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Florida has had county-based school districts since 1947, when a governor's commission called for more-centralized systems. Since then, several of the state's 67 districts have grown to be among the largest in the nation. The following Florida districts are among the nation's 100 largest public school districts, based on 1992-93 enrollment figures from the U.S. Department of Education.

District; Students; Rank

Dade County; 303,346; 4
Broward County; 178,060; 7
Hillsborough County 132,224; 13
Duval County; 117,663; 15
Palm Beach County 116,466; 16
Orange County; 110,136; 20
Pinellas County; 98,048; 22
Polk County; 67,720; 44
Brevard County; 61,042; 54
Volusia County; 52,579; 63
Seminole County; 51,588; 65
Lee County; 46,078; 83
Escambia County; 44,286; 87
SOURCES: Florida Education Department, U.S. Department of Education. Education

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