Biggest in the Nation and Area

Some of Robinson Secondary School's younger students eat lunch on the 60-acre campus.
Some of Robinson Secondary School's younger students eat lunch on the 60-acre campus. (By James A. Parcell -- The Washington Post)
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Here are the largest public high schools in the nation, based on 2003-04 data from the National Center for Education Statistics, with enrollments:

1. Belmont -- Los Angeles 5,299

1. Elizabeth -- Elizabeth, N.J. 5,299

3. Fremont -- Los Angeles 5,083

4. South Gate -- South Gate, Calif. 5,020

5. Roosevelt -- Los Angeles 4,940

6. Monroe -- North Hills, Calif. 4,881

7. Los Angeles -- Los Angeles 4,876

8. Bell -- Bell, Calif. 4,855

9. Garfield -- Los Angeles 4,844

10. Lynwood -- Lynwood, Calif. 4,818

11. Long Beach Polytechnic -- Long Beach, Calif. 4,779


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