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Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts in the United States: 1999-2000
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Table 9.-Free and reduced-price eligibility and racial/ethnic composition as a percentage of school districtmembership, and percentage of schools for which characteristic is reported, in the 100 largestschool districts in the United States1 : School year 1999-2000
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Name of reporting district State Schools having membership Students eligible for free or reduced lunch2 Racial/ethnic composition of district as a percentage of membership
Percentage of reported membership Percentage of schools reporting Amer Indian/ Alaska Native Asian/ Pacific Islander Hispanic Black/ non- Hispanic White/ non- Hispanic
Davis School District UT 82 19.8 90.2 0.5 1.8 4.0 1.1 92.6
Atlanta City School District GA 99 75.4 100.0 0.1 1.0 2.4 89.7 6.8
Seminole County School District FL 65 26.5 100.0 0.3 2.8 11.9 14.4 70.7
Greenville County School District SC 86 29.8 98.8 0.1 1.4 2.7 27.9 68.0
Santa Ana Unified CA 50 74.4 100.0 0.0 4.1 91.5 1.0 3.0
   
San Antonio Independent School District TX 105 57.3 99.0 0.1 0.2 85.3 10.1 4.3
Arlington Independent School District TX 69 35.8 100.0 0.5 6.8 21.9 20.3 50.5
Lee County School District FL 72 43.3 100.0 0.3 1.1 14.5 15.9 68.3
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board LA 104 61.6 100.0 0.0 2.0 0.6 67.4 30.0
Oakland Unified CA 92 59.4 100.0 0.4 18.1 26.6 48.4 5.6
   
Washoe County School District NV 86 28.7 93.0 2.5 5.3 21.5 3.4 67.0
Portland School District OR 109 38.2 100.0 2.4 9.1 8.1 16.3 64.1
Knox County School District TN 82
Fort Bend Independent School District TX 51 20.2 100.0 0.1 15.1 17.4 27.8 39.6
Prince William County Public Schools VA 63 20.4 96.8 0.5 3.9 9.0 24.4 62.7
   
Sacramento City Unified CA 77 60.0 100.0 1.3 25.9 25.1 21.6 25.3
Jefferson Parish School Board LA 83 67.9 100.0 0.6 4.2 7.2 46.2 41.8
Cumberland County Schools NC 78 51.3 97.4 1.7 1.6 5.2 47.7 43.7
Aldine Independent School District TX 63 69.6 100.0 0.1 3.1 49.7 35.4 11.7
Chesterfield County Public Schools VA 58 12.2 98.3 0.4 2.7 2.1 21.7 73.6
   
San Bernardino City Unified CA 62 76.0 100.0 1.3 3.8 53.2 20.1 21.5
Cincinnati City School District OH 78 64.2 92.3 0.1 0.9 0.5 72.7 25.9
Anchorage School District AK 92 29.8 79.3 12.1 9.1 5.4 8.7 64.7
North East Independent School District TX 64 34.8 100.0 0.2 2.4 37.7 9.5 50.1
Shelby County School District TN 43
   
Garland Independent School District TX 65 34.0 100.0 0.7 6.3 26.5 16.5 50.0
Minneapolis MN 126 64.6 96.8 4.9 14.7 7.7 43.8 28.9
San Juan Unified CA 84 28.4 100.0 2.0 6.0 9.8 6.2 76.0
Garden Grove Unified CA 65 58.1 100.0 0.3 30.3 47.5 1.3 20.6
Seattle WA 116 2.9 24.1 9.7 23.2 40.2
   
Wichita KS 94 51.1 100.0 2.4 5.6 14.7 23.3 54.1
Pasco County School District FL 50 43.4 100.0 0.2 1.1 6.7 3.7 88.3
Ysleta Independent School District TX 60 50.4 98.3 0.5 0.5 87.5 2.5 9.1
Buffalo City School District NY 76 77.3 100.0 1.4 1.3 10.8 56.7 29.6
Caddo Parish School Board LA 73 53.7 100.0 0.1 0.7 0.6 61.8 36.8
   
Alpine School District UT 56 20.9 92.9 0.6 1.6 4.3 0.4 93.1
St. Louis City MO 111 76.2 100.0 0.1 1.5 0.9 79.2 18.4
Escambia County School District FL 82 55.9 98.8 0.7 2.7 1.6 36.5 58.6
Clayton County School District GA 48 54.1 100.0 0.1 4.7 5.1 62.8 27.3
St. Paul MN 106 61.3 97.2 1.9 30.9 9.1 22.8 35.3
— Data Missing.

1Includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools.
2These percentages should be interpreted with caution; four states (AZ, IL, TN, and WA) did not report free and reduced-price lunch eligibility and are not included in the national total. Also, states may not have reported students eligible for reduced-price meals and a number of states reported participation instead of eligibility data which may not be strictly comparable. See Methodology section for further description. Percentages are based on those schools that reported.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1999-2000, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 1999-2000.

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