From basic contact information to enrollment data and demographic composition, MuniNet Guide recently completed a comprehensive update to all school listings on the web site. All data now corresponds to the 2006-2007 school year. In response to many visitor requests, we are also pleased to have added information on charter schools.
To find information on a specific elementary, middle or high school on MuniNetGuide.com, follow these simple steps:
- Go to the city page where the school is located – either via the map or search tool on the home page.
- Scroll down the page, under the map in the center column. You will then see a list of schools, broken down into categories: primary schools, middle schools, high schools.
- Click on a specific school. The resulting page will display a map showing the school’s location, in addition to the school’s phone number and address, number of students per grade, and demographic breakdown.
Data for the update was derived from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), an agency within the U.S. Department of Education responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.
Highlights: NCES Common Core of Data for the 2006-07 School Year
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core of Data program collects fiscal and non-fiscal data for all public schools, school districts and state education agencies in the United States.
Following are a few highlights from the Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2006-07:
- According to the NCES data, Texas has the greatest number of regular public elementary and secondary school districts than any other state. California came in second, followed by Illinois, New York and Ohio.
- Of the 13,862 “regular school districts” – defined as operating local education agencies responsible for educating students residing within their jurisdiction – twenty-seven (less than one percent) enrolled 100,000 or more students.
- On the other end of the spectrum, 864 regular districts (just over six percent) enrolled fewer than 100 students.
- For the 2006-2007 school year: 38.3% of students attended schools in suburban school districts,30.4% attended city districts,18.9% rural districts, and 12.4% town districts.