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The only guide of its kind, offering a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students-more than 5,900 districts are covered. Organized alphabetically by district within state, each chapter begins with a two-page Statistical Overview of the State. Next, each district listing includes contact information (name, address, phone number and web site) plus Grades Served, the Numbers of Students and Teachers and the Number of Regular, Special Education, Alternative and Vocational Schools in the district along with statistics on Student/Classroom Teacher Ratios, Drop Out Rates, Ethnicity, the Numbers of Librarians and Guidance Counselors and District Expenditures per student. Plus, unlike any other resource, The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools provides important ranking tables, both by state and nationally, for each data element. These important tables allow the user to quickly find out how a district compares with other districts on several different elements. For easy navigation through this wealth of information, this handbook contains a useful City Index that lists all districts that operate schools within a city. These important comparative statistics are necessary for anyone considering relocation or doing comparative research on their own district and would be a perfect acquisition for any public library or school district library.

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