Data & Statistics for Journalists: Education

Federal Government Data

Department of Education (DOE)

  • Civil rights data for public schools. Information on education access and equity for U.S. public schools, for single schools as well as school- and district-level summaries. With the data tables, you can compare across multiple schools and districts and also get state and national estimates.
  • EDFacts data for K-12 educational programs. Centralized performance data supplied by K-12 state education agencies (SEAs), including financial grant information.
  • National Center for Education Statistics: Common core of data on public school. Includes fiscal and non-fiscal data on all public schools and districts as well as state education agencies.
  • Federal Student Aid Data Center. Application volume reports, Title IV Program volume by school, federal student loan portfolio and business information resources.
  • National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) Status of the state-administered grant program authorized under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), including state and national performance data and student characteristics.
  • The Nation's Report Card. Reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the data is from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Subjects include the arts, civics, economics, geography, math, reading, science, history and writing.

National Center for Education Statistics

NYC Education

NYC Department of Education: School Quality:
Enrollment, quality review reports, & HS graduations. Available by city, borough, & each school. Popular data items: graduation results, school demographics and accountability snapshot.

Chalkbeat New York
Essential education reporting across  New York City

Education issue reports from the NYC Independent Budget Office

NYC Charter School Center

Advocates for Children of New York