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Table A7.  Number and percentage of public elementary and secondary schools and percentage of students in magnet and charter schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by school district: School year 2008–09
 
Percent of schools that are magnet schools1 Percent of students in magnet schools1 Number of charter schools2 Percent of schools that are charter schools2 Percent of students in charter schools2
Number of magnet schools1
Name of reporting district State
Reporting districts3  1,364 8.8 13.0 892 5.3 2.9
               
New York City Public Schools  NY 141 9.4 14.1 0 0.0 0.0
Los Angeles Unified  CA 141 16.4 34.8 150 17.4 8.5
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 288 45.7 46.7 30 4.8 6.9
Dade  FL 83 16.7 30.1 77 15.5 6.9
               
Clark County School District  NV 0 0.0 0.0 13 3.7 1.3
Broward  FL 46 15.2 20.5 55 18.2 7.3
Houston Independent School District  TX 33 11.1 6.4
Hillsborough  FL 29 10.2 13.1 26 9.1 2.5
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 31 10.7 4.1
               
Orange  FL 0 0.0 0.0 20 8.5 1.7
Palm Beach  FL 28 11.3 20.1 34 13.8 4.3
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 68 35.2 33.8 0 0.0 0.0
Philadelphia City School District  PA 26 9.5 8.2 0 0.0 0.0
Dallas Independent School District  TX 1 0.4 0.4
               
Gwinnett County  GA 2 1.7 0.4
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 18 8.8 10.8 0 0.0 0.0
Wake County Schools  NC 35 22.4 21.6 0 0.0 0.0
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 53 31.9 32.3 0 0.0 0.0
San Diego Unified  CA 31 14.2 15.4 37 17.0 10.8
               
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 25 11.6 18.5 4 1.9 0.9
Duval  FL 55 31.4 36.5 5 2.9 1.0
Memphis City School District  TN 1 0.5 0.6 9 4.5 2.2
Cobb County  GA 6 5.1 5.3
Pinellas  FL 26 15.0 25.1 9 5.2 1.9
               
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 29 16.9 26.0 1 0.6 0.5
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Dekalb County  GA 10 6.8 5.4
Jefferson County  KY 30 17.2 28.0
Detroit City School District  MI 1 0.5 0.4 0 0.0 0.0
               
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 1 0.6 0.0 36 20.7 7.3
Polk  FL 8 5.1 4.8 24 15.4 11.0
Northside Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Fulton County  GA 11 11.2 7.3
Long Beach Unified  CA 27 29.3 45.4 5 5.4 1.6
               
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 0 0.0 0.0 15 9.3 6.1
Milwaukee School District  WI 0 0.0 0.0 44 20.5 14.3
Austin Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 0 0.0 0.0 25 12.9 9.0
Jordan District  UT 1 1.0 0.9 0 0.0 0.0
               
Lee  FL 9 7.7 15.0 20 17.1 11.2
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Fresno Unified  CA 1 0.9 0.2 11 10.4 4.7
Davidson County School District  TN 13 9.4 10.2 3 2.2 0.8
Denver County 1  CO 2 1.4 1.6 19 13.3 8.6
               
Prince Wm County Public Schools  VA 35 42.2 55.8 0 0.0 0.0
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 0 0.0 0.0 1 0.8 0.3
Brevard  FL 6 5.0 5.7 8 6.6 4.2
Guilford County Schools  NC 15 12.6 11.0 0 0.0 0.0
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 6 7.1 14.5 0 0.0 0.0
               
Greenville 01  SC 11 11.7 14.5 7 7.4 2.0
Mesa Unified District  AZ 0 0.0 0.0
Granite District  UT 3 2.6 1.6 0 0.0 0.0
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Pasco  FL 2 2.0 4.9 5 4.9 2.3
               
Davis District  UT 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Washoe County School District  NV 1 1.0 0.3 9 8.7 3.4
Seminole  FL 7 9.6 15.9 3 4.1 0.9
North East Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Arlington Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Volusia  FL 2 2.1 9.6 6 6.3 1.3
Mobile County  AL 7 6.2 6.5
El Paso Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Alpine District  UT 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Elk Grove Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 2 3.0 1.0
               
Aldine Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 1 1.6 2.4 0 0.0 0.0
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 2 2.5 1.5 8 10.1 11.3
Garland Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Santa Ana Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 5 8.3 4.9
               
Tucson Unified District  AZ 0 0.0 0.0
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Katy Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Boston  MA 0 0.0 0.0
Knox County School District  TN 5 5.7 4.6 0 0.0 0.0
               
San Francisco Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 11 9.7 4.8
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 21 28.8 22.6 5 6.8 2.6
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 15 15.0 15.0
Cumberland County Schools  NC 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Plano Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Columbus City  OH 0 0.0 0.0
Forsyth County Schools  NC 6 7.7 4.4 0 0.0 0.0
Capistrano Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 3 4.9 2.0
Corona Norco Unified  CA 2 4.0 4.4 0 0.0 0.0
Osceola  FL 0 0.0 0.0 7 11.7 9.1
               
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Cherry Creek 5  CO 1 1.8 1.1 1 1.8 0.9
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Cleveland Municipal  OH 0 0.0 0.0
Howard County Public Schools  MD 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
               
Clayton County  GA 2 3.1 1.6
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 7 6.5 5.5
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 8 11.6 30.6 0 0.0 0.0
Anchorage School District  AK 7 7.2 6.1 8 8.2 4.6
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
               
Garden Grove Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
Sacramento City Unified  CA 0 0.0 0.0 13 14.4 8.6
Omaha Public Schools  NE
Conroe Independent School District  TX 0 0.0 0.0
Shelby County School District  TN 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0
— Not available.
† Not applicable. State does not have legislation authorizing magnet or charter schools.
‡ Reporting standards were not met. Data were missing for more than 20 percent of schools.
1 A magnet school is a school designed to attract students of different racial/ethnic backgrounds for the purpose of reducing, preventing, or eliminating racial isolation and/or to provide an academic or social focus on a particular theme.
2 Charter schools are schools that provide free public elementary and/or secondary education to eligible students under a specific charter granted by the state legislature or other appropriate authority and designated by such authority to be a charter school. Charter schools located in the same geographic area as a district's schools but not administered by the district itself are not included.
3 Totals do not include districts in which data were not available.
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). See table A-1 for student membership counts for each district.
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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