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REL Appalachia

About Our Region

REL Appalachia serves state and local education agencies in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The region's diversity ranges from large urban school systems (e.g., Metro Nashville, Jefferson County Schools in Louisville, Kentucky; Fairfax County Schools in northern Virginia) to remote rural districts deep in West Virginia's and Kentucky's coal mining country.

The dashboard below offers detailed data for each state and for the region as a whole from the National Center for Education Statistics for the 2016/17 school year.

Students

3,246,673
Schools
Number of schools
6,158
Local Education Agencies

600
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

53%
English Learners
English Learners
4%
Special Education
Special Education
15%
Graduation Rate

90%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
70%
Black
15%
Hispanic
9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
4%
Students

680,978
Schools
Number of schools
1,533
Local Education Agencies

186
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

60%
English Learners
English Learners
4%
Special Education
Special Education
15%
Graduation Rate

90%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
77%
Black
11%
Hispanic
7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
4%
Students

1,001,967
Schools
Number of schools
1,782
Local Education Agencies

147
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

*
English Learners
English Learners
4%
Special Education
Special Education
13%
Graduation Rate

90%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
63%
Black
22%
Hispanic
10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
3%
Students

1,291,462
Schools
Number of schools
2,113
Local Education Agencies

210
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

43%
English Learners
English Learners
9%
Special Education
Special Education
13%
Graduation Rate

88%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
49%
Black
22%
Hispanic
16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
6%
Students

272,266
Schools
Number of schools
730
Local Education Agencies

57
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

55%
English Learners
English Learners
1%
Special Education
Special Education
17%
Graduation Rate

90%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
90%
Black
4%
Hispanic
2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
3%
These state websites share additional data on each state. Statistics may differ from those presented on the About Our Region page due to differences in time and measurement.
Kentucky Department of Education https://education.ky.gov/comm/edfacts/Pages/default.aspx
Tennessee Department of Education https://www.tn.gov/education/section/data
Virginia Department of Education http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/index.shtml
West Virginia Department of Education https://zoomwv.k12.wv.us


Data sources:

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey”, 2017–18 v.1a; “Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey” 2017–18 v.1a; “State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey”, 2017–18 v.1a. Retrieved from https://nces. ed.gov/ccd/elsi/tableGenerator.aspx

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/tables/ACGR_RE_and_ characteristics_2017-18.asp

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates, “Public School File”, 2017–18. Retrieved from https://nces. ed.gov/programs/edge/Geographic/SchoolLocations

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Children With Disabilities”, 2017–18. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/ ccd/files.asp#Fiscal:2,LevelId:5,SchoolYearId:32,Page:1


Notes:

* Indicates that the data do not meet NCES data quality standards.

More recent statistics may be available via state websites. Click on the additional resources tab on the dashboard above for links to state data. The percentages of students by Race/Ethnicity, students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, students with individualized education programs, and students with limited-English proficiency programs were calculated by using total number of students from Common Core of Data (CCD). The Graduation Rate reports the public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate.