ERIC Number: ED400344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Profile of Children in U.S. School Districts. Statistical Analysis Report.
Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Examining the characteristics of school districts against the characteristics of 55.3 million "school-age children" (3- to 17-years-old) plus 18- and 19-year-olds who had not graduated from college) provides important insights into observed interrelationships. This report describes ways in which the characteristics of the children, such as household income, poverty status, and racial and ethnic composition, vary across school districts of different types. Individual, parental, and household characteristics of American school children are described and compared in several areas. Relationships among student and school district characteristics are presented through text, statistical tables, and graphs using material based on the "School District Analysis Book" (SDAB) developed largely from Census figures in response to a Congressional mandate. Demographic and enrollment profiles of the students and profiles of the districts are presented. Of the 48 million children aged 5 to 19 years in the United States, 91% were enrolled in school below the college level. Three appendixes present concepts and definitions, information on SDAB sources and data quality, and a report on the accuracy of SDAB data. (Contains 72 figures, 2 appendix figures, 17 tables, and 5 appendix tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Ethnicity, Income, Institutional Characteristics, Interaction, Poverty, Profiles, Racial Differences, Rural Schools, School Districts, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., Arlington, VA.