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Table A13.  Number of students in public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by grade range and school district: School year 2008–09
 
Total number of students1 Grade range
Name of reporting district State   PK to 6 7 to 9 10 to 12 Ungraded
Total  11,127,615   6,112,977 2,604,277 2,289,140 121,221
               
New York City Public Schools  NY 981,690   468,238 215,966 195,351 102,135
Los Angeles Unified  CA 684,143   369,575 175,037 139,409 122
Puerto Rico Department of Education  PR 503,635   262,446 122,913 103,878 14,398
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 421,430   243,814 95,396 82,220
Dade  FL 345,525   190,005 78,994 76,526
               
Clark County School District  NV 312,761   175,244 79,387 57,861 269
Broward  FL 256,351   138,589 61,102 56,660
Houston Independent School District  TX 200,225   127,084 41,276 31,865
Hillsborough  FL 192,007   108,334 45,366 38,307
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 179,406   99,786 42,036 37,402 182
               
Orange  FL 172,257   95,637 40,480 36,140
Palm Beach  FL 170,757   92,469 40,030 38,258
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 168,977   89,476 39,392 40,109
Philadelphia City School District  PA 159,867   88,626 37,959 32,622 660
Dallas Independent School District  TX 157,332   98,759 33,469 25,104
               
Gwinnett County  GA 157,219   87,232 38,334 31,653
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 139,282   73,500 32,694 33,088
Wake County Schools  NC 137,706   78,020 32,696 26,990
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools  NC 134,060   76,591 32,451 25,018
San Diego Unified  CA 131,890   71,406 32,035 28,449
               
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 127,977   67,880 31,625 28,472
Duval  FL 122,606   71,180 27,833 23,593
Memphis City School District  TN 111,954   62,300 25,765 23,889
Cobb County  GA 106,747   57,529 25,243 23,975
Pinellas  FL 106,061   55,611 24,374 26,076
               
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 103,180   55,470 23,930 23,780
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 100,685   57,655 23,080 19,950
Dekalb County  GA 99,775   56,488 23,476 19,811
Jefferson County  KY 98,774   55,226 22,621 20,827 100
Detroit City School District  MI 94,497   48,837 23,437 19,553 2,670
               
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 95,026   52,925 23,176 18,925
Polk  FL 94,657   54,745 21,097 18,815
Northside Independent School District  TX 89,000   51,258 20,883 16,859
Fulton County  GA 88,299   48,779 20,975 18,545
Long Beach Unified  CA 87,311   45,538 20,961 20,780 32
               
Jefferson County School District No R 1  CO 85,876   46,125 19,401 20,350
Milwaukee School District  WI 85,381   49,426 19,482 16,473
Austin Independent School District  TX 83,319   52,112 17,125 14,082
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 82,266   46,957 20,105 15,204
Jordan District  UT 81,485   45,688 17,979 17,818
               
Lee  FL 79,434   45,167 17,246 17,021
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 79,285   49,905 16,115 13,265
Fresno Unified  CA 76,617   41,268 18,444 16,905
Davidson County School District  TN 74,312   43,315 16,651 14,346
Denver County 1  CO 74,176   46,025 16,022 12,129
               
Prince Wm County Public Schools  VA 73,917   40,642 17,447 15,828
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 73,653   39,754 17,531 16,368
Brevard  FL 73,098   39,388 17,969 15,741
Guilford County Schools  NC 71,525   38,415 17,448 15,662
Va Beach City Public Schools  VA 71,554   37,848 17,280 16,426
               
Greenville 01  SC 70,441   39,519 16,670 14,252
Mesa Unified District  AZ 70,303   39,569 15,893 14,841 0
Granite District  UT 70,166   40,148 15,137 14,881
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 68,708   36,070 16,830 15,808
Pasco  FL 66,784   36,839 16,297 13,648
               
Davis District  UT 66,614   38,225 14,467 13,922
Washoe County School District  NV 65,421   35,678 16,689 13,054
Seminole  FL 64,927   33,836 16,267 14,824
North East Independent School District  TX 63,452   35,275 15,402 12,775
Arlington Independent School District  TX 63,045   36,644 14,571 11,830
               
Volusia  FL 63,018   33,728 15,646 13,644
Mobile County  AL 62,225   34,464 15,575 12,186
El Paso Independent School District  TX 62,322   34,643 15,507 12,172
Alpine District  UT 62,281   36,848 13,003 12,430
Elk Grove Unified  CA 61,864   32,447 14,606 14,397 414
               
Aldine Independent School District  TX 61,526   37,993 13,852 9,681
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 59,080   31,142 14,200 13,738
Douglas County School District No Re 1  CO 58,723   34,082 12,924 11,717
Garland Independent School District  TX 57,510   32,227 13,125 12,158
Santa Ana Unified  CA 57,386   31,942 13,130 12,314
               
Tucson Unified District  AZ 57,406   32,335 13,217 11,801 53
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 56,894   33,107 12,479 11,308
Katy Independent School District  TX 56,862   31,558 13,247 12,057
Boston  MA 55,923   29,755 13,173 12,862 133
Knox County School District  TN 55,535   30,327 12,498 12,710
               
San Francisco Unified  CA 55,183   28,290 13,209 13,676 8
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 54,576   29,965 12,757 11,854
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 54,696   33,977 11,329 9,390
Cumberland County Schools  NC 53,130   28,955 12,536 11,639
Plano Independent School District  TX 54,203   30,542 12,437 11,224
               
Columbus City  OH 53,536   30,279 12,945 10,312
Forsyth County Schools  NC 51,746   28,886 11,903 10,957
Capistrano Unified  CA 52,646   27,993 12,276 12,377
Corona Norco Unified  CA 52,095   26,847 12,629 12,619
Osceola  FL 51,941   28,112 12,706 11,123
               
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 51,578   30,620 11,326 9,632
Cherry Creek 5  CO 50,902   27,956 11,505 11,441
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 50,216   28,330 11,878 10,008
Cleveland Municipal  OH 49,148   26,429 12,435 10,284
Howard County Public Schools  MD 49,905   25,637 12,266 12,002
               
Clayton County  GA 49,508   28,673 12,208 8,627
Atlanta Public Schools  GA 49,032   29,876 10,846 8,310
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 48,991   26,196 11,861 10,934
Anchorage School District  AK 48,837   26,342 11,072 11,423
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 48,587   29,136 11,125 8,326
               
Garden Grove Unified  CA 48,534   25,589 11,852 11,093
Sacramento City Unified  CA 47,784   26,214 11,141 10,384 45
Omaha Public Schools  NE 48,014   28,320 10,895 8,799
Conroe Independent School District  TX 47,996   27,212 11,247 9,537
Shelby County School District  TN 47,448   25,913 11,754 9,781
† Not applicable.
1 Student distribution by grade range is based on grade-level membership in the schools of the school district. Grade-level membership may not be available for all students. Therefore, this count may differ from the count of students receiving educational services from the school district reported in table A-1 and from the count of students by type of school reported in table A-10.
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).
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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