See librarian Mary Finley's webpage Finding Statistics about Education for listings of state, federal, and international organizations (usually government agencies) that collect, analyze, and publish statistical data about education on a regular basis. Here are a few Oviatt Library resources with statistics:
- Digest of education statistics. National Center for Education Statistics L112 .A3 2005 Reference Room (also available online as the Digest of Education Statistics.
- Education state rankings: PreK-12 education in the 50 United States. LA217.2 .E383 5th ed. 2006-07 Reference Room
- RAND California is an excellent database sponsored by RAND, a leading think tank. Click the Statistics link, then Education for stats on K-12 and higher education. You can format tables with data at the level of individual schools, districts, zip codes, counties, statewide, and/or national. Local data available on population, crime, wages, abuse, government asisstance, taxes, election results, etc. For more information, see Using RAND California and/or try a RAND practice exercise.