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Districts with the largest enrollments, Fall 2007

New York 1,042,078
Los Angeles 653,215
Chicago 410,000 (est.)
Miami 342,002
Clark County (Nev.) 308,866
Broward County (Fla.) 258,905
Houston 202,938
Hillsborough (Fla.) 192,858
Hawaii 178,369
Philadelphia 177,431
Source: Individual districts

Universities with the largest enrollments, Fall 2007

▪Ohio State University, Columbus 52,568
▪University of Florida, Gainesville 51,876
▪Arizona State University, Tempe 51,481
▪University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 50,880
▪University of Texas, Austin 50,201
▪University of Central Florida 48,497
▪Texas A & M 46,612
▪Michigan State University 46,045
▪University of South Florida 44,891
▪Penn State University, University Park 43,442
Source: Individual schools

States with the highest per-pupil expenditures, 2004-05

▪New York $14,119
▪New Jersey $13,800
▪District of Columbia $12,979
▪Vermont $11,835
▪Connecticut $11,572
▪Massachusetts $11,267
▪Delaware $10,910
▪Alaska $10,830
▪Pennsylvania $10,552
▪Rhode Island $10,371
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

States with the lowest per-pupil expenditures, 2004-05

Utah $5,257
Arizona $6,261
Idaho $6,283
Mississippi $6,575
Oklahoma $6,613
Nevada $6,722
Tennessee $6,729
Alabama $7,066
North Carolina $7,159
Kentucky $7,188
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

States whose districts had the most capital outlay, 2004-05

▪California $10.22 billion
▪Texas $5.59 billion
▪Florida $3.80 billion
▪New York $3.34 billion
▪New Jersey $2.18 billion
▪Illinois $2.14 billion
▪Ohio $2.05 billion
▪Michigan $1.94 billion
▪Pennsylvania $1.91 billion
▪Georgia $1.79 billion
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Districts with the most teachers (FTE), 2005-06

▪New York City 70,888
▪Los Angeles 34,961
▪Chicag 27,038
▪Miami 20,606
▪Broward County (Fla.) 15,717
▪Clark County (Nev.) 14,862
▪Fairfax County (Va.) 13,090
▪Houston 12,081
▪Hawaii 11,226
▪Hillsborough County (Fla.) 10,924
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the largest 10-year enrollment increase

Nevada 55.6%
Arizona 47.2%
Florida 22.9%
Georgia 21.9%
Texas 20.7%
North Carolina 19.7%
Colorado 18.8%
New Jersey 16.6%
California 16.3%
Virginia 12.5%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the sharpest 10-year enrollment decrease

▪Louisiana -17.9%
▪North Dakota -17.5%
▪South Dakota -15.7%
▪Wyoming -15.5%
▪Montana -12.2%
▪West Virginia -8.6%
▪Maine -8.5%
▪Vermont -8.5%
▪Iowa -3.8%
▪Washington, D.C. -3.7%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the most students in charter schools, September 2007

California 238,593
Arizona 112,073
Florida 106,270
Texas 98,537
Ohio 92,229
Michigan 91,646
Pennsylvania 58,541
Colorado 48,038
Wisconsin 40,090
North Carolina 29,972
Source: Center for Education Reform

States with the most charters, September 2007

▪California 710
▪Arizona 482
▪Florida 379
▪Ohio 315
▪Texas 300
▪Michigan 244
▪Wisconsin 226
▪Minnesota 147
▪Colorado 144
▪Pennsylvania 127
Source: Center for Education Reform

Districts with the most enrollment added, 1995-2005

Clark County (Nev.) 127,343
Los Angeles 79,707
Broward County (Fla.) 63,271
Gwinnett County (Ga.) 60,043
Orange County (Fla.) 52,444
Hillsborough County (Fla.) 50,565
Palm Beach County (Fla.) 42,720
Wake County (N.C.) 39,558
Cypress-Fairbanks (Texas) 35,439
Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) 34,461
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Districts with the most enrollment lost, 1995 to 2005

▪Orleans Parish (La.) -79,722
▪Detroit -40,495
▪New York City -34,981
▪Philadelphia -25,943
▪Baltimore (city) -22,337
▪Washington, D.C. -20,186
▪Cleveland -15,592
▪Cincinnati -15,300
▪Jefferson Parish (La.) -14,396
▪Buffalo (N.Y.) -11,834
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Lowest per-pupil spending (10,000+ enrollment

Alpine, Utah $4,641
Nebo, Utah $4,693
Tooele County, Utah $4,732
Jordan, Utah $4,736
Washington County, Utah $4,810
Weber County, Utah $4,968
Granite, Utah $4,983
Meridian, Idaho $5,052
Cache County, Utah $5,213
Davis County, Utah $5,220
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Education Finances 2005

Highest per-pupil spending (10,000+ enrollment)

▪Newark, N.J. $20,842
▪Trenton, N.J. $18,726
▪Jersey City, N.J. $17,549
▪Camden, N.J. $16,683
▪East Orange, N.J. $16,681
▪Paterson, N.J. $16,302
▪Boston $16,124
▪Union City, N.J. $15,773
▪Passaic, N.J. $15,531
▪Elizabeth, N.J. $15,467
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Education Finances 2005

States with the most public schools, 2005

▪California 9,863
▪Texas 8,841
▪New York 4,672
▪Illinois 4,434
▪Michigan 4,090
▪Ohio 4,012
▪Florida 3,766
▪Pennsylvania 3,250
▪Minnesota 2,759
▪Georgia 2,489
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the most public school students, 2005-06

California 6,437,202
Texas 4,525,394
New York 2,815,581
Florida 2,675,024
Illinois 2,111,706
Ohio 1,839,683
Pennsylvania 1,830,684
Michigan 1,741,845
Georgia 1,598,461
North Carolina 1,416,436
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

High schools with the largest enrollments, 2005-06

Belmont (L.A. Unified) 5,336
Elizabeth (Elizabeth, N.J.) 5,216
Theodore Roosevelt (L.A. Unified) 5,126
Cypress Bay (Broward County, Fla.) 5,060
Westfield (Spring, Texas) 4,872
Long Beach Polytechnic (Long Beach, Calif.) 4,835
James Garfield (L.A. Unified) 4,830
John Francis Polytechnic (L.A. Unified) 4,773
John Marshall (L.A. Unified) 4,760
Bell (L.A. Unified) 4,737
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Steepest enrollment drop, 1995 to 2005 (enrollment 10,000 to 20,000)

Dayton (Ohio) -39.0%
Gary (Ind.) -28.3%
Flint (Mich.) -27.2%
Duluth (Minn.) -24.7%
Saginaw (Mich.) -21.4%
Lansing (Mich.) -20.5%
Pontiac (Mich.) -18.1%
Englewood (Texas) -17.2%
Canton (Ohio) -15.7%
Alum Rock (Calif.) -14.6%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Steepest enrollment drop, 1995 to 2005 (enrollment 20,000 to 40,000)

▪Cincinnati -29.3%
▪Birmingham (Ala.) -26.0%
▪Buffalo (N.Y.) -24.4%
▪Toledo (Ohio) -22.4%
▪Grand Rapids (Mich.) -21.4%
▪Pittsburgh -18.3%
▪Minneapolis -17.3%
▪Indianapolis -15.0%
▪Akron (Ohio) -14.6%
▪Jefferson County (Ala.) -12.7%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Fastest enrollment growth, 1995 to 2005 (enrollment 20,000 to 40,000)

▪East Valley (Ariz.) Institute of Technology 884.3%
▪Plainfield (Ill.) 329.1%
▪Mansfield (Texas) 152.1%
▪Forsyth County (Ga.) 147.5%
▪Leander (Texas) 147.2%
▪Murrieta Valley (Calif.) Unified 140.1%
▪Henry County (Ga.) 124.5%
▪Temecula Valley (Calif.) Unified 122.0%
▪Keller (Texas) 117.8%
▪Paulding County (Ga.) 110.8%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the most school districts larger than 10,000 students

California 162
Texas 89
Florida 38
North Carolina 37
Georgia 36
Washington 31
Arizona 27
Virginia 27
Michigan 25
Indiana 24
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Universities with the largest academic research and development expenditures, Fiscal 2005

The Johns Hopkins University $1.44 billion
University of Michigan (all campuses) $809 million
University of Wisconsin $798 million
University of California, Los Angeles $786 million
University of California, San Francisco $754 million
University of California, San Diego $721 million
Stanford University $715 million
University of Washington $708 million
University of Pennsylvania $655 million
Duke University $631 million
Source: National Science Foundation

Fastest enrollment growth 1995 to 2005, (enrollment 10,000 to 20,000)

▪Frisco (Texas) 638.5%
▪Dysart Unified (Ariz.) 309.2%
▪Olentangy (Ohio) 211.9%
▪Falcon 49 (Colo.) 194.9%
▪McKinney (Texas) 178.6%
▪Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) 159.1%
▪Oswego 308 (Ill.) 152.3%
▪Etiwanda (Calif.) Elem. 145.1%
▪Brighton 27J (Colo.) 133.9%
▪Magnolia (Texas) 122.3%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Districts with the greatest increase in number of public schools, 1995 to 2005

▪New York 300
▪Los Angeles 166
▪Clark County (Nev.) 116
▪Palm Beach County (Fla.) 103
▪Broward County (Fla.) 93
▪Hillsborough County (Fla.) 89
▪Milwaukee 80
▪Chicago 78
▪Miami 72
▪San Diego 55
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

States with the largest increase in number of public schools, 1995 to 2005

▪Texas 2,203
▪California 1,987
▪Florida 1,006
▪Arizona 945
▪Georgia 726
▪Minnesota 602
▪New York 523
▪North Carolina 363
▪Michigan 342
▪Illinois 292

States with the largest decrease in number of public schools, 1995 to 2005

Nebraska -186
South Dakota -99
West Virginia -80
Kansas -80
North Dakota -74
Montana -54
Maine -46
Oklahoma -41
Iowa -37
Wyoming -31
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
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