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Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2006-07
NCES 2009-342
June 2009

Table A-9.  Racial/ethnic composition as a percentage of public elementary and secondary school district membership and free and reduced-price lunch eligibility in the 100 largest school districts in the United States and jurisdictions, by school district: School year 2006–07


Name of reporting district State Schools having membership Race/ethnicity Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch1
 
American Indian/ Alaska Native
Asian/ Pacific Islander Hispanic Black, non- Hispanic White, non- Hispanic Percent of reported membership Percent of schools reporting
Reporting districts2  16,315 0.5 7.3 35.9 27.0 29.4   52.6 95.6
                     
New York City Public Schools  NY 1,425 0.4 13.7 39.4 32.2 14.2   71.4 96.4
Los Angeles Unified  CA 801 0.3 6.2 73.5 11.1 8.8   73.6 100.0
Puerto Rico Department of Education3  PR 1,503 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0   92.0 100.0
City of Chicago School District 299  IL 622 0.1 3.3 39.2 49.1 8.3   75.3 85.9
Dade County School District  FL 391 0.1 1.2 62.0 27.2 9.5   59.0 99.7
                     
Clark County School District  NV 319 0.8 8.8 38.7 14.3 37.3  
Broward County School District  FL 287 0.2 3.4 26.0 38.2 32.2   41.4 99.3
Houston Independent School District  TX 295 0.1 3.1 59.3 29.2 8.3   59.1 100.0
Hillsborough County School District  FL 257 0.3 2.9 28.4 23.2 45.2   48.7 100.0
Hawaii Department of Education  HI 284 0.6 73.0 4.5 2.4 19.6   40.8 99.3
                     
Philadelphia City School District  PA 272 0.2 5.7 16.4 64.4 13.2   70.1 97.4
Orange County School District  FL 215 0.4 4.3 31.3 28.3 35.7   47.3 99.5
Palm Beach County School District  FL 232 0.6 2.7 24.2 29.7 42.8   41.3 100.0
Fairfax County Public Schools  VA 192 0.3 18.9 17.1 11.3 52.4   19.5 97.9
Dallas Independent School District  TX 228 0.2 0.9 64.2 29.6 5.0   83.8 100.0
                     
Gwinnett County  GA 104 0.1 10.6 21.4 27.3 40.6   39.6 100.0
Montgomery County Public Schools  MD 202 0.3 14.8 20.8 23.0 41.1   24.6 100.0
Prince George's County Public Schools  MD 209 0.5 2.9 15.7 75.4 5.5   45.1 98.6
San Diego Unified  CA 213 0.5 16.3 44.2 13.5 25.5   60.9 99.1
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools  NC 153 0.5 4.4 14.1 43.7 37.2   42.5 100.0
                     
Wake County Schools  NC 147 0.3 5.3 10.7 27.8 55.9   28.2 100.0
Duval County School District  FL 175 0.2 3.8 6.6 45.4 44.0   41.4 100.0
Detroit City School District  MI 228 0.3 0.8 6.4 90.0 2.4   77.2 100.0
Memphis City School District  TN 187 0.1 1.2 4.9 86.1 7.7   73.5 89.8
Pinellas County School District  FL 161 0.3 3.8 9.0 19.9 66.9   40.5 98.1
                     
Cobb County  GA 109 0.2 4.3 14.5 30.6 50.4   34.5 99.1
Baltimore County Public Schools  MD 164 0.5 5.0 3.7 39.7 51.0   32.9 100.0
Dekalb County  GA 143 0.1 3.3 8.7 77.6 10.4   64.4 99.3
Albuquerque Public Schools  NM 164 5.1 2.4 55.4 4.0 33.0   51.7 98.8
Polk County School District  FL 147 0.3 1.4 21.7 22.1 54.6   57.3 100.0
                     
Jefferson County  KY 163 0.1 2.3 4.0 37.0 56.6   57.9 99.4
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District  TX 69 0.3 8.5 35.2 14.6 41.4   33.9 100.0
Long Beach Unified  CA 89 0.3 9.3 53.8 19.0 17.6   68.1 100.0
Milwaukee  WI 218 0.8 4.5 21.0 57.7 16.0   76.2 99.5
Jefferson County R-1  CO 160 1.2 3.6 17.7 1.9 75.6   24.2 100.0
                     
Baltimore City Public Schools  MD 196 0.3 0.7 2.1 89.2 7.7   72.2 99.5
Fulton County  GA 91 0.1 8.1 10.3 42.6 38.9   36.3 97.8
Northside Independent School District  TX 95 0.3 3.2 62.3 8.0 26.2   46.0 100.0
Austin Independent School District  TX 115 0.2 3.1 57.0 12.7 26.8   60.9 100.0
Fort Worth Independent School District  TX 143 0.2 1.6 56.8 26.3 15.1   71.3 99.3
                     
Lee County School District  FL 99 0.3 1.6 28.9 14.2 54.9   42.6 100.0
Jordan District  UT 88 0.6 3.0 8.5 1.0 87.0   21.0 100.0
Fresno Unified  CA 103 0.8 15.3 57.9 11.2 14.8   79.6 100.0
Brevard County School District  FL 111 0.3 2.0 8.0 15.0 74.6   29.7 100.0
Mesa Unified District  AZ 89 4.1 2.4 35.9 4.0 53.6   45.7 98.9
                     
Nashville-Davidson County School District  TN 133 0.2 3.2 12.9 48.2 35.4   60.9 94.7
Anne Arundel County Public Schools  MD 119 0.4 3.6 5.4 22.2 68.4   20.5 100.0
Denver County 1  CO 149 1.1 3.2 57.5 17.8 20.4   65.3 99.3
Virginia Beach City Public Schools  VA 81 0.4 6.5 5.5 28.4 59.1   30.4 100.0
Guilford County Schools  NC 112 0.6 5.1 8.2 42.7 43.4   37.9 99.1
                     
Prince William County Public Schools  VA 80 0.3 7.5 25.3 23.3 43.6   28.1 97.5
Greenville 01  SC 88 0.2 2.2 8.6 27.4 61.6   36.3 100.0
Granite District  UT 110 1.3 6.9 25.2 2.1 64.6   29.8 100.0
Fort Bend Independent School District  TX 62 0.2 19.7 22.4 32.2 25.5   30.8 100.0
Seminole County School District  FL 78 0.3 3.8 18.5 14.2 63.2   30.6 100.0
                     
Volusia County School District  FL 93 0.2 1.5 15.3 15.4 67.5   42.0 98.9
Mobile County  AL 103 1.0 2.1 1.1 50.8 44.9   64.8 100.0
Washoe County School District  NV 100 2.4 6.3 31.6 3.8 55.9  
Pasco County School District  FL 81 0.3 2.0 13.0 5.2 79.5   42.6 98.8
Arlington Independent School District  TX 76 0.5 7.0 35.7 23.8 33.1   54.4 100.0
                     
El Paso Independent School District  TX 87 0.3 1.4 81.1 4.6 12.5   69.0 100.0
Davis District  UT 99 0.9 2.4 7.1 1.5 88.0   26.9 99.0
Elk Grove Unified  CA 63 0.7 28.0 22.0 19.6 29.8   43.9 98.4
North East Independent School District  TX 71 0.3 3.6 45.5 9.5 41.1   38.8 100.0
Tucson Unified District  AZ 122 4.1 2.7 54.4 6.8 32.0   37.4 97.5
                     
Knox County School District  TN 80 0.3 1.8 2.9 15.5 79.5   33.1 100.0
Aldine Independent School District  TX 66 0.1 1.9 62.4 31.4 4.2   80.4 100.0
Chesterfield County Public Schools  VA 60 0.7 3.1 6.4 27.2 62.6   15.4 80.0
San Bernardino City Unified  CA 69 0.8 2.8 67.4 17.1 11.9   78.1 100.0
Santa Ana Unified  CA 59 0.1 3.3 92.5 0.7 3.4   74.7 100.0
                     
Garland Independent School District  TX 73 0.5 7.6 40.6 18.7 32.6   47.3 98.6
District of Columbia Public Schools  DC 167 0.1 1.8 10.3 82.1 5.7   55.6 81.4
Alpine District  UT 70 0.5 2.1 8.1 0.7 88.7   15.4 100.0
Boston  MA 139 0.5 8.7 35.7 41.5 13.7   72.7 100.0
San Francisco Unified  CA 112 0.6 52.3 23.5 13.4 10.2   56.4 100.0
                     
Columbus City  OH 136 0.3 2.0 5.3 63.2 29.3   62.4 100.0
Cleveland Municipal City  OH 103 0.3 0.7 11.2 71.3 16.5   84.3 100.0
San Antonio Independent School District  TX 106 0.1 0.2 88.5 8.1 3.0   15.2 96.2
Cumberland County Schools  NC 88 2.0 1.8 7.1 49.9 39.3   51.8 100.0
Plano Independent School District  TX 68 0.3 18.3 16.3 10.3 54.8   18.6 100.0
                     
Clayton County  GA 59 0.1 4.4 13.3 76.1 6.2   74.2 100.0
Osceola County School District  FL 56 0.3 2.6 52.2 10.9 34.1   54.5 100.0
Capistrano Unified  CA 60 0.3 7.4 19.2 1.5 71.5   14.8 98.3
Forsyth County Schools  NC 74 0.2 1.8 15.6 34.2 48.2   46.0 97.3
Katy Independent School District  TX 48 0.2 9.0 28.0 9.3 53.5   24.1 100.0
                     
Atlanta City  GA 100 # 0.6 4.4 86.0 9.0   74.9 100.0
Loudoun County Public Schools  VA 66 0.3 12.0 12.6 8.4 66.7   12.5 100.0
Douglas County Re 1  CO 68 0.6 4.3 7.1 2.0 85.9   4.3 95.6
Corona-Norco Unified  CA 48 0.3 8.2 49.6 5.9 35.9   38.6 100.0
Pasadena Independent School District  TX 55 0.2 3.2 74.6 7.7 14.2   70.1 100.0
                     
Cherry Creek 5  CO 54 0.6 7.7 12.7 13.8 65.2   19.9 98.1
Sacramento City Unified  CA 90 1.2 23.7 32.2 21.6 21.4   63.4 97.8
Anchorage School District  AK 94 15.1 12.3 6.9 8.4 57.2   30.8 86.2
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board  LA 94 0.1 2.3 2.0 79.5 16.1   76.1 100.0
Lewisville Independent School District  TX 61 0.5 8.6 19.2 9.0 62.7   21.3 100.0
                     
Howard County Public Schools  MD 71 0.3 14.3 4.9 20.4 60.2   11.2 98.6
Garden Grove Unified  CA 67 0.2 31.8 53.1 0.9 13.9   61.1 100.0
Brownsville Independent School District  TX 49 # 0.4 97.9 0.2 1.6   0.5 81.6
San Juan Unified  CA 76 2.0 6.6 15.7 7.5 68.3   30.8 98.7
Henrico County Public Schools  VA 64 0.4 5.6 4.2 37.9 52.0   20.8 87.5
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 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 Appendix B—Methodology section for further description. Percentages are based on those schools that reported.
2 Totals do not include districts where data were not available.
3 Puerto Rico reported all students in one category of race/ethnicity.
NOTE: Data include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, four outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Department of Defense dependents schools (overseas and domestic). Detail may not sum to 100.0 because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2006–07, Version 1b, and "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2006–07, Version 1b.