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Table A11.  Number of public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by type of school and school district: School year 2008–09
 
Type of school1
Total number of schools2 Special education Vocational education Other and alternative
Name of reporting district State   Regular
Total  16,905   15,581 327 146 851
               
New York City Public Schools  NY 1,496   1,455 1 21 19
Los Angeles Unified  CA 860   761 17 1 81
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 1,511   1,446 27 29 9
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 630   614 11 0 5
Dade  FL 496   437 8 3 48
               
Clark County School District  NV 350   321 5 0 24
Broward  FL 303   276 9 3 15
Houston Independent School District  TX 296   274 3 0 19
Hillsborough  FL 285   245 15 4 21
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 290   286 3 0 1
               
Orange  FL 236   204 7 4 21
Palm Beach  FL 247   209 14 3 21
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 193   186 2 1 4
Philadelphia City School District  PA 274   262 3 9 0
Dallas Independent School District  TX 232   223 1 0 8
               
Gwinnett County  GA 115   112 3 0 0
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 204   193 7 1 3
Wake County Schools  NC 156   153 1 0 2
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 166   162 2 0 2
San Diego Unified  CA 218   208 3 1 6
               
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 215   194 6 2 13
Duval  FL 175   156 5 0 14
Memphis City School District  TN 200   191 1 6 2
Cobb County  GA 118   115 2 0 1
Pinellas  FL 173   134 12 3 24
               
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 172   154 4 4 10
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 78   75 0 0 3
Dekalb County  GA 146   137 4 0 5
Jefferson County  KY 174   140 7 2 25
Detroit City School District  MI 197   175 9 5 8
               
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 174   163 0 1 10
Polk  FL 156   130 6 2 18
Northside Independent School District  TX 101   88 0 0 13
Fulton County  GA 98   93 0 0 5
Long Beach Unified  CA 92   87 0 0 5
               
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 162   152 3 1 6
Milwaukee School District  WI 215   203 1 1 10
Austin Independent School District  TX 120   108 0 0 12
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 194   176 6 3 9
Jordan District  UT 99   85 7 2 5
               
Lee  FL 117   95 4 4 14
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 147   118 0 0 29
Fresno Unified  CA 106   98 3 0 5
Davidson County School District  TN 139   133 2 0 4
Denver County 1  CO 143   132 0 1 10
               
Prince Wm County Public Schools  VA 83   83 0 0 0
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 124   111 4 2 7
Brevard  FL 121   103 5 0 13
Guilford County Schools  NC 119   113 2 1 3
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 84   82 0 2 0
               
Greenville 01  SC 94   88 2 4 0
Mesa Unified District  AZ 90   84 1 0 5
Granite District  UT 115   87 12 1 15
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 68   66 0 0 2
Pasco  FL 102   91 0 1 10
               
Davis District  UT 100   80 8 0 12
Washoe County School District  NV 104   101 1 1 1
Seminole  FL 73   61 4 0 8
North East Independent School District  TX 73   63 0 0 10
Arlington Independent School District  TX 76   70 0 0 6
               
Volusia  FL 96   74 4 1 17
Mobile County  AL 113   94 6 4 9
El Paso Independent School District  TX 93   84 0 0 9
Alpine District  UT 71   65 3 0 3
Elk Grove Unified  CA 66   59 1 0 6
               
Aldine Independent School District  TX 72   68 0 0 4
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 64   62 0 0 2
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 79   76 1 0 2
Garland Independent School District  TX 74   69 1 0 4
Santa Ana Unified  CA 60   56 0 0 4
               
Tucson Unified District  AZ 125   111 2 0 12
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 73   73 0 0 0
Katy Independent School District  TX 55   50 0 0 5
Boston  MA 137   118 10 1 8
Knox County School District  TN 87   78 4 2 3
               
San Francisco Unified  CA 113   109 0 0 4
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 73   64 3 0 6
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 100   87 0 0 13
Cumberland County Schools  NC 87   81 3 0 3
Plano Independent School District  TX 75   66 0 0 9
               
Columbus City  OH 132   123 5 4 0
Forsyth County Schools  NC 78   69 4 1 4
Capistrano Unified  CA 61   56 2 0 3
Corona Norco Unified  CA 50   42 1 0 7
Osceola  FL 60   49 1 1 9
               
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 64   57 0 0 7
Cherry Creek 5  CO 57   56 0 0 1
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 64   61 0 0 3
Cleveland Municipal  OH 108   108 0 0 0
Howard County Public Schools  MD 73   70 1 0 2
               
Clayton County  GA 65   60 3 0 2
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 107   104 1 0 2
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 69   64 0 2 3
Anchorage School District  AK 97   85 1 1 10
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 55   50 0 0 5
               
Garden Grove Unified  CA 67   63 2 0 2
Sacramento City Unified  CA 90   85 1 0 4
Omaha Public Schools  NE 98   94 4 0 0
Conroe Independent School District  TX 51   48 0 0 3
Shelby County School District  TN 51   51 0 0 0
† 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 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). 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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