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Table 214.20. Number and percentage distribution of regular public school districts and students, by enrollment size of district: Selected years, 1979-80 through 2014-15
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
1999-2000 14,928 238 579 1,036 2,068 3,457 1,814 2,081 3,298 357
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 13,856 275 598 1,066 2,006 3,334 1,730 1,898 2,685 264
2007-08 13,838 281 589 1,062 2,006 3,292 1,753 1,890 2,692 273
2008-09 13,809 280 594 1,049 1,995 3,272 1,766 1,886 2,721 246
                     
2009-10 13,625 284 598 1,044 1,985 3,242 1,750 1,891 2,707 124
2010-11 13,588 282 600 1,052 1,975 3,224 1,738 1,887 2,687 143
2011-12 13,567 286 592 1,044 1,952 3,222 1,755 1,911 2,676 129
2012-13 13,515 290 588 1,048 1,924 3,227 1,751 1,908 2,678 101
2013-14 13,491 286 596 1,046 1,920 3,186 1,791 1,894 2,668 104
2014-15 13,601 288 609 1,046 1,898 3,221 1,766 1,880 2,687 206
  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
1999-2000 100.0 1.6 3.9 6.9 13.9 23.2 12.2 13.9 22.1 2.4
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
2007-08 100.0 2.0 4.3 7.7 14.5 23.8 12.7 13.7 19.5 2.0
2008-09 100.0 2.0 4.3 7.6 14.4 23.7 12.8 13.7 19.7 1.8
                     
2009-10 100.0 2.1 4.4 7.7 14.6 23.8 12.8 13.9 19.9 0.9
2010-11 100.0 2.1 4.4 7.7 14.5 23.7 12.8 13.9 19.8 1.1
2011-12 100.0 2.1 4.4 7.7 14.4 23.7 12.9 14.1 19.7 1.0
2012-13 100.0 2.1 4.4 7.8 14.2 23.9 13.0 14.1 19.8 0.7
2013-14 100.0 2.1 4.4 7.8 14.2 23.6 13.3 14.0 19.8 0.8
2014-15 100.0 2.1 4.5 7.7 14.0 23.7 13.0 13.8 19.8 1.5
  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
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
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 48,105,666 16,496,573 9,083,944 7,395,889 7,092,532 5,433,770 1,363,287 840,032 399,639
2007-08 48,096,140 16,669,611 8,946,432 7,408,553 7,103,274 5,358,492 1,381,342 834,295 394,141
2008-09 48,033,126 16,634,807 9,043,665 7,324,565 7,079,061 5,329,406 1,392,110 832,262 397,250
                     
2009-10 48,021,335 16,788,789 9,053,144 7,265,111 7,034,640 5,266,945 1,381,415 835,035 396,256
2010-11 48,059,830 16,803,247 9,150,912 7,318,413 6,973,720 5,215,389 1,372,759 833,764 391,626
2011-12 47,973,834 16,934,369 9,031,528 7,266,770 6,907,658 5,218,533 1,381,289 842,134 391,553
2012-13 48,033,002 17,101,040 8,967,874 7,300,285 6,817,724 5,232,487 1,377,490 841,150 394,952
2013-14 48,124,386 17,125,416 9,128,194 7,270,070 6,792,172 5,169,748 1,412,987 832,091 393,708
2014-15 48,390,432 17,267,232 9,275,438 7,270,961 6,740,298 5,214,007 1,393,249 831,703 397,544
  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
1999-2000 100.0 32.1 18.7 15.4 15.6 12.1 3.1 2.0 1.0
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
2007-08 100.0 34.7 18.6 15.4 14.8 11.1 2.9 1.7 0.8
2008-09 100.0 34.6 18.8 15.2 14.7 11.1 2.9 1.7 0.8
                     
2009-10 100.0 35.0 18.9 15.1 14.6 11.0 2.9 1.7 0.8
2010-11 100.0 35.0 19.0 15.2 14.5 10.9 2.9 1.7 0.8
2011-12 100.0 35.3 18.8 15.1 14.4 10.9 2.9 1.8 0.8
2012-13 100.0 35.6 18.7 15.2 14.2 10.9 2.9 1.8 0.8
2013-14 100.0 35.6 19.0 15.1 14.1 10.7 2.9 1.7 0.8
2014-15 100.0 35.7 19.2 15.0 13.9 10.8 2.9 1.7 0.8
†Not applicable.
NOTE: Size not reported (column 11) includes school districts reporting enrollment of zero and school districts whose enrollment counts were suppressed because they failed data quality edits. Regular districts 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 regular 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 2014-15. (This table was prepared November 2016.)

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