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2011 AS&U 100: 20-Year Change in Enrollment at Largest School Districts

The school districts listed below represent the biggest schools in the United States by enrollment. The 2011 AS&U 100 — a compilation of the nation's 100 largest school districts — also provides the following data:

Rank School District State Enrollment (2009-10) Enrollment (1989-90) 20-Year Change (%)

1

New York City

NY

1,038,741

930,440

11.64%

2

Los Angeles Unified

CA

670,746

609,746

10.00%

3

Chicago

IL

407,157

408,442

-0.31%

4

Miami-Dade County

FL

345,804

279,420

23.76%

5

Clark County

NV

307,059

111,460

175.49%

6

Broward County

FL

256,137

148,803

72.13%

7

Houston

TX

202,773

185,566

9.27%

8

Hillsborough County

FL

193,265

119,810

61.31%

9

Hawaii

HI

180,196

169,493

6.31%

10

Orange County

FL

173,259

96,244

80.02%

11

Palm Beach

FL

172,897

98,705

75.17%

12

Fairfax County

VA

171,956

126,790

35.62%

13

Philadelphia

PA

165,694

189,451

-12.54%

14

Gwinnett County

GA

159,296

62,196

156.12%

15

Dallas

TX

157,111

125,897

24.79%

16

Montgomery County

MD

141,722

100,261

41.35%

17

Wake County

NC

140,558

62,474

124.99%

18

Charlotte-Mecklenburg County

NC

136,969

75,903

80.45%

19

San Diego Unified

CA

131,417

119,314

10.14%

20

Prince George's County

MD

127,039

106,974

18.76%

21

Duval County

FL

122,586

106,593

15.00%

22

Memphis

TN

109,300

104,410

4.68%

23

Cobb County

GA

107,245

66,668

60.86%

24

Pinellas County

FL

105,238

91,393

15.15%

25

Cypress-Fairbanks

TX

104,231

37,224

180.01%

26

Baltimore County

MD

103,324

84,133

22.81%

27

DeKalb County

GA

99,406

72,865

36.42%

28

Jefferson County

KY

98,808

91,353

8.16%

29

Albuquerque

NM

96,572

86,653

11.45%

30

Polk County

FL

94,530

63,932

47.86%

31

Northside

TX

92,335

49,539

86.39%

32

Detroit

MI

90,499

175,436

-48.41%

33

Fulton County

GA

90,399

40,280

124.43%

34

Long Beach Unified

CA

86,283

68,292

26.34%

35

Jefferson County

CO

86,282

75,164

14.79%

36

Austin

TX

84,676

61,666

37.31%

37

Baltimore City

MD

82,866

107,782

-23.12%

38

Milwaukee

WI

82,096

92,061

-10.82%

39

Lee County

FL

80,484

40,569

98.39%

40

Fort Worth

TX

80,209

66,535

20.55%

41

Denver

CO

77,267

58,299

32.54%

42

Prince William County

VA

76,861

40,991

87.51%

43

Fresno Unified

CA

75,468

67,492

11.82%

44

Nashville-Davidson County

TN

75,080

68,473

9.65%

45

Anne Arundel County

MD

74,776

64,104

16.65%

46

Guilford County

NC

72,758

23,981

203.40%

47

Brevard County

FL

72,412

53,615

35.06%

48

Virginia Beach

VA

71,182

68,348

4.15%

49

Greenville

SC

70,969

50,849

39.57%

50

Granite

UT

70,595

77,515

-8.93%

51

Davis

UT

69,689

53,425

30.44%

52

Fort Bend

TX

69,374

33,165

109.18%

53

Mesa Unified

AZ

67,471

61,636

9.47%

54

Pasco County

FL

67,147

32,164

108.76%

55

Alpine

UT

65,918

38,246

72.35%

56

North East

TX

65,498

40,644

61.15%

57

Washoe County

NV

64,838

36,662

76.85%

58

Seminole County

FL

64,457

46,499

38.62%

59

Arlington

TX

63,487

42,651

48.85%

60

El Paso

TX

63,378

61,729

2.67%

61

Aldine

TX

62,792

38,245

64.18%

62

Mobile County

AL

62,767

67,620

-7.18%

63

Elk Grove Unified

CA

62,483

24,390

156.18%

64

Volusia County

FL

62,306

45,775

36.11%

65

Loudoun County

VA

60,003

14,174

323.33%

66

Douglas County

CO

59,932

12,001

399.39%

67

Chesterfield County

VA

59,509

42,864

38.83%

68

Katy

TX

59,078

17,889

230.25%

69

Garland

TX

57,861

36,029

60.60%

70

Santa Ana Unified

CA

56,937

42,785

33.08%

71

Knox County

TN

56,758

49,926

13.68%

72

Boston

MA

55,371

59,597

-7.09%

73

Tucson Unified

AZ

55,369

56,115

-1.33%

74

San Antonio

TX

55,327

58,720

-5.78%

75

San Francisco Unified

CA

55,140

61,935

-10.97%

76

Plano

TX

54,939

29,209

88.09%

77

San Bernardino Unified

CA

53,837

39,033

37.93%

78

Capistrano Unified

CA

53,381

24,846

114.85%

79

Cumberland County

NC

53,035

44,327

19.64%

80

Columbus

OH

52,810

64,051

-17.55%

81

Forsyth County

NC

52,795

37,842

39.51%

82

Pasadena

TX

52,303

35,251

48.37%

83

Osceola County

FL

52,139

17,769

193.43%

84

Corona-Norco Unified

CA

52,052

21,660

140.31%

85

Cherry Creek

CO

51,786

28,027

84.77%

86

Lewisville

TX

50,840

19,652

158.70%

87

Howard County

MD

50,641

28,874

75.39%

88

Clayton County

GA

50,204

33,641

49.23%

89

Conroe

TX

49,629

22,475

120.82%

90

Anchorage

AK

49,592

40,924

21.18%

91

Henrico County

VA

49,407

31,963

54.58%

92

Brownsville

TX

49,121

34,998

40.35%

93

Atlanta

GA

48,909

61,373

-20.31%

94

Jordan

UT

48,853

63,605

-23.19%

95

Omaha

NE

48,692

41,251

18.04%

96

Cleveland

OH

48,392

69,812

-30.68%

97

Wichita

KS

48,324

47,251

2.27%

98

Shelby County

TN

48,211

36,254

32.98%

99

Garden Grove Unified

CA

47,950

36,725

30.57%

100

Sacramento City Unified

CA

47,890

48,061

-0.36%

101

San Juan Unified

CA

47,327

46,640

1.47%

102

Seattle

WA

46,522

40,917

13.70%

103

Oakland Unified

CA

46,099

50,741

-9.15%

104

Portland

OR

45,748

53,116

-13.87%

105

Alief

TX

45,553

27,949

62.99%

106

Klein

TX

44,824

25,304

77.14%

107

Jefferson Parish

LA

44,713

57,663

-22.46%

108

Ysleta

TX

44,620

49,675

-10.18%

109

Washington, D.C.

DC

43,866

81,301

-46.04%

110

Charleston

SC

43,063

42,877

0.43%

111

Round Rock

TX

43,008

18,136

137.14%

112

Manatee County

FL

42,939

25,471

68.58%

113

Collier County

FL

42,714

19,586

118.08%

114

Riverside Unified

CA

42,696

30,258

41.11%

115

Oklahoma City

OK

42,549

38,212

11.35%

116

East Baton Rouge Parish

LA

42,307

60,279

-29.81%

117

Sweetwater Union High

CA

42,209

27,265

54.81%

118

Marion County

FL

42,005

27,702

51.63%

119

Adams 12 Five Star

CO

41,949

20,692

102.73%

120

Hamilton County

TN

41,832

22,348

87.18%

121

Caddo Parish

LA

41,757

52,309

-20.17%

122

Tulsa

OK

41,493

40,919

1.40%

123

Elgin Unit-46

IL

41,446

26,767

54.84%

124

Socorro

TX

41,357

12,216

238.55%

125

Sarasota County

FL

41,281

27,541

49.89%

126

Lake County

FL

41,050

20,096

104.27%

127

Fontana Unified

CA

41,004

24,521

67.22%

128

Henry County

GA

40,951

10,350

295.66%

129

United

TX

40,885

10,622

284.91%

130

Escambia County

FL

40,613

42,071

-3.47%

131

Salem-Keizer

OR

40,259

26,930

49.49%

132

Frederick County

MD

40,159

26,173

53.44%

133

Anoka-Hennepin

MN

39,904

33,709

18.38%

134

Chesapeake

VA

39,883

28,324

40.81%

135

Killeen

TX

39,603

21,013

88.47%

136

Newark

NJ

39,443

48,573

-18.80%

137

Union County

NC

39,395

12,623

212.09%

138

St. Lucie County

FL

39,013

20,647

88.95%

139

Gilbert Unified

AZ

38,800

9,874

292.95%

140

Harford County

MD

38,636

30,217

27.86%

141

St. Paul

MN

38,531

34,758

10.86%

142

Cherokee County

GA

38,293

15,339

149.64%

143

Corpus Christi

TX

38,196

42,054

-9.17%

144

Chandler Unified

AZ

38,147

10,511

262.92%

145

Stockton Unified

CA

38,141

31,849

19.76%

146

Beaverton

OR

38,120

23,490

62.28%

147

Clovis Unified

CA

38,004

21,299

78.43%

148

Kern Union High

CA

37,928

19,391

95.60%

149

Horry

SC

37,790

23,701

59.44%

150

Rutherford County

TN

37,679

17,371

116.91%

151

Clear Creek

TX

37,611

21,368

76.02%

152

Peoria Unified

AZ

37,500

19,860

88.82%

153

Mesquite

TX

37,272

24,299

53.39%

154

Fayette County

KY

36,988

31,191

18.59%

155

Adams-Arapahoe

CO

36,967

25,345

45.86%

156

Moreno Valley Unified

CA

36,822

26,630

38.27%

157

Deer Valley Unified

AZ

36,241

15,291

137.01%

158

Jefferson County

AL

36,058

40,627

-11.25%

159

St. Tammany Parish

LA

36,021

28,055

28.39%

160

Clay County

FL

35,956

20,861

72.36%

161

Spring

TX

35,350

17,523

101.73%

162

Minneapolis

MN

35,076

40,831

-14.09%

163

Humble

TX

34,923

18,828

85.48%

164

Lincoln

NE

34,915

27,356

27.63%

165

Richardson

TX

34,843

33,324

4.56%

166

Chatham County

GA

34,668

33,407

3.77%

167

Buffalo

NY

34,526

46,694

-26.06%

168

Mount Diablo

CA

34,316

32,534

5.48%

169

Meridian

ID

34,233

14,228

140.60%

170

Forsyth County

GA

34,208

7,485

357.02%

171

Norfolk

VA

34,011

36,428

-6.64%

172

Frisco

TX

33,973

1,237

2646.40%

173

Poway

CA

33,797

23,402

44.42%

174

Irving

TX

33,679

22,504

49.66%

175

Canyons

UT

33,678

N/A

N/A

176

Cincinnati

OH

33,449

50,842

-34.21%

177

Indianapolis

IN

33,372

48,805

-31.62%

178

Anaheim Union High

CA

33,187

21,394

55.12%

179

Paradise Valley Unified

AZ

33,146

25,969

27.64%

180

Calcasieu Parish

LA

32,905

32,726

0.55%

181

Des Moines

IA

32,749

30,267

8.20%

182

Montebello Unified

CA

32,739

32,362

1.16%

183

Leon County

FL

32,733

26,211

24.88%

184

Rochester

NY

32,516

31,941

1.80%

185

Spring Branch

TX

32,502

25,807

25.94%

186

Durham

NC

32,470

18,046

79.93%

187

Muscogee County

GA

32,458

29,569

9.77%

188

Richmond County

GA

32,449

32,392

0.18%

189

San Jose Unified

CA

32,423

29,005

11.78%

190

Saddleback Valley Unified

CA

32,387

24,156

34.07%

191

Gaston County

NC

32,351

30,064

7.61%

192

Fremont Unified

CA

32,304

26,913

20.03%

193

Edinburg

TX

32,011

14,380

122.61%

194

Chino Valley Unified

CA

31,992

22,127

44.58%

195

Johnston County

NC

31,960

14,547

119.70%

196

Amarillo

TX

31,890

26,146

21.97%

197

Montgomery County

AL

31,764

36,004

-11.78%

198

Mansfield

TX

31,662

7,111

345.25%

199

Keller

TX

31,569

7,358

329.04%

200

Fort Wayne

IN

31,549

31,843

-0.92%

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