The Top Ten Lists of 2005

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Largest school districts
▸ New York 1,086,886
▸ Los Angeles 742,090
▸ Chicago 434,419
▸ Miami-Dade County, Fla. 358,953
▸ Clark County, Nev. 280,834
▸ Broward County, Fla. 272,691
▸ Philadelphia 214,350
▸ Houston 211,499
▸ Hillsborough County, Fla. 187,694
▸ Hawaii 181,897

Source: Individual districts

 

States with most K-12 public school students, 2002
▸ California 6,356,348
▸ Texas 4,259,823
▸ New York 2,888,233
▸ Florida 2,539,929
▸ Illinois 2,084,187
▸ Ohio 1,838,285
▸ Pennsylvania 1,816,747
▸ Michigan 1,785,160
▸ Georgia 1,496,012
▸ New Jersey 1,367,438

Source: National Education Association

 

States with most public school K-12 instruction staff, 2002-03
▸ California 344,286
▸ Texas 323,823
▸ New York 248,062
▸ Florida 156,868
▸ Illinois 146,629
▸ Ohio 137,635
▸ Pennsylvania 136,766
▸ New Jersey 128,588
▸ Georgia 111,046
▸ Michigan 107,189

Source: National Education Association

 

Fastest-growing enrollment, 1992-2002 (enrollment 10,000 to 20,000)
▸ Frisco, Texas 550.6%
▸ Rockingham County, N.C. 332.4%
▸ Plainfield, Ill. 326.2%
▸ Gresham-Barlow, Ore. 256.0%
▸ Hamilton (Ind.) Southeastern 170.3%
▸ McKinney, Texas 169.6%
▸ Leander, Texas 159.4%
▸ Etiwanda, Calif. 159.2%
▸ Murrieta Valley, Calif. 148.3%
▸ Mansfield, Texas 127.4%

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

Districts that added the most students, 1992-2002
▸ Clark County, Nev. 120,386
▸ Los Angeles 107,071
▸ New York 93,410
▸ Broward County, Fla. 89,865
▸ Miami-Dade County, Fla. 70,049
▸ Gwinnett County, Ga. 50,409
▸ Orange County, Fla. 48,582
▸ Palm Beach County, Fla. 48,430
▸ Hillsborough County, Fla. 43,230
▸ Guilford County, N.C. 39,695

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

Fastest-growing enrollment, 1992-2002 (enrollment greater than 40,000)
▸ Guilford County, N.C. 152.8%
▸ Douglas County, Colo. 147.4%
▸ Clark County, Nev. 88.4%
▸ Lewisville, Texas 86.4%
▸ Osceola County, Fla. 85.4%
▸ Elk Grove, Calif. 71.8%
▸ Gwinnett County, Ga. 69.9%
▸ Hamilton County, Tenn. 68.0%
▸ Corona-Norco, Calif. 67.3%
▸ Capistrano, Calif. 61.8%

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

Districts with steepest enrollment drops, 1992-2002 (enrollment 40,000 or greater)
▸ Cincinnati, Ohio -17.1%
▸ East Baton Rouge, La. -16.9%
▸ New Orleans -16.8%
▸ Washington, D.C. -16.6%
▸ Caddo Parish, La. -14.0%
▸ Baltimore (city) -13.0%
▸ Indianapolis, Ind. -12.8%
▸ Newark, N.J. -11.5%
▸ Granite, Utah -11.1%
▸ Jefferson Parish, La. -10.1%

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

Largest college and university campuses (by enrollment)
▸ University of Phoenix-Online Campus 71,052
▸ Miami-Dade Community College 58,490
▸ University of Texas at Austin 51,426
▸ Ohio State University 50,731
▸ University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 49,474
▸ Arizona State University 48,901
▸ University of Florida 47,858
▸ Texas A&M University 44,813
▸ Michigan State University 44,542
▸ City College of San Francisco 42,043

Source: NCES, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system

 

Districts with greatest per-pupil expenditures, 2001-02 (enrollment 10,000 or greater)
▸ Newark, N.J. $15,728
▸ Trenton, N.J. $15,577
▸ Camden, N.J. $14,430
▸ Passaic, N.J. $14,052
▸ Yonkers, N.Y. $13,901
▸ Hartford, Conn. $13,764
▸ Jersey City, N.J. $13,584
▸ Arlington Heights, Ill., HSD $13,430
▸ Boston $13,206
▸ Washington, D.C. $13,187

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

Fastest-growing enrollment, 1992-2002 (enrollment 20,000 to 40,000)
▸ Indian Prairie, Ill. 171.2%
▸ Gilbert, Ariz. 166.8%
▸ Forsyth County, Ga. 149.6%
▸ Temecula Valley, Calif. 142.5%
▸ Loudoun County, Va. 137.6%
▸ Henry County, Ga. 120.2%
▸ Keller, Texas 111.1%
▸ Alamance-Burlington, N.C. 99.9%
▸ United, Texas 99.9%
▸ Chandler, Ariz. 96.2%

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

States with fastest-growing student enrollment, 1992-2002
▸ Nevada 65.7%
▸ Arizona 39.2%
▸ Florida 28.2%
▸ Georgia 23.9%
▸ Colorado 22.7%
▸ California 21.0%
▸ New Jersey 21.0%
▸ Texas 20.3%
▸ North Carolina 19.9%
▸ Connecticut 16.7%

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

States with most full-time college instructional faculty, 2002-03 (9- or 10-month contracts)
▸ California 43,069
▸ New York 33,661
▸ Texas 26,687
▸ Pennsylvania 22,270
▸ Illinois 19,396
▸ Ohio 17,404
▸ North Carolina 15,580
▸ Massachusetts 15,573
▸ Florida 14,068
▸ Michigan 13,792

Source: NCES, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

 

Largest K-12 school construction bond issues passed in 2004
▸ Los Angeles USD, Calif. 3,870,000,000
▸ Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Texas 713,200,000
▸ Austin ISD, Texas 519,526,616
▸ Northside ISD, Texas 439,000,000
▸ Washington Colony ESD, Calif. 400,000,000
▸ Jefferson County, Colo. 323,800,000
▸ Chesterfield County, Va. 321,419,700
▸ Santa Clara USD, Calif. 315,000,000
▸ Plano ISD, Texas 285,700,000
▸ Conroe ISD, Texas 279,900,000

Source: The Bond Buyer

 

States with highest average salaries for public K-12 classroom teachers, 2003-04
▸ California $58,287
▸ District of Columbia $57,009
▸ Connecticut $57,000
▸ New Jersey $55,142
▸ Michigan $54,806
▸ New York $53,482
▸ Illinois $52,950
▸ Delaware $52,499
▸ Rhode Island $52,261
▸ Pennsylvania $52,200

Source: National Education Association

 

States with greatest salary growth for public K-12 classroom teachers, 1993-2003
▸ Georgia 49.6%
▸ North Carolina 48.3%
▸ Idaho 48.0%
▸ Louisiana 46.8%
▸ California 44.8%
▸ Mississippi 41.9%
▸ Delaware 40.1%
▸ South Carolina 39.7%
▸ North Dakota 39.0%
▸ New Mexico 38.3%

Source: National Education Association

 

States with steepest enrollment drop, 1992-2002
▸ North Dakota -12.2%
▸ Wyoming -12.2%
▸ West Virginia -11.3%
▸ Montana -6.3%
▸ Louisiana -8.5%
▸ District of Columbia -5.9%
▸ Maine -5.6%
▸ South Dakota -4.9%
▸ Mississippi -2.8%
▸ Iowa -2.6%

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

States with highest average salaries for college instructional faculty, 2002-03 (9- or 10-month contracts)
▸ Massachusetts $75,337
▸ Connecticut $73,968
▸ Washington, D.C. $73,300
▸ California $73,010
▸ New Jersey $70,373
▸ Delaware $69,519
▸ New York $69,793
▸ Rhode Island $68,779
▸ Pennsylvania $66,268
▸ Michigan $64,458

Source: NCES, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

 

States with most students receiving high school diplomas, 2002
▸ California 325,895
▸ Texas 225,167
▸ New York 153,879
▸ Florida 119,537
▸ Illinois 116,657
▸ Pennsylvania 114,943
▸ Ohio 110,608
▸ Michigan 95,001
▸ New Jersey 77,664
▸ Virginia 66,519

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

U.S. high schools with largest enrollments, 2002
▸ Belmont (Los Angeles) 5,410
▸ Charles Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) 5,375
▸ Elizabeth (Elizabeth, N.J.) 5,277
▸ Theodore Roosevelt (Los Angeles) 5,057
▸ South Gate (South Gate, Calif.) 5,012
▸ Fremont (Los Angeles) 4,979
▸ Monroe (Sepulveda, Calif.) 4,897
▸ Bell (Bell, Calif.) 4,778
▸ Los Angeles (Los Angeles) 4,722
▸ Polytechnic (Long Beach, Calif.) 4,684

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

States with the most students attending charter schools
▸ California 153,935
▸ Texas 74,129
▸ Arizona 73,542
▸ 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 the most charter schools
▸ California 500
▸ Arizona 491
▸ Florida 258
▸ Texas 241
▸ Michigan 210
▸ Wisconsin 147
▸ Ohio 142
▸ Pennsylvania 103
▸ North Carolina 94
▸ Minnesota 95

Source: Center For Education Reform

 

Districts with steepest enrollment drops, 1992-2002 (enrollment 10,000 to 20,000)
▸ Dayton, Ohio -32.6%
▸ Youngstown, Ohio -28.6%
▸ East St. Louis, Ill. -27.0%
▸ Gary, Ind. -21.4%
▸ Decatur, Ill. -21.3%
▸ Pike County, Ky. -19.3%
▸ Duluth, Minn. -18.8%
▸ Monterey Peninsula, Calif. -17.5%
▸ Raleigh County, W.Va. -16.6%
▸ Pulaski County, Ark. -15.5%

Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

Districts with steepest enrollment drops, 1992-2002 (enrollment 20,000 to 40,000)
▸ Flint, Mich. -19.4%
▸ Kanawha County, W.Va. -16.5%
▸ Birmingham, Ala. -15.0%
▸ Pittsburgh, Pa. -13.1%
▸ Grand Rapids, Mich. -13.0%
▸ Akron, Ohio -12.4%
▸ Hartford, Conn. -10.4%
▸ Parkway C-2 (Mo.) -10.2%
▸ Toledo, Ohio -9.7%
▸ Huntsville, Ala. -9.2%
Source: NCES, Common Core of Data

 

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