Published Online: May 6, 2008
Published in Print: May 7, 2008, as Largest 100 Districts

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“Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States: 2004-05”

Racial- and ethnic-minority students were disproportionately grouped in the nation’s 100 largest public school districts in the 2004-05 school year, according to a reportRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

In the 100 largest public school districts in the United States and U.S.-controlled areas, 71 percent of students were reported as other than non-Hispanic white, compared with the nation’s school districts as a whole, where 43 percent were members of minority groups. According to the report, fiscal year 2004 expenditures per pupil in the 100 largest districts ranged from a continental-U.S. low of about $6,000 in the Jordan school district based in Sandy, Utah, to the roughly $17,000 spent in the Boston district.

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