2013 School District Typology Overview

The Ohio Department of Education classifies public school districts by typology for research purposes based on a statistical analysis of shared demographic and geographic characteristics. In 2013, the department took advantage of new data and created a new typology for districts to replace the typology created in 2007. There are four major groupings in the 2013 typology: Rural, Small Town, Urban and Suburban. There are two classifications within each major grouping for further differentiation. This makes for a total of eight typology classifications, one more than in the 2007 version. A new typology classification was created to accommodate the outlying towns and county seats that share many characteristics of Urban districts despite their rural locations. As a result, the typology codes and descriptors have been modified. The statistical method used to create the classifications is similar to the previous typology versions and is aligned to the “similar districts” used for comparisons on the Local Report Card. It is important to note that while a district may different than its typology in some ways. However, on the whole, that district is more similar to its typology classification than any other typology classification.

2013 School Districts Typology
2013 Major Typology Grouping Code 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rural Rural Small Town Small Town Suburban Suburban Urban Urban Full Descriptor Rural - High Student Poverty & Small Student Population Rural - Average Student Poverty & Very Small Student Population Small Town - Low Student Poverty & Small Student Population Small Town - High Student Poverty & Average Student Population Size Suburban - Low Student Poverty & Average Student Population Size Suburban - Very Low Student Poverty & Large Student Population Urban - High Student Poverty & Average Student Population Urban - Very High Student Poverty & Very Large Student Population Districts Within Typology 124 107 111 89 77 46 49 6 Students Within Typology 170,000 110,000 185,000 200,000 320,000 240,000 225,000 185,000

April 29, 2013

Average Income By Typology With Avg. Performance Index Score
$100,000 $94,146 $90,000

$80,000

$70,000

$60,000 $56,711 $50,000 $49,511 $40,000 $44,607 $40,833 $40,408 $36,376 $30,000 $38,449

$20,000

$10,000

$0 Typology 6 106.3 Typology 5 101.4 Typology 3 101.1 Typology 2 98.7 Typology 1 97.4 Typology 4 96.8 Typology 7 89.5 Typology 8 80.3

% Poverty By Typology With Avg. Performance Index Score
90.00% 85.46% 80.00%

70.00% 65.64% 60.00%

50.00% 49.13% 40.00%

53.63%

41.15%

30.00%

30.95%

32.96%

20.00%

10.00%

15.44%

0.00% Typology 6 106.3 Typology 5 101.4 Typology 3 101.1 Typology 2 98.7 Typology 1 97.4 Typology 4 96.8 Typology 7 89.5 Typology 8 80.3

% College Degree By Typology With Avg. Performance Index Score
60.00% 55.71%

50.00%

40.00%

36.30% 30.00% 25.50% 24.88% 20.00% 19.04% 16.29% 10.00% 20.25% 21.41%

0.00% Typology 6 106.3 Typology 5 101.4 Typology 3 101.1 Typology 2 98.7 Typology 1 97.4 Typology 4 96.8 Typology 7 89.5 Typology 8 80.3

% Minority By Typology With Avg. Performance Index Score
80.00% 71.48% 70.00%

60.00%

50.00%

40.00%

41.65%

30.00%

20.00%

15.55%

17.36%

13.61% 10.00% 5.33% 3.27% 3.78%

0.00% Typology 6 106.3 Typology 5 101.4 Typology 3 101.1 Typology 2 98.7 Typology 1 97.4 Typology 4 96.8 Typology 7 89.5 Typology 8 80.3

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