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Table 3.  Number and percentage of districts and students, by district membership size for regular public elementary and secondary school districts in the United States and jurisdictions: School year 2008–09
 
District size
(number of students)
Districts Students Cumulative totals
Number Percent Cumulative percent   Number Percent Cumulative percent   Districts Students
Total 13,976 100.0   48,604,272 100.0  
                     
100,000 or more 27 0.2 0.2   6,391,373 13.1 13.1   27 6,391,373
25,000 to 99,999 254 1.8 2.0   10,747,069 22.1 35.3   281 17,138,442
10,000 to 24,999 595 4.3 6.3   9,054,578 18.6 53.9   876 26,193,020
7,500 to 9,999 356 2.5 8.8   3,093,499 6.4 60.3   1,232 29,286,519
5,000 to 7,499 695 5.0 13.8   4,246,834 8.7 69.0   1,927 33,533,353
                     
2,500 to 4,999 1,995 14.3 28.1   7,079,061 14.6 83.6   3,922 40,612,414
2,000 to 2,499 773 5.5 33.6   1,728,043 3.6 87.1   4,695 42,340,457
1,500 to 1,999 1,041 7.4 41.0   1,803,375 3.7 90.8   5,736 44,143,832
1,000 to 1,499 1,459 10.4 51.5   1,799,129 3.7 94.5   7,195 45,942,961
800 to 999 810 5.8 57.3   728,220 1.5 96.0   8,005 46,671,181
                     
600 to 799 963 6.9 64.2   668,988 1.4 97.4   8,968 47,340,169
450 to 599 886 6.3 70.5   463,924 1.0 98.4   9,854 47,804,093
300 to 449 1,036 7.4 77.9   383,681 0.8 99.1   10,890 48,187,774
150 to 299 1,359 9.7 87.6   301,211 0.6 99.8   12,249 48,488,985
1 to 149 1,490 10.7 98.3   115,287 0.2 100.0   13,739 48,604,272
Not applicable 237 1.7 100.0   100.0   13,976 48,604,272
† Not applicable. District level student membership is counted at the district that provides financial support for the student, and not where the student is enrolled or receives educational services. Therefore, it is possible to have operational school districts that have not applicable enrollment because the students enrolled in the district are paid for by another 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). Not included in this table are local supervisory unions, regional education service agencies, and state and federally operated agencies. For analytical purposes, New York City Public Schools, New York, is treated as a regular school district. The number of regular districts presented in this table differs from that presented in table 1, which represents all districts. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2008–09, Version 1a.


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