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Largest school districts in the United States

  • Largest school districts in the United States

    For many students, enrolling in elementary school begins a 12-year journey with the same group of people. Elementary schools feed into a few middle schools, and those middle schools feed into a couple of high schools. The sizes of different school districts vary enormously across the country, with several that are particularly populous.

    While larger districts may have bigger budgets and more resources, they also face a number of challenges potentially relating to larger student-teacher ratios, or a less-personal student experience. In some cases, however, these large districts can be impressive and successful.

    Stacker took a look at data from Niche in which school districts are ranked by the number of students in each district. Also included on each slide are each district’s number of schools, number of students and overall Niche grade.

    Read on to see which school districts around the country are the biggest.

    ALSO: Click here to see the best public high school in every state.

  • #50. Katy Independent School District

    Location: Katy, TX

    Number of schools: 69

    Number of students: 72,952

    Overall Niche grade: A+

  • #49. Fort Bend Independent School District

    Location: Sugar Land, TX

    Number of schools: 79

    Number of students: 73,115

    Overall Niche grade: A

  • #48. Guilford County Schools

    Location: Greensboro, NC

    Number of schools: 126

    Number of students: 73,133

    Overall Niche grade: B+

  • #47. Fresno Unified School District

    Location: Fresno, CA

    Number of schools: 110

    Number of students: 73,460

    Overall Niche grade: C+

  • #46. Milwaukee School District

    Location: Milwaukee, WI

    Number of schools: 160

    Number of students: 75,749

    Overall Niche grade: C

  • #45. Loudoun County Public Schools

    Location: Ashburn, VA

    Number of schools: 93

    Number of students: 76,202

    Overall Niche grade: A+

  • #44. Greenville County School District

    Location: Greenville, SC

    Number of schools: 96

    Number of students: 76,315

    Overall Niche grade: A-

  • #43. Alpine School District

    Location: American Fork, UT

    Number of schools: 86

    Number of students: 76,938

    Overall Niche grade: B+

  • #42. Long Beach Unified School District

    Location: Long Beach, CA

    Number of schools: 88

    Number of students: 77,812

    Overall Niche grade: B

  • #41. Anne Arundel County Public Schools

    Location: Annapolis, MD

    Number of schools: 124

    Number of students: 80,387

    Overall Niche grade: B

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