A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind
October 2004
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School Districts
  • The 100 largest public school districts account for less than 1 percent of districts, but they also account for 22 percent of students and 16 percent of schools.20
  • The two largest public school districts are New York City Public Schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District. These districts are each larger than over half of the individual state education systems.21
  • The states with the largest percentage of minority students are California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. In addition, the District of Columbia reports 95.7 percent minority students.22

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