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School Satisfaction: A Metropolitan Breakdown

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School Satisfaction in Cities and Suburbs (Ranked by City, From Most to Least Dissatisfied)



NOTE: Includes households with children from birth to age 16. "City" refers to a central city in a metropolitan statistical area. "Suburb" refers to the remainder of the metropolitan statistical area except in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles-long Beach, and Newark. In these four areas, the "suburbs" include only the "urbanized suburbs"; the small "other urban" and "rural" portions of thes metropolitan statistical areas were not available for confidentiality reasons.
*The data do not permit separate analysis of these cities.
---Indicates the sample was too small to provide a reliable estimate.
Households
So Dissatisfied With Public Elementary Schools
They Want To Move
To a New Area
City Only Suburbs Only
City Number Percent Number Percent
Cleveland 12,200 23.40% 5,600 3.40%
Oakland, Calif. 9,900 20.9 10,000 5.3
Cincinnati 5,200 13.7 3,800 2.8
Philadelphia 28,200 15.6 9,500 2.8
Chicago 27,000 9.9 12,000 3.1
Minneapolis 3,300 11.5 3,100 1.3
Pittsburgh 3,500 10.3 8,400 3.5
San Francisco 4,000 8 6,300 6.9
St. Louis 4,900 12.9 9,800 3.6
Arlington, Texas 2,400 15 4,500 4.9
St. Paul, Minn. 2,200 7.1 3,100 1.3
Denver 5,300 12.1 5,000 3
New Orleans 3,900 6.7 9,100 8.8
Los Angeles-Long Beach* 48,700 10.5 19,100 3.7
Boston 4,100 8.7 12,800 3.2
Buffalo, N. Y. 4,100 12.7 1,000 1.3
Seattle-Everett* 3,000 6.7 7,200 3.5
Kansas City, Kan. 1,700 12.9 4,800 3.2
Rochester, N. Y. 2,000 8 1,600 1.7
Washington 3,300 7.2 15,200 3.8
Milwaukee 5,200 7.5 1,500 1.5
Detroit 11,000 7.4 13,800 3.4
Providence-Warwick, R. I.* 2,500 10.6 4,400 5.1
Kansas City, Mo. 4,400 9.2 4,800 3.2
Memphis, Tenn. 6,900 10.3 1,900 2.8
Columbus, Ohio 6,200 9.3 2,200 2.1
Portland, Ore. 2,000 4.7 7,100 4.8
Dallas 10,100 8.9 9,800 4
Atlanta 1,700 4.8 13,500 3.9
Baltimore 6,300 7.9 4,400 2.2
Oklahoma City 5,400 9.6 2,600 3.7
St. Petersburg, Fla. 1,400 7.3 5,700 3.7
Birmingham, Ala. 2,200 7 5,300 5.7
New York 66,900 8.6 2,200 1.7
Indianapolis 6,300 7.2 2,800 2.8
Phoenix 8,900 9.4 4,400 3.4
Sacramento, Calif. 3,400 8.2 7,800 5.8
Hartford, Conn. 1,100 7.7 5,700 4.8
San Jose, Calif. 6,300 7 2,400 3.9
Houston 15,000 8.8 6,700 2.6
Anaheim, Calif. 2,200 7.3 6,500 3
San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.* 2,200 5.4 17,900 6
Mesa, Ariz. 1,700 4 4,400 3.4
Miami 1,400 4.3 12,700 6.7
Sunnyvale, Calif. 600 4.7 2,400 3.9
San Diego 4,800 4.5 8,600 5.6
Salt Lake City 1,200 7.5 4,900 3.9
Fort Worth, Texas 2,900 4.8 4,500 4.9
Norfolk, Va. 1,100 4.3 5,300 5.6
San Antonio 5,900 5.1 1,200 2.1
Virginia Beach, Va. 1,900 3.8 5,300 5.6
Tampa, Fla. 1,700 5.4 5,700 3.7
Riverside, Calif. 1,200 4.9 17,900 6
Santa Ana, Calif. 1,000 3.2 6,500 3
Newark, N. J. --- --- 6,500 3.8
United States 585,600 6.7 435,900 2.8
SOURCE: Anthony P. Carnevale and Donna M. Desrochers (1999) analysis of the American Housing Survey, 1990-1996.



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