When The Century Foundation first began supporting research on socioeconomic school integration in 1996, we found only two districts that employed a conscious plan using socioeconomic factors to pursue integration. Twenty years later, in February 2016, our report “A New Wave of School Integration: Districts and Charters Pursuing Socioeconomic Diversity” identified a total of ninety-one districts and charter networks (see Figure 1) that employ such policies and procedures. Now, as of October 2016, the number of districts and charter schools that consider socioeconomic status in student assignment has reached one hundred. These one hundred school districts and charter schools with socioeconomic integration policies enroll nearly 4.4 million students and are located in thirty-two different states.
Locations of Identified Districts and Charters with Socioeconomic Integration Policies
List of School Districts and Charter Schools with Integration Policies that Consider Socioeconomic Status in Student Assignment
*Plurality = largest group less than 50 percent of student body. Majority = largest group 50–69 percent of student body. Supermajority = largest group at least 70 percent of student body.
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For information about the methodology used to create this inventory, see A New Wave of School Integration: Districts and Charters Pursuing Socioeconomic Diversity.