School Districts by Geographic Size
The largest school districts in the U.S. are in Alaska. The largest 12 districts, whether based on land area only or combined land and water area, are in Alaska. The largest district, North Slope Borough, AK, is almost 95,000 square miles when water area is included and 88,700 square miles when geographic size is based on land area only. This district would be almost 310 by 310 miles structured as a square.
The geographic size has been computed for approximately 14,000 school districts based on boundaries reported for the 2007-08 school year. The area measurements are in square meters and then converted to square miles. Use the interactive table to view, rank, examine school district geographic size based on land area, water area or combined land and water area.
This section is now part of the National Children & Education Statistics Program.
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