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Elementary and Secondary General Information System (ELSEGIS): Merged Federal File, School Year 1976-1977 (ICPSR 2242)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics


The Merged Federal File contains school district-level data from the following seven source files: (1) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). SURVEY OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS: ELSEGIS SCHOOL DISTRICT UNIVERSE FOR SCHOOL YEAR 1976-1977, (2) Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF GOVERNMENT, F-33 -- SURVEY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCES, SCHOOL YEAR 1976-1977, (3) Office of Civil Rights (OCR). ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CIVIL RIGHTS SURVEY, FALL 1976, (4) Office of Education. SEC 437 -- STATE-ADMINISTERED PROGRAM FILE, SCHOOL YEAR 1976-1977, (5) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY STAFF SURVEY: EEO-5, FALL 1976, (6) National Institute of Education (NIE). SPECIAL TABULATIONS OF CENSUS DATA BY SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1970 CENSUS, 1973-1974 SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, and (7) Killalea Associates. EQUALIZED PROPERTY VALUE FILE (EPV), SCHOOL YEAR 1976-1977. The merged file was created by first producing a master universe file containing a record for each valid school district that appeared on either the F-33 or the School District Universe source files. This master universe contains records for 16,859 school districts.

Series: Elementary & Secondary Education General Information Survey (ELSEGIS) Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY GENERAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (ELSEGIS): MERGED FEDERAL FILE, SCHOOL YEAR 1976-1977. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement [producer], 1977. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02242.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02242.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    administrative costs, civil rights, debt, demographic characteristics, education expenditures, educational administration, educational system, elementary schools, federal aid, financial assets, financial management, high schools, instruction, junior high schools, middle schools, public schools, school attendance, school districts, school enrollments, special education, students, tax revenues, teachers

Geographic Coverage:    American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1976--1977

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976--1977

Universe:    All public elementary and secondary education agencies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and United States territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands) during 1976-1977.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

data from seven source files

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2001-09-25



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