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Internet Sites:

• SchoolResults.org
“The School Information Partnership has created a website that displays the school, district and state data required to be publicly reported by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.”

• School District Demographics
“The School District Demographics Website provides access to school district geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children, and K-12 education.”

• State Profiles of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1996-97
This report is divided into three major sections: U.S. Profile, summarizing the statistics across the 50 states and the District of Columbia on all variables; Rankings of the States, consisting of a collection of tables depicting the relative position of the various states and the District of Columbia on selected variables; and Profiles of the States and Outlying Areas, providing numeric and graphic information, listed alphabetically with Department of Defense dependents schools and the outlying areas appearing after the states.

• The School Report
Contains statistics and information on individual school districts around the U.S. to aid parents in choosing a district.

• National Public School Locator
A prototype search tool From The National Center for Education Statistics for locating U.S. public elementary and secondary school information. Data includes number of classroom teachers, total students, student/teacher ratio, and school population by grade and race/ethnicity.

• Quality Counts 2005: A Report Card on the Condition of Public Education in the 50 States
Education Week on the Web, January 11, 1999.
A compilation of over 75 education indicators, giving grades to states in categories such as academic standards, quality of teaching, school climate, and funding

• The Report Card Report: America’s Best Web Sites for School Profiles
This site from the Heritage Foundation contains links to samples of Internet-based report cards in each of the 50 states.

• GreatSchools.net
“GreatSchools.net offers in-depth information about all K-12 schools in Arizona and California and basic information about all K-12 public schools in the United States. In the future, the site will expand to include in-depth information for additional states.”

• School Match
Provides comparative information on specific schools in the U.S. This is a fee-based service. (Note – K12 only) Also includes free online directory of public school districts, searchable by the metropolitan area of interest, zip code, name of the school system, or the city in which it is located.
5027 Pine Creek Drive
Westerville OH 43081
Toll Free: 800/992-5323
Tel:  614/890-1573
E-mail:  schools@schoolmatch.com

• National School Boards Association (NSBA) Magna Awards 2004
Twenty-three school districts from 15 states have been named winners in the American School Board Journal Magna Awards 2004 program. Here you will find a general press release listing all winners and a state press release providing state winners.

• The Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools
Compilation of evaluative and demographic statistics for 5,910 public school districts in the U.S. having 1,500 students or more (an 80% representation). The School District Profile section provides data on district type; grade span; school breakdown; number of teachers, librarians and guidance counselors; a six criteria student profile; current spending; student population and dropout rates by race/ethnicity. 2nd edition. Grey House Publishing, 2002.

• 2004-2005 Smartest State Award
Twenty-one factors including special education pupil-teacher ratios, students’ writing ability, interest parents take in homework, a relation of average salary to a state’s average annual pay.