ERIC Number: ED372111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 1991-92.
This report provides basic descriptive information about the 100 largest school districts in the United States and its outlying areas. Almost one in four public school students in the country is served by one of these districts. Characteristics, which include average and median school size, pupil/teacher ratios, number of high school graduates, enrollment of special education students and minorities, and selected fiscal data, are presented in 10 basic tables. Preceding these are Tables A through C, which establish the context of education in these largest districts. Although these districts represent fewer than 1 percent of all school districts, they educate nearly 23 percent of students. Fifty of the 99 districts that report racial and ethnic information have more than 50 percent minority enrollment. These 100 largest districts employ nearly 23 percent of the nation's public school teachers and account for more than 19 percent of all public high school graduates. Appendix A lists the nation's 500 largest districts with some basic data, while Appendix B lists them alphabetically. Appendixes C and D are representations of the data collection instruments used in the Common Core of Data surveys on which this report is based. One map locates the 100 largest districts. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, High School Graduates, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Groups, Public Schools, School Demography, School District Size, School District Wealth, School Districts, Special Education, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Ratio, Teachers
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1990-91 report, see ED 359 226.