List of the largest school districts in the United States by enrollment

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This is a list of the largest school districts in the United States by enrollment.

Rank Change from 2008[1] School district State/Territory Students in Fall 2010[2]
1 0 New York City Department of Education New York 995,336
2 0 Los Angeles Unified School District California 667,273
3 0 Puerto Rico School District Puerto Rico 473,735[3]
4 0 Chicago Public Schools Illinois 405,644
5 0 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Florida 347,366
6 0 Clark County School District Nevada 314,059
7 0 Broward County Public Schools Florida 256,472
8 0 Houston Independent School District Texas 204,245
9 0 Hillsborough County Public Schools Florida 194,525
10 0 Fairfax County Public Schools Virginia 186,785
11 +2 Orange County Public Schools Florida 176,008
12 +2 School District of Palm Beach County Florida 174,663
13 -1 Fairfax County Public Schools Virginia 174,479
14 -3 School District of Philadelphia Pennsylvania 166,233
15 +2 Gwinnett County Public Schools Georgia 160,744
16 -1 Dallas Independent School District Texas 157,162
17 +5 Wake County Public School System North Carolina 144,173
18 0 Montgomery County Public Schools Maryland 144,023
19 +2 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools North Carolina 135,954
20 0 San Diego Unified School District California 131,785
21 -2 Prince George's County Public Schools Maryland 126,671
22 -6 Duval County Public Schools Florida 123,997
23 0 Memphis City Schools Tennessee 111,834
24 +2 Cobb County School District Georgia 107,315
25 +7 Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Texas 106,097
26 +1 Baltimore County Public Schools Maryland 104,160
27 -2 Pinellas County Schools Florida 104,001
28 0 DeKalb County School System Georgia 98,115
29 +2 Jefferson County Public Schools Kentucky 97,331
30 +8 Northside Independent School District Texas 95,581
31 -2 Albuquerque Public Schools New Mexico 95,415
32 -2 Polk County Public Schools Florida 95,178
33 +4 Fulton County School System Georgia 91,864
34 +1 Jefferson County Public Schools Colorado 85,979
35 +4 Austin Independent School District Texas 85,697
36 -3 Long Beach Unified School District California 84,812
37 -1 Baltimore City Public School System Maryland 83,800
38 +3 School District of Lee County Florida 81,967
39 +1 Fort Worth Independent School District Texas 81,651
40 -6 Milwaukee Public Schools Wisconsin 80,934
41 +11 Prince William County Public Schools Virginia 79,358
42 +4 Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (Davidson County) Tennessee 78,782
43 +5 Denver Public Schools Colorado 72,561
44 -21 Detroit Public Schools Michigan 77,757
45 +2 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Maryland 75,481
46 -3 Fresno Unified School District California 74,833
47 +4 Guilford County Schools North Carolina 73,205
48 +2 Greenville County School District South Carolina 71,930
49 -5 Brevard Public Schools Florida 71,866
50 -1 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Virginia 71,185
51 +2 Granite School District Utah 70,083
52 +2 Fort Bend Independent School District Texas 68,948
53 +9 Davis School District Utah 67,452
54 +19 Alpine School District Utah 67,076
55 +4 Pasco County Schools Florida 66,994
56 +8 North East Independent School District Texas 66,604
57 -12 Mesa Public Schools Arizona 65,123
58 +2 Arlington Independent School District Texas 64,484
59 -1 Washoe County School District Nevada 64,380
60 +1 El Paso Independent School District Texas 64,330
61 -6 Seminole County Public Schools Florida 64,229
62 +5 Aldine Independent School District Texas 63,154
63 +24 Loudoun County Public Schools Virginia 63,142
64 -1 Elk Grove Unified School District California 62,455
65 -8 Mobile County Public School System Alabama 62,016
66 -10 Volusia County Schools Florida 61,559
67 +20 Douglas County School District RE-1 Colorado 61,465
68 +17 Katy Independent School District Texas 60,803
69 -1 Chesterfield County Public Schools Virginia 59,243
70 -4 Knox County Schools Tennessee 57,977
71 0 Garland Independent School District Texas 57,833
72 -2 Santa Ana Unified School District California 57,319
73 +1 Boston Public Schools Massachusetts 56,037
74 +4 San Francisco Unified School District California 55,571
75 +5 Plano Independent School District Texas 55,568
76 +1 San Antonio Independent School District Texas 55,116
77 -8 San Bernardino City Unified School District California 54,518
78 +6 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools North Carolina 53,367
79 +3 School District of Osceola County, Florida Florida 53,357
80 -1 Cumberland County Schools North Carolina 53,307
81 -16 Tucson Unified School District Arizona 53,275
82 +1 Capistrano Unified School District California 53,192
83 +6 Corona-Norco Unified School District California 53,149
84 +7 Cherry Creek School District Colorado 52,232
85 +5 Pasadena Independent School District Texas 52,218
86 +9 Lewisville Independent School District Texas 51,484
87 new Conroe Independent School District Texas 51,170
88 -13 Columbus City Schools Ohio 51,134
89 +7 Howard County Public Schools Maryland 50,994
90 -9 Clayton County Public Schools Georgia 50,366
91 -49[4] Jordan School District Utah 50,048
92 +6 Brownsville Independent School District Texas 49,879
93 -7 Atlanta Public Schools Georgia 49,796
94 new Omaha Public Schools Nebraska 49,405
95 +5 Henrico County Public Schools Virginia 49,405
96 new Wichita Public Schools Kansas 49,329
97 -4 Anchorage School District Alaska 49,206
98 -1 Garden Grove Unified School District California 48,659
99 -7 Sacramento City Unified School District California 47,897
100 new Seattle Public Schools Washington 47,735
101 0 Shelby County Schools Tennessee 47,706

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Selected statistics on enrollment, teachers, dropouts, and graduates in public school districts enrolling more than 15,000 students, by state: 1990, 2000, and 2006". Digest of Education Statistics 2008. U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. 18 March 2009. pp. 129–139. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Table 104. Enrollment, poverty, and federal funds for the 100 largest school districts, by enrollment size in 2010: Fall 2010, 2009-10, and federal fiscal year 2012". Digest of Education Statistics 2013. U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. January 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Presupuesto Aprobado 2012–2013 Departamento de Educación (in Spanish), Office of Management and Budget of Puerto Rico, retrieved August 5, 2013 
  4. ^ The Jordan School District split in 2009, losing 44 of its 84 schools

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