Student mobility is the phenomenon of students in grades K-12 changing schools for reasons other than customary promotion from elementary to middle school and middle to high school. In 2011, Community Research Partners and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute entered into a partnership to conduct research on student mobility in Ohio. The research employs descriptive and analytic statistics to analyze more than five million Ohio Department of Education student records over two school years to provide a picture—presented in spreadsheets, maps, tables, and reports—of student mobility for all Ohio public districts and buildings and public charter schools, with in-depth analysis for the Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Toledo areas.
The following Spreadsheets contain data for all Ohio districts, buildings, and charter schools:
Magnitude of student mobility: Ohio public districts
Magnitude of student mobility: Ohio public schools, including charter schools
Patterns of student mobility: District to district
Patterns of student mobility: District to public charter
Patterns of student mobility: District building to district building
Patterns of student mobility: District building to public charter
Patterns of student mobility: Intra-district buidlings (Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo)
Open enrollment: Residing district and open enrollment district
Project funders: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, The Siemer Institute for Family Stability, The Nord Family Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, KnowledgeWorks, KidsOhio.org, American Federation of Teachers/Ohio Federation of Teachers, School Choice Ohio, United Way of Central Ohio, United Way of Greater Toledo, and The Columbus Foundation.