COMPARING SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Pinellas schools
Hillsborough schools
Norfolk
Number of schools: 134
Elementary: 83
Middle: 22
High schools: 16
Other: 13
Number of teachers: 8,000
Number of students: 112,246 in prekindergarten through 12th grade

Racial breakdown
White---------------------------------68%
Black-------------------------------- 19%
Hispanic-------------------------------7%
Asian-----------------------------------3%
Multiracial-----------------------------3%
Students on free or reduced price lunch 36%

District budget (FY 2003) $1.16-billion

Number of schools: 216
Elementary: 120
Middle: 39
High schools: 23
Other: 34
Number of teachers: 12,827
Number of students: 180,416 in prekindergarten through 12th grade

Racial breakdown
White----------------------------------46%
Hispanic------------------------------25%
Black----------------------------------23%
Multiracial-----------------------------4%
Asian------------------------------------2%
Students on free or reduced price lunch 50%

District budget (FY 2003) $2.1-billion

Number of schools: 59
Elementary: 35
Middle: 9
High schools: 5
Other: 10
Number of teachers: 3,383
Number of students: 36,735 in prekindergarten through 12th grade

Racial breakdown
Black---------------------------------63%
White-------------------------------- 27%
Multiracial-----------------------------4%
Hispanic-------------------------------3%
Asian----------------------------------- 2%
Students on free or reduced price lunch 60%

District budget (FY 2003) $256-million

Source: Pinellas school district Source: Hillsborough school district Source: Norfolk school district