The SegIndex launched in May 2022 with new findings on school segregation. Additional data and resources are coming soon, including:
- Longitudinal datasets on racial/ethnic and economic segregation between schools and neighborhoods at multiple levels of geography (e.g., national, metropolitan area, school district)
- Research papers and briefs on key trends and findings
- Methodological explainers on interpreting measures of segregation
- Code for researchers to create customized segregation estimates
Access the Longitudinal School Demographic Dataset (LSDD):
The LSDD draws on the National Center for Education Statistics’ Common Core of Data to provide school-level race/ethnicity and free/reduced price lunch eligibility data from the 1991-92 to 2020-21 school years. The LSDD imputes missing and implausible data, improves school ID linkages, and links charter schools to geographic districts, among other data quality improvements.
LSDD Under Construction.
The School Segregation Database will provide longitudinal estimates of segregation between schools and between districts for all states, metros, and districts in the US; among private schools, and between public and private schools; and among and between public traditional and charter sectors. We will estimate segregation with multiple indices for racial segregation, economic segregation, and racial economic segregation.
Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Spatial Sciences; Associate Director, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, USC
sean f. reardon
Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Research Associate, Stanford Center for Education Policy
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Ph.D. Candidate, USC Department of Sociology
- USCNews: New ‘Segregation Index’ shows U.S. schools remain highly separated by race, ethnicity and economic status
- AirTalk on KPCC: American Schools, Including In LAUSD, Remain Highly Segregated According To New Index
- KCBS Radio: New tool helps researchers evaluate segregation in United States schools
- The 74: 68 Years After Brown, Schools Still ‘Highly’ Segregated: 4 Takeaways from Study
- Chalkbeat Newark: Newark area has some of the country’s most segregated schools, study finds
- Newsweek: School Segregation Still Common 68 Years After Brown v. Board: Report
- The Century Foundation: School Segregation in U.S. Metro Areas
- Chalkbeat Philadelphia: Philadelphia area schools among the most segregated in the country
- Education Week: An Expansive Look at School Segregation Shows It’s Getting Worse
- The Miami Times: Where School Segregation Is Still Happening
This work has been supported (in part) by Grant # 1911-19449 from the Russell Sage Foundation. Any opinions expressed are those of the principal investigator(s) alone and should not be construed as representing the opinions of the Foundation.
For more information, email Ann Owens: [email protected].