ERIC Number: ED359226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 1990-91. Statistical Analysis Report.
Basic descriptive information is provided about the 100 largest school districts in the United States and its outlying areas during the 1990-91 school year. The 100 largest public school districts, representing fewer than 1 percent of all school districts, were responsible for educating 23 percent of all public school students. Characteristics that are noted include average and medium size, student-teacher ratios, number of high school graduates, numbers of pupils receiving special education, and minority enrollment as a proportion of total enrollment. This information is contained in nine basic tables. Almost all of these districts encompass large cities, but only about half are confined to city limits. About 70 percent are in coastal states, and of the 89 districts for which student racial/ethnic information was reported, 47 districts have over 50 percent minority enrollment. The 100 districts employ about 23 percent of the nation's public school teachers and accounted for about 17 percent of all public schools and over 19 percent of public high school graduates. Schools in these districts tended to be 39 percent larger than the average U.S. school and to have a slightly higher pupil/teacher ratio than those in other districts. The nine basic tables and the three tables listing selected statistics present data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics for the Common Core of Data. One figure illustrates the location of these districts. Three appendixes list the largest districts and contain the survey documents for the elementary school and secondary school universes and the school agency universe. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Geographic Regions, High School Graduates, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Groups, Public Schools, School District Size, School Districts, School Statistics, School Surveys, Special Education, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Ratio, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States