Washington, DC Metro K-12 Analytics
... School District GeoDemographic Information System
... data analytics tools for K-12 schools & school districts
This section provides information about the structure and use of the Washington, DC Metro (DCMetro) K-12 Analytics tools and data. The DCMetro K-12 Analytics uses the School District GeoDemographic Information System (SDGIS) integrated software and database package. Using GIS technologies, SDGIS is developed for use by schools, school districts, education agencies and stakeholder organizations. ProximityOne develops, deploys and supports SDGIS tailored to the individual school/education agency structure and needs. Individual SDGIS packages are structured around a set of data that are unique in geographic scope and typically focused on one or a set of school districts.
Metro Districts & Profile Links
SDGIS Start-up View
SDGIS GIS Project -- Structure & Layers
K-12 Schools Interactive Table
Optional Add-on Features
Things to Know & FAQ
Focused SDGIS Project on any District/School
See related more drill-down SDGIS project for Fairfax County Public Schools, VA.
- available for any school district/school.
DC Metro School Districts - Population Ages 5-17; 2010-2015.. goto top
The total school age population of the 24 school districts comprising the DC Metro changed from 969,211 in 2010 to 1,007,088 in 2015, an increase of 37,877 (3.9%). Individual districts are shown in the table presented below. Click the link in the code column to view a demographic-economic characteristics and trends profile for that district. See these data for any school district in this related section.
Washington, DC Metro SDGIS Start-up View .. goto top
- School Districts shown with bold brown boundary,
Washington, VA-MD-DC metro.
- schools shown with markers; attendance zone boundaries.
- click graphic for larger view showing legend and color assignments.
-- view created using CVGIS and associated GIS Project
Additional Demographic-Economic Characteristics - click link to view
- Alexandria, VA demographic-economic profile ... see profiles for other districts
Additional Map Views from SDGIS Project - click link to view
Zoom-in to Northern Virginia
U.S. National Scope K-12 Public Schools, 2014-15 -- Interactive Table .. goto top
Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries; click LEAID button below table to view only schools for selected district.
Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
See usage notes below table. See related interactive tables.
Click Show All/Refresh button between queries.
Click Show All/Refresh button ... then click LEAID button below table to select only Fairfax County schools
.. use any Federal school district geocode (7 characters) to view schools for that district (all U.S.).
Click Show All/Refresh button ... then click City button below table to select only "Alexandria" schools
.. use any city Federal geocode (7 characters) to view schools for that city (all U.S.).
Click Show All/Refresh button ... then click StCty button below table to select only Fairfax County schools
.. use any State+County FIPS geocode (5 characters) to view schools for that county (all U.S.).
Click Show All/Refresh button ... then click ZIP button below table to select only schools in ZIP 22314
.. enter any ZIP code (5 characters) to view schools for that ZIP code (all U.S.).
Negative values indicate data NA. -2 indicates data not applicable for this area for this subject matter item.
See more information about these data and using the tools in the K-12 schools main section.
.. that page provides more details about codes, subject matter items and usage.
SDGIS GIS Project .. goto top
The SDGIS GIS project file is a text file that contains a list of layers that may be viewed when the GIS project file is opened using the CV XE GIS software.
Layers included is the DCMetro SDGIS are described below. Using the CV XE GIS software, layers may be removed, added or attributes modified.
Layer File Layout/Fields -- scroll section within master scroll section
-- additional field level details are provided to licensed users. Example for school & tract layers:
SDGIS Installation .. goto top
Installation requirements include:
Windows computer with Internet connection
Userid and password provided separately
Follow these steps to install the SDGIS GIS project and related data files.
1. Install the CV XS GIS software
... run the CV XE GIS installer
... take all defaults during installation
2. Install the SDGIS project fileset
... unzip DCMetro GIS project files to local folder c:\k12analytics
3. Open the c:\k12analytics\dcmetro1.gis project
... after completing the above steps, click File>Open>Dialog
... open the file named c:\k12analytics\dcmetro1.gis
4. Done. The start-up view is the default view for all CV XE GIS installations.
Custom Settings .. goto top
After completing the installation steps, add customized settings as described below. With the CV XE GIS software running, click Settings>Start-up INI. The Setting form appears as shown in this section of the User Guide. Modify the Key edit box and the Start-up GIS project. The values for these two settings are provided separately. After adding the two values, click the Apply Update and Save Settings buttons and close the Settings form. Now, when the CV XE GIS software is started the correct authorized CV software features are enabled and the custom GIS project automatically opens when CV starts.
Optional Add-on Features .. goto top
Student Analytics and Predictive Analytics are available as optional additional features. Software features are enabled in the CV software.
The Student Analytic software feature enables geospatial analysis of students by location. Student addresses are geocoded and the corresponding point shapefile is added to the GIS project. A range of student attributes are included in the data record (demographics, school, grade, performance data). Analytical reports supplement the GIS analyses. Student location data are important in applications that include school attendance zone realignment. Student characteristics may be analyzed over time. Student geocoding may be done internally without releasing confidential data.
Redistricting; Creating/Modifying Attendance Zones
The Redistricting software feature enables creating or modifying school attendance zones. This feature enables manual creation/modification of attendance zone boundaries saved as shapefiles. Feeder patterns may optionally be established. A geocoded students shapefile is required for use of the redistricting feature. Attributes of students may be selected and summarized by attendance zone. New, possibly multiple alternative zones may be added to the GIS project for alternative scenario review. Attendance zone summary reports supplement the GIS analyses.
The Predictive Analytics software feature enables development of projected enrollment by school and grade with selected demographic breakdowns. Standard 5 year annual projections may be extended to 10 years. Projections may be done internally using a modeling feature without releasing confidential data. Alternative scenario projections may be developed with different assumptions. Projections may be integrated into the school (point) and/or school attendance zone (polygon) shapefiles, mapped and geospatially analyzed.
Related Resources .. goto top
CV XE GIS User Guide
K-12 Schools interactive table
.. view/compare/sort/query all U.S. K-12 public schools.
School District Demographic Trends interactive table
.. view/compare/sort/query all U.S. school district annual demographic trend data.
ACS 2015 School District Demographic-Economic Characteristics interactive tables
.. view/compare/sort/query all U.S. school district characteristics.
ACS 2015 5-year estimates
ACS 2015 "Itemset1" metadata XLS
.. Census Blocks
.. Block Groups
.. Census Tracts
.. Digital Map Database; Roads
Things to Know & FAQ .. goto top
Codes for these school district:
.. Federal school district code: see in code/link column in table at top
.. Federal state+county codes:
- District of Columbia, DC -- 11001
- Calvert County, MD -- 24009
- Charles County, MD -- 24017
- Frederick County -- 24021
- Montgomery County -- 24031
- Prince George's County, MD -- 24033
- Arlington County, VA -- 51013
- Clarke County, VA -- 51043
- Culpeper County, VA -- 51047
- Fairfax County, VA -- 51059
- Fauquier County, VA -- 51061
- Loudoun County, VA -- 51107
- Prince William County, VA -- 51153
- Rappahannock County, VA -- 51157
- Spotsylvania County, VA -- 51177
- Stafford County, VA -- 51179
- Warren County, VA -- 51187
- Alexandria City, VA -- 51510
- Fairfax City, VA -- 51600
- Falls Church City, VA -- 51610
- Fredericksburg City, VA -- 51630
- Manassas City, VA -- 51683
- Manassas Park City, VA -- 51685
- Jefferson County, WV -- 54037
.. CBSA/metro code: 47900
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