California Schools Performance Demographic Analysis
October 2014. Analyzing school performance and school neighborhood characteristics ... this section is focused on accessing and using performance and demographic data resources to examine trends, patterns and relationships among these data to facilitate improved educational outcomes. We integrate California Department of Education data with data from Census 2010 and American Community Survey (ACS) to develop a more comprehensive look at school performance in context of neighborhood demographics. Use the interactive table in this section to view, rank, compare schools. Apply queries to view school subsets of interest (e.g., within a school district or ZIP code). Use the GIS resources described in this section to flexibly integrate multi-sourced demographic economic data to facilitate pattern analysis.
School & School District Patterns; Santa Clara County, CA
The graphic presented below is focused on Santa Clara County, CA area K-12 public schools and school districts. School districts, by type of district (elementary, secondary, unified), appear with boundaries as shown with colors/widths in the legend at the left of the map. Schools are shown by yellow (non-charter) and orange (charter) schools.
See location of the Los Gatos High School (yellow marker shown at lower center; see pointer). Using the GIS, clicking on any school marker to view detailed characteristics of that school. See the illustrative profile in the scroll section below.
View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
Click graphic for larger view.
Additional GIS Views (click link to view)
Los Gatos HS in context of census tract 06-085-507001
California Charter Schools
Los Angeles Area -- Schools by API State Rank (Rank=1-10) without lowest performing schools
Los Angeles Area -- Schools by API State Rank (Rank=1-10) with lowest performing schools
School Neighborhood Demographics
Items shown in the scroll section below have been linked with each school. GIS users may click any school to view these attributes for the census tract where the school is located. Schools may be labeled with any of these items. Queries may be applied based on values of these items alone or in combination with any school attribute.
Characteristics of census tract 06-085-507001 (location of Los Gatos High School)
School Infrastructure & Performance Attributes
The scroll section presented below shows attributes of school level characteristics for one school. This type of profile can be prepared for any California school.
Section 1 Public Schools Attributes
Section 2 2012 API Base Items description
California School Performance Demographics Interactive Table
Click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction; Click ShowAll button between queries.
See related Ranking Tables Main Page
Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
Click ShowAll button to show all areas and restore full set of data view.
Click State to view a selected state (click ShowAll between selections).
Find in Schl: key in partial school name in text box to right of Find in Schl button
then click button to locate all matches (case sensitive) based on school name column.
Find in Dist: key in partial district name in text box to right of Find in Dist button
then click button to locate all matches (case sensitive) based on district name column.
Adjust column width by dragging column divider bar in top row.
Columns and Example of Data
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