Education in LA County
Education is one of the most important issues for LA County, affecting the most vulnerable populations as well as the most privileged. Datasets of note include higher ed, special ed, non-traditional ed & vocational programs, LAUSD K12, school facilities, performance metrics, demographics, finances, federal & state policy tracking, and federal, state, county & city standardized test scores. All of these data help to paint LA County's current academic picture and highlight its education data gaps.
Learn more about the people working at the intersection of data and education in Los Angeles County.
Josh Berman | LA School Report
Sarah Favot | LA School Report
John Garcia III | California Community Foundation
Walt Gardner | Education Week Blog
Tom Jacobson | Los Angeles Education Research Institute
Kelly King | California Community Foundation
Sonali Kohli | LA Times
Pedro Noguera | UCLA Graduate School of Education and information Services
Jeannie Oakes | Learning Policy Institute
Mary Plummer | KPCC
Kyle Stokes | KPCC
Mike Szymanski | LA School Report
Tara Watford | Youth Policy Institute
California Department of Education school dashboard | Dashboard with performance indicators, essential operating costs and baseline college readiness.
Dataquest | A search database through the California Department of Education.
Education Data Partnership | Comparative data analysis between cities and counties.
Education Results Partnership | Highlights schools and educational institutions that have had success in their teaching.
EdSource | Dashboard with school search capabilities.
California Charter Association | Charter-school-specific data.
LA School Report | Blog for high-level education stories with a constant focus on education partnerships and report-based news content.
Los Angeles Times California school guide | Performance metrics and a resource to search, evaluate and compare L.A. County schools by school name, student body and faculty information.
Los Angeles Town Chart | Detailed data on higher education attainment by City and other school trajectory data.
Statistical atlas for Los Angeles | Visual breakdown of education achievement per City in Los Angeles County.
Comprehensive datasets and consolidation for public university data can be found for the University of California and CSU systems.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | Data and policy related content and stories that focus specifically on the intersection of business and education.
The UC information center | Data from success metrics for students based on job placement to degrees awarded by race.