2017 Largest School Districts Methodology

The 2017 Largest School Districts ranking is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Total Enrollment Total number of students enrolled in the district. National Center for Education Statistics 100.0%

This ranking assesses 10,626 U.S. public school districts. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the school districts.

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