US School District Data
Version 0.25 of the I3 Connectivity Explorer offers new ways to review all school districts in any state using a variety of key indicators. The most pertinent is the Digital Distress Indicator (DDI) which ranks the district in a state by their digital connectivity. The views are useful in thinking about how to respond short-term to the COVID crisis (“Where are those WiFi hot spots best deployed?”) and longer term when deciding where to invest. Since every school district in the state appears on the list, every school district, large or small, has a voice.
Other indicators in the summary include:
- District size and type information (unified, secondary , or elementary),
- Data from the National Center on Educational Statistics about enrollments and the percent of students eligible for Free or Reduced-Price school lunches,
- Demographic information, such as median household income an families in poverty,
- Selected Census data on Internet usage and subscriptions including whether persons under 18 either do not have a computer in the home, or have a computer without an Internet subscription,
- The wireline providers at 25Mbs↓/3Mbs↑, and
- The wireless providers at 4G LTE.
The summary data tables for each state can be downloaded from within the application.
This page provides access to the full, raw, dataset. It includes additional data from all 50 states, plus DC and PR. The zip file expands into a plain-text, CSV file that can be imported into a spreadsheet, data base, or data analysis system such as R.
The current version of the data is dated April 7, 2020.