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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 6.-Number of public elementary and secondary schools in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by specified instructional level: School year 2000-01 - Part 1  ||  Part 2
Name of reporting district
State
Schools having
membership
Instructional level
Primary
Middle
High
Other
Total
  15,465 9,823 2,336 2,149 1,157
 
New York City Public Schools
NY
1,207 692 210 184 121
Los Angeles Unified
CA
659 456 75 105 23
Puerto Rico Department of Education
PR
1,535 903 226 184 222
City of Chicago School District
IL
596 472 21 72 31
Dade County School District
FL
348 216 54 48 30
 
Broward County School District
FL
241 142 38 26 35
Clark County School District
NV
258 163 39 47 9
Houston Independent School District
TX
289 197 43 35 14
Philadelphia City School District
PA
261 175 43 35 8
Hawaii Department of Education
HI
261 175 34 36 16
 
Hillsborough County School District
FL
206 121 37 20 28
Detroit City School District
MI
254 172 36 35 11
Dallas Independent School District
TX
221 146 36 35 4
Fairfax County Public Schools
VA
194 132 23 33 6
Palm Beach County School District
FL
176 94 26 24 32
 
Orange County School District
FL
171 106 26 17 22
San Diego City Unified
CA
180 124 26 23 7
Montgomery County Public Schools
MD
191 126 35 24 6
Prince Georges County Public Schools
MD
190 135 26 26 3
Duval County School District
FL
178 108 29 19 22
 
Memphis City School District
TN
158 104 22 29 3
Pinellas County School District
FL
159 84 23 19 33
Gwinnett County School District
GA
85 53 16 14 2
Baltimore County Public Schools
MD
161 107 27 25 2
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
NC
135 86 29 15 5
 
Baltimore City Public School System
MD
182 125 27 23 7
Wake County Schools
NC
120 78 25 14 3
Milwaukee School District
WI
206 129 27 34 16
Jefferson (KY) County
KY
161 90 25 31 15
De Kalb County School District
GA
123 83 17 21 2
 
Cobb County School District
GA
94 61 19 13 1
Long Beach Unified
CA
89 60 15 10 4
Jefferson (CO) County
CO
157 102 23 25 7
Albuquerque Public Schools
NM
131 80 26 20 5
Fort Worth Independent School District
TX
141 75 27 19 20
 
Polk County School District
FL
137 70 20 15 32
Fresno Unified
CA
98 61 16 16 5
Austin Independent School District
TX
109 74 17 13 5
Orleans Parish School Board
LA
125 80 20 22 3
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
VA
82 55 15 12 0
 
Cleveland City School District
OH
124 83 22 15 4
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
MD
117 78 20 15 4
Mesa Unified District
AZ
86 55 13 12 6
Jordan School District
UT
81 53 15 11 2
Granite School District
UT
98 63 15 16 4
 
Denver County
CO
127 89 19 15 4
Brevard County School District
FL
106 62 14 12 18
District of Columbia Public Schools
DC
165 112 10 16 27
Fulton County School District
GA
71 46 13 11 1
Nashville-Davidson County School District
TN
125 78 26 16 5
 
Mobile County School District
AL
95 57 19 15 4
Columbus City School District
OH
145 93 24 21 7
Northside Independent School District
TX
84 47 14 11 12
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
TX
54 34 10 6 4
Guilford County Schools
NC
95 62 17 14 2
 
Boston School District
MA
131 79 21 21 10
El Paso Independent School District
TX
86 55 14 12 5
Tucson Unified District
AZ
123 78 21 17 7
Volusia County School District
FL
91 48 11 10 22
Seminole County School District
FL
68 35 12 8 13
 
NOTE: The universe for this table includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools.
Primary = low grade, PK to 3; high grade, up to 8.
Middle = low grade, 4 to 7; high grade, 4 to 9.
High = low grade, 7 to 12; high grade 12.
Other = any other combination, including PK, K, or 1 to 12.
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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