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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 9.-Free and reduced-price eligibility and racial/ethnic composition as a percentage of school district membership, and percentage of schools for which characteristic is reported, in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions: School year 2000-01 - Part 1  ||  Part 2
Name of
reporting
district
State
Schools
having
membership
Students eligible for free
or reduced lunch1
Racial/ethnic composition of district as
a percentage of membership
Percentage
of reported
membership
Percentage
of schools
reporting
Amer
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
Hispanic
Black/
non-
Hispanic
White/
non-
Hispanic
Total2
  15,465 53.4 90.1 0.5 6.8 31.7 29.4 31.4
 
New York City Public Schools
NY
1,207 71.9 100.0 0.3 11.7 37.8 34.9 15.3
Los Angeles Unified
CA
659 73.5 99.8 0.3 6.3 70.8 12.8 9.9
Puerto Rico Department of Education
PR
1,535 80.9 100.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
City of Chicago School District
IL
596 0.0 0.2 3.3 34.9 52.0 9.6
Dade County School District
FL
348 59.4 100.0 0.1 1.2 56.2 31.2 11.3
 
Broward County School District
FL
241 37.1 99.6 0.3 2.7 19.4 36.4 41.2
Clark County School District
NV
258 34.7 80.2 0.9 6.6 28.8 13.9 49.9
Houston Independent School District
TX
289 70.7 99.7 0.1 2.9 55.0 32.1 10.0
Philadelphia City School District
PA
261 66.7 100.0 0.2 4.9 13.1 65.1 16.7
Hawaii Department of Education
HI
261 43.8 99.6 0.4 72.3 4.5 2.3 20.4
 
Hillsborough County School District
FL
206 47.4 100.0 0.4 2.2 21.6 24.1 51.8
Detroit City School District
MI
254 65.1 100.0 0.2 0.9 4.1 91.0 3.7
Dallas Independent School District
TX
221 70.7 100.0 0.4 1.4 54.5 35.9 7.8
Fairfax County Public Schools
VA
194 17.7 89.7 0.3 15.3 12.9 10.7 60.8
Palm Beach County School District
FL
176 39.6 97.2 0.5 2.1 17.7 30.1 49.6
 
Orange County School District
FL
171 47.8 98.8 0.3 3.5 22.8 29.3 44.1
San Diego City Unified
CA
180 46.3 100.0 0.6 17.8 38.5 16.2 27.0
Montgomery County Public Schools
MD
191 21.8 100.0 0.3 13.3 16.2 21.2 49.0
Prince Georges County Public Schools
MD
190 41.5 100.0 0.5 3.3 7.5 77.2 11.4
Duval County School District
FL
178 46.6 100.0 0.2 2.7 3.7 43.3 50.2
 
Memphis City School District
TN
158 0.0
Pinellas County School District
FL
159 36.3 99.4 0.2 3.0 4.9 19.1 72.7
Gwinnett County School District
GA
85 20.8 100.0 0.1 8.8 10.4 16.6 64.2
Baltimore County Public Schools
MD
161 26.5 100.0 0.5 3.8 1.7 32.4 61.7
Charlotte-
Mecklenburg Schools
NC
135 35.3 98.5 0.5 4.4 5.5 43.0 46.6
 
Baltimore City Public School System
MD
182 71.5 100.0 0.4 0.6 0.7 87.5 10.8
Wake County Schools
NC
120 24.2 90.8 0.3 3.9 4.6 28.3 62.9
Milwaukee School District
WI
206 68.9 99.5 1.0 4.4 15.1 60.8 18.7
Jefferson (KY) County
KY
161 48.2 99.4 0.1 1.3 1.5 34.2 60.4
De Kalb County School District
GA
123 54.9 100.0 0.1 3.9 6.0 77.3 12.7
 
Cobb County School District
GA
94 19.6 100.0 0.2 3.4 6.9 23.7 65.8
Long Beach Unified
CA
89 68.7 100.0 0.3 16.8 45.4 19.7 17.8
Jefferson (CO) County
CO
157 13.7 99.4 0.8 3.2 12.1 1.4 82.5
Albuquerque Public Schools
NM
131 44.1 100.0 4.6 1.9 49.6 3.8 40.0
Fort Worth Independent School District
TX
141 56.7 98.6 0.2 2.1 45.4 30.9 21.4
 
Polk County School District
FL
137 50.5 100.0 0.2 0.9 11.9 23.5 63.5
Fresno Unified
CA
98 71.5 100.0 0.8 18.1 49.2 11.6 20.2
Austin Independent School District
TX
109 46.4 100.0 0.3 2.5 47.8 15.7 33.7
Orleans Parish School Board
LA
125 74.6 99.2 0.1 2.1 1.2 92.7 3.9
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
VA
82 25.4 97.6 0.3 5.4 3.7 27.3 63.3
 
Cleveland City School District
OH
124 80.1 93.5 0.3 0.7 8.4 71.3 19.3
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
MD
117 15.6 100.0 0.2 2.7 2.3 19.6 75.1
Mesa Unified District
AZ
86 0.0 3.8 2.0 23.0 3.4 67.8
Jordan School District
UT
81 17.8 98.8 0.4 1.9 4.8 0.5 92.4
Granite School District
UT
98 32.1 96.9 1.2 6.3 14.2 1.3 77.0
 
Denver County
CO
127 59.9 100.0 1.3 3.3 53.1 20.3 22.0
Brevard County School District
FL
106 30.8 100.0 0.3 1.6 4.5 14.3 79.2
District of Columbia Public Schools
DC
165 70.0 98.8 0.1 1.6 9.2 84.6 4.5
Fulton County School District
GA
71 31.6 100.0 0.1 5.4 6.7 39.3 48.5
Nashville-
Davidson County School District
TN
125 0.0
 
Mobile County School District
AL
95 63.3 100.0 0.4 1.7 0.6 50.1 47.1
Columbus City School District
OH
145 52.6 95.9 0.2 2.4 1.8 58.4 37.1
Northside Independent School District
TX
84 43.9 100.0 0.2 2.2 54.3 6.6 36.7
Cypress-
Fairbanks Independent School District
TX
54 20.7 100.0 0.2 7.9 23.4 10.0 58.5
Guilford County Schools
NC
95 39.4 98.9 0.6 3.9 3.4 42.5 49.6
 
Boston School District
MA
131 72.0 100.0 0.4 9.0 27.4 48.4 14.7
El Paso Independent School District
TX
86 66.9 100.0 0.3 1.2 78.5 4.8 15.2
Tucson Unified District
AZ
123 0.0 3.9 2.5 45.3 6.7 41.5
Volusia County School District
FL
91 38.6 100.0 0.2 1.1 9.1 15.7 73.9
Seminole County School District
FL
68 22.5 98.5 0.3 2.9 12.6 14.1 70.1
 
—Not available.
1These percentages should be interpreted with caution; five states (AZ, CT, IL, TN, and WA), DOD (overseas), DOD (domestic), Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Virgin Islands did not report free and reduced-price lunch eligibility and are not included in the national total. Also, states may not have reported students eligible for reduced-price meals, and a number of states reported participation instead of eligibility data which may not be strictly comparable. See Methodology section for further description. Percentages are based on those schools that reported.
2Free and reduced-price lunch totals do not include AZ, IL, TN, and WA districts. Racial/ethnic totals do not include TN.
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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