Top 100 Largest School Districts in the US And Federal Spending Per Student

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The nation’s largest school district is in New York City with nearly one million students.

Largest School Districts in America

The following is a list of the Top 100 Largest School Districts in the US.

Also included is the amount of federal spending per student. Based on 2013 numbers.

Rank  Name of district State Enrollment, Fall 2013
Federal spending per student
1 New York City NY 989,012 $1,799
2 Los Angeles Unified CA 653,826 1,666
3 City of Chicago (SD 299) IL 396,641 2,036
4 Dade County FL 356,233 1,378
5 Clark County NV 320,532 889
6 Broward County FL 262,666 1,014
7 Houston ISD TX 211,552 1,484
8 Hillsborough County FL 203,439 1,395
9 Orange County FL 187,092 1,131
10 Hawaii Department of
Education
HI 186,825 1,682
11 Fairfax County VA 183,417 610
12 Palm Beach County FL 182,895 997
13 Gwinnett County GA 169,150 804
14 Dallas ISD TX 159,713 1,606
15 Wake County NC 153,534 645
16 Montgomery County MD 151,295 706
17 Shelby County TN 149,832 2,358
18 Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC 142,991 894
19 Philadelphia City PA 137,674 2,985
20 San Diego Unified CA 130,303 1,259
21 Duval County FL 127,653 1,217
22 Prince George’s County MD 125,136 1,145
23 Cypress-Fairbanks ISD TX 111,440 701
24 Cobb County GA 110,001 800
25 Baltimore County MD 108,191 900
26 Pinellas County FL 103,411 1,023
27 Northside ISD TX 102,129 850
28 Jefferson County KY 100,529 1,622
29 DeKalb County GA 99,388 1,213
30 Polk County FL 97,953 1,140
31 Fulton County GA 95,232 794
32 Albuquerque NM 93,202 1,131
33 Lee County FL 87,425 1,077
34 Denver CO 86,046 1,509
35 Jefferson County, No. R1 CO 86,011 629
36 Prince William County VA 85,451 572
37 Austin ISD TX 85,372 1,699
38 Baltimore City MD 84,730 2,110
39 Fort Worth ISD TX 84,588 1,554
40 Davidson County TN 82,806 1,404
41 Long Beach Unified CA 81,155 1,421
42 Milwaukee WI 78,516 2,614
43 Anne Arundel County MD 78,489 781
44 Greenville, 01 SC 74,475 866
45 Alpine SD UT 73,975 562
46 Fresno Unified CA 73,353 1,745
47 Guilford County NC 72,081 1,344
48 Brevard County FL 71,232 884
49 Fort Bend ISD TX 70,931 561
50 Loudoun County VA 70,759 311
51 Virginia Beach City VA 70,556 997
52 Davis SD UT 70,411 544
53 Granite SD UT 70,407 895
54 North East ISD TX 68,205 814
55 Pasco County FL 68,109 932
56 Aldine ISD TX 67,381 1,321
57 Katy ISD TX 67,213 608
58 Douglas County, No. RE1 CO 66,230 281
59 Washoe County NV 65,550 937
60 Seminole County FL 64,851 785
61 Arlington ISD TX 64,688 1,023
62 Mesa Unified AZ 64,161 1,166
63 Elk Grove Unified CA 62,499 883
64 El Paso ISD TX 61,620 1,490
65 Volusia County FL 61,238 1,004
66 Knox County TN 59,236 1,034
67 Chesterfield County VA 59,186 559
68 Mobile County AL 58,808 1,336
69 Osceola County FL 58,204 1,098
70 San Francisco Unified CA 57,620 1,416
71 Garland ISD TX 57,616 851
72 Santa Ana Unified CA 57,499 1,497
73 Conroe ISD TX 55,009 510
74 Plano ISD TX 54,822 564
75 Pasadena ISD TX 54,535 1,386
76 Boston MA 54,300 1,782
77 Cherry Creek, No. 5 CO 54,228 487
78 San Antonio ISD TX 53,857 2,502
79 Capistrano Unified CA 53,833 415
80 San Bernardino City Unified CA 53,785 1,669
81 Corona-Norco Unified CA 53,782 597
82 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County NC 53,413 1,035
83 Jordan SD UT 53,355 444
84 Howard County MD 52,806 453
85 Lewisville ISD TX 52,801 648
86 Clayton County GA 52,296 1,144
87 Cumberland County NC 51,471 1,240
88 Omaha NE 51,069 1,923
89 Wichita KS 50,629 1,453
90 Henrico County VA 50,569 697
91 Seattle WA 50,509 1,036
92 Columbus City OH 50,478 1,255
93 Atlanta GA 50,131 1,710
94 Brownsville ISD TX 49,370 2,256
95 Tucson Unified AZ 49,308 1,145
96 Detroit City MI 49,043 4,638
97 San Juan Unified CA 49,035 956
98 Klein ISD TX 48,253 666
99 Anchorage AK 48,159 1,569
100 Portland, SD1J OR 47,323 1,184

Source: US Dept, of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013)

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Robert Caston
Robert Caston oversees Content Marketing for The Park Catalog. Robert earned a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for several newspapers. He is a connoisseur of fresh air and loves photographing nature whether he’s hanging out in a national park or a park down the street. With a passion for the outdoors, he is a strong advocate of green spaces and getting people out of the house. His favorite parks are the spectacular Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming and the incredible Twin Rivers Park in Stuart, Fla.

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