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Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and secondary School Districts in the United States: 2000-2001
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Table 3.-Number of students in public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by type of school, and number of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): School year 2000-01 - Part 1  ||  Part 2
Name of
reporting
district
State
Total
number of
students1
Type of school2
Students
with IEPs
Percentage of
students with
IEPs
Regular
Special
education
Vocational
education
Other and
alternative
Total
 
11,048,213 10,802,985 51,558 55,869 137,801 1,380,529 12.5
 
New York City Public Schools
NY
1,066,945 1,009,319 1,688 25,409 30,529 149,525 14.0
Los Angeles Unified
CA
721,346 704,932 4,480 11,934 83,033 11.5
Puerto Rico Department of
Education
PR
612,725 588,985 10,150 6,409 7,181 65,576 10.7
City of Chicago School District
IL
435,261 431,553 3,708 51,800 11.9
Dade County School District
FL
368,356 364,035 1,695 196 2,430 40,831 11.1
 
Broward County School
District
FL
251,129 246,100 1,799 61 3,169 28,846 11.5
Clark County School
District
NV
231,654 227,238 812 1,732 1,872 24,497 10.6
Houston Independent School District
TX
208,462 204,042 19 906 3,495 20,647 9.9
Philadelphia City
School District
PA
201,190 195,459 1,081 4,650 22,760 11.3
Hawaii Department of Education
HI
184,360 184,103 89 168 21,968 11.9
 
Hillsborough County School District
FL
164,270 162,106 1,127 1,037 23,924 14.6
Detroit City School District
MI
164,178 163,024 1,154 20,286 12.4
Dallas Independent School District
TX
161,548 160,680 85 783 13,130 8.1
Fairfax County
Public Schools
VA
156,412 153,398 1,071 1,943 21,676 13.9
Palm Beach County School District
FL
153,825 152,628 652 2 543 21,184 13.8
 
Orange County School District
FL
150,681 148,716 598 321 1,046 23,801 15.8
San Diego City Unified
CA
141,804 137,325 394 4,085 15,658 11.0
Montgomery County Public Schools
MD
134,180 133,048 826 306 16,360 12.2
Prince Georges County Public Schools
MD
133,723 130,573 1,880 272 998 14,624 10.9
Duval County
School District
FL
125,744 124,491 657 596 20,551 16.3
 
Memphis City School District
TN
116,322 116,216 106 13,342 11.5
Pinellas CountySchool District
FL
113,017 110,652 1,425 87 853 20,662 18.3
Gwinnett County School District
GA
110,075 109,131 944 11,405 10.4
Baltimore County Public
Schools
MD
106,898 101,431 1,433 3,523 511 13,260 12.4
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Schools
NC
103,336 102,540 261 535 12,186 11.8
 
Baltimore City Public School System
MD
99,859 92,219 1,376 4,016 2,248 16,856 16.9
Wake County Schools
NC
98,950 98,633 317 13,876 14.0
Milwaukee School District
WI
97,985 94,260 20 3,705 16,091 16.4
Jefferson (KY) County
KY
94,407 92,781 339 35 1,252 13,094 13.9
De Kalb County School District
GA
95,958 95,170 426 362 8,117 8.5
 
Cobb County School District
GA
95,781 95,781 11,601 12.1
Long Beach Unified
CA
93,694 91,937 1,757 7,022 7.5
Jefferson (CO) County
CO
87,703 86,499 284 123 797 7,804 8.9
Albuquerque Public Schools
NM
85,276 83,359 302 1,615 17,169 20.1
Fort Worth Independent School District
TX
79,661 77,184 69 29 2,379 8,075 10.1
 
Polk County School District
FL
79,463 76,808 259 378 2,018 12,196 15.3
Fresno Unified
CA
79,007 76,495 137 2,375 8,885 11.2
Austin Independent School District
TX
77,816 77,193 8 615 9,509 12.2
Orleans Parish School Board
LA
77,610 75,919 53 784 854 7,330 9.4
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
VA
76,586 75,543 1,043 9,778 12.8
 
Cleveland City School District
OH
73,894 71,658 139 1,692 405 12,727 17.2
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
MD
74,491 73,717 476 298 10,072 13.5
Mesa Unified District
AZ
73,587 73,028 32 527 5,895 8.0
Jordan School District
UT
73,158 72,178 335 645 7,319 10.0
Granite School District
UT
71,328 69,872 278 1,178 7,989 11.2
 
Denver County
CO
70,847 69,317 182 1,348 7,650 10.8
Brevard County School District
FL
70,596 69,998 420 178 11,088 15.7
District of Columbia Public Schools
DC
68,925 65,285 2,772 868 10,580 15.4
Fulton County School District
GA
68,583 67,730 853 7,343 10.7
Nashville-
Davidson County School District
TN
67,669 67,358 227 84 10,203 15.1
 
Mobile County School District
AL
64,894 64,791 51 52 9,836 15.2
Columbus City School District
OH
69,694 68,669 526 354 145 8,020 11.5
Northside Independent School District
TX
63,739 62,808 418 513 9,802 15.4
Cypress-
Fairbanks Independent School District
TX
63,497 63,207 56 234 6,762 10.6
Guilford County Schools
NC
63,417 62,681 299 437 9,712 15.3
 
Boston School District
MA
63,024 61,561 127 1,336 12,446 19.7
El Paso Independent School District
TX
62,325 61,676 30 95 524 5,721 9.2
Tucson Unified District
AZ
61,869 61,102 22 745 6,915 11.2
Volusia County School District
FL
61,340 61,010 94 236 10,295 16.8
Seminole County School District
FL
60,869 60,306 153 410 7,480 12.3
 
† No students reported in membership for this type of school.
1Students 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.
2Type of school is a mutually exclusive category on the CCD. There are cases in which special education, vocational education, and alternative programs reside in other types of schools.
NOTE: The universe for this table includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools. Types of Schools are defined in the following way on the CCD:
Regular school-A public elementary/secondary school that does not focus primarily on vocational, special, or alternative education;
Special education school-A public elementary/secondary school that: 1) focuses primarily on special education, including instruction for any of the following: hard of hearing, deaf, speech-impaired, health-impaired, orthopedically impaired, mentally retarded, seriously emotionally disturbed, multi-handicapped, visually handicapped, deaf and blind; and 2) adapts curriculum, materials or instruction for students served;
Vocational education school-A public elementary/secondary school that focuses primarily on vocational education, and provides education and training in one or more semi-skilled or technical operations;
Alternative education school-A public elementary/secondary school that: 1) addresses the needs of students that typically cannot be met in a regular school; 2) provides nontraditional education; 3) serves as an adjunct to a regular school; and 4) falls outside of the categories of regular, special education, or vocational education. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2000-01, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2000-01.

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