Tag Archives: Texas School Districts

Texas School District Demographic Trends

.. new data, new insights .. in the 2015-16 school year, there were 21 school districts in Texas (of a total 1,025) with enrollment of 50,000 or more students. Among these districts, six districts experienced an enrollment decline between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 school years. Four districts experienced more than 10-percent increase in enrollment (Frisco, Katy, Conroe and Klein). Use the interactive table to view, rank, query and compare Texas school districts by annual enrollment, 2011-12 to 2015-16 , and change over the period. This section provides access to data analytics tools to examine patterns and characteristics of enrollment for Texas local education agencies. Use the GIS project and datasets described here to examine districts and regions of interest. See the full Web page for more comprehensive version of topics reviewed here.

Enrollment Change Patterns: Texas School Districts. 2011-2015
The following graphic shows patterns of the percent enrollment change by Texas school district during the period 2011-12 to 2015-16 school year. The percent change intervals/colors as depicted in legend panel at left of map window. Create custom maps similar to this view for your regions of interest. Examine alternative patterns such as percent change for different time periods, enrollment change or enrollment level. Set queries to include school district by peer group. Click graphic for larger view with more detail; expand browser window for best quality view.

View developed with CV XE GIS software using the Texas school districts GIS project.

The following views (click link) show a zoom-in with districts labeled with name and 2015-16 enrollment .. install the software and GIS project on your Windows computer for alternative and more detailed views.
Dallas Metro Region
Houston Metro Region
San Antonio-Austin Metro Region

School Districts by Locale Code
The following view shows patterns of school districts by locale code. Examine districts based locale code in the interactive table below. See more about locale code below in this section.

View developed with CV XE GIS software using the Texas school districts project.

Additional School District Demographic-Economic Data
Use the following interactive tables to view attributes of individual school districts in context of others. These are national scope tables; select only Texas (or other state) using tools below table on respective pages. Compare Texas (or other state) school districts by national scope peer group size.
General Demographics
Social Characteristics
Economic Characteristics
Housing Characteristics
More about data analytics and analyzing the school district community.

Enrollment by Texas Local Education Agency: 2011-12 – 2015-16
— Interactive Table
The following graphic illustrates use of the interactive table. This view shows districts having 2015-16 enrollment 50,000 or more ranked in descending order on the enrollment percent change from the 2011-12 school year to the 2015-16 school year. See the full interactive table to perform similar operations. Click graphic for larger view.

See about other demographic-economic interactive tables.

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.

Texas School District Enrollment Growth Patterns

.. examining how Texas school districts are changing … use the interactive table in this section to examine patterns of Texas school district 2010-11 enrollment by grade, 2014-15 enrollment by grade and change over the 5 year period. Use the interactive table to view, rank, compare and query among school districts of interest. Optionally, examine only those districts in selected regions of interest. Use GIS resources reviewed in this section to create pattern maps to facilitate planning and decision-making. Knit these information resources together with related data for more comprehensive insights. See this Excel profile for Frisco ISD showing demographic-economic characteristics and trends for the district. Create your own profile for a district, sub-district area or other geography.

Texas Patterns of Economic Prosperity by Census Tract
The following map graphic shows a thematic pattern view of median household income by census tract based on ACS 2013 5-year estimates. Black boundaries show Education Service Center (ESC) areas with ESC code as label. Use the associated Geographic Information System (GIS) project to develop drill-down views for areas of interest. Knit together enrollment by grade by school district with other wide-ranging demographic-economic data. View communities/cities in context of school districts. Examine patterns or urban/rural geography by census blocks within one school district or a region. Add your own data. Contact us for more information. Mention ‘Texas school district GIS’ in the text section.

… Click graphic for larger view with legend and more details.
… View developed using CV XE GIS. Map your own districts of interest.

Texas Patterns of School District Enrollment %Change 2011-2015
Click graphic for larger view with legend and more details. See profile for Frisco ISD in larger view (Frisco at pointer in map). Use the GIS project to profile/label any district.

… View developed using CV XE GIS. Map your own districts of interest.

Houston Area School Districts
District labeled with enrollment percent change 2010-11 to 2014-15 (upper label) and 2014-15 enrollment (lower label). Counties shown with bold gray boundary.

… Click graphic for larger view.
… View developed using CV XE GIS. Map your own districts of interest.

Largest and Fastest Growing Districts
The following graphics show characteristics of the largest and fastest growing LEAs. These graphics have been developed using the interactive table shown below. Use the table to develop similar views by ESC region.

10 Largest Texas School Districts
— based on 2010-2011 Enrollment


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10 Largest Texas School Districts
— based on 2014-2015 Enrollment


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10 Largest Texas School Districts
— based on Enrollment Change 2010-11 – 2014-15


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10 Largest Texas School Districts
— based on Enrollment Percent Change 2010-11 – 2014-15

This graphic shows districts — having 2014-15 enrollment of 10,000 or more — ranked in descending order on enrollment percent change 2010-11 to 2014-15. View different sets of districts by setting the enrollment threhhold (below interactive table) to a different value. The value 0 includes all districts (also the set shown when ShowAll button is clicked.

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Use the interactive table and get more details in this related Web section.

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.