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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 17.-Population in the boundaries of the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions by race/ethnicity: School year 1999-2000 - Part 1  ||  Part 2
Name of
reporting
district
State
Total
population
Total
population
under 18
years old
Population under 18 years old
Ethnicity Single race
Multi-
racial
Hispanic
or Latino
Non-
Hispanic
or Latino
White
Black or
African
Ameri-
can
Ameri-
can
Indian
or
Alaska
Native
Asian
Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander
Some
other
single
race
Total
 
67,746,752
17,145,271
4,529,223
12,616,048
8,294,947
4,802,093
122,899
911,702
68,111
2,053,554
891,965
 
New York City Public Schools
NY
8,008,278
1,940,269
661,346
1,278,923
668,512
624,781
14,754
171,125
1,594
345,397
114,106
Los Angeles Unified
CA
4,444,560
1,217,471
792,919
424,552
466,116
140,401
11,926
75,857
2,978
444,086
76,107
Puerto Rico Dept of Education
PR
City of Chicago School Dist 29
IL
2,896,016
759,840
265,857
493,983
228,041
336,793
3,281
23,579
477
139,811
27,858
Dade County School District
FL
2,253,362
559,213
278,343
280,870
346,420
151,349
1,359
6,859
242
29,762
23,222
 
Broward County School District
FL
1,623,018
382,929
75,281
307,648
225,180
113,863
1,184
9,191
225
15,408
17,878
Clark County School District
NV
1,375,765
351,770
110,670
241,100
223,496
39,800
3,062
15,071
1,788
43,677
24,876
Houston ISD
TX
1,259,617
332,640
175,309
157,331
137,136
90,759
1,770
9,514
221
80,501
12,739
Philadelphia City SD
PA
1,517,550
383,469
48,568
334,901
124,250
202,014
1,231
16,131
187
27,611
12,045
Hawaii Department of Education
HI
1,211,537
295,767
35,165
260,602
48,996
5,874
714
88,503
37,699
3,897
110,084
 
Detroit City School District
MI
951,267
295,706
16,930
278,776
22,253
251,612
936
2,936
84
8,610
9,275
Dallas ISD
TX
986,021
266,715
141,468
125,247
101,401
78,330
1,671
3,978
155
71,570
9,610
Hillsborough County Sch Dist
FL
998,948
253,138
55,404
197,734
168,466
51,785
1,041
5,141
195
16,811
9,699
Fairfax Cnty Public Schls
VA
969,749
246,264
31,936
214,328
161,790
23,980
737
31,855
189
13,546
14,167
Palm Beach County School Dist
FL
1,131,184
240,458
41,422
199,036
159,538
55,406
700
4,215
182
11,243
9,174
 
Orange County School District
FL
896,344
226,340
51,477
174,863
133,854
55,352
776
7,235
217
17,822
11,084
San Diego City Unified
CA
986,131
223,753
85,663
138,090
100,211
27,523
1,634
30,045
1,432
42,895
20,013
Prince Georges County Pub Schs
MD
801,515
214,602
18,086
196,516
40,157
150,465
761
6,249
86
8,808
8,076
Montgomery County Public Schls
MD
873,341
221,758
31,220
190,538
133,071
38,047
684
23,807
100
14,007
12,042
Duval County School District
FL
778,879
204,991
10,202
194,789
115,556
73,544
608
5,019
133
3,513
6,618
 
Memphis City School District
TN
650,107
181,299
5,521
175,778
38,171
135,047
304
2,293
68
2,752
2,664
Pinellas County School Dist
FL
921,482
177,533
12,194
165,339
134,852
27,825
558
4,840
135
3,397
5,926
Baltimore County Public Schls
MD
754,292
178,363
4,211
174,152
118,726
46,946
550
5,850
62
1,603
4,626
Gwinnett County School Dist
GA
577,882
163,195
19,360
143,835
112,952
24,837
421
11,878
61
7,948
5,098
Baltimore City Pub Sch System
MD
651,154
161,353
3,021
158,332
32,918
121,996
576
1,245
48
1,341
3,229
 
Charlotte-
Mecklenburg Schools
NC
695,454
174,249
12,182
162,067
97,981
59,778
572
6,019
95
5,647
4,157
Milwaukee Sch Dist
WI
597,005
170,998
28,173
142,825
51,864
88,103
1,806
6,992
86
14,062
8,085
Jefferson (KY) County
KY
691,170
167,417
3,727
163,690
116,648
41,667
377
2,353
58
1,783
4,531
De Kalb County School District
GA
617,943
153,796
13,008
140,788
31,907
105,262
354
5,505
69
6,070
4,629
Wake County Schools
NC
627,846
157,597
9,651
147,946
106,738
36,106
520
5,388
54
4,442
4,349
 
Cobb County School District
GA
549,003
145,248
11,962
133,286
99,360
31,347
383
4,394
51
5,745
3,968
Long Beach Unified
CA
507,068
146,128
69,033
77,095
50,553
23,847
1,298
17,362
2,396
39,308
11,364
Jefferson (CO) County R-1
CO
525,501
133,047
18,363
114,684
115,985
1,416
1,125
3,330
122
5,750
5,319
Albuquerque Public Schools
NM
560,359
141,798
74,903
66,895
88,086
4,682
7,164
2,521
177
29,336
9,832
Orleans Parish School Board
LA
484,674
129,408
3,242
126,166
18,491
104,854
217
2,962
17
1,048
1,819
 
Fresno Unified
CA
365,035
118,575
62,372
56,203
41,464
11,467
2,286
17,182
189
37,384
8,603
Polk County School District
FL
483,924
118,205
16,828
101,377
83,075
23,072
543
1,144
57
6,993
3,321
Fort Worth ISD
TX
452,421
125,309
54,881
70,428
59,179
31,629
769
2,453
78
26,284
4,917
Austin ISD
TX
572,593
126,288
58,295
67,993
67,363
16,929
881
3,354
96
31,826
5,839
Virginia Beach City Public Sch
VA
425,257
116,888
6,496
110,392
75,688
27,490
399
4,881
101
2,219
6,110
 
Cleveland City SD
OH
480,612
136,998
13,525
123,473
42,675
81,437
434
1,140
48
6,605
4,659
Anne Arundel County Pub Schls
MD
489,656
123,636
4,202
119,434
95,448
19,607
345
2,657
96
1,464
4,019
Jordan School District
UT
326,233
112,492
8,182
104,310
102,548
724
503
1,587
633
3,190
3,307
Granite School District
UT
516,092
146,540
29,404
117,136
113,509
2,280
1,943
3,995
4,132
13,082
7,599
Mesa Unified School District
AZ
437,432
116,554
32,265
84,289
86,208
3,430
3,814
1,380
374
15,281
6,067
 
District of Columbia Pub Schls
DC
572,059
114,992
11,428
103,564
17,155
86,300
352
1,752
71
6,200
3,162
Nashville-
Davidson County SD
TN
569,891
126,447
7,409
119,038
69,811
44,366
324
3,267
118
4,038
4,523
Denver County 1
CO
554,636
121,766
60,004
61,762
59,515
18,320
2,201
3,174
185
30,444
7,927
Brevard County School District
FL
476,230
104,699
6,741
97,958
84,238
13,104
449
1,426
69
1,808
3,605
Fulton County School District
GA
429,307
112,840
8,544
104,296
63,093
38,324
197
4,781
48
3,819
2,578
 
Columbus City SD
OH
479,712
107,502
3,287
104,215
47,425
49,654
347
2,214
59
1,754
6,049
Mobile County Sch Dist
AL
399,843
109,881
1,525
108,356
59,887
45,266
847
1,632
28
564
1,657
Boston School District
MA
589,141
116,559
27,831
88,728
37,835
46,711
761
7,804
70
15,835
7,543
Tucson Unified District
AZ
444,121
106,642
49,962
56,680
63,631
5,386
4,380
1,938
177
24,254
6,876
Northside ISD
TX
351,838
98,996
56,021
42,975
63,853
6,607
693
2,081
126
19,727
5,909
 
Guilford County Schools
NC
421,048
99,839
4,560
95,279
56,433
34,867
518
3,085
27
2,401
2,508
El Paso ISD
TX
308,183
90,511
68,963
21,548
64,161
4,339
753
959
118
16,118
4,063
San Francisco Unified
CA
776,733
112,802
24,785
88,017
34,875
13,329
495
41,403
1,202
12,302
9,196
Volusia County School District
FL
443,343
89,862
8,984
80,878
70,532
12,633
292
953
29
3,025
2,398
Cypress-
Fairbanks ISD
TX
295,150
90,709
21,734
68,975
64,461
7,807
374
6,165
50
8,420
3,432
 
—Not available.
NOTE: The universe for this table includes outlying areas, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, "Census 2000 Redistricting File, PL 94-171."

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