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COVID-19 IMPACT: School District Operational Status. Updates for Fall 2021

COVID-19 IMPACT: School District Operational Status

Updates for Fall 2021

In partnership with Esri and the Centers for Disease Control Foundation (CDCF), and collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we’ve created the information below to keep you informed of the changes and impact of COVID-19 on school operational plans at the district level. The previous survey’s results (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) remain available in the download section.

Check back often because updates are made daily. This valuable resource is tracking school district learning models, sports participation, screening programs, and more, throughout the fall. Login and download the most updated version anytime, for free.

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MCH is staying on top of emerging changes in the K12 community during this unprecedented time.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our tactics to monitor and track its impact follow suit. Initially, policies surrounding COVID-19 were made at the state level and we configured our data compilation process based on that standard. More recently, however, the increase in local policy making surrounding COVID-19 has made it necessary to restructure our compilation process to maintain the high-quality data you need and expect.

In collaboration with multiple public and private stakeholders, MCH has invested significant resources into a strategy to continuously compile and refresh the below K12 public school data at the district level. We are offering this valuable resource as a free service to help you stay informed of the continuing changes to school district operational plans as the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our nation.

Quick Facts
11,806 (73%) of districts out of a total of 16,251 have provided their survey responses.
 
10,364 (88%) of districts offer full in-person classes.
84 (1%) of districts offer remote learning only.
544 (5%) of districts offer hybrid learning.
146 (1%) of districts are undecided/unknown.
5,244 (83%) of all districts currently have students participating in a district sponsored extracurricular activity.
6,112 (55%) of districts require all administrators, teachers and staff to wear masks on premises.
5,710 (52%) of districts require elementary school students to wear masks on premises.
5,489 (50%) of districts require middle school students to wear masks on premises.
5,006 (45%) of districts require high school students to wear masks on premises.
1,385 (12%) of districts perform regular Covid testing on teachers and staff.
1,168 (10%) of districts perform regular Covid testing on students.
*The quick facts above are based on the total number of districts that have responded to the survey question.

Individual district data available by clicking the button below.
Available for download in excel or via RESTful API.

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About the COVID-19 School District Data

Great Today. Better Tomorrow.

MCH will continue to survey districts throughout the fall adding robust and timely information to this resource. School learning models and screening programs are just two of the many critical data points we are tracking. This data will be used by businesses and government agencies, like the CDC and CDCF to understand the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in school districts. Login and download the most updated version anytime, for free.

 
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This table reflects summarized data as shown on the map. Individual districts are detailed in the data download, available by clicking on the button below.
State Name District Count Enrollment Total Full In-Person Percent Remote Only Percent Hybrid Percent Other Percent Unknown Percent Pending Percent
Alabama 156 795300 64% 0% 3% 6% 2% 22%
Alaska 54 138521 33% 0% 1% 1% 0% 62%
Arizona 657 1222771 49% 1% 4% 5% 0% 38%
Arkansas 270 515696 58% 0% 10% 10% 1% 18%
California 1040 6704170 70% 0% 4% 7% 1% 16%
Colorado 181 924290 65% 0% 1% 5% 2% 24%
Connecticut 187 550587 75% 0% 0% 0% 1% 22%
Delaware 42 144316 69% 0% 2% 14% 2% 11%
Florida 73 3020978 69% 0% 5% 6% 0% 17%
Georgia 213 1844599 56% 1% 10% 9% 0% 21%
Idaho 169 311904 61% 2% 3% 1% 0% 30%
Illinois 884 2026507 75% 0% 1% 0% 0% 22%
Indiana 401 1090768 65% 0% 3% 4% 0% 24%
Iowa 327 528445 69% 0% 1% 2% 0% 25%
Kansas 289 502392 73% 0% 0% 0% 0% 25%
Kentucky 176 727448 64% 0% 6% 9% 0% 19%
Louisiana 127 737097 60% 1% 2% 8% 1% 25%
Maine 255 198051 52% 0% 1% 2% 0% 40%
Maryland 25 933603 52% 0% 4% 8% 0% 36%
Massachusetts 399 980078 67% 0% 0% 1% 1% 29%
Michigan 830 1549888 58% 1% 5% 6% 0% 27%
Minnesota 505 923449 57% 0% 1% 2% 1% 36%
Mississippi 152 515259 70% 1% 3% 4% 0% 19%
Missouri 554 961249 73% 0% 5% 4% 0% 16%
Montana 401 156410 41% 0% 2% 0% 0% 54%
Nebraska 261 329406 58% 0% 0% 0% 0% 39%
Nevada 23 458406 52% 0% 8% 17% 0% 21%
New Hampshire 133 202119 66% 0% 0% 0% 3% 28%
New Jersey 654 1421117 66% 0% 0% 0% 1% 29%
New Mexico 143 343284 43% 2% 16% 4% 1% 30%
New York 986 2766716 61% 0% 1% 1% 1% 34%
North Carolina 321 1638126 61% 0% 6% 6% 0% 23%
North Dakota 183 122028 50% 0% 1% 0% 0% 47%
Ohio 683 1701883 73% 0% 2% 3% 0% 21%
Oklahoma 564 732754 46% 0% 8% 4% 0% 39%
Oregon 198 591094 62% 0% 6% 7% 0% 24%
Pennsylvania 745 1833744 60% 0% 2% 5% 1% 29%
Rhode Island 61 146916 72% 0% 1% 0% 0% 26%
South Carolina 93 854909 59% 1% 3% 5% 2% 29%
South Dakota 162 151913 69% 0% 1% 1% 0% 26%
Tennessee 148 1052321 58% 0% 2% 3% 1% 33%
Texas 1207 5659637 73% 0% 1% 2% 1% 21%
Utah 155 685903 67% 1% 6% 5% 0% 18%
Vermont 51 81035 66% 0% 1% 0% 0% 31%
Virginia 183 1369512 51% 0% 2% 13% 2% 29%
Washington 315 1142569 70% 0% 3% 8% 0% 16%
Washington DC 60 85735 50% 0% 13% 1% 1% 33%
West Virginia 56 285505 64% 0% 5% 16% 1% 12%
Wisconsin 443 871870 70% 0% 2% 3% 0% 21%
Wyoming 56 94874 57% 1% 3% 3% 0% 33%
*School districts represented in surveys include traditional public and private institutions. It does not include organizations such as religious education offices, area education services or state departments of education. Sub districts and supervisory union member districts are covered in the parent (traditional) organization. Due to charter management organizations often representing schools across the country and in different levels of outbreak, they are also not included.
**MCH phone verifies its institutions annually capturing new and closed institutions and enrollment. These numbers may be different from other reported enrollments due to this methodology.
***Sum of percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 

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Below is how MCH defines the teaching methods. Most values are reliant on the person completing the survey and their individual interpretation of their instructional plans.

Full In-Person: Full in-person classroom instruction is available for all students. An option may exist for parents to opt out of classroom-based instruction. This option will need to be district sponsored. (i.e. not offered through another district. If this is the case, the other district is credited with enrollment). If this option exists, it’s a variable captured by a different question for parental choice.

Hybrid/Partial: Limited, in-person instruction. Examples include less than 5x/week in-person attendance or having some grades/levels remote and others in-person. This does not include the option for full-time in person instruction.

Remote learning only: No in-person instruction. May include exceptions for special populations of students. (Special Education, ELL, etc.)

Unknown/Undecided: The school district instructional plan was undecided at the time of compilation.

Other: The respondent didn’t feel any of the above options described their district’s instructional plan.

Pending: Data compilation in progress.
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