School Districts, 1990
A public school district is an area whose public schools are administratively affiliated with a local education agency recognized by the state education agency as responsible for implementing the state's elementary and secondary public education program. While most areas of the U.S. are covered by one or more school districts, there are parts of some states that are not covered by any school district. These areas are referred to as "balance of county" areas and treated as "pseudo" school districts in the data set. In all or parts of some states, school districts are coextensive with counties, MCDs, places, or combinations thereof; in other areas, they have virtually no relationship to other census geography, and may even split blocks.
This dataset includes demographic, administrative and financial data for a total of 15,304 school districts (15274 school districts + 30 balance of county areas). The data set has a total of 1,140 variables.