Six Oklahoma districts made the list:
- Tulsa, 123rd largest with 41,568 students
- Oklahoma City, 128th largest with 40,322 students
- Moore, 374th largest with 20,028 students
- Putnam City, 398th largest with 19,207 students
- Edmond, 400th largest with 19,178 students
- Lawton, 462nd largest with 17,020 students
None made the top 100, which is what most of the report focuses on. Nevertheless, Tulsa and Oklahoma City were close, and you may find the highlights of the report interesting.
According to the NCES, these are some characteristics of the 100 largest public school districts in the U.S. and its territories:
- -The 100 largest educate 23 percent of all public school students even though they make up less than 1 percent of all school districts.
- -The 100 largest have an average school enrollment of 695, compared to an overall average of 518 for all districts. They also have a higher student-teacher ratio.
- -The percent of nonwhite students is 71 percent, compared to 44 percent in all school districts.
- -The lowest per pupil expenditures among the 100 largest districts are $5,104 and $5,503 for the Puerto Rico Department of Education and the Alpine District in Utah, respectively.
- -The highest per pupil expenditures are $17,988, in Boston, and $18,878, in the District of Columbia.
Wendy K. Kleinman