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Table A10.  Number of students in public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by type of school and number and percentage of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): School year 2007–08
 
Total number of students2 Number of students, by type of school1 Number of students with IEPs3   Percent of students with IEPs3
Special education Vocational education Other and alternative
Name of reporting district State   Regular
Reporting districts4  11,162,993   10,894,301 67,462 72,925 128,305 1,269,672   11.4
                     
New York City Public Schools  NY 989,941   929,445 21,219 32,488 6,789  
Los Angeles Unified  CA 685,249   668,972 3,895 0 12,382 82,009   12.0
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 526,565   507,255 3,124 16,186 0 99,680   18.9
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 407,510   400,369 2,452 3,449 1,240 52,178   12.8
Dade  FL 348,128   343,641 907 0 3,580 39,780   11.4
                     
Clark County School District  NV 309,051   304,285 294 0 4,472 32,045   10.4
Broward  FL 258,893   252,252 953 634 5,054 30,530   11.8
Houston Independent School District  TX 199,511   195,816 201 0 3,494 18,153   9.1
Hillsborough  FL 193,180   188,441 2,414 0 2,325 28,658   14.8
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 179,897   179,621 97 0 179 20,441   11.4
                     
Orange  FL 174,142   171,094 562 252 2,234 25,037   14.4
Philadelphia City School District  PA 168,457   159,013 1,432 8,012 0 26,148   15.5
Palm Beach  FL 170,883   166,805 1,190 88 2,800 25,775   15.1
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 165,674   164,720 191 0 763 23,563   14.2
Dallas Independent School District  TX 157,605   156,562 0 0 1,043 12,564   8.0
                     
Gwinnett County  GA 155,618   154,530 275 0 813 17,934   11.5
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 137,717   136,635 552 0 530 16,731   12.1
Wake County Schools  NC 134,401   134,006 121 0 274 18,183   13.5
San Diego Unified  CA 131,208   128,326 663 469 1,750 16,542   12.6
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 131,176   130,138 289 0 749 14,733   11.2
                     
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 129,752   124,930 1,685 269 2,868 14,216   11.0
Duval  FL 124,740   122,118 630 0 1,992 20,247   16.2
Memphis City School District  TN 115,265   115,033 78 0 154 13,552   11.8
Pinellas  FL 107,892   103,399 1,234 0 3,259 16,840   15.6
Detroit City School District  MI 105,540   101,472 1,440 835 1,793 16,556   15.7
                     
Cobb County  GA 107,307   107,214 93 0 0 12,584   11.7
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 104,283   99,257 1,198 2,880 948 13,367   12.8
Dekalb County  GA 100,273   99,132 578 0 563 9,349   9.3
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 96,837   96,430 0 0 407 7,634   7.9
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 95,083   93,596 0 310 1,177 12,323   13.0
                     
Jefferson County  KY 95,871   92,806 390 0 2,675 13,638   14.2
Polk  FL 93,980   91,020 600 235 2,125 12,089   12.9
Long Beach Unified  CA 87,152   85,471 0 0 1,681 7,638   8.8
Milwaukee School District  WI 86,819   85,690 0 111 1,018 15,715   18.1
Northside Independent School District  TX 86,260   85,128 0 0 1,132 10,813   12.5
                     
Fulton County  GA 86,225   85,605 0 0 620 8,868   10.3
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 86,168   84,720 364 41 1,043 8,181 5  9.5
Jordan District  UT 85,651   83,622 1,536 0 493 11,402   13.3
Austin Independent School District  TX 82,429   81,166 0 0 1,263 8,222   10.0
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 81,284   71,509 1,042 3,553 5,180 13,846   17.0
                     
Lee  FL 80,541   78,659 408 165 1,309 11,305   14.0
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 78,857   77,022 0 0 1,835 6,472   8.2
Fresno Unified  CA 76,274   74,104 111 0 2,059 7,739   10.1
Granite District  UT 75,982   71,351 762 0 3,869 9,145   12.0
Brevard  FL 74,369   73,424 460 0 485 13,449   18.1
                     
Davidson County School District  TN 73,684   73,007 387 0 290  
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 73,400   72,395 473 0 532 8,500   11.6
Denver County 1  CO 73,053   70,604 0 371 2,078 9,401 5  12.9
Mesa Unified District  AZ 73,044   72,325 102 0 617 7,349   10.1
Prince William County Public Schools  VA 72,988   72,988 0 0 0 8,134   11.1
                     
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 72,477   72,477 0 0 0 9,663   13.3
Guilford County Schools  NC 72,389   71,637 345 230 177 10,448   14.4
Davis District  UT 70,323   66,188 407 0 3,728 8,127   11.6
Greenville 01  SC 69,444   69,279 165 0 0 10,502   15.1
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 67,992   67,823 0 0 169 5,385   7.9
                     
Pasco  FL 66,314   65,625 0 181 508 11,240   16.9
Washoe County School District  NV 65,663   64,650 328 74 611 8,512   13.0
Seminole  FL 65,378   64,522 219 0 637 8,792   13.4
Volusia  FL 64,488   63,177 87 166 1,058 11,146   17.3
Mobile County  AL 64,461   63,942 388 0 131 8,076   12.5
                     
Alpine District  UT 63,856   62,491 712 0 653 7,154   11.2
Arlington Independent School District  TX 62,863   62,018 0 0 845 5,687   9.0
Elk Grove Unified  CA 56,247   54,821 164 0 1,262 5,841   10.4
North East Independent School District  TX 62,181   61,863 0 0 318 7,152   11.5
El Paso Independent School District  TX 62,123   61,616 0 0 507 5,327   8.6
                     
Aldine Independent School District  TX 60,083   59,582 0 0 501 4,932   8.2
Tucson Unified District  AZ 59,327   58,162 16 0 1,149 7,377   12.4
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 58,969   58,507 0 0 462 7,931   13.4
District of Columbia Public Schools  DC 57,877   49,017 3,723 1,733 3,404 9,192   15.9
Garland Independent School District  TX 57,169   56,582 27 0 560 5,276   9.2
                     
Santa Ana Unified  CA 56,685   55,833 0 0 852 5,053   8.9
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 54,807   53,016 257 0 1,534 5,349   9.8
Boston  MA 56,168   50,985 3,265 0 1,918 11,634   20.7
Columbus City  OH 55,269   54,559 547 163 0 9,071   16.4
San Francisco Unified  CA 52,457   51,627 0 0 830 6,009   11.5
                     
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 54,779   53,875 0 0 904 6,627   12.1
Knox County School District  TN 54,490   54,289 42 0 159 5,972   11.0
Katy Independent School District  TX 54,402   54,197 0 0 205 4,610   8.5
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 53,961   53,961 0 0 0 5,304   9.8
Plano Independent School District  TX 53,683   53,511 0 0 172 6,016   11.2
                     
Cumberland County Schools  NC 53,295   52,594 196 0 505 7,335   13.8
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 52,983   52,725 31 0 227 4,351 5  8.2
Cleveland Municipal City  OH 52,135   52,135 0 0 0 10,593   20.3
Osceola  FL 52,742   51,774 25 0 943 7,561   14.3
Clayton County  GA 52,717   52,717 0 0 0 5,099   9.7
                     
Capistrano Unified  CA 48,692   47,882 572 0 238 4,664   9.6
Forsyth County Schools  NC 51,738   50,701 462 30 545 7,146   13.8
Corona Norco Unified  CA 49,380   47,539 59 0 1,782 5,635   11.4
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 50,757   50,646 0 0 111 3,930   7.7
Cherry Creek 5  CO 50,601   50,601 0 0 0 5,208 5  10.3
                     
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 49,991   48,098 70 0 1,823 4,716   9.4
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 49,551   49,328 0 0 223 5,211   10.5
Howard County Public Schools  MD 49,542   49,339 96 0 107 4,597   9.3
Anchorage School District  AK 48,857   46,176 50 0 2,631 6,682   13.7
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 48,837   48,758 0 0 79 5,317   10.9
                     
Garden Grove Unified  CA 48,566   47,995 133 0 438 4,884   10.1
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 48,620   48,556 0 0 64 6,838   14.1
Sacramento City Unified  CA 47,338   46,456 48 0 834 5,333   11.3
Omaha Public Schools  NE 47,763   47,443 320 0 0 7,372   15.4
San Juan Unified  CA 46,754   45,883 306 0 565 4,537   9.7
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 Type of school is a mutually exclusive category in the CCD. However, there may be cases in which special education, vocational education, and alternative programs reside in other types of schools.
2 Student distribution by type of school is based on membership in the schools of the school district. This count may differ somewhat from the count of students receiving educational services from the school district reported in table A-1.
3 Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are written instructional plans for students with disabilities designated as special education students under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, Part B).
4 Totals do not include those districts where data were not available.
5 IEP counts for all Colorado districts were taken from reports of IEP counts from administrative units associated with the district.
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). Types of schools are defined in the following way on the CCD: regular school—a public elementary/secondary school providing instruction and education services that does not focus primarily on special education, vocational/technical education, or alternative education, or on any of the particular themes associated with magnet/special program emphasis schools; special education school—a public elementary/secondary school that focuses primarily on special education—including instruction for any of the following students with: autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, hearing impairment, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, serious emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, and other health impairments—and that adapts curriculum, materials, or instruction for students served; vocational education school—a public elementary/secondary school that focuses primarily on providing formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical, or professional occupations for high school-age students who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry; and alternative education school—a public elementary/secondary school that (1) addresses needs of students that typically cannot be met in a regular school, (2) provides nontraditional education, (3) serves as an adjunct to a regular school, or (4) falls outside the categories of regular, special education, or vocational education.
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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