School Characteristics

A file with school characteristics based on National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core data is available through our contract data process.  This combined file, describing focal children’s schools at both the Year 9 and Year 15 waves, includes school type, pupil-to-teacher ratio, school’s racial composition, Title I funding, percent of students receiving free and reduced price lunch, and additional measures.  This file includes data covering 3520 children in 2743 public and private schools at the Year 9 wave, and 3347 children in 1920 public and private schools at the Year 15 wave.

 

Number of children from sample per school Number of Schools
Year 9  
1 2217
2 359
3 102
4 31
5 18
6 11
7 2
8 3
Year 15  
1 1,314
2 305
3 136
4 53
5 41
6 20
7 15
8 11
9 8
10 6
11 4
12 2
13 1
14 1
16 1
20 1
22 1

Note: These data aren't appropriate for multilevel modeling due to the lack of sufficient clustering within schools. The following table shows the number of children in the sample

See the documentation for more information.