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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

3,246,460
Schools
Number of schools
6,196
Local Education Agencies

612
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

50%
English Learners
English Learners
4%
Special Education
Special Education
14%
Graduation Rate

90%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
70%
Black
15%
Hispanic
8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
4%
Students

684,017
Schools
Number of schools
1,539
Local Education Agencies

186
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

59%
English Learners
English Learners
3%
Special Education
Special Education
15%
Graduation Rate

90%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
78%
Black
11%
Hispanic
6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
4%
Students

1,001,562
Schools
Number of schools
1,774
Local Education Agencies

146
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

57%
English Learners
English Learners
4%
Special Education
Special Education
13%
Graduation Rate

91%
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
2%
Students

1,287,026
Schools
Number of schools
2,144
Local Education Agencies

223
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

41%
English Learners
English Learners
8%
Special Education
Special Education
13%
Graduation Rate

91%
Student Urbanicity
Race/Ethnicity
White
50%
Black
23%
Hispanic
15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
Hawaiian
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Two or More Races
5%
Students

273,855
Schools
Number of schools
739
Local Education Agencies

57
Free or Reduced Price Lunch

45%
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), "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Directory Data", 2016–17 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Membership Data", 2016–17 v.1a

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Consolidated State Performance Report, 2015-16. See Digest of Education Statistics 2017, table 219.46

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Directory Data", 2016-17 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Membership Data", 2016-17 v.1a.

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Directory Data", 2016-17 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Directory Data", 2016-17 v.1a.

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Free Lunch Data", 2016-17 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2016-17 v.1a.


Notes:
More recent statistics may be available via state websites. See the additional resources tab 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.