A school district is defined as any Local Education Agency (LEA) in the 2012-2013 NCES data with valid enrollment data of at least one student. Compare & Connect K-12 includes all school districts indicated as Type 1 or Type 2 districts in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), with the exception of a few states where Type 3 or Type 4 is more commonly used such as MA, RI, MT, and VT.
School district data that did not reveal any inconsistencies, as well as school district data that was clarified by EducationSuperHighway, was included in a representative sample size for aggregate analysis at a locale, regional, state, and national level. See 2015 State of the States report. If your district is shown with a red bar indicating we need your services to be clarified, please contact us so we can include you in our national and state analyses.