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Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Local Education Agencies From the Common Core of Data: School Year 200708
NCES 2010-306
October 2009


Table 2.    Number of operating public elementary and secondary local education agencies and number of students in membership, by agency type and state or jurisdiction: School year 2007–08
 
Administrative and service agencies1 State, federal, and other agencies
Total Regular school districts Charter agencies
State or jurisdiction Agencies Students   Agencies Students   Agencies Students   Agencies Students   Agencies Students
United States2 17,775 49,183,404   13,924 48,183,858   1,399 212,407   2,012 698,567   440 88,572
                             
Alabama 169 744,516   134 743,349   0 0   0 0   35 1,167
Alaska 54 131,029   53 130,624   0 0   0 0   1 405
Arizona 603 1,087,447   238 987,188   4 122   347 98,897   14 1,240
Arkansas 288 479,016   245 476,110   16 0   10 2,682   17 224
California 1,129 6,275,445   1,026 6,264,831   85 1,960   18 8,654   0 0
                             
Colorado 262 801,867   178 796,824   83 622   1 4,421   0 0
Connecticut 195 570,626   169 548,428   6 6,886   16 4,020   4 11,292
Delaware 39 122,574   19 114,062   1 0   17 8,512   2 0
District of Columbia 58 78,422   1 58,191   0 0   56 20,231   1 0
Florida 77 2,666,811   67 2,645,680   0 0   0 0   10 21,131
                             
Georgia 205 1,649,589   180 1,646,010   16 0   4 3,162   5 417
Hawaii 1 179,897   1 179,897   0 0   0 0   0 0
Idaho 133 272,119   115 265,844   0 0   14 6,214   4 61
Illinois 1,078 2,112,805   870 2,099,118   202 9,330   1 360   5 3,997
Indiana 369 1,046,766   294 1,033,329   29 46   40 11,120   6 2,271
                             
Iowa 374 485,114   364 485,114   10 0   0 0   0 0
Kansas 331 468,295   319 467,743   0 0   0 0   12 552
Kentucky 194 666,225   174 666,019   18 0   0 0   2 206
Louisiana 105 681,038   69 651,377   0 0   22 13,122   14 16,539
Maine 303 196,105   290 194,953   8 0   0 0   5 1,152
                             
Maryland 24 845,700   24 845,700   0 0   0 0   0 0
Massachusetts 500 962,958   352 799,227   86 138,543   61 25,036   1 152
Michigan 844 1,692,716   552 1,576,637   58 15,343   230 100,604   4 132
Minnesota 557 837,578   340 806,343   55 2,898   143 27,961   19 376
Mississippi 164 494,122   152 493,302   0 0   0 0   12 820
              0 0            
Missouri 561 917,188   524 900,195   0 0   28 14,877   9 2,116
Montana 507 142,823   421 142,700   77 0   0 0   9 123
Nebraska 295 291,244   254 290,912   36 0   0 0   5 332
Nevada 18 429,362   18 429,362   0 0   0 0   0 0
New Hampshire 272 200,772   177 200,274   84 0   10 478   1 20
                             
New Jersey 678 1,380,169   616 1,359,949   1 0   57 17,498   4 2,722
New Mexico 95 329,459   89 329,045   0 0   0 0   6 414
New York 837 2,765,435   697 2,730,427   37 0   97 30,963   6 4,045
North Carolina 249 1,458,035   116 1,425,076   2 0   101 32,607   30 352
North Dakota 232 95,052   192 94,959   37 0   0 0   3 93
                             
Ohio 1,055 1,827,184   614 1,743,920   108 0   329 81,628   4 1,636
Oklahoma 587 642,065   539 641,682   0 0   0 0   48 383
Oregon 222 565,586   195 562,545   23 2,343   3 381   1 317
Pennsylvania 788 1,794,629   501 1,718,588   105 7,897   125 67,275   57 869
Rhode Island 50 147,629   32 133,066   4 10,746   8 1,933   6 1,884
                             
South Carolina 102 712,319   86 710,982   13 0   0 0   3 1,337
South Dakota 184 121,606   168 121,606   13 0   0 0   3 0
Tennessee 140 964,259   136 963,264   0 0   0 0   4 995
Texas 1,266 4,674,832   1,033 4,581,008   20 0   199 90,485   14 3,339
Utah 104 576,244   40 556,314   4 0   58 19,685   2 245
                             
Vermont 360 94,038   292 89,048   60 2,292   0 0   8 2,698
Virginia 230 1,230,857   134 1,217,805   72 13,052   0 0   24 0
Washington 308 1,030,247   295 1,029,576   10 327   0 0   3 344
West Virginia 57 282,535   55 281,735   0 0   0 0   2 800
Wisconsin 462 874,633   426 867,929   16 0   17 5,761   3 943
Wyoming 60 86,422   48 85,991   0 0   0 0   12 431
                             
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions 
DoDDS: DoDS Overseas3 9 57,247   0 0   0 0   0 0   9 57,247
DDESS: DoDS Domestic3 7 27,549   0 0   0 0   0 0   7 27,549
Bureau of Indian Education 20   0 0   0 0   0 0   20
American Samoa 1   1   0 0   0 0   0 0
Guam 1   1   0 0   0 0   0 0
Northern Mariana Islands 1 11,299   1 11,299   0 0   0 0   0 0
Puerto Rico 1 526,565   1 526,565   0 0   0 0   0 0
U.S. Virgin Islands 2 15,903   2 15,903   0 0   0 0   0 0
—Not available.
1 Administrative and service agencies include supervisory unions and regional education service agencies. See Glossary for more detail.
2 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
3 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas) and the Department of Defense dependents schools (domestic), respectively.
NOTE: Table includes operating agencies only. This table includes districts operated by the Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of Defense although they are technically federally-operated. For analytical purposes, New York City Public Schools, New York, is treated as a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2007–08, Version 1a.


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