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General

Major sources of statistical data for United States elementary, secondary, and higher education. Many are produced by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and draw from surveys done by the NCES, the U.S. Census Bureau, and other government and private agencies.

By State

By District or School

  • Common Core of Data
    A comprehensive, annual, national statistical database of all public elementary and secondary schools and school districts.
  • Check the state's Department of Education web site

Education Data Sets

Historical

  • 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait (3,122KB pdf)  
      
    Education statistics for elementary, secondary, and higher education from 1870 – 1990
  • American Education 1870 – 1991: A Statistical Handbook  
      
    Another compilation of education statistics for elementary, secondary, and higher education from 1870 – 1990.
  • Annual Report of the Commissioner of Education  
      
    Annual statistical report from the Department of Education (name varies). In addition to the standard indicators, includes statistics on city and state school systems as well as chapters on a wide variety of education topics.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States  
      
    Broad range of historical U.S. demographic, political, and social statistics. 1789-
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