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Table A4.  Number of regular public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by specified instructional level and school district: School year 2008–09
 
Name of reporting district State Regular schools having membership   Instructional level
Primary Middle High Other
Total 15,396   10,030 2,544 2,161 661
               
New York City Public Schools  NY 1,454   735 279 274 166
Los Angeles Unified  CA 759   525 102 112 20
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 1,446   869 233 164 180
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 612   476 17 91 28
Dade  FL 397   251 78 60 8
               
Clark County School District  NV 321   218 50 27 26
Broward  FL 268   172 54 36 6
Houston Independent School District  TX 274   190 46 32 6
Hillsborough  FL 230   152 47 27 4
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 285   182 38 40 25
               
Orange  FL 195   131 33 29 2
Palm Beach  FL 186   121 33 29 3
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 186   138 23 25 0
Philadelphia City School District  PA 256   177 28 41 10
Dallas Independent School District  TX 223   153 38 29 3
               
Gwinnett County  GA 111   72 20 16 3
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 193   130 38 25 0
Wake County Schools  NC 153   99 31 22 1
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 162   100 30 25 7
San Diego Unified  CA 208   136 34 33 5
               
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 194   146 26 22 0
Duval  FL 156   107 27 19 3
Memphis City School District  TN 190   116 36 31 7
Cobb County  GA 113   71 25 17 0
Pinellas  FL 126   85 22 17 2
               
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 154   106 27 21 0
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 74   49 15 8 2
Dekalb County  GA 136   84 25 24 3
Jefferson County  KY 138   92 23 19 4
Detroit City School District  MI 175   131 14 28 2
               
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 160   94 32 29 5
Polk  FL 127   85 22 16 4
Northside Independent School District  TX 88   62 16 9 1
Fulton County  GA 93   56 22 14 1
Long Beach Unified  CA 87   61 16 9 1
               
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 152   103 23 21 5
Milwaukee School District  WI 203   125 15 50 13
Austin Independent School District  TX 108   79 17 12 0
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 176   123 23 24 6
Jordan District  UT 85   60 17 8 0
               
Lee  FL 93   57 19 15 2
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 118   80 24 14 0
Fresno Unified  CA 97   65 16 13 3
Davidson County School District  TN 132   77 37 15 3
Denver County 1  CO 132   93 15 14 10
               
Prince Wm County Public Schools  VA 83   58 15 10 0
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 111   79 20 12 0
Brevard  FL 93   65 13 15 0
Guilford County Schools  NC 113   67 20 23 3
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 82   56 15 11 0
               
Greenville 01  SC 88   51 19 16 2
Mesa Unified District  AZ 84   59 14 8 3
Granite District  UT 87   62 16 9 0
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 66   43 13 10 0
Pasco  FL 76   49 15 8 4
               
Davis District  UT 80   57 14 8 1
Washoe County School District  NV 101   65 15 15 6
Seminole  FL 61   40 12 9 0
North East Independent School District  TX 63   42 13 8 0
Arlington Independent School District  TX 70   51 12 6 1
               
Volusia  FL 72   49 12 8 3
Mobile County  AL 90   57 20 13 0
El Paso Independent School District  TX 82   55 14 11 2
Alpine District  UT 65   48 10 7 0
Elk Grove Unified  CA 59   40 9 9 1
               
Aldine Independent School District  TX 68   38 19 5 6
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 62   39 13 10 0
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 76   53 11 8 4
Garland Independent School District  TX 69   50 12 7 0
Santa Ana Unified  CA 56   39 9 8 0
               
Tucson Unified District  AZ 108   73 18 16 1
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 73   50 12 8 3
Katy Independent School District  TX 50   32 12 6 0
Boston  MA 118   78 15 24 1
Knox County School District  TN 78   50 14 14 0
               
San Francisco Unified  CA 108   71 16 20 1
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 64   45 10 6 3
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 87   63 15 8 1
Cumberland County Schools  NC 81   51 15 14 1
Plano Independent School District  TX 66   46 12 3 5
               
Columbus City  OH 122   79 23 18 2
Forsyth County Schools  NC 68   40 13 12 3
Capistrano Unified  CA 56   36 12 6 2
Corona Norco Unified  CA 42   30 7 5 0
Osceola  FL 49   31 7 9 2
               
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 57   34 18 5 0
Cherry Creek 5  CO 56   40 10 6 0
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 61   40 15 5 1
Cleveland Municipal  OH 108   82 0 17 9
Howard County Public Schools  MD 70   40 18 12 0
               
Clayton County  GA 60   38 14 8 0
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 102   61 18 16 7
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 64   45 11 8 0
Anchorage School District  AK 85   64 9 11 1
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 49   33 10 5 1
               
Garden Grove Unified  CA 63   46 10 7 0
Sacramento City Unified  CA 84   62 10 12 0
Omaha Public Schools  NE 86   68 11 7 0
Conroe Independent School District  TX 47   27 14 6 0
Shelby County School District  TN 51   29 14 7 1
† Not applicable.
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). Primary = low grade, PK to 3; high grade, up to 8. Middle = low grade, 4 to 7; high grade, 4 to 9. High = low grade, 7 to 12; high grade 12. Other = any other combination, including PK, K, or 1 to 12.
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, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2008–09, Version 1a.


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