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Gains and Losses in Enrollment in the Great City Schools

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District 1990-91 1996-97 Percent
Change
Atlanta 60,795 59,281 -2.49
Baltimore 108,663 109,326 0.61
Birmingham, Ala. 41,710 41,133 -1.38
Boston 60,543 65,698 8.51
Broward County, Fla. 161,100 217,218 34.83
Buffalo, N.Y. 47,224 47,842 1.31
Chicago 408,830 421,334 3.06
Clark County, Nev. 121,984 179,092 46.82
Cleveland 70,019 76,032 8.59
Columbus, Ohio 64,280 63,368 -1.42
Dade County, Fla. 292,000 331,100 13.39
Dallas 135,000 154,985 14.80
Dayton, Ohio 28,000 26,979 -3.65
Denver 59,013 66,534 12.74
Detroit 174,796 183,337 4.89
El Paso, Texas 64,092 64,605 0.80
Ft. Worth, Texas 69,163 75,533 9.21
Fresno, Calif. 71,500 78,110 9.24
Houston 194,000 209,610 8.05
Long Beach, Calif. 71,342 83,408 16.91
Los Angeles 625,073 682,251 9.15
Louisville, KY 91,450 92,377 1.01
Memphis, Tenn. 107,103 109,784 2.50
Milwaukee 92,789 106,261 14.52
Minneapolis 41,050 46,404 13.04
Nashville, Tenn. 68,452 71,360 4.25
Newark, N.J. 48,433 45,090 -6.90
New Orleans 82,925 84,343 1.71
New York City 943,969 1,075,752 13.96
Norfolk, Va. 36,541 37,462 2.52
Oakland, Calif. 52,095 53,141 2.01
Oklahoma City 36,066 39,971 10.83
Omaha, Neb. 41,6994 4,761 7.34
Philadelphia 190,979 217,383 13.83
Pittsburgh 39,896 39,955 0.15
Portland, Ore. 53,042 58,022 9.39
Providence, R.I. 20,908 25,369 21.34
Richmond, Va. 27,021 27,038 0.23
Rochester, N.Y. 32,730 37,153 13.51
San Antonio 60,161 66,093 9.86
San Diego 121,107 134,740 11.26
San Francisco 61,688 61,313 -0.61
Seattle 40,917 44,672 9.18
St. Louis 43,284 44,247 2.22
St. Paul, Minn. 35,932 43,747 21.75
Toledo, Ohio 40,452 39,471 -2.43
Tucson, Ariz. 56,174 62,449 11.17
Washington 80,694 78,648 -2.54
Total 5,476,684 6,023,827 9.99

SOURCE: Council of the Great City Schools.

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