Eligible School Districts

School districts cannot apply for The Broad Prize. To be eligible for The Broad Prize, districts must meet certain criteria related to size, poverty, minority enrollment and urbanicity. Winners from the previous three years are ineligible (Houston Independent School District - 2013, Miami-Dade County Public Schools - 2012, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools - 2011 ).

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The following districts are eligible for the 2014 Broad Prize:  
  • Albuquerque Public Schools, N.M.
  • Aldine Independent School District, Texas
  • Arlington Independent School District, Texas
  • Atlanta Public Schools, Ga.
  • Austin Independent School District, Texas
  • Baltimore City Public School System, Md.
  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Md.
  • Boston Public Schools, Mass. 
  • Broward County School District, Fla.
  • Charleston County School District, S.C.
  • Chicago Public Schools, Ill.
  • Clark County School District, Nev.
  • Clayton County School System, Ga.
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Ohio
  • Cobb County School District, Ga.
  • Columbus Public Schools, Ohio 
  • Corona-Norco Unified School District, Calif.
  • Cumberland County Schools, N.C.
  • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Texas
  • Dallas Independent School District, Texas
  • Dekalb County Public Schools, Ga.
  • Denver Public Schools, Colo.
  • DesMoines Public Schools, Iowa
  • Detroit Public Schools, Mich.
  • District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, D.C.
  • Duval County Public Schools, Fla.
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School System, La.
  • El Paso Independent School District, Texas
  • Elk Grove Unified School District, Calif.
  • Forsyth County Schools, N.C.,
  • Fort Worth Independent School District, Texas
  • Fresno Unified School District, Calif.
  • Fulton County Schools, Ga.
  • Garden Grove Unified School District, Calif.
  • Granite School District, Utah
  • Greenville County Schools, S.C.
  • Guilford County Schools, N.C.
  • Hamilton County Schools, Tenn.

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools, Ga.
  • Indianapolis Public Schools, Ind.
  • Jefferson County Public Schools, Ky.
  • Jefferson Parish Public Schools, La.
  • Lee County Public Schools, Fla.
  • Long Beach Unified School District, Calif.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District, Calif.
  • Manatee County School District, Fla.
  • Memphis City Schools, Tenn.
  • Mesa Unified School District, Ariz.
  • Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Tenn.
  • Milwaukee Public Schools, Wis.
  • Mobile County Public Schools, Ala.
  • Newark Public Schools, N.J.
  • New York City Department of Education, N.Y.
  • Norfolk Public Schools, Va.
  • North East Independent School District, Texas
  • Northside Independent School District, Texas
  • Oklahoma City Public Schools, Okla.
  • Omaha Public Schools, Neb.
  • Orange County Public Schools, Fla.
  • Palm Beach County School District, Fla.
  • Pinellas County Schools, Fla.
  • Portland Public Schools, Ore.
  • Prince George's County Public Schools, Md.
  • Saint Paul Public Schools, Minn.
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District, Calif.
  • San Diego Unified School District, Calif.
  • San Francisco Unified School District, Calif.
  • Santa Ana Unified School District, Calif.
  • School District of Hillsborough County, Fla.
  • School District of Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Seattle Public Schools, Wash.
  • Seminole County Public Schools, Fla.
  • Tucson Unified School District #1, Ariz.
  • Washoe County Public Schools, Nev.
  • Wichita Public Schools, Kan.
The Broad Prize: School District Eligibility Criteria
Districts cannot apply for The Broad Prize. To be eligible for The Broad Prize, school districts must meet certain criteria related to size, poverty and urbanicity. Winners from the previous three years are ineligible (in 2014, Houston Independent School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are ineligible). The eligibility criteria are:
  • K–12 districts serving at least 42,500 students that have at least 40 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch (FRSL), at least 40 percent of students from minority groups, and an urban designation (Locale Code 11, 12, or 21 in the Common Core of Data*). In states where more than 10 districts qualify under this criterion, only the 10 largest qualifying districts are eligible.
  • In states with no districts meeting the criteria in the bullet point above, the next largest districts in the nation with at least 40 percent FRSL, at least 40 percent minority, and an urban designation, in order to bring the total number of eligible districts to 75. Only one district per state can qualify under this group of criteria.
  • Winners from the previous three years are ineligible (currently, Houston Independent School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools).
*CCD locale code 11 represents a large city; code 12 represents a mid-size city; and code 21 represents a large suburb. Sable, J. (2008). Documentation to the NCES Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Universe Survey: School Year 2006-07 Version 1a (NCES 2009-301). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C. 

 
 

Eligibility in 2014 is based on CCD data for the 2010-2011 academic year.