinnett County  GA 109 0.1 10.8 22.7 28.3 38.0   41.3 100.0
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 203 0.3 15.2 21.5 22.9 40.1   25.7 99.0
Wake County Schools  NC 153 0.3 5.8 11.6 27.7 54.7   0.0
San Diego Unified  CA 214 0.5 16.3 44.4 13.5 25.3   62.1 99.1
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 160 0.5 4.6 15.4 43.7 35.8   42.8 96.3
                     
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 211 0.4 2.9 17.4 74.2 5.1   46.8 97.2
Duval  FL 177 0.2 4.0 7.0 46.1 42.7   39.0 100.0
Memphis City School District  TN 183 0.1 1.2 5.3 86.2 7.1   70.9 94.5
Pinellas  FL 158 0.3 3.9 9.8 20.2 65.9   40.8 100.0
Detroit City School District  MI 194 0.3 0.8 7.2 89.1 2.5   73.9 100.0
                     
Cobb County  GA 111 0.2 4.6 15.4 30.9 48.9   35.2 100.0
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 166 0.5 5.4 4.3 40.0 49.9   34.4 98.8
Dekalb County  GA 147 0.1 3.5 9.1 76.8 10.5   65.5 100.0
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 72 0.3 8.6 37.1 15.2 38.8   35.4 100.0
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 168 5.2 2.4 56.6 4.0 31.8   52.8 92.9
                     
Jefferson County  KY 169 0.2 2.5 4.7 37.4 55.2   55.1 97.0
Polk  FL 149 0.3 1.5 22.7 22.4 53.2   50.4 100.0
Long Beach Unified  CA 92 0.3 14.0 51.7 17.6 16.5   67.7 100.0
Milwaukee School District  WI 213 0.8 4.5 21.9 57.3 15.6   77.1 100.0
Northside Independent School District  TX 97 0.3 3.3 63.2 7.8 25.4   46.9 100.0
                     
Fulton County  GA 94 0.1 8.5 10.5 43.4 37.5   37.2 100.0
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 162 1.2 3.8 18.6 1.9 74.5   24.3 98.8
Jordan District  UT 93 0.6 3.3 9.9 1.2 85.1   20.5 94.6
Austin Independent School District  TX 119 0.2 3.3 58.1 12.1 26.4   60.7 100.0
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 194 0.3 0.7 2.5 88.9 7.6   73.4 99.0
                     
Lee  FL 106 0.4 1.6 30.0 14.7 53.3   46.2 100.0
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 144 0.3 1.6 58.2 25.6 14.3   68.1 100.0
Fresno Unified  CA 105 0.8 14.8 58.8 10.8 14.7   78.8 97.1
Granite District  UT 106 1.5 7.1 28.6 2.6 60.1   43.6 87.7
Brevard  FL 107 0.3 2.2 8.6 15.5 73.5   30.5 100.0
                     
Davidson County School District  TN 135 0.2 3.2 14.3 48.1 34.1   66.0 94.1
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 120 0.5 3.8 6.0 22.7 67.1   21.8 96.7
Denver County 1  CO 147 1.1 3.2 56.5 17.9 21.4   65.7 100.0
Mesa Unified District  AZ 90 3.9 2.5 37.3 4.2 52.1   47.4 98.9
Prince William County Public Schools  VA 81 0.3 7.7 26.2 23.4 42.4   29.2 98.8
                     
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 82 0.4 6.7 5.9 28.9 58.1   26.2 98.8
Guilford County Schools  NC 118 0.5 5.6 9.1 42.9 41.9   0.0
Davis District  UT 99 0.7 2.8 8.3 1.7 86.5   25.6 100.0
Greenville 01  SC 87 0.2 2.4 9.8 26.9 60.6   38.9 95.4
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 66 0.2 20.6 23.1 31.8 24.3   30.3 100.0
                     
Pasco  FL 84 0.3 2.2 14.0 5.8 77.7   41.8 100.0
Washoe County School District  NV 104 2.5 6.4 32.8 3.8 54.5   33.1 100.0
Seminole  FL 76 0.3 4.0 19.1 14.6 62.1   31.7 100.0
Volusia  FL 95 0.2 1.6 16.3 15.2 66.7   42.5 100.0
Mobile County  AL 103 1.0 2.2 1.3 50.4 45.1   63.0 96.1
                     
Alpine District  UT 70 0.5 2.3 9.2 0.8 87.1   16.3 97.1
Arlington Independent School District  TX 76 0.5 7.1 37.2 23.9 31.4   54.1 100.0
Elk Grove Unified  CA 64 0.6 28.4 22.6 19.8 28.6   50.1 95.3
North East Independent School District  TX 71 0.3 3.7 47.4 9.3 39.3   39.1 100.0
El Paso Independent School District  TX 89 0.3 1.4 81.3 4.8 12.2   68.0 100.0
                     
Aldine Independent School District  TX 68 0.1 1.8 64.0 30.5 3.6   79.6 100.0
Tucson Unified District  AZ 123 4.2 2.7 55.0 7.1 31.0   1.4 87.0
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 62 0.6 3.4 7.3 27.6 61.1   16.1 100.0
District of Columbia Public Schools  DC 160 0.1 1.8 10.8 81.1 6.3   52.9 87.5
Garland Independent School District  TX 74 0.5 7.8 42.7 18.5 30.5   45.5 100.0
                     
Santa Ana Unified  CA 59 0.1 3.1 92.8 0.7 3.3   78.6 100.0
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 70 0.8 1.6 69.8 16.7 11.2   82.3 94.3
Boston  MA 138 0.5 8.6 37.3 40.0 13.6   71.4 100.0
Columbus City  OH 132 0.2 1.9 5.7 63.6 28.5   0.0
San Francisco Unified  CA 111 0.7 51.3 24.1 13.1 10.8   56.4 99.1
                     
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 105 0.1 0.2 88.9 7.8 2.9   59.4 100.0
Knox County School District  TN 82 0.3 1.9 3.3 14.7 79.8   38.1 98.8
Katy Independent School District  TX 50 0.2 9.7 29.7 9.6 50.8   25.0 100.0
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 70 0.3 12.9 13.3 8.3 65.2   12.3 100.0
Plano Independent School District  TX 69 0.4 19.1 17.2 10.6 52.7   15.9 100.0
                     
Cumberland County Schools  NC 87 2.0 2.0 7.5 49.7 38.8   0.0
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 72 0.6 4.5 7.3 2.0 85.6   4.5 90.3
Cleveland Municipal City  OH 106 0.3 0.6 11.7 71.5 15.9   0.0
Osceola  FL 57 0.3 2.6 53.2 11.3 32.5   63.1 100.0
Clayton County  GA 59 0.1 4.4 14.1 76.2 5.2   73.8 100.0
                     
Capistrano Unified  CA 61 0.3 7.3 19.7 1.4 71.3   16.9 98.4
Forsyth County Schools  NC 76 0.3 1.9 16.9 33.5 47.5   47.0 96.1
Corona Norco Unified  CA 50 0.3 8.6 50.6 6.1 34.3   41.5 98.0
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 57 0.2 3.2 76.6 7.4 12.6   68.9 100.0
Cherry Creek 5  CO 55 0.5 8.0 13.1 14.3 64.1   21.2 98.2
                     
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 107 0.1 0.7 4.6 85.0 9.7   76.1 100.0
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 62 0.5 9.1 20.4 8.9 61.1   21.8 100.0
Howard County Public Schools  MD 72 0.3 14.9 5.3 20.9 58.6   11.8 98.6
Anchorage School District  AK 95 10.2 13.9 11.7 7.1 57.1   30.6 100.0
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 49 # 0.3 98.0 0.2 1.5   0.5 100.0
                     
Garden Grove Unified  CA 67 0.2 32.0 53.6 0.9 13.2   64.1 97.0
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 66 0.4 6.0 4.5 38.4 50.8   25.4 100.0
Sacramento City Unified  CA 89 1.2 23.9 32.7 21.1 21.2   65.0 98.9
Omaha Public Schools  NE 92 1.6 1.8 23.9 31.8 41.0   61.9 100.0
San Juan Unified  CA 77 2.0 6.8 16.5 7.4 67.3   34.2 96.1
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 States may not have reported students eligible for reduced-price meals, and a number of states reported participation instead of eligibility data, which may not be strictly comparable. See Appendix B—Methodology section for further description. Percentages are based on those schools that reported data.
2 Totals do not include districts where data were not available.
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). Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. 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), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a.


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