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Table A9.  Racial/ethnic composition as a percentage of public elementary and secondary school district membership and free and reduced-price lunch eligibility in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by school district: School year 2008–09
 
Race/ethnicity1 Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch2
Schools having membership
American Indian/ Alaska Native
Asian/ Pacific Islander Two or more races Percent of reported membership Percent of schools reporting
Name of reporting district State Hispanic Black White  
Reporting districts3  16,531 0.5 7.7 36.8 25.9 28.9 0.3   55.9 97.5
                       
New York City Public Schools  NY 1,495 0.4 14.5 39.8 30.9 14.4   70.6 99.9
Los Angeles Unified  CA 857 0.3 6.3 73.4 10.6 8.7 0.8   75.7 98.7
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 1,499 # # 99.8 # 0.1   91.4 100.0
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 613 0.2 3.5 40.8 46.6 8.9   83.4 86.6
Dade  FL 448 0.1 1.2 63.4 26.0 9.2   63.4 100.0
                       
Clark County School District  NV 350 0.8 9.4 40.1 14.4 35.3   41.0 92.6
Broward  FL 295 0.2 3.5 26.9 39.1 30.3   47.8 100.0
Houston Independent School District  TX 296 0.1 3.2 61.1 27.8 7.8   63.5 100.0
Hillsborough  FL 266 0.3 3.3 29.5 23.1 43.8   51.5 100.0
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 288 0.6 72.9 4.6 2.3 19.5   41.7 100.0
                       
Orange  FL 222 0.4 4.5 32.2 28.2 34.7   48.6 100.0
Palm Beach  FL 220 0.4 2.8 25.4 30.3 41.1   44.1 100.0
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 192 0.2 19.9 19.0 11.3 49.6   21.8 100.0
Philadelphia City School District  PA 268 0.2 6.5 17.3 62.5 13.6   77.3 92.5
Dallas Independent School District  TX 232 0.2 1.0 66.5 27.6 4.6   85.7 100.0
                       
Gwinnett County  GA 112 0.1 11.0 23.3 29.1 36.4   45.7 100.0
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 202 0.3 15.5 22.1 23.1 39.1   27.0 99.0
Wake County Schools  NC 156 0.3 5.8 11.5 30.6 51.8   0.0
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 166 0.5 4.7 15.5 45.6 33.7   46.1 100.0
San Diego Unified  CA 218 0.5 16.6 44.5 13.2 25.2 0.0   63.5 99.1
                       
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 211 0.4 3.0 18.5 73.4 4.7   47.6 97.6
Duval  FL 175 0.2 4.3 7.3 46.1 42.1   45.7 100.0
Memphis City School District  TN 193 0.1 1.3 5.9 85.8 7.0   72.2 88.6
Cobb County  GA 114 0.2 4.8 15.3 31.6 48.1   37.7 100.0
Pinellas  FL 157 0.3 4.1 10.2 20.1 65.3   43.5 100.0
                       
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 167 0.5 5.8 4.7 40.4 48.7   36.7 99.4
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 76 0.3 8.8 38.1 15.7 37.1   41.4 100.0
Dekalb County  GA 142 0.1 4.0 9.7 75.4 10.8   66.1 100.0
Jefferson County  KY 170 0.1 2.7 5.2 37.7 54.4   56.1 95.3
Detroit City School District  MI 194 0.3 0.9 7.9 88.4 2.6   76.7 100.0
                       
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 170 5.4 2.4 57.2 4.0 31.0   52.7 97.1
Polk  FL 152 0.3 1.5 23.3 22.8 52.2   57.7 100.0
Northside Independent School District  TX 101 0.3 3.6 63.6 7.9 24.6   47.4 100.0
Fulton County  GA 95 0.1 8.8 10.8 44.0 36.4   39.4 100.0
Long Beach Unified  CA 91 0.2 13.7 51.7 17.1 16.1 1.2   68.4 98.9
                       
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 161 1.2 3.8 19.2 2.0 73.7   24.4 100.0
Milwaukee School District  WI 215 0.8 4.6 22.6 56.9 15.1   76.7 100.0
Austin Independent School District  TX 120 0.2 3.4 58.8 11.7 25.8   62.6 100.0
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 193 0.3 0.7 2.8 88.4 7.8   73.7 99.0
Jordan District  UT 91 0.5 3.3 9.9 1.2 85.2   21.4 98.9
                       
Lee  FL 113 0.4 1.7 29.4 15.4 53.0   52.2 100.0
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 145 0.3 1.6 59.6 25.1 13.4   71.7 100.0
Fresno Unified  CA 105 0.7 14.3 60.1 10.7 13.9 0.3   79.6 99.0
Davidson County School District  TN 138 0.2 3.5 15.1 48.1 33.2   67.2 92.0
Denver County 1  CO 142 1.1 3.4 55.5 17.2 22.8   65.9 100.0
                       
Prince Wm County Public Schools  VA 83 0.3 8.0 25.2 24.0 42.5   30.8 100.0
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 122 0.4 4.0 6.6 22.9 66.1   22.7 95.9
Brevard  FL 107 0.3 2.2 8.9 15.4 73.2   34.4 100.0
Guilford County Schools  NC 119 0.5 5.3 8.9 45.8 39.5   46.5 100.0
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 82 0.4 6.7 6.3 28.7 57.8   28.3 100.0
                       
Greenville 01  SC 90 0.2 2.6 10.4 26.4 60.4   42.4 96.7
Mesa Unified District  AZ 89 4.1 2.5 37.4 4.3 51.7   45.2 100.0
Granite District  UT 106 1.3 7.4 29.2 2.5 59.6   22.6 86.8
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 68 0.2 21.5 23.7 31.5 23.1   30.5 100.0
Pasco  FL 87 0.3 2.4 14.6 6.0 76.7   45.8 100.0
                       
Davis District  UT 100 0.6 2.8 7.9 1.6 87.2   29.1 98.0
Washoe County School District  NV 104 2.5 6.5 33.3 3.8 53.9   38.1 91.3
Seminole  FL 72 0.2 4.1 19.4 14.2 62.0   34.4 100.0
North East Independent School District  TX 73 0.3 3.9 48.6 9.2 37.9   39.8 100.0
Arlington Independent School District  TX 76 0.4 7.2 38.7 23.6 30.0   54.7 100.0
                       
Volusia  FL 92 0.2 1.7 16.6 15.2 66.2   46.7 100.0
Mobile County  AL 98 1.0 2.3 1.5 50.9 44.3   65.1 100.0
El Paso Independent School District  TX 91 0.4 1.4 81.1 4.9 12.2   68.3 100.0
Alpine District  UT 71 0.5 2.4 8.8 0.8 87.6   21.3 98.6
Elk Grove Unified  CA 66 0.6 26.9 20.1 17.4 25.0 9.9   48.6 98.5
                       
Aldine Independent School District  TX 71 0.1 1.8 65.3 29.5 3.3   84.0 100.0
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 64 0.4 3.5 8.0 28.0 60.1   17.0 100.0
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 79 0.6 4.5 9.4 3.0 82.5   7.5 100.0
Garland Independent School District  TX 74 0.4 8.0 44.1 18.7 28.8   50.5 100.0
Santa Ana Unified  CA 60 0.1 3.1 92.4 0.6 3.1 0.7   81.4 100.0
                       
Tucson Unified District  AZ 122 4.3 2.7 55.7 7.3 30.0   52.7 100.0
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 73 0.3 13.7 13.4 8.2 64.4   13.2 100.0
Katy Independent School District  TX 54 0.2 10.3 30.5 10.0 49.0   27.6 100.0
Boston  MA 137 0.4 8.6 38.1 37.9 13.3 1.7   74.3 100.0
Knox County School District  TN 83 0.3 2.0 3.7 14.6 79.4   39.7 97.6
                       
San Francisco Unified  CA 112 0.6 48.4 23.1 12.3 10.8 4.8   56.0 97.3
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 72 0.7 2.7 69.0 15.6 10.5 1.4   84.5 95.8
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 99 0.1 0.2 89.3 7.6 2.8   55.3 100.0
Cumberland County Schools  NC 87 1.9 1.9 7.2 52.1 36.8   51.7 100.0
Plano Independent School District  TX 68 0.4 20.0 17.9 10.9 50.8   20.6 100.0
                       
Columbus City  OH 131 0.2 1.9 6.1 63.1 28.6   70.2 100.0
Forsyth County Schools  NC 76 0.2 1.9 17.1 35.6 45.2   46.6 96.1
Capistrano Unified  CA 61 0.3 7.0 18.7 1.3 64.9 7.7   19.1 96.7
Corona Norco Unified  CA 50 0.3 8.8 48.5 5.9 31.7 4.8   40.5 100.0
Osceola  FL 58 0.3 2.7 53.8 11.3 31.9   65.2 100.0
                       
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 60 0.2 3.3 77.3 7.5 11.7   74.8 100.0
Cherry Creek 5  CO 56 0.6 8.3 13.4 14.4 63.3   22.0 100.0
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 63 0.5 9.9 21.4 9.1 59.2   23.5 100.0
Cleveland Municipal  OH 108 0.3 0.6 12.1 71.4 15.6   58.8 100.0
Howard County Public Schools  MD 72 0.3 15.6 5.5 21.3 57.3   12.9 100.0
                       
Clayton County  GA 60 0.1 4.6 15.4 75.3 4.7   76.8 100.0
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 103 0.1 0.8 4.8 83.9 10.4   76.3 100.0
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 67 0.4 6.5 4.8 38.8 49.5   29.1 100.0
Anchorage School District  AK 96 8.7 12.9 10.2 6.0 49.2 13.0   32.7 100.0
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 50 # 0.4 98.2 0.2 1.3   0.3 100.0
                       
Garden Grove Unified  CA 67 0.2 32.9 53.4 0.9 12.4 0.1   67.3 100.0
Sacramento City Unified  CA 88 1.2 23.1 33.0 20.9 21.1 0.7   65.6 98.9
Omaha Public Schools  NE 88 1.5 2.2 25.3 31.4 39.6   62.2 100.0
Conroe Independent School District  TX 49 0.5 3.5 27.5 6.8 61.7   31.7 100.0
Shelby County School District  TN 51 0.4 4.6 4.2 37.4 53.4   28.8 98.0
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories do not include Hispanic.Some districts did not report students in the category "Two or more races."
2 States may not have reported students eligible for reduced-price lunch, and a number of states reported participation instead of eligibility data, which may not be strictly comparable. See Appendix B—Methodology section for further description. Percentages are based on those schools that reported data.
3 Totals do not include districts where 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). Detail may not sum to total because of rounding.
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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