National Center for Education Statistics Elementary/Secondary Surveys
Description: NCES surveys and programs related to elementary and secondary education.
The Common Core of Data(CCD)
Description: Annual, national statistical database from the U.S. Dept. of Education/NCES covering all public elementary and secondary schools and school districts. Data are compressed archives (.zip) containing ASCII text files; some also available as SAS and/or SPSS files. Documentation in PDF and text formats; some also available in MS Word, WordPerfect and/or MS Excel format(s). Includes record structure and survey forms.
Estimates of School Statistics
Description: "Rankings and Estimates is an annual report that provides state-level data on an array of topics relevant to the complex world of public education. Here are the most recent editions (no report was published for 2007-2008)." (http://hin.nea.org/home/30896.htm, as of January 31, 2011)
Paper: Perkins q370.78 N277R [yr.]-R6. Latest in Perkins Reference. Estimates 2000 issued in a combined report with Ranking of the States, entitled Rankings & Estimates.
Education Finance Statistics Center
Description: Education finance information from NCES on public and private elementary/secondary education. Some downloadable data available in multiple formats as compressed archives (.zip).
School District Data Book Profiles: 1989-90
Description: Census Bureau/NCES data on CD-ROM mounted on the web by the Government Information Sharing Project.
Characteristics of the 100 Largest Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts in the United States- 1997-98
Description: PDF document.
Dropout Rates in the United States: 1997
Description: National data on high school dropout and completion rates for 1972-1997. State level data for the 1990's. Report in PDF format.
Paper/Microfiche: ED 1.329: (1988-1996 issues; 1997 in PDF format only)
National Forum on Education Statistics
Description: An initiative of the NCES designed to help standardize and improve education data collection and reporting at the federal, state, and local levels; and, to assist state and local entities by providing support for education data systems.
K-12 Practitioners' Circle
Description: An NCES information service aimed at local education practitioners, including teachers, administrators, parents, and others. Focus on quick facts and hot topics.
State Education Agencies
Description: List maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Education.
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