Category Archives: education agencies

School District Demographic Trends: 2010-2016

.. while enrollment in many school districts is growing, for many it is declining — these include some of the largest districts. Declining enrollment in school districts can result in school closings that destabilize neighborhoods, cause layoffs of essential staff and concerns that the students who remain are some of the neediest and most difficult to educate. See related narrative.

Based on total population, the largest 10 school districts in 2016 (see table below), all experienced an increase in population over the period 2010-2016. Five of these districts had a decrease in school age population (ages 5-17 years). Five of these districts had a decrease in the number of related children in poverty in families ages 5-17 years.

See the related Web section that provides tools to analyze annual demographic data for each U.S. school district for the period 2010 through 2016. This post summarizes selected details. These data include Census Bureau official 2016 estimates available for all districts. Developed for use as inputs for the ESEA Title I allocation formula, the data have broader uses of interest to school district demographics stakeholders. The 2016 estimates were released in November 2016; 2017 estimates become available in late 2018. ProximityOne uses these data in combination with other data to develop school district current estimates and annual projections through 2022 with related drill-down demographic-economic subject matter. Use the interactive table in the Web section to view, rank, compare demographic characteristics of districts of interest.

Largest 10 School Districts based on 2016 Population Age 5-17

Patterns of 2016 School Age Population in Poverty by School District
The graphic below shows school districts with total 2016 population of 1,000 or more by poverty incidence. Markers show the population ages 5-17 in families in poverty as a percent of population ages 5-17. Salmon markers: 40-50%. Red markers: 50% or more.

– view developed with CVGIS software and related GIS project.

School District Demographic Trends Interactive Table
Use the interactive table to view, rank, compare demographic characteristics of districts of interest.

More About K-12 Education & Children’s Demographics
See the related section on School District Demographic Trends 2010-2016:
http://proximityone.com/sdtrends.htm.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on L

National Children & Education Statistics Program Updates

.. NCES Program updates .. tools, data & methodology to examine national scope children & education .. school, school district & extended geographic-statistical data with drill-down to school and intersection level. See more about the NCES Program below.

New this Week
ACS 2015 school district demographic-economic interactive tables
– view, compare, analyze selected/all U.S. school districts
– more focused blog updates coming soon.

School Districts with Highest Median Household Income
Use the interactive table to examine economic characteristics of school districts. Below is a list of the 10 school districts having the highest median household income developed using the Economic Characteristics interactive table. Develop similar views for metros and states of interest.

– ranked on item E062 — median household income.
– click graphic for larger view.

Use GIS tools to develop thematic pattern maps such as the one shown below with NCES GIS projects. Select from hundreds of statistical measures. Create your own regional;/district views. Integrate other data.

Patterns of Economic Prosperity by School District
– median household income (item E062 in table)

– view developed with CVGIS software & related GIS project and data.
– click graphic for larger view.

See the School Districts Economic Characteristics Interactive Table.

About the National Children & Education Statistics Program
The National Children & Education Statistics (NCES) Program provides access to tools, data & methodology to examine national scope children’s demographics & education-related characteristics. These resources enable stakeholders to view and analyze detailed geographic and statistical data at the school, neighborhood, community, attendance zone, school district and higher level geography. Integrate these data with drill-down demographic-economic data to the census block and intersection levels. Examine characteristics of schools, school districts and education data with related and higher level geography including urban/rural, cities, counties, metros, state and the U.S.

See NCES Main Section.

Contents: Summary of NCES Program Resources
Click a link to view more detail on a selected topic.
Updates: New Resources, Events & Related Topics
Analytics, Blogs, Studies
Using Software Tools & Datasets
01 Mapping & Visual Analysis Tools
02 School District Annual Demographic-Economic Data Resources
03 Children’s Demographics & Living Environment by School District
04 School District Enrollment & Operational Characteristics
05 School District Finances: Sources & Uses of Funds
06 School District Geographic Size & Characteristics
07 School District-ZIP Code Area Relationship Table
08 K-12 Public Schools
09 K-12 Private Schools
10 K-12 Public School Attendance Zones
11 K-12 Public Schools by Urban/Rural Status
12 Census Tract Demographic-Economic Characteristics
13 Metropolitan Area Situation & Outlook Reports

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

Largest School Districts Enrollment Characteristics

..  while school district enrollment is reported by school districts, only public school enrollment is reported. Public and private school enrollment are available by district from the American Community Survey (ACS 2015).  With few exceptions, school districts do not report on demographic-economic characteristics of the school district.  These data are only available from ACS. See the related interactive table to access and compare enrollment characteristics of school districts of interest.

In 2015, there were 1,016 school districts with total population of 65,000 or more (of total 14,650) for which “1-year estimates” were tabulated.  These estimates are based on respondent data for calendar year 2015.  This section summarizes selected enrollment characteristics of the largest districts and provides access to much more detail for each of these districts.

Largest 10 School Districts
The following graphic shows the largest 10 school districts based on the size of the 2015 school age population ages 5-to-17. Click graphic for larger view.

Mapping the Largest School Districts
The following graphic shows locations of the largest school districts as red markers. Click graphic for larger view that opens in a new window. Expand browser window for bets quality view. The larger view shows school district locations on context of metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).

  view created using CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.

School Districts Tabulated in ACS 2015
ACS 2015 data are tabulated for 14,650 school districts (among many other wide-ranging geography). The following table shows the number of districts for which 1-year estimates and 5-year estimates are tabulated. There are 1,016 districts for which 1-year estimates were tabulated.

These data show enrollment of residents of the district whether enrolled in that district or otherwise. Enrollment data are provided for preschool, K-12 and college and not enrolled.

Using the School District Enrollment Interactive Table
The following graphic illustrates use of the interactive table (click that link to use the table) showing enrollment in kindergarten by school district ranked in descending order.

– click graphic for larger view.

Using the table, you can select total, public or private enrollment for selected grade ranges.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

Children’s Demographics by School District

.. data and tools to analyze children’s demographics by school district ..  the ACS 2014 median household income for the Houston ISD, TX (HISD) was $46,069 (all households) compared to $41,896 (grade relevant children’s households). How does economic prosperity (or choose from many other attributes) vary between the total population of an area and to those of total children or grade relevant children by type of enrollment in districts of interest? See related Web section with interactive table.

This section summarizes data and tools to access to the children’s demographic-economic data, based on the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS 2014) school district special tabulation (SDST), for each/all school districts. These data provide insights into the population, social, economic and housing characteristics of total children and grade relevant children — in contrast to the total population and housing. Use the interactive table below to view, rank, compare, query children’s characteristics.

Patterns of Economic Prosperity by School District; Children’s Households
— Median Household Income for Grade Relevant Children Households
The following thematic map shows patterns of median household income for grade relevant children households by school district for Texas and adjacent states. Click graphic for larger view (shows metros). Expand browser to full extent for best quality view.

View developed using CV XE GIS software and associated GIS project.

Additional Views:
Dallas metro area
Houston metro area
Los Angeles metro area

Importance of these Data
The annually updated SDST data are a unique source of data to help stakeholders understand demographic-economic characteristics of total children as well as grade relevant children. The real power of these data is that they enable analysis of children’s living characteristics by type of enrollment (enrolled in public school, enrolled in private school, not enrolled) by school district. For example, in this Houston ISD, TX profile it can be determined that of those grade relevant children who ‘speak English less than “very well”.
– enrolled in public school
… 36,995 or 18.7% of total grade relevant children enrolled public
– enrolled in private school
… 810 or 3.9% of total grade relevant children enrolled private (very low)
– not enrolled
… 3,265 or 30.9% of total grade relevant children not enrolled (very high)

How does Houston ISD compare to Dallas ISD? … to Los Angeles Unified? … use these data to find out. Whether ability to speak English, or other living/demographic environmental characteristics, these are among the factors that can primarily influence educational outcomes.

Comparing the Number of Households
The total number of households compared to the number of households with grade relevant children is often in the range of 3-to-4 to 1. The following table shows illustrative examples for selected districts.

Scope of the School District Special Tabulation
The School District Special Tabulation is a tabulation of the characteristics of children who reside within the boundaries of a school district. Note that such residents/children might attend a school located outside of the school district of residence. Subject matter items are tabulated for these seven universes:
• all children — population ages 0-19, 18 & 19 not high school graduates
• all school age, grade relevant children
– children enrolled
– children enrolled in public school
– children enrolled in private school
– relevant children not enrolled
See about related data

Children’s Demographics by Type of Enrollment
  — Interactive Table
The following graphic illustrates use of the interactive table to rank districts by total relevant children and views percentage distributions by type of enrollment. Note that among the largest 10 districts, Las Vegas (Clark County, NV) has the largest percent not enrolled (12.x% — far right column). Use the full interactive table to compare contrast district based on your criteria.

– click graphic for larger view.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn

Local Education Agencies by Type & State

.. the number and structure of school districts by state varies widely. Does this have an impact on educational outcomes and opportunities from state to state? In 1952, Texas had approximately 2,500 school districts (see in related section; today there are 1,027 school districts in Texas (see full table). School districts are now part of a more broadly structured set of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) which include state, regional and independent charter agencies offering elementary/secondary education. This section provides data on the count and type of LEAs by state for the 2014-15 school year.

Use the interactive table to view, rank, compare school districts/LEAs by state by type for the 2014-15 school year. These summary data are based on our processing of individual LEA data provided by individual state education agencies. Additional detail by LEA will be available later in 2016.

2014-15 LEAs by State
States labeled with total LEAs as of the 2014-15 school year. Click graphic for larger, more detailed view. Expand browser window for best quality view.

.. view developed with ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

2014-15 Independent Charter Agencies by State
States labeled with Independent Charter Agency (ICA) LEAs as of the 2014-15 school year (3,056). States with no ICAs not labeled. Red markers show locations of all ICAs. Click graphic for larger, more detailed view. Expand browser window for best quality view.

.. view developed with ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

Additional views – click to view graphic; expand browser window for best quality view:
Houston area zoom-in showing ICAs with name as label
Houston area zoom-in showing charter schools (green markers)
– black boundary shows Houston ISD school district
– yellow label: total enrollment; white label: total free & reduced lunch fee

Kansas City area zoom-in showing ICAs with name as label
– black boundary shows Kansas City, MO school district
Kansas City area zoom-in showing charter schools (green markers)
– black boundary shows Kansas City, MO school district
– yellow label: total enrollment; white label: total free & reduced lunch fee

Related School District Data
See about related demographic-economic datasets, interactive tables & GIS resources: General Demographics .. Social Characteristics .. Economic Characteristics .. Housing Characteristics

States Ranked by Total LEAs
The following graphic shows states ranked by total LEAs using the interactive table — the 10 states having the largest number of LEAs. Click graphic for larger view.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about analyzing LEA characteristics and pattern and use of data analytics to develop further detail related to your interests.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.