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

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This is a list of the 120 largest school districts in the United States by 2016 enrollment.

Rank vs 2014[1] School district State/Territory Students in autumn of 2016[2]
1 -- New York City New York 984,462
2 -- Los Angeles Unified California 633,621
3 -- City of Chicago (SD 299) Illinois 378,199
4 -- Miami-Dade Florida 357,249
5 -- Clark County Nevada 326,953
6 -- Broward Florida 271,852
7 -- Houston ISD Texas 216,106
8 -- Hillsborough Florida 214,386
9 -- Orange Florida 200,674
10 -- Palm Beach Florida 192,721
11 -- Fairfax County Virginia 187,467
12 -- Hawaii Department of Education Hawaii 181,550
13 -- Gwinnett County Georgia 178,214
14 ↑1 Wake County North Carolina 160,467
15 ↑1 Montgomery County Maryland 159,010
16 ↓2 Dallas ISD Texas 157,886
17 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg North Carolina 147,428
18 -- Philadelphia City Pennsylvania 133,929
19 ↑2 Prince George's County Maryland 130,814
20 -- Duval Florida 129,479
21 ↓2 San Diego Unified California 128,040
22 ↑1 Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Texas 114,868
23 ↑1 Cobb County Georgia 113,151
24 ↑1 Baltimore County Maryland 112,139
25 ↓3 Shelby County Tennessee 111,403
26 ↑1 Northside ISD Texas 106,145
27 ↓1 Pinellas Florida 102,905
28 ↑2 Polk Florida 102,295
29 ↓1 DeKalb County Georgia 101,284
30 ↓1 Jefferson County Kentucky 99,813
31 -- Fulton County Georgia 96,122
32 ↑1 Lee Florida 92,686
33 ↑1 Denver Colorado 91,138
34 ↓2 Albuquerque New Mexico 90,651
35 -- Prince William County Virginia 89,345
36 ↑1 Fort Worth ISD Texas 87,428
37 ↓1 Jefferson County, No R1 Colorado 86,371
38 ↑2 Davidson County Tennessee 85,163
39 -- Austin ISD Texas 83,067
40 ↓2 Baltimore City Maryland 82,354
41 ↑1 Anne Arundel County Maryland 81,379
42 ↑3 Alpine Utah 78,957
43 ↑4 Loudoun County Virginia 78,348
44 -- Greenville, 01 South Carolina 76,918
45 ↓4 Long Beach Unified California 76,428
46 ↓3 Milwaukee Wisconsin 76,206
47 ↑5 Katy ISD Texas 75,428
48 ↑2 Fort Bend ISD Texas 74,146
49 -- Brevard Florida 73,444
50 ↓4 Fresno Unified California 73,356
51 ↓3 Guilford County North Carolina 73,059
52 ↓1 Davis Utah 72,987
53 ↑3 Pasco Florida 72,493
54 ↑1 Aldine ISD Texas 69,768
55 ↓1 Granite Utah 69,580
56 ↓3 Virginia Beach City Virginia 69,085
57 ↑2 Seminole Florida 67,808
58 ↓1 North East ISD Texas 67,531
59 ↓1 Douglas County, No RE1 Colorado 67,470
60 -- Washoe County Nevada 66,671
61 ↑1 Mesa Unified Arizona 63,444
62 ↑1 Elk Grove Unified California 63,061
63 ↑5 Osceola Florida 63,031
64 -- Volusia Florida 63,028
65 ↓4 Arlington ISD Texas 62,181
66 -- Knox County Tennessee 60,372
67 ↑2 San Francisco Unified California 60,133
68 ↓1 Chesterfield County Virginia 60,060
69 ↑4 Conroe ISD Texas 59,764
70 ↓5 El Paso ISD Texas 59,424
71 -- Garland ISD Texas 57,133
72 ↓1 Mobile County Alabama 56,628
73 ↑1 Pasadena ISD Texas 56,282
74 ↑20 Frisco ISD Texas 55,923
75 ↑7 Howard County Maryland 55,626
76 ↓1 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County North Carolina 55,228
77 -- Cherry Creek, No 5 Colorado 54,852
78 ↓6 Santa Ana Unified California 54,505
79 ↑4 Clayton County Georgia 54,345
80 ↑6 Seattle Washington 54,215
81 ↓5 Plano ISD Texas 54,173
82 ↓4 Boston Massachusetts 53,640
83 ↓4 Capistrano Unified California 53,613
84 ↑3 Jordan Utah 53,146
85 -- Lewisville ISD Texas 53,257
86 ↓5 Corona-Norco Unified California 53,157
87 ↓3 San Bernardino City Unified California 53,152
88 ↓8 San Antonio ISD Texas 52,514
89 ↓1 Omaha Nebraska 52,344
90 -- Atlanta Georgia 51,927
91 ↑4 Klein ISD Texas 51,810
92 ↓1 Henrico County Virginia 51,425
93 ↓4 Cumberland County North Carolina 51,194
94 ↓2 Wichita Kansas 50,600
95 ↓2 Columbus City Ohio 50,331
96 ↑4 Oakland Unified California 49,760
97 ↓1 San Juan Unified California 49,255
98 ↑3 Manatee Florida 47,884
99 ↑3 Jefferson Parish Louisiana 48,668
100 ↑8 Charleston, 01 South Carolina 48,551
101 ↑9 District of Columbia District of Columbia 48,462
102 ↑3 Round Rock ISD Texas 48,321
103 ↓4 Anchorage Alaska 48,238
104 ↓1 Portland, SD1J Oregon 48,173
105 ↓1 Tucson Unified Arizona 48,455
106 ↓8 Brownsville ISD Texas 46,880
107 -- Sacramento City Unified California 46,815
108 ↑4 Collier Florida 46,416
109 ↓3 Alief ISD Texas 46,376
110 ↑8 Forsyth County Georgia 46,238
111 ↑1 Socorro ISD Texas 45,927
112 ↓8 Detroit City Michigan 45,455
113 -- Hamilton County Tennessee 44,446
114 ↑6 Chandler Unified Arizona 44,352
115 ↓6 Garden Grove Unified California 44,223
116 new Rutherford County Tennessee 44,149
117 new Horry County South Carolina 43,991
118 ↓3 Killeen ISD Texas 43,782
119 ↓5 United ISD Texas 43,660
120 ↓4 Marion Florida 43,032

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 104. Enrollment, poverty, and federal funds for the 100 largest school districts, by enrollment size in 2014: 2013-14 through 2016". Digest of Education Statistics 2016. U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. January 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Table 215.30. Enrollment, poverty, and federal funds for the 120 largest school districts, by enrollment size in 2016: Selected years, 2015-16 and fiscal year 2018". Digest of Education Statistics 2018. U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 25 November 2019.

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