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Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts in the United States: 1999-2000
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Table 5.-Number of students in public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States1, by grade range: School year 1999-2000
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Name of reporting district State Total number of students2 Grade range
PK to 6 7 to 9 10 to 12 Ungraded
Total   10,947,032 6,286,460 2,536,576 1,926,998 196,998
   
New York City Public Schools NY 1,074,175 575,457 247,089 168,471 83,158
Los Angeles Unified CA 710,007 416,085 153,119 112,165 28,638
Puerto Rico Dept of Education PR 613,019 338,138 139,069 116,350 19,462
City of Chicago School District IL 431,750 277,459 93,644 60,647
Dade County School District FL 360,136 205,372 86,412 68,352
   
Broward County School District FL 241,094 138,803 57,590 44,701
Clark County School District NV 216,959 129,115 48,625 39,219
Houston Independent School District TX 209,716 133,368 48,439 27,909
Philadelphia City School District PA 205,199 111,065 48,863 35,139 10,132
Hawaii Department of Education HI 185,860 106,288 42,537 36,936 99
   
Detroit City School District MI 169,393 102,624 35,030 20,863 10,876
Dallas Independent School District TX 160,477 100,738 37,808 21,931
Hillsborough County School District FL 159,517 94,525 39,501 25,491
Fairfax County Public Schools VA 152,943 78,571 32,793 31,988 9,591
Palm Beach County School District FL 149,665 84,687 36,988 27,990
   
Orange County School District FL 144,231 82,449 37,345 24,437
San Diego City Unified CA 140,743 83,545 30,670 24,752 1,776
Prince Georges County Public Schools MD 131,059 73,188 29,191 25,097 3,583
Montgomery County Public Schools MD 130,720 73,607 30,301 26,812
Duval County School District FL 126,362 75,028 32,461 18,873
   
Memphis City School District TN 111,645 64,835 24,980 19,312 2,518
Pinellas County School District FL 111,723 62,451 29,831 19,441
Baltimore County Public Schools MD 106,465 59,714 25,015 21,367 369
Gwinnett County School District GA 104,552 59,440 25,382 19,730
Baltimore City Public School System MD 103,000 61,821 24,821 16,358
   
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools NC 100,553 58,605 24,666 17,282
Milwaukee School District WI 99,725 62,050 22,836 14,839
Jefferson (KY) County KY 94,701 51,111 23,693 18,522 1,375
De Kalb County School District GA 95,283 55,568 22,755 16,960
Wake County Schools NC 95,248 55,844 22,306 17,098
   
Cobb County School District GA 93,657 52,142 22,629 18,886
Long Beach Unified CA 91,465 53,912 20,253 17,257 43
Jefferson (CO) County CO 88,579 47,562 21,939 19,078
Albuquerque Public Schools NM 85,381 47,360 21,227 16,794
Orleans Parish School Board LA 80,526 47,417 18,307 14,802
   
Fresno Unified CA 78,766 45,541 19,162 14,049 14
Polk County School District FL 78,685 45,397 19,596 13,692
Fort Worth Independent School District TX 78,654 47,956 18,039 12,659
Austin Independent School District TX 77,723 46,928 17,778 13,017
Virginia Beach City Public Schools VA 77,363 42,584 19,437 15,279 63
   
Cleveland City School District OH 75,827 47,206 18,250 10,260 111
Anne Arundel County Public Schools MD 74,663 41,036 18,250 14,972 405
Jordan School District UT 73,111 37,616 16,310 17,089 2,096
Granite School District UT 72,170 38,230 16,119 16,589 1,232
Mesa Unified School District AZ 71,894 41,200 16,401 14,293
   
District of Columbia Pub Schools DC 70,762 44,788 12,358 9,856 3,760
Nashville-Davidson County School District TN 69,839 40,578 15,898 11,265 2,098
Denver County CO 69,693 43,572 14,967 11,154
Brevard County School District FL 69,661 38,727 17,901 13,033
Fulton County School District GA 67,025 38,748 15,746 12,531
   
Columbus City School District OH 64,940 39,385 14,695 10,360 500
Mobile County School District AL 65,032 37,065 15,810 12,157
Boston School District MA 62,950 36,080 14,890 11,980
Tucson Unified District AZ 62,548 36,426 14,513 11,609
Northside Independent School District TX 62,536 34,873 15,536 12,127
   
Guilford County Schools NC 62,486 36,238 15,052 11,196
El Paso Independent School District TX 62,306 35,591 15,380 11,335
San Francisco Unified CA 60,896 33,407 13,924 13,521 44
Volusia County School District FL 60,669 33,716 15,366 11,587
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD TX 60,370 33,982 14,539 11,849
— District does not classify students as ungraded.

1Includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools.
2Student distribution by type of school is based on membership in the schools of the school district. This count may differ somewhat from the count of students receiving educational services from the school district reported in table 1. It may also differ from the count of students on table 3 because table 5 is based on the reported students by grade and table 3 is based on the reported total student count.

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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