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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 7.-Median pupil/teacher ratios in 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*
  16.7 16.9 16.6 17.4 8.4
 
New York City Public Schools
NY
16.1 15.7 16.7 18.7 6.3
Los Angeles Unified
CA
19.6 19.2 23.6 22.7 10.4
Puerto Rico Department of Education
PR
15.9 15.3 16.8 19.6 15.5
City of Chicago School District
IL
18.4 18.9 17.3 15.5 11.9
Dade County School District
FL
18.2 17.7 24.4 22.5 6.4
 
Broward County School District
FL
20.2 19.8 22.6 23.4
Clark County School District
NV
18.5 17.9 23.1 21.7 4.6
Houston Independent School District
TX
18.5 18.7 18.7 18.0 3.3
Philadelphia City School District
PA
18.0 17.9 18.0 18.8 9.5
Hawaii Department of Education
HI
17.1 17.2 16.9 17.4 13.3
 
Hillsborough County School District
FL
15.8 16.1 15.8 16.7 8.3
Detroit City School District
MI
20.6 20.9 21.7 19.8 13.2
Dallas Independent School District
TX
15.5 16.1 13.7 13.9 7.5
Fairfax County Public Schools
VA
14.2 15.1 13.1 13.5 2.6
Palm Beach County School District
FL
18.0 18.0 19.9 19.3
 
Orange County School District
FL
16.1 15.8 20.2 21.5
San Diego City Unified
CA
19.1 18.3 21.9 22.9 19.1
Montgomery County Public Schools
MD
16.0 16.2 15.7 16.9 4.5
Prince Georges County Public Schools
MD
17.5 17.8 16.5 17.9 7.7
Duval County School District
FL
18.5 18.0 20.2 22.1 3.2
 
Memphis City School District
TN
Pinellas County School District
FL
17.3 17.3 20.2 21.5
Gwinnett County School District
GA
15.0 14.7 15.3 17.6 6.6
Baltimore County Public Schools
MD
16.4 17.1 15.1 16.2 4.5
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
NC
15.4 15.6 13.9 17.4 7.9
 
Baltimore City Public School System
MD
16.4 16.7 14.4 16.6 6.6
Wake County Schools
NC
15.5 15.5 15.4 16.3 18.5
Milwaukee School District
WI
15.9 16.2 15.8 16.9
Jefferson (KY) County
KY
19.8 17.6 2.8
De Kalb County School District
GA
16.5 16.0 16.7 18.2 11.9
 
Cobb County School District
GA
14.8 14.3 15.4 16.4 15.3
Long Beach Unified
CA
19.8 19.3 23.6 26.4 18.0
Jefferson (CO) County
CO
19.4 19.3 19.5 20.5 6.2
Albuquerque Public Schools
NM
15.0 14.9 14.8 18.8 7.0
Fort Worth Independent School District
TX
17.0 17.5 17.1 16.1 8.1
 
Polk County School District
FL
16.0 16.7 16.9 17.3
Fresno Unified
CA
20.5 20.3 22.2 22.4 16.4
Austin Independent School District
TX
14.6 14.1 15.3 18.1 4.7
Orleans Parish School Board
LA
17.0 16.8 17.3 17.8 14.3
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
VA
14.4 14.4 13.7 14.8
 
Cleveland City School District
OH
14.3 15.2 11.5 11.5 9.5
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
MD
17.8 17.5 17.9 19.1 6.7
Mesa Unified District
AZ
20.2 20.2 20.4 21.6 4.9
Jordan School District
UT
24.7 23.9 24.7 25.1 8.7
Granite School District
UT
21.4 21.3 21.7 21.9 14.6
 
Denver County
CO
17.2 17.4 16.2 17.0 19.7
Brevard County School District
FL
16.3 16.1 17.7 20.4 4.5
District of Columbia Public Schools
DC
13.5 13.7 13.6 13.6 8.7
Fulton County School District
GA
15.6 15.8 15.0 15.5 15.0
Nashville-Davidson County School District
TN
 
Mobile County School District
AL
15.4 14.7 18.5 17.0 3.6
Columbus City School District
OH
18.2 19.3 17.2 17.9 15.2
Northside Independent School District
TX
14.5 14.6 14.8 16.9 5.3
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
TX
15.7 15.8 15.2 15.5 2.0
Guilford County Schools
NC
13.4 13.4 12.9 14.8 3.6
 
Boston School District
MA
El Paso Independent School District
TX
15.1 14.9 15.5 16.0 8.3
Tucson Unified District
AZ
17.1 17.9 16.2 17.0
Volusia County School District
FL
15.0 16.0 16.8 17.5 7.8
Seminole County School District
FL
17.1 17.1 18.8 20.3
 
—Not available. Tennessee, Massachusetts, and the Jefferson County School District, KY did not report school-level teacher data.
† Not applicable.
*Totals do not include those districts where teacher counts by school were not available.
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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