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Table A11.  Number of public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by type of school and school district: School year 2007–08
 
Type of school1
Total number of schools2 Special education Vocational education Other and alternative
Name of reporting district State   Regular
Total  16,907   15,433 405 153 916
               
New York City Public Schools  NY 1,454   1,357 57 21 19
Los Angeles Unified  CA 825   744 17 1 63
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 1,511   1,448 28 27 8
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 631   608 17 2 4
Dade  FL 471   416 7 3 45
               
Clark County School District  NV 341   313 5 0 23
Broward  FL 297   269 9 2 17
Houston Independent School District  TX 294   274 3 0 17
Hillsborough  FL 285   242 15 4 24
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 287   283 3 0 1
               
Orange  FL 233   205 6 4 18
Philadelphia City School District  PA 272   259 4 9 0
Palm Beach  FL 258   211 10 3 34
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 199   186 3 1 9
Dallas Independent School District  TX 249   229 3 0 17
               
Gwinnett County  GA 112   106 4 0 2
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 205   193 7 1 4
Wake County Schools  NC 153   150 1 0 2
San Diego Unified  CA 214   205 2 1 6
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 161   157 2 0 2
               
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 214   190 9 2 13
Duval  FL 177   159 4 0 14
Memphis City School District  TN 190   181 1 6 2
Pinellas  FL 169   131 8 3 27
Detroit City School District  MI 199   178 7 5 9
               
Cobb County  GA 116   110 2 0 4
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 171   149 8 4 10
Dekalb County  GA 149   140 3 0 6
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 75   72 0 0 3
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 171   159 0 2 10
               
Jefferson County  KY 173   139 6 2 26
Polk  FL 152   126 5 2 19
Long Beach Unified  CA 93   88 0 0 5
Milwaukee School District  WI 214   204 0 1 9
Northside Independent School District  TX 97   83 0 0 14
               
Fulton County  GA 99   92 0 0 7
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 163   152 3 1 7
Jordan District  UT 97   83 7 2 5
Austin Independent School District  TX 119   108 0 0 11
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 195   167 9 3 16
               
Lee  FL 110   91 4 4 11
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 148   117 0 0 31
Fresno Unified  CA 105   97 3 0 5
Granite District  UT 114   87 12 1 14
Brevard  FL 124   104 4 0 16
               
Davidson County School District  TN 137   129 4 0 4
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 123   109 4 2 8
Denver County 1  CO 148   137 0 1 10
Mesa Unified District  AZ 90   84 1 0 5
Prince William County Public Schools  VA 81   81 0 0 0
               
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 86   82 0 2 2
Guilford County Schools  NC 120   114 2 1 3
Davis District  UT 101   79 8 2 12
Greenville 01  SC 91   85 2 4 0
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 67   64 0 1 2
               
Pasco  FL 100   89 0 1 10
Washoe County School District  NV 104   100 2 1 1
Seminole  FL 77   61 4 0 12
Volusia  FL 95   71 4 1 19
Mobile County  AL 115   96 6 4 9
               
Alpine District  UT 70   64 3 0 3
Arlington Independent School District  TX 76   70 0 0 6
Elk Grove Unified  CA 64   57 1 0 6
North East Independent School District  TX 72   62 0 0 10
El Paso Independent School District  TX 93   83 0 0 10
               
Aldine Independent School District  TX 70   65 0 0 5
Tucson Unified District  AZ 125   112 1 0 12
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 63   61 0 0 2
District of Columbia Public Schools  DC 166   135 13 5 13
Garland Independent School District  TX 75   70 1 0 4
               
Santa Ana Unified  CA 59   55 0 0 4
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 72   63 3 0 6
Boston  MA 138   120 10 0 8
Columbus City  OH 136   127 4 4 1
San Francisco Unified  CA 111   108 0 0 3
               
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 105   90 0 0 15
Knox County School District  TN 86   77 4 2 3
Katy Independent School District  TX 53   48 0 0 5
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 70   70 0 0 0
Plano Independent School District  TX 81   69 0 0 12
               
Cumberland County Schools  NC 89   83 3 0 3
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 72   69 1 0 2
Cleveland Municipal City  OH 106   106 0 0 0
Osceola  FL 60   47 1 1 11
Clayton County  GA 64   59 3 0 2
               
Capistrano Unified  CA 61   56 2 0 3
Forsyth County Schools  NC 77   68 4 1 4
Corona Norco Unified  CA 50   42 1 0 7
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 64   54 0 0 10
Cherry Creek 5  CO 56   55 0 0 1
               
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 113   107 1 0 5
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 63   60 0 0 3
Howard County Public Schools  MD 73   70 1 0 2
Anchorage School District  AK 96   84 1 1 10
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 54   48 0 0 6
               
Garden Grove Unified  CA 67   63 2 0 2
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 70   65 1 2 2
Sacramento City Unified  CA 91   86 1 0 4
Omaha Public Schools  NE 98   94 4 0 0
San Juan Unified  CA 77   68 4 0 5
† 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 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). 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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