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Table 88. Number and enrollment of regular public school districts, by enrollment size of district: Selected years, 1979–80 through 2006–07
Year Enrollment size of district
Total 25,000 or more 10,000 to 24,999 5,000 to 9,999 2,500 to 4,999 1,000 to 2,499 600 to 999 300 to 599 1 to 299 Size not reported
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  Number of districts
1979–80 15,944 181 478 1,106 2,039 3,475 1,841 2,298 4,223 303
1989–90 15,367 179 479 913 1,937 3,547 1,801 2,283 3,910 318
1994–95 14,772 207 542 996 2,013 3,579 1,777 2,113 3,173 372
1996–97 14,841 226 569 1,024 2,069 3,536 1,772 2,066 3,160 419
1997–98 14,805 230 572 1,038 2,079 3,524 1,775 2,044 3,165 378
                     
1998–99 14,891 236 574 1,026 2,062 3,496 1,790 2,066 3,245 396
1999–2000 14,928 238 579 1,036 2,068 3,457 1,814 2,081 3,298 357
2000–01 14,859 240 581 1,036 2,060 3,448 1,776 2,107 3,265 346
2001–02 14,559 243 573 1,067 2,031 3,429 1,744 2,015 3,127 330
2002–03 14,465 248 587 1,062 2,033 3,411 1,745 1,987 3,117 275
                     
2003–04 14,383 256 594 1,058 2,031 3,421 1,728 1,981 2,994 320
2004–05 14,205 264 589 1,056 2,018 3,391 1,739 1,931 2,881 336
2005–06 14,166 269 594 1,066 2,015 3,335 1,768 1,895 2,857 367
2006–07 13,862 275 598 1,066 2,006 3,334 1,730 1,898 2,691 264
  Percentage distribution of districts
1979–80 100.0 1.1 3.0 6.9 12.8 21.8 11.5 14.4 26.5 1.9
1989–90 100.0 1.2 3.1 5.9 12.6 23.1 11.7 14.9 25.4 2.1
1994–95 100.0 1.4 3.7 6.7 13.6 24.2 12.0 14.3 21.5 2.5
1996–97 100.0 1.5 3.8 6.9 13.9 23.8 11.9 13.9 21.3 2.8
1997–98 100.0 1.6 3.9 7.0 14.0 23.8 12.0 13.8 21.4 2.6
1998–99 100.0 1.6 3.9 6.9 13.8 23.5 12.0 13.9 21.8 2.7
1999–2000 100.0 1.6 3.9 6.9 13.9 23.2 12.2 13.9 22.1 2.4
                     
2000–01 100.0 1.6 3.9 7.0 13.9 23.2 12.0 14.2 22.0 2.3
2001–02 100.0 1.7 3.9 7.3 14.0 23.6 12.0 13.8 21.5 2.3
2002–03 100.0 1.7 4.1 7.3 14.1 23.6 12.1 13.7 21.5 1.9
2003–04 100.0 1.8 4.1 7.4 14.1 23.8 12.0 13.8 20.8 2.2
2004–05 100.0 1.9 4.1 7.4 14.2 23.9 12.2 13.6 20.3 2.4
2005–06 100.0 1.9 4.2 7.5 14.2 23.5 12.5 13.4 20.2 2.6
2006–07 100.0 2.0 4.3 7.7 14.5 24.1 12.5 13.7 19.4 1.9
  Number of students
1979–80 41,882,000 11,415,000 7,004,000 7,713,000 7,076,000 5,698,000 1,450,000 1,005,000 521,000
1989–90 40,069,756 11,209,889 7,107,362 6,347,103 6,731,334 5,763,282 1,402,623 997,434 510,729
1994–95 43,669,683 13,063,753 8,113,872 6,868,964 7,032,980 5,835,233 1,393,734 927,198 433,949
1996–97 45,365,011 14,125,462 8,471,311 7,017,059 7,229,906 5,776,726 1,402,880 909,755 431,912
1997–98 45,872,785 14,445,720 8,540,624 7,123,005 7,272,764 5,753,977 1,402,274 899,840 434,581
1998–99 46,027,818 14,692,018 8,559,319 7,058,626 7,244,109 5,706,203 1,411,553 908,530 447,460
1999–2000 46,318,635 14,886,636 8,656,672 7,120,704 7,244,407 5,620,962 1,426,280 911,127 451,847
                     
2000–01 46,588,307 15,083,671 8,750,743 7,144,242 7,235,089 5,597,023 1,400,732 927,146 449,661
2001–02 46,906,607 15,356,867 8,756,777 7,393,237 7,129,358 5,576,508 1,375,571 885,061 433,228
2002–03 47,379,395 15,690,805 8,957,891 7,348,643 7,150,205 5,547,189 1,375,070 874,163 435,429
2003–04 47,685,982 15,939,776 9,039,697 7,342,745 7,160,367 5,558,125 1,355,563 867,599 422,110
2004–05 47,800,967 16,182,672 8,980,096 7,346,960 7,134,861 5,533,156 1,368,546 851,455 403,221
2005–06 48,013,931 16,376,213 9,055,547 7,394,010 7,114,942 5,442,588 1,391,314 835,430 403,887
2006–07 48,105,937 16,496,573 9,083,944 7,395,889 7,092,532 5,433,770 1,363,287 840,032 399,910
  Percentage distribution of students
1979–80 100.0 27.3 16.7 18.4 16.9 13.6 3.5 2.4 1.2
1989–90 100.0 28.0 17.7 15.8 16.8 14.4 3.5 2.5 1.3
1994–95 100.0 29.9 18.6 15.7 16.1 13.4 3.2 2.1 1.0
1996–97 100.0 31.1 18.7 15.5 15.9 12.7 3.1 2.0 1.0
1997–98 100.0 31.5 18.6 15.5 15.9 12.5 3.1 2.0 0.9
1998–99 100.0 31.9 18.6 15.3 15.7 12.4 3.1 2.0 1.0
1999–2000 100.0 32.1 18.7 15.4 15.6 12.1 3.1 2.0 1.0
                     
2000–01 100.0 32.4 18.8 15.3 15.5 12.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
2001–02 100.0 32.7 18.7 15.8 15.2 11.9 2.9 1.9 0.9
2002–03 100.0 33.1 18.9 15.5 15.1 11.7 2.9 1.8 0.9
2003–04 100.0 33.4 19.0 15.4 15.0 11.7 2.8 1.8 0.9
2004–05 100.0 33.9 18.8 15.4 14.9 11.6 2.9 1.8 0.8
2005–06 100.0 34.1 18.9 15.4 14.8 11.3 2.9 1.7 0.8
2006–07 100.0 34.3 18.9 15.4 14.7 11.3 2.8 1.7 0.8
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Size not reported includes school districts reporting enrollment of zero. Regular dis-tricts exclude regional education service agencies and supervisory union administrative centers, state-operated agencies, federally operated agencies, and other types of local education agencies, such as independent charter schools. Enrollment totals differ from other tables because this table represents data reported by school districts rather than states or schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 1979–80 through 2006–07. (This table was prepared September 2008.)
 

2008 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest