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Document Number: 6320

Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2002-03 - This report provides descriptive information about the 100 largest school districts in the United States, including size, pupil-teacher ratios, number of high school graduates and minority enrollment. In the 2002-03 school year, there were 17,402 public school districts in the United States. The 100 largest, representing less than 0.6% of all school districts in the nation, were responsible for the education of 23% of all public school students, and were located in 33 states, although 40% were located in three states, California, Texas and Florida. (Jennifer Sable and Lee Hoffman, National Center for Education Statistics, August 2005)...

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