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Table A1.  Selected statistics for the 100 largest public elementary and secondary school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by school district: School years 2008–09 and 2007–08
 
Number of full- time-equivalent (FTE) teaching positions2 Number of 2007–08 completers3 Number of schools4
Number of students1
Name of reporting district City State County      
Total 11,143,875   710,155   617,538   16,905
                     
New York City Public Schools New York NY New York County 981,690   71,824   55,290   1,496
Los Angeles Unified Los Angeles CA Los Angeles County 687,534   35,084   30,580   860
Puerto Rico Department of Education Hato Rey PR San Juan Municipio 503,635   39,356   30,016   1,511
City of Chicago School District 299 Chicago IL Cook County 421,430   21,512   20,285   630
Dade Miami FL Miami-Dade County 345,525   22,384   20,791   496
                     
Clark County School District Las Vegas NV Clark County 312,761   15,348   13,031   350
Broward Fort Lauderdale FL Broward County 256,351   18,729   15,742   303
Houston Independent School District Houston TX Harris County 200,225   11,994   7,976   296
Hillsborough Tampa FL Hillsborough County 192,007   13,986   10,503   285
Hawaii Department of Education Honolulu HI Honolulu County 179,478   11,294   11,833   290
                     
Orange Orlando FL Orange County 172,257   10,975   10,672   236
Palm Beach West Palm Beach FL Palm Beach County 170,757   13,213   10,879   247
Fairfax County Public Schools Falls Church VA Fairfax County 169,030   9,274   12,150   193
Philadelphia City School District Philadelphia PA Philadelphia County 159,867   10,258   8,732   274
Dallas Independent School District Dallas TX Dallas County 157,352   10,937   6,371   232
                     
Gwinnett County Suwanee GA Gwinnett County 157,219   10,978   8,472   115
Montgomery County Public Schools Rockville MD Montgomery County 139,282   9,401   10,316   204
Wake County Schools Raleigh NC Wake County 138,443   9,317   7,717   156
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte NC Mecklenburg County 135,064   9,312   6,611   166
San Diego Unified San Diego CA San Diego County 132,256   6,855   6,778   218
                     
Prince George's County Public Schools Upper Marlboro MD Prince George's County 127,977   8,870   8,644   215
Duval Jacksonville FL Duval County 122,606   7,973   6,502   175
Memphis City School District Memphis TN Shelby County 111,954   7,201   6,547   200
Cobb County Marietta GA Cobb County 106,747   8,215   7,090   118
Pinellas Largo FL Pinellas County 106,061   7,878   6,790   173
                     
Baltimore County Public Schools Baltimore MD Baltimore County 103,180   7,339   7,571   172
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District Houston TX Harris County 100,685   6,411   5,294   78
Dekalb County  Decatur GA Dekalb County 99,775   6,902   5,424   146
Jefferson County  Louisville KY Jefferson County 98,774   6,144   5,396   174
Detroit City School District  Detroit MI Wayne County 97,577   5,953     197
                     
Albuquerque Public Schools  Albuquerque NM Bernalillo County 95,934   6,542   5,239   174
Polk  Bartow FL Polk County 94,657   7,548   5,068   156
Northside Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar County 89,000   5,782   4,704   101
Fulton County  Atlanta GA Fulton County 88,299   6,530   5,087   98
Long Beach Unified  Long Beach CA Los Angeles County 87,509   4,017   5,054   92
                     
Jefferson County School District No R 1  Golden CO Jefferson County 85,946   4,959   5,968   162
Milwaukee School District  Milwaukee WI Milwaukee County 85,381   5,158     215
Austin Independent School District  Austin TX Travis County 83,483   5,890   3,903   120
Baltimore City Public Schools  Baltimore MD Baltimore City 82,266   5,839   4,116   194
Jordan District  Sandy UT Salt Lake County 81,485   3,221     99
                     
Lee  Fort Myers FL Lee County 79,434   5,034   4,491   117
Fort Worth Independent School District  Fort Worth TX Tarrant County 79,285   5,167   3,529   147
Fresno Unified  Fresno CA Fresno County 76,621   3,922   3,870   106
Davidson County School District  Nashville TN Davidson County 74,312   5,307   4,018   139
Denver County 1  Denver CO Denver County 74,189   4,356   3,190   143
                     
Prince Wm County Public Schools  Manassas VA Prince William County 73,917   3,845   4,560   83
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  Annapolis MD Anne Arundel County 73,653   4,939   5,297   124
Brevard  Viera FL Brevard County 73,098   5,290   5,018   121
Guilford County Schools  Greensboro NC Guilford County 72,951   5,091   4,776   119
Va Beach City Public Schools  Virginia Beach VA Virginia Beach City 71,554   3,984   5,341   84
                     
Greenville 01  Greenville SC Greenville County 70,441   4,542     94
Mesa Unified District  Mesa AZ Maricopa County 70,346   3,755   4,284   90
Granite District  Salt Lake City UT Salt Lake County 70,166   2,854     115
Fort Bend Independent School District  Sugar Land TX Fort Bend County 68,708   4,354   4,439   68
Pasco  Land O Lakes FL Pasco County 66,784   5,082   3,506   102
                     
Davis District  Farmington UT Davis County 66,614   2,781     100
Washoe County School District  Reno NV Washoe County 65,421   3,461   3,191   104
Seminole  Sanford FL Seminole County 64,927   4,519   4,266   73
North East Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar County 63,452   4,311   3,927   73
Arlington Independent School District  Arlington TX Tarrant County 63,045   4,076   3,214   76
                     
Volusia  Deland FL Volusia County 63,018   4,445   3,856   96
Mobile County  Mobile AL Mobile County 62,531   3,772   3,360   113
El Paso Independent School District  El Paso TX El Paso County 62,322   4,402   3,481   93
Alpine District  American Fork UT Utah County 62,281   2,523     71
Elk Grove Unified  Elk Grove CA Sacramento County 62,172   2,941   3,745   66
                     
Aldine Independent School District  Houston TX Harris County 61,526   4,144   2,483   72
Chesterfield County Public Schools  Chesterfield VA Chesterfield County 59,080   3,195   4,294   64
Douglas County School District No Re 1  Castle Rock CO Douglas County 58,723   3,133   2,903   79
Garland Independent School District  Garland TX Dallas County 57,510   3,785   3,344   74
Santa Ana Unified  Santa Ana CA Orange County 57,439   2,579   2,404   60
                     
Tucson Unified District  Tucson AZ Pima County 57,391   3,352   3,230   125
Loudoun County Public Schools  Ashburn VA Loudoun County 56,894   3,222   3,341   73
Katy Independent School District  Katy TX Fort Bend County 56,862   3,916   3,555   55
Boston  Boston MA Suffolk County 55,923   4,374   3,506   137
Knox County School District  Knoxville TN Knox County 55,535   3,831   3,464   87
                     
San Francisco Unified  San Francisco CA San Francisco County 55,183   3,168   3,905   113
San Bernardino City Unified  San Bernardino CA San Bernardino County 54,727   2,639   2,421   73
San Antonio Independent School District  San Antonio TX Bexar County 54,696   3,321   2,153   100
Cumberland County Schools  Fayetteville NC Cumberland County 54,288   3,736   3,363   87
Plano Independent School District  Plano TX Collin County 54,203   4,067   3,315   75
                     
Columbus City  Columbus OH Franklin County 53,536   3,186   2,569   132
Forsyth County Schools  Winston Salem NC Forsyth County 52,906   3,895   2,998   78
Capistrano Unified  San Juan Capistrano CA Orange County 52,681   2,262   3,548   61
Corona Norco Unified  Norco CA Riverside County 52,138   2,371   3,250   50
Osceola  Kissimmee FL Osceola County 51,941   3,117   3,309   60
                     
Pasadena Independent School District  Pasadena TX Harris County 51,578   3,457   2,216   64
Cherry Creek 5  Greenwood Village CO Arapahoe County 51,199   2,950   3,426   57
Lewisville Independent School District  Flower Mound TX Denton County 50,216   3,666   3,004   64
Cleveland Municipal  Cleveland OH Cuyahoga County 49,952   3,585   2,082   108
Howard County Public Schools  Ellicott City MD Howard County 49,905   3,887   3,767   73
                     
Clayton County  Jonesboro GA Clayton County 49,508   3,723   2,528   65
Atlanta Public Schools  Atlanta GA Fulton County 49,032   3,764   2,114   107
Henrico County Public Schools  Richmond VA Henrico County 48,991   2,654   3,514   69
Anchorage School District  Anchorage AK Anchorage Municipality 48,837   2,839   3,040   97
Brownsville Independent School District  Brownsville TX Cameron County 48,587   3,322   2,216   55
                     
Garden Grove Unified  Garden Grove CA Orange County 48,574   2,098   2,010   67
Sacramento City Unified  Sacramento CA Sacramento County 48,155   2,316   2,348   90
Omaha Public Schools  Omaha NE Douglas County 48,014   3,386   2,336   98
Conroe Independent School District  Conroe TX Montgomery County 47,996   3,082   2,835   51
Shelby County School District  Memphis TN Shelby County 47,448   2,982   2,921   51
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
1 Count of students receiving educational services from the school district may differ somewhat from the counts in table A-10, which reflects the count of students from the schools aggregated up to the school district.
2 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.
3 The number of total completers for the entire 100 largest school districts includes districts that reported diploma data but did not report other completer data. The number of total completers for individual districts that reported diploma data but did not report other completer data were set to missing. Therefore, the number of total completers for the entire 100 largest school districts is greater than the sum of the district-level total completer counts.
4 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).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2008–09, Version 1a, "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2008–09, Version 1a, and "Local Education Universe Survey Dropout and Completion Restricted-Use Data File," 2007–08, Version 1a.


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