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Table D2.  Alphabetic list and rank (by size) of the 500 largest public school districts in the United States and jurisdictions: School year 2008–09
 
School district State Rank   School district State Rank
Abc Unified CA 370   Capistrano Unified CA 83
Abilene Independent School District TX 480   Carroll County Public Schools MD 232
Academy District 20 CO 337   Carrollton Farmers District TX 263
Adams 12 Five Star Schools CO 128   Cartwright Elementary District AZ 410
Aiken 01 SC 287   Catawba County Schools NC 440
Akron City OH 296   Cecil County Public Schools MD 488
Alachua FL 237   Cedar Rapids Comm School District IA 469
Alamance Burlington Schools NC 324   Central Bucks School District PA 380
Albuquerque Public Schools NM 31   Chaffey Joint Union High CA 278
Aldine Independent School District TX 66   Chandler Unified District AZ 152
             
Alhambra Unified CA 417   Charles County Public Schools MD 256
Alief Independent School District TX 105   Charleston 01 SC 118
Allen Independent School District TX 448   Charlotte FL 455
Allentown City School District PA 444   Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools NC 19
Alpine District UT 64   Chatham County GA 171
Alvin Independent School District TX 490   Cherokee County GA 150
Alvord Unified CA 383   Cherry Creek 5 CO 87
Amarillo Independent School District TX 198   Chesapeake City Public Schools VA 135
Amphitheater Unified District AZ 500   Chesterfield County Public Schools VA 67
Anaheim City CA 401   Chino Valley Unified CA 187
             
Anaheim Union High CA 175   Christina School District DE 461
Anchorage School District AK 94   Chula Vista Elementary CA 247
Ann Arbor Public Schools MI 479   Cincinnati City OH 162
Anne Arundel County Public Schools MD 47   Citrus FL 496
Anoka Hennepin Public School District MN 129   City of Chicago School District 299 IL 4
Antelope Valley Union High CA 264   Clark County School District NV 6
Antioch Unified CA 395   Clay FL 159
Arlington County Public Schools VA 393   Clayton County GA 91
Arlington Independent School District TX 60   Clear Creek Independent School District TX 153
Ascension Parish LA 408   Cleveland County Schools NC 467
             
Atlanta Public Schools GA 92   Cleveland Municipal OH 89
Aurora District 28 CO 160   Clovis Unified CA 149
Austin Independent School District TX 38   Coachella Valley Unified CA 425
Bakersfield City CA 245   Cobb County GA 24
Baldwin County AL 248   Collier FL 117
Baldwin Park Unified CA 384   Colorado Springs District 11 CO 218
Baltimore City Public Schools MD 39   Colton Joint Unified CA 294
Baltimore County Public Schools MD 26   Columbia 93 MO 458
Bay FL 271   Columbia County GA 319
Beaufort 01 SC 397   Columbus City OH 81
             
Beaumont Independent School District TX 400   Comal Independent School District TX 495
Beaverton School District 48j OR 148   Compton Unified CA 244
Bellevue School District WA 459   Conejo Valley Unified CA 346
Bend Lapine Administrative School District 1 OR 499   Conroe Independent School District TX 99
Berkeley 01 SC 223   Corona Norco Unified CA 84
Berkeley County Schools WV 460   Corpus Christi Independent School District TX 142
Bethel School District WA 434   Coweta County GA 332
Bibb County GA 282   Cumberland County Schools NC 79
Birdville Independent School District TX 322   Cupertino Union CA 449
Birmingham City AL 242   Cusd 300 IL 385
             
Blue Valley KS 365   Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District TX 27
Boise Independent District ID 276   Dade FL 5
Boone County KY 419   Dallas Independent School District TX 15
Bossier Parish LA 391   Davenport Comm School District IA 478
Boston MA 74   Davidson County School District TN 44
Boulder Valley School District No Re2 CO 224   Davidson County Schools NC 369
Brentwood Union Free School District NY 485   Davis District UT 56
Brevard FL 48   Dearborn City School District MI 421
Bridgeport School District CT 377   Deer Valley Unified District AZ 155
Broken Arrow  OK 489   Dekalb County GA 28
             
Broward  FL 7   Denton Independent School District TX 330
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 95   Des Moines Independent Comm School District IA 192
Buffalo City School District  NY 165   Desert Sands Unified CA 221
Buncombe County Schools  NC 272   Desoto County School District MS 205
Burbank Unified  CA 477   Detroit City School District MI 30
Cabarrus County Schools  NC 231   District of Columbia Public Schools DC 108
Caddo Parish  LA 115   Dorchester 02 SC 340
Cajon Valley Union Elementary  CA 494   Dougherty County GA 487
Calcasieu Parish  LA 184   Douglas County GA 284
Calvert County Public Schools  MD 464   Douglas County School District No Re 1 CO 68
             
Downey Unified  CA 326   Henry County GA 134
Durham Public Schools  NC 181   Hernando FL 320
Duval  FL 22   Hesperia Unified CA 328
Dysart Unified District  AZ 292   Highline School District WA 450
East Baton Rouge Parish  LA 109   Hillsboro School District 1j OR 376
East Side Union High  CA 262   Hillsborough FL 9
Ector County Independent School District  TX 240   Horry 01 SC 145
Edinburg Cisd  TX 203   Houston County GA 261
Edmond  OK 382   Houston Independent School District TX 8
Edmonds School District  WA 371   Howard County Public Schools MD 90
             
El Paso Independent School District  TX 63   Humble Independent School District TX 174
Elizabeth  NJ 357   Huntington Beach Union High CA 492
Elk Grove Unified  CA 65   Huntsville City AL 311
Escambia  FL 127   Hurst Euless Bedford Independent School District TX 374
Escondido Union  CA 398   Indian Prairie Cusd 204 IL 214
Eugene School District 4j  OR 441   Indian River FL 447
Evansville Vanderburgh Sch Corp  IN 329   Indianapolis Public Schools IN 170
Everett School District  WA 409   Iredell Statesville Schools NC 355
Evergreen School District Clark  WA 266   Irvine Unified CA 259
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 13   Irving Independent School District TX 177
             
Fairfield Suisun Unified  CA 325   Issaquah School District WA 473
Fayette County  KY 157   Jackson Public School District MS 206
Fayette County  GA 334   Jefferson County KY 29
Federal Way School District  WA 327   Jefferson County AL 156
Folsom Cordova Unified  CA 406   Jefferson County School District No R 1 CO 36
Fontana Unified  CA 124   Jefferson Parish LA 111
Forsyth County  GA 189   Jersey City NJ 235
Forsyth County Schools  NC 82   Johnston County Schools NC 193
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 54   Jordan District UT 40
Fort Wayne Community Schools  IN 194   Judson Independent School District TX 360
             
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 42   Jurupa Unified CA 379
Francis Howell R III  MO 378   Kanawha County Schools WV 229
Frederick County Public Schools  MD 132   Kansas City KS 381
Fremont Unified  CA 190   Kansas City 33 MO 388
Fresno Unified  CA 43   Katy Independent School District TX 73
Frisco Independent School District  TX 200   Keller Independent School District TX 207
Ft Zumwalt R II  MO 418   Kenosha School District WI 318
Fullerton Joint Union High  CA 484   Kent School District WA 239
Fulton County  GA 34   Kern Union High CA 147
Galena Park Independent School District  TX 359   Killeen Independent School District TX 141
             
Garden Grove Unified  CA 96   Klein Independent School District TX 110
Garland Independent School District  TX 69   Knox County School District TN 75
Gaston County Schools  NC 182   Kyrene Elementary District AZ 430
Gilbert Unified District  AZ 139   La Joya Independent School District TX 250
Glendale Unified  CA 254   Lafayette Parish LA 213
Goose Creek Cisd  TX 372   Lake FL 126
Grand Prairie Independent School District  TX 269   Lake Elsinore Unified CA 342
Grand Rapids Public Schools  MI 387   Lake Washington School District WA 304
Granite District  UT 53   Lakota Local OH 423
Greeley District 6  CO 413   Lamar Cisd TX 315
             
Green Bay Area School District  WI 373   Laredo Independent School District TX 283
Greenville 01  SC 51   Las Cruces Public Schools NM 298
Grossmont Union High  CA 285   Lawton OK 491
Guilford County Schools  NC 49   Leander Independent School District TX 227
Gwinnett County  GA 16   Lee FL 41
Hacienda La Puente Unified  CA 336   Lee's Summit R VII MO 457
Hall County  GA 275   Leon FL 186
Hamilton County School Distrct  TN 120   Lewisville Independent School District TX 88
Hamilton Southeastern Schools  IN 462   Lexington 01 SC 339
Hampton City Public Schools  VA 341   Lexington 05 SC 471
             
Hanover County Public Schools  VA 411   Lincoln Public Schools NE 169
Harford County Public Schools  MD 140   Little Rock School District AR 265
Harlingen Cisd  TX 435   Livingston Parish LA 300
Harnett County Schools  NC 412   Livonia Public Schools MI 470
Hartford School District  CT 347   Lodi Unified CA 197
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 10   Long Beach Unified CA 35
Hayward Unified  CA 335   Los Angeles Unified CA 2
Hazelwood  MO 415   Loudoun County Public Schools VA 72
Hemet Unified  CA 317   Lubbock Independent School District TX 222
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 93   Lynwood Unified CA 466
             
M S D Lawrence Township  IN 493   Pasadena Independent School District TX 86
Madera Unified  CA 405   Pasadena Unified CA 375
Madison County  AL 389   Pasco FL 55
Madison Metropolitan School District  WI 290   Paterson NJ 308
Manatee  FL 116   Paulding County GA 234
Mansfield Independent School District  TX 202   Pearland Independent School District TX 446
Manteca Unified  CA 314   Peoria Unified School District AZ 144
Marion  FL 114   Pflugerville Independent School District TX 344
Martin  FL 432   Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District TX 204
Matanuska Susitna Borough School District  AK 482   Philadelphia City School District PA 14
             
Mcallen Independent School District  TX 281   Phoenix Union High School District AZ 280
Mckinney Independent School District  TX 310   Pickens 01 SC 475
Memphis City School District  TN 23   Pinellas FL 25
Meridian Joint District  ID 166   Pitt County Schools NC 309
Mesa County Valley School District No 51  CO 331   Pittsburgh School District PA 233
Mesa Unified District  AZ 52   Placentia Yorba Linda Unified CA 267
Mesquite Independent School District  TX 154   Plainfield School District 202 IL 225
Midland Independent School District  TX 352   Plano Independent School District TX 80
Millard Public Schools  NE 333   Plymouth Canton Community Schools MI 402
Milwaukee School District  WI 37   Polk FL 32
             
Minneapolis Public School District  MN 163   Pomona Unified CA 210
Mobile County  AL 62   Portland School District 1j OR 106
Montebello Unified  CA 178   Poudre School District R 1 CO 270
Montgomery County  AL 195   Poway Unified CA 176
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 17   Prince George's County Public Schools MD 21
Montgomery County Schools  TN 226   Prince Wm County Public Schools VA 46
Moore  OK 361   Providence RI 306
Moreno Valley Unified  CA 158   Pueblo District 60 CO 420
Mt Diablo Unified  CA 164   Puerto Rico Department of Education PR 3
Murrieta Valley Unified  CA 358   Pulaski County Spec School District AR 433
             
Muscogee County  GA 185   Putnam City OK 416
Napa Valley Unified  CA 443   Puyallup School District WA 367
Naperville Cusd 203  IL 428   Racine School District WI 363
Nash Rocky Mount Schools  NC 431   Randolph County Schools NC 403
Nebo District  UT 230   Rankin County School District MS 426
New Hanover County Schools  NC 302   Rapides Parish LA 307
New Haven School District  CT 390   Reading School District PA 437
New York City Public Schools  NY 1   Redlands Unified CA 354
Newark  NJ 133   Rialto Unified CA 238
Newport Mesa Unified  CA 350   Richardson Independent School District TX 168
             
Newport News City Public Schools  VA 196   Richland 01 SC 295
Newton County  GA 399   Richland 02 SC 289
Norfolk City Public Schools  VA 167   Richmond City Public Schools VA 312
North Clackamas School District 12  OR 442   Richmond County GA 183
North East Independent School District  TX 59   Rio Rancho Public Schools NM 497
North Kansas City 74  MO 422   Riverside Unified CA 112
Northshore School District  WA 386   Robeson County Schools NC 288
Northside Independent School District  TX 33   Rochester City School District NY 179
Norwalk La Mirada Unified  CA 349   Rochester Public School District MN 486
Oakland Unified  CA 103   Rockford School District 205 IL 228
             
Oceanside Unified  CA 348   Rockwood R VI MO 323
Okaloosa  FL 219   Rosemount Apple Valley Eagan MN 236
Oklahoma City  OK 123   Round Rock Independent School District TX 119
Olathe  KS 258   Rowan Salisbury Schools NC 364
Omaha Public Schools  NE 98   Rowland Unified CA 481
Onslow County Schools  NC 303   Rutherford County School District TN 151
Ontario Montclair Elementary  CA 316   Sacramento City Unified CA 97
Orange  FL 11   Saddleback Valley Unified CA 180
Orange Unified  CA 208   Salem Keizer School District 24j OR 130
Osceola  FL 85   Salt Lake District UT 299
             
Osseo Public School District  MN 362   San Antonio Independent School District TX 78
Ouachita Parish  LA 407   San Bernardino City Unified CA 77
Oxnard Union High  CA 468   San Diego Unified CA 20
Pajaro Valley Unified  CA 394   San Francisco Unified CA 76
Palm Beach  FL 12   San Jose Unified CA 191
Palm Springs Unified  CA 293   San Juan Unified CA 102
Palmdale Elementary  CA 351   San Marcos Unified CA 438
Panama Buena Vista Union  CA 483   San Ramon Valley Unified CA 252
Paradise Valley Unified District  AZ 173   Santa Ana Unified CA 70
Parkway C 2  MO 452   Santa Rosa FL 277
             
Sarasota  FL 125   Toms River Regional NJ 454
Denver County One  CO 45   Torrance Unified CA 286
School District U 46  IL 122   Tracy Joint Unified CA 456
Scottsdale Unified District  AZ 249   Tucson Unified District AZ 71
Seattle Public Schools  WA 104   Tulsa OK 121
Seminole  FL 58   Tuscaloosa County AL 451
Shawnee Mission Pub Sch  KS 241   Tustin Unified CA 345
Shelby County  AL 246   Twin Rivers Unified CA 199
Shelby County School District  TN 100   Tyler Independent School District TX 427
Simi Valley Unified  CA 368   Union County Public Schools NC 143
             
Sioux Falls School District 49 5  SD 338   United Independent School District TX 131
Socorro Independent School District  TX 136   Utica Community Schools MI 217
South Bend Community Sch Corp  IN 353   Va Beach City Public Schools VA 50
South Washington County School District  MN 463   Val Verde Unified CA 404
South Western City  OH 356   Vallejo City Unified CA 474
Spokane School District  WA 212   Valley View Cusd 365u IL 429
Spotsylvania County Public Schools  VA 301   Vancouver School District WA 321
Spring Branch Independent School District  TX 188   Ventura Unified CA 453
Spring Independent School District  TX 172   Vigo County School Corp IN 498
Springdale School District  AR 436   Visalia Unified CA 251
             
Springfield  MA 279   Vista Unified CA 257
Springfield R XII  MO 291   Volusia FL 61
St Johns  FL 220   Wake County Schools NC 18
St Louis City  MO 243   Washingtion County Public Schools MD 343
St Lucie  FL 138   Washington District UT 268
St Mary's County Public Schools  MD 472   Washington Elementary School District AZ 305
St Paul Public School District  MN 137   Washoe County School District NV 57
St Tammany Parish  LA 161   Waterbury School District CT 424
St Vrain Valley School District No Re1j  CO 273   Waukegan Cusd 60 IL 465
Stafford County Public Schools  VA 253   Wayne County Public Schools NC 392
             
Stockton Unified  CA 146   Weber District UT 209
Sumner County School District  TN 255   Weslaco Independent School District TX 476
Sunnyside Unified District  AZ 439   West Contra Costa Unified CA 201
Sweetwater Union High  CA 113   Wichita KS 101
Syracuse City School District  NY 366   William S Hart Union High CA 274
Tacoma School District  WA 215   Williamson County School District TN 211
Tangipahoa Parish  LA 396   Worcester MA 313
Temecula Valley Unified  CA 216   Yonkers City School District NY 297
Terrebonne Parish  LA 414   York 03 SC 445
Toledo City  OH 260   Ysleta Independent School District TX 107
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). District rank is based on student membership.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2008–09, Version 1a.


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