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Table A10.  Number of students in public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by type of school and number and percentage of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): School year 2008–09
 
Total number of students2 Number of students, by type of school1 Number of students with IEPs3 Percent of students with IEPs3
Special education Vocational education Other and alternative
Name of reporting district State   Regular  
Total 11,127,615   10,897,544 36,735 68,515 124,821 1,424,053   12.8
                     
New York City Public Schools  NY 981,690   943,404 11 31,532 6,743 173,906   17.7
Los Angeles Unified  CA 684,143   652,011 3,886 0 28,246 81,981   12.0
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 503,635   484,446 2,596 16,221 372 103,118   20.5
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 421,430   421,387 43 0 0 51,970   12.3
Dade  FL 345,525   341,227 929 0 3,369 39,053   11.3
                     
Clark County School District  NV 312,761   308,310 304 0 4,147 32,441   10.4
Broward  FL 256,351   249,793 956 1,189 4,413 31,068   12.1
Houston Independent School District  TX 200,225   196,894 199 0 3,132 16,818   8.4
Hillsborough  FL 192,007   187,124 2,373 0 2,510 28,820   15.0
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 179,406   179,186 81 0 139 20,130   11.2
                     
Orange  FL 172,257   170,233 579 177 1,268 24,409   14.2
Palm Beach  FL 170,757   167,109 1,369 106 2,173 26,829   15.7
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 168,977   167,855 189 0 933 23,705   14.0
Philadelphia City School District  PA 159,867   151,235 970 7,662 0 25,841   16.2
Dallas Independent School District  TX 157,332   156,402 89 0 841 11,572   7.4
                     
Gwinnett County  GA 157,219   157,086 133 0 0 17,417   11.1
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 139,282   138,315 547 0 420 16,485   11.8
Wake County Schools  NC 137,706   137,367 107 0 232 18,298   13.3
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 134,060   133,384 298 0 378 14,672   10.9
San Diego Unified  CA 131,890   128,985 1,092 474 1,339 16,163   12.3
                     
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 127,977   124,726 381 270 2,600 14,652   11.4
Duval  FL 122,606   120,049 771 0 1,786 17,512   14.3
Memphis City School District  TN 111,954   111,701 70 0 183 13,267   11.9
Cobb County  GA 106,747   106,643 104 0 0 12,008   11.2
Pinellas  FL 106,061   101,971 1,148 0 2,942 15,836   14.9
                     
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 103,180   99,317 432 2,884 547 13,322   12.9
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District TX 100,685   100,388 0 0 297 7,409   7.4
Dekalb County GA 99,775   98,664 756 0 355 8,854   8.9
Jefferson County  KY 98,774   95,619 380 0 2,775 13,877   14.0
Detroit City School District  MI 94,497   90,327 1,842 864 1,464 15,509   16.4
                     
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 95,026   93,532 0 327 1,167 12,846   13.5
Polk  FL 94,657   91,307 649 322 2,379 11,540   12.2
Northside Independent School District  TX 89,000   87,960 0 0 1,040 11,022   12.4
Fulton County  GA 88,299   87,699 0 0 600 9,051   10.3
Long Beach Unified  CA 87,311   85,472 0 0 1,839 7,821   9.0
                     
Jefferson County School District No R 1 4 CO 85,876   84,472 344 40 1,020 8,123   9.5
Milwaukee School District  WI 85,381   84,115 24 155 1,087 15,782   18.5
Austin Independent School District  TX 83,319   81,875 0 0 1,444 7,809   9.4
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 82,266   74,184 684 3,343 4,055 13,904   16.9
Jordan District  UT 81,485   79,740 1,215 0 530 9,185   11.3
                     
Lee  FL 79,434   76,935 375 172 1,952 11,691   14.7
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 79,285   77,389 0 0 1,896 6,120   7.7
Fresno Unified  CA 76,617   74,139 124 0 2,354 7,685   10.0
Davidson County School District  TN 74,312   73,638 366 0 308 8,213   11.1
Denver County 1 4  CO 74,176   71,639 0 396 2,141 9,121   12.3
                     
Prince Wm County Public Schools  VA 73,917   73,917 0 0 0 8,339   11.3
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 73,653   72,853 487 0 313 8,010   10.9
Brevard  FL 73,098   72,077 694 0 327 13,473   18.4
Guilford County Schools  NC 71,525   70,921 262 229 113 10,378   14.5
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 71,554   71,554 0 0 0 9,429   13.2
                     
Greenville 01  SC 70,441   70,274 167 0 0 10,419   14.8
Mesa Unified District  AZ 70,303   69,700 91 0 512 7,255   10.3
Granite District  UT 70,166   69,088 432 0 646 7,603   10.8
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 68,708   68,602 0 0 106 4,988   7.3
Pasco  FL 66,784   66,049 0 172 563 11,273   16.9
                     
Davis District  UT 66,614   65,231 503 0 880 6,754   10.1
Washoe County School District  NV 65,421   64,545 108 74 694 8,581   13.1
Seminole  FL 64,927   64,345 199 0 383 8,735   13.5
North East Independent School District  TX 63,452   63,120 0 0 332 6,679   10.5
Arlington Independent School District  TX 63,045   62,163 0 0 882 5,566   8.8
                     
Volusia  FL 63,018   61,620 55 205 1,138 10,533   16.7
Mobile County  AL 62,225   61,774 340 0 111 609   1.0
El Paso Independent School District  TX 62,322   61,773 0 0 549 5,284   8.5
Alpine District  UT 62,281   61,378 520 0 383 6,582   10.6
Elk Grove Unified  CA 61,864   60,408 167 0 1,289 6,003   9.7
                     
Aldine Independent School District  TX 61,526   61,067 0 0 459 4,547   7.4
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 59,080   58,644 0 0 436 7,662   13.0
Douglas County School District No Re 14  CO 58,723   58,454 38 0 231 4,968   8.5
Garland Independent School District  TX 57,510   56,842 29 0 639 5,161   9.0
Santa Ana Unified  CA 57,386   56,369 0 0 1,017 5,478   9.5
                     
Tucson Unified District  AZ 57,406   56,280 46 0 1,080 7,496   13.1
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 56,894   56,894 0 0 0 5,849   10.3
Katy Independent School District  TX 56,862   56,642 0 0 220 4,532   8.0
Boston  MA 55,923   49,327 3,221 1,503 1,872 11,807   21.1
Knox County School District  TN 55,535   55,324 66 0 145 5,942   10.7
                     
San Francisco Unified  CA 55,183   54,057 0 0 1,126 5,845   10.6
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 54,576   52,818 242 0 1,516 4,998   9.2
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 54,696   54,049 0 0 647 6,403   11.7
Cumberland County Schools  NC 53,130   52,705 194 0 231 7,362   13.9
Plano Independent School District  TX 54,203   54,054 0 0 149 6,072   11.2
                     
Columbus City  OH 53,536   52,665 713 158 0 8,521   15.9
Forsyth County Schools  NC 51,746   51,042 338 40 326 6,689   12.9
Capistrano Unified  CA 52,646   51,823 577 0 246 4,819   9.2
Corona Norco Unified  CA 52,095   50,190 68 0 1,837 5,836   11.2
Osceola  FL 51,941   51,007 31 0 903 7,384   14.2
                     
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 51,578   51,500 0 0 78 3,777   7.3
Cherry Creek 54  CO 50,902   50,902 0 0 0 5,556   10.9
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 50,216   49,968 0 0 248 4,986   9.9
Cleveland Municipal  OH 49,148   49,148 0 0 0 9,939   20.2
Howard County Public Schools  MD 49,905   49,683 98 0 124 4,501   9.0
                     
Clayton County  GA 49,508   49,508 0 0 0 4,636   9.4
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 49,032   48,959 73 0 0 4,383   8.9
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 48,991   48,578 0 0 413 6,749   13.8
Anchorage School District  AK 48,837   46,249 45 0 2,543 6,851   14.0
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 48,587   48,544 0 0 43 5,125   10.5
                     
Garden Grove Unified  CA 48,534   47,916 130 0 488 4,891   10.1
Sacramento City Unified  CA 47,784   46,752 42 0 990 5,256   11.0
Omaha Public Schools  NE 48,014   47,671 343 0 0 7,546   15.7
Conroe Independent School District  TX 47,996   47,819 0 0 177 4,198   8.7
Shelby County School District  TN 47,448   47,448 0 0 0 4,940   10.4
† Not applicable.
1 Type of school is a mutually exclusive category in the CCD. However, there may be cases in which special education, vocational education, and alternative programs reside in other types of schools.
2 Student distribution by type of school is based on membership in the schools of the school district. This count may differ somewhat from the count of students receiving educational services from the school district reported in table A-1.
3 Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are written instructional plans for students with disabilities designated as special education students under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, Part B).
4 IEP counts for all Colorado districts were taken from reports of IEP counts from administrative units associated with the 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). Types of schools are defined in the following way on the CCD: regular school—a public elementary/secondary school providing instruction and education services that does not focus primarily on special education, vocational/technical education, or alternative education, or on any of the particular themes associated with magnet/special program emphasis schools; special education school—a public elementary/secondary school that focuses primarily on special education—including instruction for any of the following students with: autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, hearing impairment, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, serious emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, and other health impairments—and that adapts curriculum, materials, or instruction for students served; vocational education school—a public elementary/secondary school that focuses primarily on providing formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical, or professional occupations for high school-age students who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry; and alternative education school—a public elementary/secondary school that (1) addresses needs of students that typically cannot be met in a regular school, (2) provides nontraditional education, (3) serves as an adjunct to a regular school, or (4) falls outside the categories of regular, special education, or vocational education.
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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