School Reports

Every city in America - and they're FREE!
School reports contain detailed information from over 89,000 public and private schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school report data also contains information on 15,000 school districts and sub districts. A school report will display:
  • School and district name, addresses and telephone number
  • District website (if available)
  • District start and end dates
  • Student/teacher ratio
  • Instructional dollars spent per pupil
  • Before-and-after school programs
  • Gifted and talented programs
  • Number of computers in the classroom
  • Percent of college-bound seniors and more
The information reported in these detailed school and district reports addresses topics that are frequently used by parents in determining the appropriateness and/or candidacy for a given school.

School Profile Reports

If you are relocating with children, selecting the best school system
for your family is most likely one of your top concerns.
As you are gathering information and
comparing school districts, compare these points:

language and math instruction
teacher/student ratios
test scores (TAAS, SAT) to the national & state averages
atmosphere and activities of the school
size of the classes
diversity of music, computer and arts programs
academic standards (honor programs, merit scholars)
sports programs
percentage of high school graduates & college advancement
overall philosophy and values of the school

There are many good resources for this information. Usually, the best first step is to begin evaluating broad, overall information. You can access School District reports, utilizing the link at the bottom of this page. Once you've profiled the school districts of interest, you can contact each one and request that they send you a full, detailed package. Other good sources of information are:

Your Realtor, for whom providing area and school information is a part of their service. additionally, he or she has the advantage of being a citizen of the community and may well have children in the schools.

The local newspapers, especially the metropolitan sections which normally run stories and reports on activities of local schools.

The local library has many resources, including a comprehensive annual guide to private independent schools. call (203) 269-3333 for more information.

The National Committee for Citizens in Education, at 1-800-NET-WORK. they offer excellent low-cost brochures such as "Parent Involvement," "Parent/Teacher Conference," "Access to School Records," "How Parents Can Evaluate Their School," and "Your School, How Well is it Working?"

US Department of Education, from whom you can receive a booklet called "Choosing a School for your Child" by sending 50¢ to Choosing A School, Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009.

The Association of Christian Schools International provides information on Christian schools across the US and the world. Write to them at P.O. Box 4097, Whittier, CA 90607.


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