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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 6.    Number of regular public elementary and secondary school districts with membership and percent of students in membership in city, suburban, town, and rural locales, by state or jurisdiction: School year 2007–08
 
Total number of districts with membership Total number of students City Suburban Town Rural
Number of districts Percent of students Number of districts Percent of students Number of districts Percent of students Number of districts Percent of students
State or jurisdiction        
United States1 13,645 48,183,858   761 30.3   2,760 38.4   2,516 12.4   7,608 18.9
                             
Alabama 133 743,349   16 29.2   17 17.7   32 12.4   68 40.7
Alaska 53 130,624   2 48.3   1 1.0   7 21.9   43 28.8
Arizona 217 987,188   33 51.7   15 21.0   45 11.2   124 16.1
Arkansas 245 476,110   16 27.9   9 9.2   53 25.3   167 37.6
California 1,025 6,264,831   174 48.2   279 39.5   181 6.9   391 5.5
                             
Colorado 178 796,824   12 35.8   15 42.8   34 9.7   117 11.7
Connecticut 169 548,428   14 26.4   77 54.9   14 5.2   64 13.5
Delaware 19 114,062   1 5.3   8 58.0   7 30.4   3 6.3
District of Columbia 1 58,191   1 100.0   0 0.0   0 0.0   0 0.0
Florida 67 2,645,680   6 12.0   23 76.0   15 3.6   23 8.4
                             
Georgia 180 1,646,010   15 17.4   19 43.0   41 8.4   105 31.2
Hawaii 1 179,897   0 0.0   1 100.0   0 0.0   0 0.0
Idaho 115 265,844   6 29.7   4 18.1   28 23.8   77 28.4
Illinois 868 2,099,118   31 31.3   321 45.7   173 11.2   343 11.8
Indiana 292 1,033,329   24 30.8   49 26.6   77 18.2   142 24.5
                             
Iowa 364 485,114   13 30.1   7 5.2   79 28.5   265 36.2
Kansas 296 467,743   6 24.7   9 16.3   68 30.2   213 28.8
Kentucky 174 666,019   8 25.4   19 11.4   55 24.6   92 38.7
Louisiana 69 651,377   9 35.5   10 25.7   20 19.4   30 19.3
Maine 287 194,953   6 12.8   20 13.4   30 21.5   231 52.3
                             
Maryland 24 845,700   2 11.3   10 77.0   2 1.6   10 10.1
Massachusetts 244 799,227   13 22.9   170 70.8   18 1.6   43 4.7
Michigan 551 1,576,637   36 25.6   136 40.8   88 13.3   291 20.3
Minnesota 339 806,343   10 19.6   32 33.6   70 22.3   227 24.5
Mississippi 152 493,302   6 13.4   7 10.4   53 29.5   86 46.7
                             
Missouri 523 900,195   12 18.3   44 35.0   92 20.9   375 25.8
Montana 421 142,700   8 25.8   3 0.7   54 37.4   356 36.1
Nebraska 254 290,912   6 40.3   3 7.7   38 25.2   207 26.7
Nevada 18 429,362   2 17.2   1 72.0   7 6.5   8 4.4
New Hampshire 165 200,274   2 14.4   27 34.0   27 17.9   109 33.7
                             
New Jersey 591 1,359,949   14 10.0   442 79.5   22 1.5   113 9.0
New Mexico 89 329,045   5 44.4   3 6.8   29 31.8   52 17.0
New York 696 2,730,427   24 43.6   255 36.1   109 7.7   308 12.6
North Carolina 115 1,425,076   10 35.8   9 9.4   19 7.6   77 47.2
North Dakota 187 94,959   3 30.1   2 9.9   11 20.8   171 39.3
                             
Ohio 612 1,743,920   22 17.6   188 42.2   116 14.8   286 25.5
Oklahoma 539 641,682   9 22.9   16 19.5   101 26.7   413 30.9
Oregon 195 562,545   12 34.0   17 26.2   61 29.5   105 10.4
Pennsylvania 500 1,718,588   17 19.7   209 46.8   100 13.9   174 19.5
Rhode Island 32 133,066   3 34.3   20 55.3   1 2.5   8 7.9
                             
South Carolina 86 710,982   7 19.2   13 29.0   21 16.3   45 35.5
South Dakota 160 121,606   2 27.3   0 0.0   21 30.5   137 42.2
Tennessee 136 963,264   12 32.8   12 20.9   34 11.7   78 34.6
Texas 1,031 4,581,008   66 42.2   87 30.4   220 12.6   658 14.8
Utah 40 556,314   5 15.3   7 62.7   12 16.8   16 5.2
                             
Vermont 238 89,048   2 6.7   9 12.1   31 28.3   196 53.0
Virginia 130 1,217,805   16 23.2   17 41.1   21 5.1   76 30.6
Washington 295 1,029,576   20 31.0   52 45.2   56 13.7   167 10.2
West Virginia 55 281,735   5 16.2   3 15.1   15 28.5   32 40.2
Wisconsin 426 867,929   15 30.2   63 24.3   91 22.4   257 23.1
Wyomin 48 85,991   2 28.7   0 0.0   17 47.1   29 24.2
                             
Department of Defense dependents schools, Bureau of Indian Education, and other jurisdictions
DoDDS: DoDS Overseas2 9 57,247        
DDESS: DoDS Domestic2 7 27,549        
Bureau of Indian Education        
American Samoa        
Guam        
Northern Mariana Islands 1 11,299        
Puerto Rico 1 526,565   0 0.0   1 100.0   0 0.0   0 0.0
U.S. Virgin Islands 2 15,903        
— Not available.
† Not applicable. Locale codes are not assigned to these areas.
1 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
2 DoDDS and DDESS are the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas) and the Department of Defense dependents schools (domestic), respectively.
NOTE: Details may not sum to totals because not all districts could be assigned to a locale category. 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. City includes the categories of City, Large Territory, City,Mid-size Territory, and City, Small Territory. Suburban includes the categories of Suburb, Large Territory, Suburb, Mid-size Territory,and Suburb, Small Territory. Town includes the categories of Town, Fringe Territory, Town, Distant Territory, and Town, Remote Territory. Rural includes the categories of Rural, Fringe, Rural, Distant, and Rural, Remote. See Glossary for more detail.
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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