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Document Number: 7124

Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2003-04 - This annual report provides basic information about the nation’s largest public school districts in the 2003-04 school year. The data include such characteristics as the numbers of students and teachers, number of high school completers and the averaged freshman graduation rate and revenues and expenditures. Findings include: (1) These districts enrolled 23% of all public school students, and employed 22% of all public school teachers; (2) These districts produced 20% of all high school completers; and (3) Three states – California, Florida and Texas – accounted for 41 of the 100 largest public school districts. (Jennifer Sable and Lee M. Hoffman, National Center for Education Statistics, September 2006) ...

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