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Table 1. Number and percentage distribution of public school districts, by state: 2011–12


State Number of public school districts   Percentage distribution of public school districts  
United States 16,990   100.0  
         
Alabama 150   0.9  
Alaska 60   0.3  
Arizona 680   4.0  
Arkansas 280   1.6  
California 1,050   6.2  
         
Colorado 200   1.2  
Connecticut 200   1.2  
Delaware 40   0.3  
District of Columbia 50 ! 0.3  
Florida 80 ! 0.5 !
         
Georgia 210   1.2  
Hawaii    
Idaho 130   0.8  
Illinois 870   5.1  
Indiana 360   2.1  
         
Iowa 370   2.2  
Kansas 320   1.9  
Kentucky 170   1.0  
Louisiana 160   0.9  
Maine 200   1.2  
         
Maryland    
Massachusetts 390   2.3  
Michigan 930   5.5  
Minnesota 530   3.1  
Mississippi 170   1.0  
         
Missouri 610   3.6  
Montana 350   2.1  
Nebraska 290   1.7  
Nevada    
New Hampshire 190   1.1  
         
New Jersey 720   4.2  
New Mexico 100   0.6  
New York 780   4.6  
North Carolina 260   1.5  
North Dakota 170   1.0  
         
Ohio 940   5.5  
Oklahoma 530   3.1  
Oregon 210   1.2  
Pennsylvania 770   4.5  
Rhode Island 50   0.3  
         
South Carolina 120   0.7  
South Dakota 170   1.0  
Tennessee 140   0.8  
Texas 1,460   8.6  
Utah 100   0.6  
         
Vermont 250   1.4  
Virginia 260   1.5  
Washington 290   1.7  
West Virginia 70   0.4  
Wisconsin 450   2.7  
Wyoming 50   0.3  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2011–12.


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