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

Published: Sep 25, 2001

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



Version V1

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.

United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Elementary and Secondary General Information System (ELSEGIS):  Merged Federal File, School Year 1976-1977  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-09-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02242.v1

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1976 -- 1977

1976 -- 1977

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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 from seven source files

census/enumeration data



2001-09-25 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.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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