The Top 10 Lists of 2004

Largest school districts
▸ New York City 1,063,609
▸ Los Angeles 746,610
▸ Chicago 438,589
▸ Miami-Dade County, Fla. 362,319
▸ Broward County, Fla. 271,339
▸ Clark County, Nev. 267,894
▸ Houston 212,099
▸ Philadelphia 211,003
▸ Hawaii 182,434
▸ Hillsborough County, Fla. 179,466

Source: Individual districts

 

States with highest public school enrollments
▸ California 6,244,403
▸ Texas 4,223,192
▸ New York 2,845,000
▸ Florida 2,533,628
▸ Illinois 2,089,633
▸ Pennsylvania 1,816,737
▸ Ohio 1,813,411
▸ Michigan 1,744,940
▸ Georgia 1,496,012
▸ New Jersey 1,367,222

Source: National Education Association

 

States with highest per-pupil expenditures
▸ Connecticut $11,378
▸ New York $11,515
▸ New Jersey $11,103
▸ Massachusetts $10,691
▸ Delaware $10,270
▸ Vermont $9,942
▸ Rhode Island $9,889
▸ Alaska $9,569
▸ Illinois $9,376
▸ Maine $9,289

Source: National Education Association

 

States with lowest per-pupil expenditures
▸ North Dakota $4,773
▸ Utah $4,907
▸ Arizona $5,197
▸ Alabama $5,418
▸ Arkansas $5,789
▸ Mississippi $5,822
▸ Tennessee $6,048
▸ Nevada $6,128
▸ Virginia $6,316
▸ Idaho $6,378

Source: National Education Association

 

Districts with most school buildings
▸ New York City 1,218
▸ Los Angeles 663
▸ Chicago 599
▸ Miami-Dade County, Fla. 363
▸ Houston 299
▸ Hawaii 279
▸ Clark County, Nev. 275
▸ Detroit 265
▸ Philadelphia 263
▸ Broward County, Fla. 244

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts in the United States, 2001-02

 

States with highest projected increases in public high school graduates, 2001-13
▸ Nevada 72.2%
▸ Florida 30.3%
▸ Arizona 29.6%
▸ New Jersey 26.7%
▸ Michigan 25.9%
▸ California 23.1%
▸ Georgia 22.7%
▸ Colorado 22.1%
▸ North Carolina 20.6%
▸ Virginia 19.2%

Source: NCES, “Projections of Education Statistics to 2013”

 

States with highest projected decreases in public high school graduates, 2001-13
▸ North Dakota -31.7%
▸ District of Columbia -31.3%
▸ Wyoming -25.7%
▸ Montana -20.8%
▸ South Dakota -20.6%
▸ Vermont -17.7%
▸ West Virginia -15.9%
▸ Massachusetts -15.0%
▸ Louisiana -13.8%
▸ Oklahoma -11.5%

Source: NCES, “Projections of Education Statistics to 2013”

 

Largest college and university campuses
▸ University of Texas at Austin 49,996
▸ Ohio State University 47,952
▸ Miami-Dade Community College 46,834
▸ University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 45,481
▸ University of Florida 45,114
▸ Arizona State University 44,126
▸ Texas A&M University 44,026
▸ Michigan State University 43,366
▸ Houston Community College System 40,929
▸ University of Wisconsin, Madison 40,658

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2002

 

States with the highest numbers of public high school graduates, 2000-01
▸ California 315,189
▸ Texas 215,316
▸ New York 114,436
▸ Pennsylvania 114,436
▸ Ohio 111,281
▸ Florida 111,112
▸ Illinois 110,624
▸ Michigan 96,515
▸ New Jersey 76,130
▸ Virginia 66,067

Source: NCES, “Projections of Education Statistics to 2013”

 

States projected to have the highest numbers of public high school graduates, 2013
▸ California 388,150
▸ Texas 256,170
▸ Florida 144,760
▸ New York 144,690
▸ Illinois 129,970
▸ Michigan 121,520
▸ Pennsylvania 120,020
▸ Ohio 107,590
▸ New Jersey 96,480
▸ Virginia 78,760

Source: NCES, “Projections of Education Statistics to 2013”

 

States with largest projected increases in K-8 public school enrollment, 2001-13
▸ Wyoming 23.8%
▸ Arizona 21.3%
▸ Hawaii 20.2%
▸ New Mexico 19.6%
▸ Idaho 18.0%
▸ California 16.0%
▸ Utah 15.8%
▸ Alaska 13.8%
▸ Texas 12.0%
▸ Montana 11.4%

Source: NCES, “Projections of Education Statistics to 2013”

 

States with largest projected increases in K-12 public school enrollment, 2001-13
▸ Alaska 17.0%
▸ Hawaii 16.1%
▸ California 15.7%
▸ Idaho 15.1%
▸ New Mexico 14.9%
▸ Nevada 13.8%
▸ Wyoming 13.1%
▸ Utah 12.7%
▸ Arizona 12.0%
▸ Texas 11.2%

Source: NCES, “Projections of Education Statistics to 2013”

 

Largest school construction bond issues passed in 2003
▸ Wake County (N.C.) School District $450 million
▸ North East (Texas) Independent School District $449 million
▸ Denver School District $310.8 million
▸ Guilford County (N.C.) School District $300 million
▸ Fort Bend (Texas) Independent School District $299.95 million
▸ San Francisco Unified School District $295 million
▸ Fairfax County (Va.) School District $290.6 million
▸ Jordan (Utah) School District $281 million
▸ Phoenix Union High School District $205 million
▸ Leander (Texas) Independent School District 189.9 million

Source: The Bond Buyer

 

States with most degree-granting institutions
▸ California 413
▸ New York 309
▸ Pennsylvania 260
▸ Texas 198
▸ Illinois 184
▸ Ohio 178
▸ Florida 166
▸ Georgia 128
▸ North Carolina 121
▸ Massachusetts 119
▸ Missouri 119

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2002

 

Districts with most teachers
▸ New York City 65,804
▸ Los Angeles 36,115
▸ Chicago 24,064
▸ Miami-Dade County, Fla. 19,043
▸ Broward County, Fla. 12,763
▸ Clark County, Nev. 12,514
▸ Fairfax County, Va. 12,310
▸ Houston 12,097
▸ Hawaii 11,007
▸ Philadelphia 10,686

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts in the United States, 2001-02

 

States with most public school teachers
▸ California 301,013
▸ Texas 289,680
▸ New York 226,000
▸ Florida 141,028
▸ Illinois 134,519
▸ Ohio 122,145
▸ Pennsylvania 119,256
▸ New Jersey 105,422
▸ Michigan 102,033
▸ Georgia 95,875

Source: National Education Association

 

States with lowest student-teacher ratios
▸ Vermont 11.4
▸ Rhode Island 11.8
▸ New York 12.6
▸ Virginia 12.6
▸ Maine 12.8
▸ New Jersey 13.0
▸ Connecticut 13.2
▸ Wyoming 13.3
▸ North Dakota 13.3
▸ Missouri 13.5

Source: National Education Association

 

States with highest student-teacher ratios
▸ Utah 22.3
▸ Arizona 20.9
▸ California 20.7
▸ Oregon 20.4
▸ Washington 19.2
▸ Nevada 19.0
▸ Florida 18.0
▸ Idaho 17.9
▸ Michigan 17.1
▸ Alaska 16.7

Source: National Education Association

 

States with the most students attending charter schools
▸ California 153,935
▸ Arizona 73,542
▸ Texas 60,562
▸ Michigan 60,236
▸ Florida 53,350
▸ Pennsylvania 33,656
▸ Ohio 28,446
▸ Wisconsin 26,797
▸ Colorado 25,512
▸ North Carolina 21,030

Source: Center for Education Reform

 

States with most charter schools
▸ Arizona 464
▸ California 428
▸ Florida 227
▸ Texas 221
▸ Michigan 196
▸ Ohio 131
▸ Wisconsin 130
▸ Colorado 93
▸ North Carolina 93
▸ Pennsylvania 91

Source: Center for Education Reform

 

Districts with most Title I-eligible schools
▸ New York City 832
▸ Chicago 482
▸ Los Angeles 481
▸ Philadelphia 260
▸ Detroit 230
▸ Houston 196
▸ Dallas 190
▸ Miami-Dade County, Fla. 165
▸ Milwaukee 157
▸ Baltimore 133

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts in the United States, 2001-02

 

Highest per-pupil expenditures (of the 100 largest districts)
▸ Boston $11,503
▸ Buffalo $11,067
▸ Washington, D.C. $10,874
▸ Minneapolis $10,348
▸ New York City $9,472
▸ Montgomery County, Md. $8,963
▸ Milwaukee $8,688
▸ Atlanta $8,623
▸ Fairfax County, Va. $8,530
▸ Detroit $8,494

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest School Districts in the United States, 2001-02

 

States with highest average public school teacher salaries
▸ California $56,283
▸ Connecticut $55,367
▸ New Jersey $54,158
▸ Michigan $53,798
▸ New York $52,600
▸ Massachusetts $52,043
▸ Pennsylvania $51,424
▸ Illinois $51,285
▸ Rhode Island $51,076
▸ Delaware $50,772
Source: National Education Association

 

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