The Top 10 Lists

Districts with the most school buildings

▪ New York City

1,207

▪ Los Angeles

635

▪ Chicago

597

▪ Miami-Dade

350

▪ Houston

293

▪ Detroit

268

▪ Philadelphia

259

▪ Hawaii

256

▪ Clark County (Nev.)

246

▪ Broward County (Fla.)

234

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts 1999-2000

U.S. school districts with largest populations, 2000

▪ New York City

8,008,278

▪ Los Angeles

4,444,560

▪ Chicago

2,896,016

▪ Miami-Dade

2,253,362

▪ Broward County (Fla.)

1,623,018

▪ Philadelphia

1,517,550

▪ Clark County (Nev.)

1,375,765

▪ Houston

1,259,617

▪ Hawaii

1,211,537

▪ Palm Beach Co. (Fla.)

1,131,184

Source: U.S. Census analysis by Proximity, Inc.

Largest percentage of minority students (among nation's 100 largest districts)

▪ Santa Ana (Calif.)

96.5%

▪ Detroit

96.1%

▪ Orleans Parish (La.)

95.7%

▪ San Antonio

95.7%

▪ District of Columbia

95.6%

▪ Oakland

95.3%

▪ Atlanta

93.2%

▪ Dallas

91.5%

▪ Ysleta (El Paso, Texas)

90.9%

▪ Chicago

90.0%

▪ Houston

90.0%

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts 1999-2000.

Highest per-pupil expenditures (of 100 largest districts)

▪ Boston

$10,293

▪ Buffalo

$8,994

▪ Minneapolis

$8,488

▪ District of Columbia

$8,474

▪ Montgomery County (Md.)

$8,287

▪ New York City

$8,106

▪ Milwaukee

$8,067

▪ Portland (Ore.)

$7,904

▪ Atlanta

$7,545

▪ Fairfax County (Va.)

$7,544

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts 1999-2000.

Districts with most students in grades 10 to 12

District

# Students

% of overall enrollment

▪ New York City

168,471

15.7%

▪ Los Angeles

112,165

15.9%

▪ Miami-Dade

68,352

19.0%

▪ Chicago

60,647

14.0%

▪ Broward County (Fla.)

44,701

18.5%

▪ Clark County (Nev.)

39,219

18.1%

▪ Hawaii

36,936

19.9%

▪ Philadelphia

35,139

17.1%

▪ Fairfax Co. (Va.)

31,988

20.9%

▪ Houston

27,909

13.3%

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts 1999-2000.

Districts with largest student enrollments

▪ New York City

1.1 million

▪ Los Angeles

736,675

▪ Chicago

435,470

▪ Miami-Dade

368,453

▪ Broward Co. (Fla.)

260,000

▪ Clark Co. (Nev.)

246,000

▪ Houston

210,000

▪ Philadelphia

198,532

▪ Hawaii

181,299

▪ Hillsborough Co. (Fla.)

169,579

Source: Individual districts.

School districts with the most children, 2000

▪ New York City

1,940,269

▪ Los Angeles

1,217,471

▪ Chicago

759,840

▪ Miami-Dade

559,213

▪ Philadelphia

383,469

▪ Broward County (Fla.)

382,929

▪ Clark County (Nev.)

351,770

▪ Houston

332,640

▪ Hawaii

295,767

▪ Detroit

295,706

Source: U.S. Census analysis by Proximity, Inc.

States with most children, 5 to 17 years old

▪ California

6,424,000

▪ Texas

4,080,000

▪ New York

3,227,000

▪ Florida

2,618,000

▪ Illinois

2,314,000

▪ Pennsylvania

2,140,000

▪ Ohio

2,104,000

▪ Michigan

1,906,000

▪ Georgia

1,477,000

▪ New Jersey

1,460,000

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2000.

States with the most newly opened charter schools for 2001-2002

▪ Arizona

68

▪ California

42

▪ Florida

41

▪ Texas

36

▪ Kansas

17

▪ Hawaii

16

▪ Colorado

16

▪ Pennsylvania

13

▪ (tie) Minnesota

12

▪ (tie) New Mexico

12

▪ (tie) New York

12

Source: Center for Education Reform.

Fastest-growing population (of the 200 largest U.S. school districts, 1990-2000)

District

1990

2000

% change

▪ Guilford County (N.C.)

156,539

421,048

168.97

▪ Hamilton County (Tenn.)

133,048

307,896

131.42

▪ Lewisville ISD (Texas)

103,788

198,555

91.31

▪ Durham County (N.C.)

119,075

223,314

87.54

▪ Clark County (Nev.)

741,459

1,375,765

85.55

▪ Plano ISD (Texas)

167,802

285,682

70.25

▪ Granite (Utah)

306,528

516,092

68.37

▪ Gwinnett County (Ga.)

344,174

577,882

67.90

▪ Elk Grove Unified (Calif.)

125,275

209,701

67.39

▪ Collier County (Fla.)

152,099

251,377

65.27

(Note: Growth in some districts resulted from consolidation)

Source: U.S. Census analysis by Proximity Inc.

States projected to have largest growth in K-8 public school enrollment, 1999-2011

▪ Idaho

19.5%

▪ Wyoming

18.4%

▪ New Mexico

16.6%

▪ Hawaii

14.4%

▪ Arizona

14.1%

▪ Utah

11.0%

▪ Montana

10.1%

▪ Texas

5.8%

▪ California

5.6%

▪ Arizona

5.5%

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Projection of Education Statistics to 2011.

States with the most students enrolled in charter schools, Fall 2001

▪ California

129,163

▪ Arizona

78,517

▪ Michigan

55,526

▪ Texas

53,523

▪ Florida

37,587

▪ Pennsylvania

26,531

▪ Georgia

24,971

▪ Colorado

23,246

▪ North Carolina

20,109

▪ Ohio

15,273

Source: Center for Education Reform.

Largest federal providers of education program funding, fiscal 2001

▪ Department of Education

$36.8 billion

▪ Department of Health and Human Services

$19.5 billion

▪ Department of Agriculture

$11.0 billion

▪ Department of Labor

$5.6 billion

▪ Department of Defense

$4.5 billion

▪ Department of Energy

$3.5 billion

▪ National Science Foundation

$3.5 billion

▪ Department of Veterans Affairs

$2.1 billion

▪ National Aeronautics and Space Administration

$2.1 billion

▪ Department of the Interior

$1.1 billion

Source: Federal Support for Education, Fiscal Years 1980 to 2001.

States with highest per-pupil expenditures, fiscal 2000

▪ New Jersey

$10,594

▪ District of Columbia

$10,069

▪ New York

$9,757

▪ Connecticut

$9,720

▪ Rhode Island

$9,073

▪ Alaska

$8,864

▪ Massachusetts

$8,749

▪ Delaware

$8,097

▪ Wisconsin

$7,951

▪ Vermont

$7,921

Source: Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics 2000-2001.

States with most first-time freshmen enrolled in degree-granting institutions, 1998

▪ California

216,362

▪ Texas

157,928

▪ New York

157,480

▪ Pennsylvania

112,171

▪ Illinois

108,935

▪ Ohio

96,063

▪ Florida

90,797

▪ Michigan

80,293

▪ North Carolina

66,609

▪ Massachusetts

63,305

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2000.

States with lowest per-pupil expenditures, fiscal 2000

▪ Utah

$4,120

▪ Arizona

$4,879

▪ Mississippi

$5,017

▪ Arkansas

$5,175

▪ Idaho

$5,290

▪ Nevada

$5,482

▪ Alabama

$5,573

▪ South Dakota

$5,607

▪ Tennessee

$5,631

▪ North Carolina

$5,649

Source: Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics 2000-2001.

States with the most charter schools, Fall 2001

▪ Arizona

437

▪ California

350

▪ Texas

220

▪ Michigan

188

▪ Florida

182

▪ North Carolina

96

▪ Wisconsin

95

▪ Colorado

88

▪ Pennsylvania

78

▪ Minnesota

77

Source: Center for Education Reform.

College and university campuses with the largest enrollments, 1998

▪ University of Texas at Austin

48,906

▪ Ohio State University, main campus

48,511

▪ Miami-Dade Community College

48,222

▪ University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

46,973

▪ Arizona State University, main campus

43,732

▪ Texas A&M University

43,389

▪ Michigan State University

43,189

▪ University of Florida

42,336

▪ Pennsylvania State University, main campus

41,114

▪ University of Wisconsin, Madison

39,565

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2000.

States with the most K-12 public school students, 2000

▪ California

6,239,539

▪ Texas

4,033,697

▪ New York

2,940,000

▪ Florida

2,434,403

▪ Illinois

2,048,197

▪ Ohio

1,821,200

▪ Pennsylvania

1,811,030

▪ Michigan

1,705,800

▪ Georgia

1,444,937

▪ New Jersey

1,309,839

Source: Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics 2000-2001.

States with largest K-12 expenditures, fiscal 2001

▪ California

$39,026,563,000

▪ New York

$29,209,562,000

▪ Texas

$25,753,029,000

▪ Pennsylvania

$15,070,000,000

▪ Illinois

$14,726,541,000

▪ Florida

$14,562,376,000

▪ New Jersey

$14,129,045,000

▪ Michigan

$13,722,604,000

▪ Ohio

$12,400,000,000

▪ Georgia

$9,359,859,000

Source: Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics 2000-2001.

States with most private elementary and secondary schools, 1998

▪ California

3,332

▪ Pennsylvania

1,989

▪ New York

1,924

▪ Florida

1,481

▪ Illinois

1,408

▪ Texas

1,329

▪ Michigan

1,096

▪ Wisconsin

1,073

▪ Ohio

991

▪ New Jersey

901

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2000.

States projected to have the most public school students in 2011

▪ California

6,488,000

▪ Texas

4,255,000

▪ New York

2,753,000

▪ Florida

2,356,000

▪ Illinois

2,019,000

▪ Ohio

1,730,000

▪ Pennsylvania

1,716,000

▪ Michigan

1,610,000

▪ Georgia

1,525,000

▪ New Jersey

1,290,000

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Projection of Education Statistics to 2011.
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