The Top Ten Lists of 2005

Jan. 1, 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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