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Table 214.30. Number of public elementary and secondary education agencies, by type of agency and state or jurisdiction: 2017-18 and 2018-19
State or jurisdiction Total agencies Type of agency
Regular
school
districts1
Regional education service
agencies and supervisory
union administrative
centers
State-
operated
agencies
Federally
operated
agencies
Independent
charter
districts
Other
agencies2
2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19 2017-18 2018-19
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States 18,297 19,282 13,551 13,452 1,338 1,415 244 207 4 4 3,021 4,066 139 138
Alabama 176 177 137 140 2 35 34 0 0 0 1 2 2 0
Alaska 54 54 53 53 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona 700 704 225 226 19 20 9 9 0 0 433 433 14 16
Arkansas 293 294 234 234 15 15 5 5 0 0 26 27 13 13
California3 1,156 2,170 1,051 995 71 126 4 4 0 0 30 1,045 0 0

Colorado
270 270 178 178 86 86 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0
Connecticut 205 204 169 169 6 6 6 6 0 0 24 23 0 0
Delaware 46 46 19 19 1 1 2 2 0 0 24 24 0 0
District of Columbia 63 62 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 61 60 0 0
Florida 77 76 67 67 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 3 5 5

Georgia
232 232 180 180 16 16 7 7 0 0 29 29 0 0
Hawaii 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Idaho 162 168 115 115 2 3 3 3 0 0 42 47 0 0
Illinois 1,056 1,056 854 892 186 147 6 6 0 0 8 9 2 2
Indiana 427 431 294 294 29 29 3 3 0 0 99 103 2 2

Iowa
342 339 333 330 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kansas 317 311 307 286 0 21 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kentucky 186 186 173 173 9 9 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Louisiana 201 204 69 71 0 5 7 1 0 0 121 123 4 4
Maine 271 276 252 256 8 8 2 3 0 0 9 9 0 0

Maryland
25 25 24 24 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Massachusetts 432 432 326 324 25 25 1 1 0 0 80 82 0 0
Michigan 892 893 537 537 56 56 4 4 0 0 295 296 0 0
Minnesota 564 564 331 331 66 66 3 3 0 0 164 164 0 0
Mississippi 157 155 144 141 0 0 10 9 0 0 3 5 0 0

Missouri
566 564 518 518 0 0 6 6 0 0 38 36 4 4
Montana 485 487 399 401 77 77 4 4 0 0 0 0 5 5
Nebraska 279 279 244 244 30 30 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nevada 21 21 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1
New Hampshire 305 308 180 180 101 101 0 0 0 0 24 27 0 0

New Jersey
681 688 567 564 21 23 4 13 0 0 89 88 0 0
New Mexico 151 146 89 89 0 0 6 6 0 0 56 51 0 0
New York4 1,011 1,024 689 689 37 37 6 6 0 0 279 292 0 0
North Carolina 314 330 117 120 1 1 4 5 3 3 173 185 16 16
North Dakota 225 221 178 174 44 44 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ohio
1,064 1,043 619 619 101 101 4 4 0 0 340 319 0 0
Oklahoma 595 597 512 512 0 0 3 3 0 0 28 30 52 52
Oregon 222 222 178 177 19 19 6 6 0 0 19 20 0 0
Pennsylvania 788 789 500 500 102 102 6 6 0 0 179 180 1 1
Rhode Island 63 64 32 36 4 0 8 8 0 0 19 20 0 0

South Carolina
101 102 84 84 11 11 3 3 0 0 1 2 2 2
South Dakota 166 166 149 149 14 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 147 147 147 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Texas 1,225 1,226 1,025 1,024 20 20 3 3 0 0 177 179 0 0
Utah 160 161 41 41 4 4 2 2 0 0 113 114 0 0

Vermont
298 234 235 175 62 58 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 210 215 132 132 57 63 20 19 1 1 0 0 0 0
Washington 334 336 299 299 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 12 15 15
West Virginia 57 57 55 55 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin 462 463 421 420 17 17 3 3 0 0 21 23 0 0
Wyoming 62 62 48 48 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bureau of Indian
    Education
174 174 0 0 174 174 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DoDEA5
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

Other jurisdictions
                           
American Samoa 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guam 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Northern Marianas --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Puerto Rico 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Virgin Islands 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
---Not available.
1 Includes both independent districts and those that are a dependent segment of a local government. Also includes components of supervisory unions that operate schools but share superintendent services with other districts.
2 Includes public agencies that provide education but are not school districts, such as juvenile correctional institutions, sheriff’s offices, hospitals, residential treatment centers, and university lab schools.
3 California implemented a major reorganization of its school and school district directory structure for school year 2018-19, reclassifying approximately 900 charter schools as direct-funded charter schools and separating them into new school districts. As a result of this reorganization, there was a large increase between 2017-18 and 2018-19 in the number of independent charter districts in California.
4 New York City is counted as one school district.
5 DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity. Includes both domestic and overseas schools.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2017-18 and 2018-19. (This table was prepared September 2020.)

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