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Districts with largest student enrollments

New York City

1,098,832

Los Angeles

746,831

Chicago

442,000

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

364,162

Broward County, Fla.

263,271

Clark County, Nev.

255,316

Houston

211,148

Philadelphia

204,851

Hawaii

182,798

Hillsborough County, Fla.

175,021

Source: Individual districts

States with most teachers, 2001-02

California

294,818

Texas

282,589

New York

208,255

Florida

136,888

Illinois

130,453

Ohio

119,633

Pennsylvania

118,470

New Jersey

102,868

Michigan

100,982

Georgia

92,831

Source: National Education Association

Number of school buildings, 2000-01

New York City

1,213

Los Angeles

659

Chicago

602

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

356

Houston

289

Detroit

263

Philadelphia

261

Hawaii

261

Clark County, Nev.

259

Broward County, Fla.

243

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States, 2000-01

Districts with most teachers (FTE) 2000-01

New York City

65,242

Los Angeles

35,150

Chicago

23,935

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

18,608

Broward County, Fla.

11,822

Clark County, Nev.

11,769

Fairfax County, Va.

11,574

Philadelphia

11,266

Houston

11,197

Hawaii

10,927

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States, 2000-01

Districts with most high schools, 2000-01

New York City

184

Los Angeles

105

Chicago

72

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

48

Clark County, Nev.

47

Hawaii

36

Houston

35

Philadelphia

35

Detroit

35

Dallas

35

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States, 2000-01

Pre-K-6 enrollment, 2000-01

Enrollment

Total %

New York City

567,493

53.2%

Los Angeles

420,360

58.3%

Chicago

280,852

64.5%

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

206,887

56.1%

Broward County, Fla.

143,807

57.2%

Clark County, Nev.

137,049

59.1%

Houston

132,564

63.5%

Philadelphia

112,493

55.9%

Hawaii

105,054

56.9%

Dallas

101,016

62.5%

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States, 2000-01

Total expenditures for public K — 12 schools, 2001-02

California

$48,919,456,000

New York

$35,531,000,000

Texas

$35,235,253,000

Illinois

$21,904,494,000

Florida

$20,045,213,000

Pennsylvania

$15,471,635,000

New Jersey

$15,194,516,000

Ohio

$15,140,000,000

Michigan

$15,093,488,000

Georgia

$12,939,689,000

Source: National Education Association

States with highest per-pupil expenditures, fiscal 2002

District of Columbia

$11,009

New York

$10,725

Connecticut

$10,517

Rhode Island

$10,216

Massachusetts

$9,883

Vermont

$9,798

Delaware

$9,612

New Jersey

$9,596

Alaska

$9,430

West Virginia

$8,742

Source: Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics, 2001-02

States with lowest per-pupil expenditures, fiscal 2002

Utah

$4,769

Mississippi

$5,235

Arizona

$5,445

Tennessee

$5,470

Arkansas

$5,764

Idaho

$5,789

Alabama

$5,937

Nevada

$6,134

North Dakota

$6,173

Oklahoma

$6,184

Source: Early Estimates of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Statistics, 2001-02

States that opened the most charter schools in 2002-03

California

89

Arizona

49

Florida

38

Ohio

31

Texas

25

Wisconsin

22

Minnesota

18

Pennsylvania

15

Indiana

10

Georgia

8

Source: Center for Education Reform

Highest per-pupil expenditures (of 100 largest districts)

Boston

$11,040

Buffalo, N.Y.

$9,681

District of Columbia

$9,645

Minneapolis

$9,625

New York City

$8,818

Montgomery County, Md.

$8,604

Milwaukee

$8,557

St. Paul

$8,119

Atlanta

$7,944

Portland, Ore.

$7,941

Source: Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States, 2000-01

College and university campuses with largest enrollments, 1999-2000

The University of Texas at Austin

49,009

Ohio State University

48,003

Miami-Dade Community College

47,152

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

45,361

Arizona State University

44,215

Texas A&M University

43,817

University of Florida

43,382

Michigan State University

43,038

Pennsylvania State University

40,658

University of Wisconsin, Madison

40,099

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2001

States with greatest percentage enrollment growth, 1994-2000

Nevada

35.9%

Arizona

19.0%

Florida

15.3%

Georgia

13.7%

California

13.6%

Colorado

13.1%

North Carolina

11.8%

New Jersey

11.4%

Connecticut

10.9%

Texas

10.4%

Source: Projections of Education Statistics to 2012

States with greatest projected percentage enrollment growth, 2000-2012

Idaho

17.0%

Hawaii

16.3%

Alaska

14.9%

New Mexico

14.3%

Wyoming

12.1%

California

10.2%

Utah

9.6%

Arizona

9.4%

Nevada

7.9%

Texas

7.5%

Source: Projections of Education Statistics to 2012

States with highest average teacher salaries, 2001-02

California

$53,870

Connecticut

$53,551

New York

$53,081

Michigan

$52,037

New Jersey

$51,186

Pennsylvania

$50,599

Illinois

$50,000

Rhode Island

$49,758

Alaska

$49,418

Massachusetts

$49,054

Source: National Education Association

States with largest student-teacher ratios, 2001-02

Arizona

21.1

Utah

21.1

California

20.8

Washington

19.6

Nevada

19.0

Oregon

18.9

Florida

18.2

Massachusetts

17.9

Idaho

17.5

Michigan

17.2

Source: National Education Association

States with smallest student-teacher ratios, 2001-02

Vermont

11.5

Rhode Island

12.2

Virginia

12.7

Maine

12.9

Wyoming

13.0

New Jersey

13.0

New York

13.6

Connecticut

13.7

North Dakota

13.7

Missouri

13.7

Source: National Education Association

States with most degree-granting institutions and branches, 2000-01

California

419

New York

325

Pennsylvania

263

Texas

201

Illinois

181

Ohio

175

Florida

164

Georgia

125

North Carolina

120

Massachusetts

117

Source: Digest of Education Statistics 2001

States with most students, 2001-02

California

6,141,363

Texas

4,146,653

New York

2,840,000

Florida

2,495,969

Illinois

2,068,738

Pennsylvania

1,821,629

Ohio

1,804,585

Michigan

1,734,666

Georgia

1,470,634

New Jersey

1,341,504

Source: National Education Association

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