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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 5.-Number of students in public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by grade range: School year 2000-01 - Part 1  ||  Part 2
Name of reporting district
State
Total number of
students*
Grade range
PK to 6
7 to 9
10 to 12
Ungraded
Total
  11,044,534 6,315,577 2,595,075 1,951,314 182,568
 
New York City Public Schools
NY
1,066,945 567,493 242,819 172,313 84,320
Los Angeles Unified
CA
721,346 420,360 159,035 111,148 30,803
Puerto Rico Department of Education
PR
612,725 335,215 141,305 116,856 19,349
City of Chicago School District
IL
435,261 280,852 92,687 61,722
Dade County School District
FL
368,356 206,887 93,154 68,315
 
Broward County School District
FL
251,129 143,807 63,240 44,082
Clark County School District
NV
231,654 137,049 55,320 38,713 572
Houston Independent School District
TX
208,462 132,564 48,231 27,667
Philadelphia City School District
PA
201,190 112,493 52,736 35,050 911
Hawaii Department of Education
HI
184,360 105,054 43,111 36,116 79
 
Hillsborough County School District
FL
164,270 97,030 40,816 26,424
Detroit City School District
MI
164,178 96,706 34,370 20,571 12,531
Dallas Independent School District
TX
161,548 101,016 38,068 22,464
Fairfax County Public Schools
VA
156,412 83,863 36,779 35,413 357
Palm Beach County School District
FL
153,825 86,530 40,151 27,144
 
Orange County School District
FL
150,681 85,704 39,400 25,577
San Diego City Unified
CA
141,804 83,695 31,267 25,174 1,668
Montgomery County Public Schools
MD
134,180 74,685 31,598 27,897
Prince Georges County Public Schools
MD
133,723 74,540 30,919 24,878 3,386
Duval County School District
FL
125,744 74,702 32,550 18,492
 
Memphis City School District
TN
116,322 68,048 26,964 18,678 2,632
Pinellas County School District
FL
113,017 62,829 29,995 20,193
Gwinnett County School District
GA
110,075 62,498 26,533 21,044
Baltimore County Public Schools
MD
106,898 58,966 25,625 21,920 387
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
NC
103,336 59,807 25,602 17,927
 
Baltimore City Public School System
MD
99,859 58,945 24,063 16,814 37
Wake County Schools
NC
98,950 57,094 23,991 17,865
Milwaukee School District
WI
97,985 60,318 22,555 15,112
Jefferson (KY) County
KY
94,496 51,298 21,894 17,846 3,458
De Kalb County School District
GA
95,958 55,788 23,327 16,843
 
Cobb County School District
GA
95,781 53,233 22,925 19,623
Long Beach Unified
CA
93,694 54,316 21,048 18,299 31
Jefferson (CO) County
CO
87,703 46,668 21,542 19,493
Albuquerque Public Schools
NM
85,276 47,185 21,121 16,970
Fort Worth Independent School District
TX
79,661 48,296 18,675 12,690
 
Polk County School District
FL
79,463 45,894 19,993 13,576
Fresno Unified
CA
79,007 45,864 18,738 14,333 72
Austin Independent School District
TX
77,816 46,609 17,857 13,350
Orleans Parish School Board
LA
77,610 45,207 17,698 14,705
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
VA
76,586 41,903 18,927 15,690 66
 
Cleveland City School District
OH
73,894 46,140 17,456 10,157 141
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
MD
74,491 40,643 18,376 15,108 364
Mesa Unified District
AZ
73,587 42,136 16,914 14,537
Jordan School District
UT
73,158 37,925 16,385 16,777 2,071
Granite School District
UT
71,328 37,885 15,973 16,075 1,395
 
Denver County
CO
70,847 44,076 15,722 11,049
Brevard County School District
FL
70,596 38,909 18,297 13,390
District of Columbia Public Schools
DC
68,925 43,839 11,344 9,574 4,168
Fulton County School District
GA
68,583 39,656 16,111 12,816
Nashville-Davidson County School District
TN
67,669 39,727 15,183 10,396 2,363
 
Mobile County School District
AL
64,894 37,003 15,699 12,192
Columbus City School District
OH
69,694 41,912 16,021 11,542 219
Northside Independent School District
TX
63,739 35,559 15,467 12,713
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
TX
63,497 35,804 14,978 12,715
Guilford County Schools
NC
63,417 36,469 15,330 11,618
 
Boston School District
MA
59,259 30,830 14,301 14,128
El Paso Independent School District
TX
62,325 35,789 14,996 11,540
Tucson Unified District
AZ
61,869 35,494 14,559 11,816
Volusia County School District
FL
61,340 33,723 15,570 12,047
Seminole County School District
FL
60,869 33,140 15,415 12,314
 
†District does not classify students as ungraded.
*Student 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. There are only three districts in which the counts differ between table 3: Jefferson County, KY, Boston School District, MA and Washoe County School District, NV.
NOTE: The universe for this table includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools.
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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