American Communites Project

 

Download Elementary School Data


From this page you can download the elementary school data from the National Center for Educational Statistics that were used to prepare these pages.

There are two things to keep in mind when using these data:

  • There are missing values in this file. A value of -998 indicates that the particular geographic entity does not exist. For example, if a metropolitan area is entirely suburban, central city segregation indices for this area will be coded -998.

  • The files contain a single row of column headers followed by rows of data for each metropolitan area or state. The column headers are not very descriptive, so click here for a list of variable descriptions.


Option 1 - Download the 'metropolitan area elementary school data' file
This file contains information for all elementary schools in metropolitan areas for both 1989-1990 and 1999-2000. To download the metro school data set click here.


Option 2 - Download the ‘central city elementary school data' file
This file contains information for all elementary schools located in central cities of metropolitan areas for both 1989-1990 and 1999-2000. To download the central city school data set click here.


Option 3 - Download the ‘suburban elementary school data' file
This file contains information for elementary schools located in the suburban portions of all metropolitan areas for both 1989-1990 and 1999-2000. To download the suburban school data set click here.


Option 4 - Download the 'school districts data' file
This file contains information for elementary schools by school districts for both 1989-1990 and 1999-2000. Districts with very small elementary enrollments or less than 5 elementary schools are not included. To download the school district data set click here.