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Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools and Districts: School Year 2001-02

Table A-2. Distribution of regular public school districts providing instruction, by membership size and by state: School year 2001–02

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State Districts having student membership Distribution of districts by membership size
Mean 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
United States 14,229 3,297 123 352 1,064 2,763 6,364 1,049,831
 
Alabama 128 5,675 1,409 2,240 3,179 6,085 9,480 63,846
Alaska 53 2,510 125 224 477 1,744 3,698 49,767
Arizona 301 2,926 70 160 374 2,177 6,689 74,808
Arkansas 312 1,441 239 404 730 1,458 2,989 25,367
California 986 6,160 108 365 1,712 6,130 15,005 735,058
 
Colorado 178 4,165 132 292 661 2,448 8,671 88,460
Connecticut 166 3,276 347 884 2,231 4,144 7,362 22,796
Delaware 19 5,860 1,068 1,961 3,679 6,701 10,557 19,755
District of Columbia 1 68,449 68,449
Florida 67 37,316 2,159 4,490 12,634 37,147 81,207 375,836
 
Georgia 180 8,170 1,305 1,870 3,448 7,063 18,075 116,339
Hawaii 1 184,546 184,546
Idaho 114 2,162 163 333 928 2,052 4,629 26,778
Illinois 893 2,293 200 453 911 1,918 3,954 437,418
Indiana 292 3,405 866 1,283 1,932 3,705 7,292 41,195
 
Iowa 371 1,310 270 439 682 1,223 2,138 32,010
Kansas 304 1,547 186 338 588 1,161 3,042 48,852
Kentucky 176 3,718 700 1,246 2,382 3,824 6,848 93,516
Louisiana 66 10,985 1,895 3,078 5,524 14,415 22,996 73,185
Maine 279 750 15 82 320 921 2,291 7,755
 
Maryland 24 35,860 3,060 6,247 16,373 43,112 107,212 136,895
Massachusetts 244 3,356 241 844 2,338 4,126 6,412 62,141
Michigan 554 3,001 306 909 1,678 3,222 5,915 166,675
Minnesota 413 2,046 108 325 756 1,737 4,281 48,155
Mississippi 152 3,238 861 1,515 2,350 3,732 6,214 31,436
 
Missouri 523 1,745 139 281 651 1,491 3,722 43,969
Montana 444 342 8 33 109 281 705 10,203
Nebraska 526 540 6 14 129 373 719 45,782
Nevada 17 20,989 285 774 3,616 7,046 9,847 245,659
New Hampshire 164 1,261 78 209 600 1,546 2,812 17,438
 
New Jersey 579 2,289 222 486 1,194 2,553 5,390 42,241
New Mexico 89 3,598 142 319 802 3,451 8,137 87,201
New York 701 4,064 374 883 1,585 3,278 5,752 1,049,831
North Carolina 121 10,717 1,447 3,087 6,031 11,286 21,318 106,312
North Dakota 218 486 27 83 190 343 661 11,269
 
Ohio 612 2,936 780 1,158 1,846 3,089 5,532 72,199
Oklahoma 543 1,146 124 228 416 924 1,935 42,302
Oregon 197 2,790 70 250 879 2,881 6,385 52,908
Pennsylvania 500 3,533 985 1,443 2,412 3,769 6,321 197,083
Rhode Island 36 4,351 588 2,007 3,334 4,423 6,760 27,159
 
South Carolina 86 7,839 1,153 2,345 4,523 9,198 17,004 61,268
South Dakota 173 735 110 191 295 572 1,329 19,386
Tennessee 138 6,505 886 1,457 3,295 6,001 10,840 115,992
Texas 1,040 3,954 164 361 914 2,670 7,494 210,950
Utah 40 12,013 503 1,473 4,023 13,041 38,107 73,494
 
Vermont 244 408 63 115 223 507 974 3,643
Virginia 132 8,803 1,121 2,046 3,756 8,038 19,109 160,584
Washington 296 3,409 89 253 1,052 3,452 9,622 47,449
West Virginia 55 5,130 1,298 2,068 4,263 5,724 11,498 28,616
Wisconsin 433 2,026 323 557 987 1,926 3,677 97,762
Wyoming 48 1,831 265 457 831 2,081 3,250 13,272
Outlying areas, DoD Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs*
DoDDS: DoDs Overseas 98,137 3,873 4,551 8,534 10,360 11,125 11,359
DDESS: DoDs Domestic 171,932 321 520 1,144 3,096 4,222 4,412
Bureau of Indian Affairs 232,021 712 1,004 1,686 2,573 3,572 5,265
American Samoa 115,897 15,897
Guam 131,992 31,992
Northern Marianas 110,479 10,479
Puerto Rico 1604,177 604,177
Virgin Islands 118,780 18,780
 
Not applicable.
*Table includes 26 Department of Defense and 24 Bureau of Indian Affairs school districts that are technically federally operated agencies; this is in order to report data for these agencies in the table.
NOTE: Distributions cannot be calculated for states and outlying areas that have a single district. Table excludes agencies for which no students were reported in membership. U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The mean is the average. If all districts were ranked by size from smallest to largest, half of the districts would fall below the median. For example, dividing the total number of students by the total number of districts yields an average district size of 3,297 students (mean), while half of the districts in the United States have 1,064 or fewer students (median). The percentile indicates what percent of cases a value exceeds; for example, 10 percent of districts have fewer than 123 students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2001–02.
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