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Dividing Lines – Characteristics of Neighboring Pairs of Public Schools

This table reports characteristics of neighboring public schools. Neighboring public school pairs are defined as those whose school attendance boundaries (SAB) are adjacent, such that they share a boundary line. The table reports demographic characteristics of neighboring school pairs, as well as measures of school staff composition, instructional offering, and average student achievement. It also reports variables measuring the geographic link between the schools' SAB and the 1930s HOLC 'redlining' maps.

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Universe Target Population
All neighboring public school pairs in US metropolitan areas
Additional Notes

Each observation in this dataset corresponds to a pair of public schools that neighbor each in that their school attendance boundaries (SAB) are adjacent. The table presents characteristics for each school for every neighboring pair. Schools can be in more than one pairing. The dataset represents all pairs of neighboring schools in US metropolitan areas for SY 2018-19. For more information, please refer to our research report.

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Urban Institute. 2021. Dividing Lines – Characteristics of Neighboring Pairs of Public Schools. Accessible from Data originally sourced from [node:field_original_data_source], developed at the Urban Institute, and made available under the ODC-BY 1.0 Attribution License.