U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Figure 4. Demographics of Five Profiled School Districts

  Cambridge, Mass. Desert Sands, Calif. Mesa, Ariz. Miami-Dade County, Fla. Milwaukee, Wis.
Enrollment
6,750
25,714
74,366
370,000
97,293

Enrollment Trend
Down
Up
Down
Down
Down

Number of Schools
13
27
89
340
223

Population Type Mid-size cental city Collection of small cities / towns Urban fringe /suburban Greater metro-
politan area
Large central city

Subsidized Meals
48%
58%
40%
62%
72%

English Language Learners
10%
27%
7%
17%
8%

Special Needs
23%
9%
8%
11%
15%

Note: These data were provided by the school districts and were current as of February 2004.

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