ERIC Number: ED431822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 1997-98. Statistical Analysis Report.
Young, Beth Aronstamm
The information provided in this publication was reported by state education agencies to the National Center for Education Statistics for the Common Core of Data. It relates to student membership in public schools and school districts in the United States and outlying areas during the 1997-98 school year and to revenues and expenditures for fiscal year 1996. The 100 largest school districts, representing less than 1% of all school districts in the United States were responsible for the education of 23% of all public school students. These districts employed 20% of U.S. public school teachers, and accounted for 17% of all public schools and 19% of public high school graduates. The 100 largest school districts had larger school sizes than the average school district. Three states, Florida, Texas, and California, accounted for over one-third of the 100 largest school districts. The proportion of minority students in the 100 largest school districts was almost double the proportion of minority students in all schools, and the proportion of students eligible for free lunch was higher in the largest districts. Four appendixes present supplemental data for the 1997-98, 1987-88, and 1996-97 school years for comparison purposes. (Contains 29 tables and 1 figure.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups, Public Schools, School District Size, School Size, School Statistics, Tables (Data), Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.