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Table D4.  Selected statistics for the 100 largest public elementary and secondary school districts in the United States and jurisdictions: School year 1997–98
 
Number of full- time-equivalent (FTE) teachers1 Number of 1995–96 completers2
Number of students Number of schools3
Name of reported district City State County
Reporting districts4  10,818,622 568,545 484,121 15,152
               
NYC Chancellor's Office  Brooklyn NY Kings 1,071,853 60,648 38,400 1,153
Los Angeles Unified  Los Angeles CA Los Angeles 680,430 30,905 25,474 645
Puerto Rico Department of Education  San Juan PR San Juan 616,470 38,976 56,155 1,543
City of Chicago School District 29  Chicago IL Cook 477,610 23,372 15,733 585
Dade County School District  Miami FL Dade 345,958 17,493 14,243 321
               
Broward County School District  Fort Lauderdale FL Broward 224,799 10,957 9,475 197
Philadelphia City School District  Philadelphia PA Philadelphia 212,865 10,999 9,055 259
Houston Independent School District  Houston TX Harris 210,988 11,606 6,559 299
Clark County School District  Las Vegas NV Clark 190,822 9,862 7,799 221
Hawaii Department of Education  Honolulu HI Honolulu 189,887 10,653 9,741 251
               
Detroit City School District  Detroit MI Wayne 174,730 8,666 6,403 271
Dallas Independent School District  Dallas TX Dallas 157,622 9,478 5,379 220
Hillsborough County School District  Tampa FL Hillsborough 152,781 9,109 6,196 169
Fairfax County Public Schools  Fairfax VA Fairfax 145,722 9,253 212
Palm Beach County School District  West Palm Beach FL Palm Beach 142,724 7,601 5,770 161
               
San Diego City Unified  San Diego CA San Diego 136,283 6,645 5,862 168
Orange County School District  Orlando FL Orange 133,826 7,781 5,472 160
Prince Georges County Public Schools  Upper Marlboro MD Prince George's 128,347 7,216 6,951 182
Duval County School District  Jacksonville FL Duval 126,979 6,541 4,625 161
Montgomery County Public Schools  Rockville MD Montgomery 125,023 7,315 6,944 184
               
Memphis City School District  Memphis TN Shelby 111,227 6,225 4,207 163
Pinellas County School District  Largo FL Pinellas 109,309 6,060 4,747 145
Baltimore City Public School System  Baltimore MD Baltimore City 107,416 6,048 3,843 182
Baltimore County Public Schools  Towson MD Baltimore 104,708 6,463 5,956 158
Baltimore County Public Schools  Louisville KY Jefferson 104,338 5,408 5,173 165
               
Milwaukee School District  Milwaukee WI Milwaukee 101,253 5,846 3,035 206
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  Charlotte NC Mecklenburg 95,795 6,007 4,432 130
Gwinnett County School District  Lawrenceville GA Gwinnett 93,509 5,609 4,142 78
De Kalb County School District  Decatur GA De Kalb 91,864 5,655 4,185 112
Wake County Schools  Raleigh NC Wake 89,772 5,432 4,158 105
               
Cobb County School District  Marietta GA Cobb 88,266 5,271 4,601 92
Jefferson County R 1  Golden CO Jefferson 88,006 4,178 4,547 156
Albuquerque Public Schools  Albuquerque NM Bernalillo 87,274 5,314 4,469 124
Long Beach Unified  Long Beach CA Los Angeles 85,908 3,599 3,660 86
Orleans Parish School Board5  New Orleans LA Orleans 83,175 4,485 3,749 122
               
Fresno Unified  Fresno CA Fresno 78,166 3,713 3,034 90
Virginia Beach City Public Schools  Virginia Beach VA Virginia Beach City 77,521 4,091 83
District of Columbia Public Schools  Washington DC District Of Columbia 77,111 2,853 171
Fort Worth Independent School District  Fort Worth TX Tarrant 76,901 4,314 2,695 132
Austin Independent School District  Austin TX Travis 76,606 4,616 2,760 101
               
Cleveland City School District  Cleveland OH Cuyahoga 76,504 4,621 1,958 125
Polk County School District  Bartow FL Polk 76,497 4,355 3,237 130
Granite School District  Salt Lake City UT Salt Lake 74,956 3,264 4,804 97
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  Annapolis MD Anne Arundel 73,363 4,065 3,777 113
Jordan School District  Sandy UT Salt Lake 73,181 3,074 4,617 72
               
Mesa Unified School District  Mesa AZ Maricopa 69,764 3,424 3,516 80
Brevard County School District  Melbourne FL Brevard 67,879 3,843 3,158 90
Denver County 1  Denver CO Denver 67,858 3,521 2,684 118
Nashville Davidson County School District  Nashville TN Davidson 67,558 4,299 2,716 124
Mobile County School District  Mobile AL Mobile 65,230 3,683 3,314 89
               
Columbus City School District  Columbus OH Franklin 64,872 3,730 2,091 146
El Paso Independent School District  El Paso TX El Paso 63,909 4,062 3,050 82
Boston School District  Boston MA Suffolk 63,762 4,116 2,852 127
Fulton County School District  Atlanta GA Fulton 62,798 3,944 2,674 63
Tucson Unified District  Tucson AZ Pima 62,480 3,376 2,750 118
               
San Antonio Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar 61,112 3,797 2,260 108
San Francisco Unified  San Francisco CA San Francisco 61,007 3,556 3,325 113
Northside Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar 60,083 3,867 3,267 79
Atlanta City School District  Atlanta GA Fulton 60,024 3,631 2,072 98
Guilford County Schools  Greensboro NC Guilford 59,903 3,885 2,893 95
               
Volusia County School District  Deland FL Volusia 59,310 3,490 2,611 82
Davis School District  Farmington UT Davis 59,220 2,502 4,315 80
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board5  Baton Rouge LA East Baton Rouge 58,238 3,507 2,673 105
Greenville County School District  Greenville SC Greenville 56,967 3,575 2,822 91
Seminole County School District  Sanford FL Seminole 56,916 2,985 2,937 61
               
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  Houston TX Harris 55,593 3,455 2,760 51
Portland School District 1j5  Portland OR Multnomah 55,321 2,863 2,677 109
Arlington Independent School District  Arlington TX Tarrant 54,591 3,332 2,529 66
Jefferson Parish School Board5  Harvey LA Jefferson 54,413 3,468 2,351 84
Santa Ana Unified  Santa Ana CA Orange 53,805 2,358 1,754 47
               
Lee County School District  Fort Myers FL Lee 53,790 2,972 2,533 72
Oakland Unified5  Oakland CA Alameda 53,564 2,781 1,839 91
Washoe County School District  Reno NV Washoe 51,205 2,984 2,195 85
Knox County School District  Knoxville TN Knox 51,152 3,401 2,727 85
Sacramento City Unified  Sacramento CA Sacramento 51,042 2,268 2,055 76
               
Cumberland County Schools  Fayetteville NC Cumberland 51,014 2,909 2,600 75
Cincinnati City School District5  Cincinnati OH Hamilton 50,332 3,181 1,323 82
Chesterfield County Public Schools  Chesterfield VA Chesterfield 50,173 2,890 58
Prince William County Public School  Manassas VA Prince William 49,905 2,781 66
Minneapolis5  Minneapolis MN Hennepin 49,157 150
               
Fort Bend Independent School District  Sugar Land TX Fort Bend 49,093 2,808 2,391 48
Anchorage School District  Anchorage AK Anchorage 48,888 2,562 2,318 89
Aldine Independent School District  Houston TX Harris 48,585 3,223 1,808 51
Caddo Parish School Board5  Shreveport LA Caddo 48,347 2,963 2,339 74
Seattle5  Seattle WA King 47,883 2,461 115
               
San Juan Unified  Carmichael CA Sacramento 47,837 2,250 2,860 82
Ysleta Independent School District5  El Paso TX El Paso 47,616 2,971 2,456 65
San Bernardino City Unified  San Bernardino CA San Bernardino 47,385 2,091 1,611 59
Buffalo City School District5  Buffalo NY Erie 47,010 3,127 1,974 73
Wichita5  Wichita KS Sedgwick 46,859 2,758 2,041 95
               
Garland Independent School District  Garland TX Dallas 46,632 2,733 1,975 63
North East Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar 46,550 3,052 2,616 59
St Louis City5  Saint Louis MO St. Louis City 46,235 3,221 1,198 113
Escambia County School District5  Pensacola FL Escambia 46,083 2,600 2,215 81
Shelby County School District5  Memphis TN Shelby 45,899 2,455 2,353 46
               
Garden Grove Unified  Garden Grove CA Orange 45,776 1,919 2,220 64
Saint Paul5  Saint Paul MN Ramsey 45,142 148
Omaha Public Schools  Omaha NE Douglas 45,046 2,811 2,082 80
Pasco County School District  Land O Lakes FL Pasco 44,770 2,551 1,731 47
Alpine School District  American Fork UT Utah 44,694 1,783 2,720 54
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 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.
2 Includes high school diploma recipients as well as other high school completers (e.g., certificates of attendance), but not high school equivalencies (e.g., General Education Development (GEDs)).
3 Totals for number of schools may differ from published estimates since they exclude closed schools.
4 Totals do not include districts where data were not available.
5 School district was no longer among the 100 largest school districts in the 2007–08 school year.
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). Districts are listed in descending order by number of students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1997–98, Version 1a, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 1997–98, Version 1a.


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