K-12 schools data in the U.S.

Here are the major data sources for COVID-19 in United States K-12 schools. We’ve included annotations for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as national sources compiled by independent researchers.

The page is split into two tables: national sources and state sources. Click on a row to see detailed annotations on that source.

This resource will be updated monthly. The most recent update was January 8, 2022.

State data availability

As of January 8, 2022:

  • 31 states and the District of Columbia are reporting COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools, in some form
  • 10 states are reporting incomplete data on school outbreaks or cases in school-aged children
  • 25 states are separating out school case counts by students and staff
  • 2 states are reporting COVID-19 tests conducted for school students and staff (New York and Massachusetts)
  • 6 states are reporting in-person enrollment (Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, New York, Texas, Utah)

State K-12 school data sources

Annotations on how every state and D.C. is (or isn't) tracking COVID-19 in K-12 schools.
StateReporting school data?LinkNavigation notesGeographies availableMetrics availableSeparating out cases by students/staff?Update scheduleOther notesAnnotations last updated
AlabamaYeshttps://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/c6909b3820ae4047b0317fa00abc46fcDistrictRecent & cumulative casesNoWeeklyDistricts reporting 1-4 cases in a week are shown as "<5" to protect individual privacy. Dashboard was not updating during the summer, resumed mid-September 2021.1/8 0:00
ArizonaSomewhathttps://www.azdhs.gov/covid19/data/index.php#congregate-settingsDashboard tab: "Congregate settings with positive COVID-19 cases"Entire stateSchools with outbreaksNoDailyData reflect the number of schools with confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks1/8/2022
ArkansasYeshttps://achi.net/covid19/Scroll down to "COVID-19: LOCAL DATA" and click "BY SCHOOL DISTRICT"DistrictRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyArkansas is once again reporting cases in schools in the 2021-2022 school year (following a break from March 2021 to September).1/8/2022
CaliforniaNoData on district opening status available at https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/1/8/2022
ColoradoYeshttps://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-outbreak-dataCommand+F/cntrl+F their spreadsheet to find school data, as the report tracks outbreaks in generalSchoolCumulative cases, deathsYesWeeklyK-12 schools are included in weekly "outbreak reports." Both "active" and "resolved" outbreaks are reported. For staff vs student cases, see staff vs resident designation.1/8/2022
ConnecticutYeshttps://data.ct.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-in-PK-12-Public-and-Private-Schools/mpdc-p8wg/SchoolRecent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollmentYesWeeklyCumulative data for the state are split by student/staff, but data for individual districts are not. Cumulative data are also split into vaccinated/unvaccinated cases. For historical data, student enrollment and attendance, and learning model info, see the state data portal: https://data.ct.gov/browse?COVID-19_Topic=Schools1/8/2022
District of ColumbiaYeshttps://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/dc-schools-dataSee "K-12 Schools Data"SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyDashboard includes information on cases by school level, school type, staff role, and symptomatic/asymptomatic.1/8/2022
DelawareYeshttps://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/state/in-person-contagiousDistrictRecent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollmentYesWeeklyDelaware's dashboard was down from June 23, 2021 through August; it has since returned for the 2021-2022 school year.1/8/2022
FloridaNohttps://floridahealthcovid19.gov/NoFlorida switched to a single weekly report with no school data in early June: https://coviddatadispatch.com/2021/06/06/covid-source-callout-floridas-schedule-change/1/8/2022
GeorgiaSomewhathttps://dph.georgia.gov/school-aged-covid-19-surveillance-dataWeekly reportsCountyCases, hospitalizations, test positivity in school-aged childrenNoWeeklyGeorgia reports cases in school-aged children, but does not report specific cases in schools. Hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and PCR test positivity are also reported for school-aged children (totals for the state).1/8/2022
HawaiiYeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxSee "School level view" for granular dataSchoolRecent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollmentYesDailyStarting end of July 2021: For each case, HIDOE reports the date a positive test was reported to the school and the date that student/staffer was last on a school campus.1/8/2022
IdahoYeshttps://coronavirus.idaho.gov/resources-for-schools/See "2021-2022 Weekly summary of COVID-19 in schools" for the current school year, PDFs for previous yearSchoolRecent & cumulative casesNoWeeklyCases are included for each week of the school year + cumulative. Data are excluded for schools with less than 50 students enrolled or without enrollment info; but enrollment info is not provided.1/8/2022
IllinoisSomewhathttps://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/data/school-and-youth-data.html?county=Illinois"Youth cases" reported for the state overall and by county.CountyRecent & cumulative casesNoWeekly1/8/2022
IndianaYeshttps://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htmClick "School." Click on a specific school on the dashboard or use the Filter function to see case counts.SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyCase numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy. Indiana reports race and ethnicity data for school cases (where available).1/8/2022
IowaNoIowa used to report test positivity by school district (not specific cases/tests in schools.) This page is down as of Feb. 20. While the state is not making case counts available, nonprofit orgs Iowa COVID-19 Tracker and the Iowa State Education Association have partnered on an unofficial tracker, available here: https://iowacovid19tracker.org/covid-19-in-our-schools/1/8/2022
KansasYeshttps://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-KansasClick "Cluster Summary" Entire stateCumulative cases, deaths, hospitalizationsNoWeeklyKansas "clusters" include cases in school outbreaks and case counts for specific K-12 schools and higher ed institutions associated with recent outbreaks.1/8/2022
KentuckyNohttps://public.tableau.com/profile/chfs.dph#!/vizhome/COVID19SchoolSelfReportngData/SchoolSelfReportCovid19DBKansas' school case dashboard has not been updated since June 2021, and data have been unavailable since July.1/8/2022
LouisianaYeshttps://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3997See links under "K-12 Schools Reporting"CountyRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyCases include individuals who have had positive PCR and antigen tests. Reporting paused between school years, resumed in mid-August 2021.1/8/2022
MaineYeshttps://public.tableau.com/profile/maine.cdc.covid.19.response#!/vizhome/COVID-19casesbyschool/maine-covid-19-cases-by-school?publish=yesSchoolOther casesNoWeeklyCases for the past 30 days are reported, and schools with more than 3 cases in 14 days which are epidemiologically linked are classified as having an "open outbreak." Cases include individuals who have had positive PCR and antigen tests. Case numbers below 5 are suppressed for privacy.1/8/2022
MarylandYeshttps://coronavirus.maryland.gov/datasets/md-covid19-schooloutbreaks/data?selectedAttribute=CountyReportSchoolRecent & cumulative casesNoWeeklyDifferent schools have different report dates, but all are within a week of one another.1/8/2022
MassachusettsYeshttps://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/positive-cases/Weekly reports are posted in the form of MS Excel spreadsheets; see different tabs of the spreadsheet for state totals, districts, and other school typesDistrictRecent cases, tests, test positivityYesWeeklyCases reported for the past week only. Reports include total routine pooled tests and test positivity rate for districts participating in testing.1/8/2022
MichiganSomewhathttps://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163_98173_102480---,00.htmlSchoolOutbreak casesYesWeeklySchools that have had outbreaks are listed, with total cases or cases in the past 28 days (depending on the school). Outbreaks are labeled as "Staff, students, or both?" but the case counts are not broken out as such.1/8/2022
MinnesotaYeshttps://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/index.html#k121Click the down arrow next to "Cases in Pre-K through Grade 12 School Buildings, by County"SchoolRecent casesNoWeeklyMN reports case brackets by school (5-9, 10-19, 20-29, etc.), by week, for the past four weeks.1/8/2022
MississippiYeshttps://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420,972.htmlWeekly reports posted as PDFs.SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyCase numbers between 1-5 are suppressed to protect privacy. Report includes total students and teachers/staff quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure in the past week.1/8/2022
MissouriSomewhathttps://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/data/public-health/Click "School Districts"DistrictCases in school-aged childrenNoWeeklyCase counts include all cases among school-aged residents of the district, regardless of whether they're enrolled in school. Cases are split by age (5-9, 10-14, 15-19). Case numbers between 1-10 are suppressed to protect privacy.1/8/2022
MontanaYeshttps://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt/demographicsClick "COVID-19 in Montana Schools"SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyReports include total cases and cases in the last two weeks.1/8/2022
NevadaSomewhathttps://app.powerbigov.us/view?r=eyJrIjoiZWVjYmFiOWUtY2M4OS00ODg3LTg3ZjEtZDU2ZDhmMWUyMWYwIiwidCI6ImU0YTM0MGU2LWI4OWUtNGU2OC04ZWFhLTE1NDRkMjcwMzk4MCJ9CountyCumulative casesYesUnclearNevada has a COVID-19 school dashboard, but it has not been updated since September 2021.1/8/2022
New HampshireYeshttps://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/schoolsSchoolRecent & cumulative casesNoDailyCases for each school are split into "active" and "recovered," with a Y/N column indicating whether an outbreak is currently in progress. The dashboard allows filtering by onsite vs offsite cases.1/8/2022
New JerseyYeshttps://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtmlClick "more tabs" icon on the right, then select "Schools" tabCountyRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyDashboard also includes percent of schools reporting cases and percent of staff vaccinated for each county. The "K-12 Outbreaks" tab at the bottom brings up another page with information on the number of outbreaks in each county.1/8/2022
New MexicoNohttps://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/ped-covid-status/New Mexico temporarily provided K-12 COVID-19 data in weekly reports during March and April 2021, but has not reported data since then.1/8/2022
New YorkYeshttps://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/homeSearch feature allows users to find statistics for specific districts and schools.SchoolRecent & cumulative cases, tests, test positivity, in-person enrollmentYesDailyCase reports: total, last fourteen days, last seven days. Test turnaround times are also reported for some schools.1/8/2022
North CarolinaYeshttps://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/outbreaks-and-clustersSee "COVID-19 Ongoing Clusters in Child Care and School Settings Report"SchoolCumulative cases, deathsYesWeekly Reports only include schools and childcare facilities with "ongoing clusters" and "outbreaks," not all schools in the state.1/8/2022
North DakotaYeshttps://www.health.nd.gov/k-12-school-dashboardUse checkboxes and arrows to view data for specific counties, districts, schools.SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesDailyIn addition to new cases per day, ND reports "active" cases for each day.1/8/2022
OhioYeshttps://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/schools-and-children/schools/schoolsSchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeekly1/8/2022
OklahomaNoStateImpact Oklahoma (a journalistic organization) briefly tracked cases in Oklahoma schools in fall 2021: https://www.kosu.org/show/stateimpact-oklahoma/2021-08-19/as-a-new-school-year-starts-stateimpact-is-tracking-covid-19s-impact1/8/2022
OregonYeshttps://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19See "Weekly Outbreak Report," then search within for "Kindergarten-12th Grade School Report"SchoolCumulative casesYesWeeklySchools are divided into those with "recent cases" and those with "resolved cases" (past outbreaks). For each school, the date of the most recent case is included.1/8/2022
PennsylvaniaSomewhathttps://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Cases.aspxSee "Case counts for pre-school and school-aged children by county of residence"CountyCases in school-aged childrenNoWeeklyPennsylvania reports cases in children (0-4 and 5-18) by county.1/8/2022
Rhode IslandYeshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c2QrNMz8pIbYEKzMJL7Uh2dtThOJa2j1sSMwiDo5Gz4/edit#gid=594871904See "Cases by School and Learning Style" tabSchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyCases are reported in brackets (0-5, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, etc.).1/8/2022
South CarolinaYeshttps://scdhec.gov/covid19/resources-community-covid-19/covid-19-cases-associated-staff-studentsSee "Student, Staff Isolation & Quarantine Report"SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyStudents/staff in isolation and quarantine are reported for each school. Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy. South Carolina had a dashboard in the 2020-2021 school year; this was replaced with a weekly report for 2021-2022.1/8/2022
South DakotaYeshttps://doh.sd.gov/documents/COVID19/School-College_COVID_cases.pdfEntire stateRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyTotal cases by week are reported for K-12 schools and higher ed institutions. Cases are separated by confirmed vs probable; active cases are also reported.1/8/2022
TennesseeYeshttps://districtinformation.tnedu.gov/covid-information/map-viewRight-click on the map and select "Show as table" to see all dataSchoolRecent casesYesWeeklySchools with fewer than 50 students are not included in the dataset. Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy. Operating models (in-person, hybrid, remote) are available for each district.1/8/2022
TexasYeshttps://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/schools/texas-education-agency/See "Local Education Agency report for week ending..." for downloadable files with school-level data.SchoolRecent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollmentYesWeeklyTotal enrollment and on-campus enrollment included for each school as of September 2021. Sources of infection (on-campus vs. off-campus) are also reported, where available.1/8/2022
UtahYeshttps://coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/Click "Schools" in the top rightSchoolRecent & cumulative cases, test positivity, in-person enrollmentYesDailyActive cases are defined as cases reported in the past two weeks. Cases are reported for both students *enrolled* at the school and students who visited or otherwise are associated with the school. Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy.1/8/2022
VermontYeshttps://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/COVID19-Transmission-Schools.pdfSchoolRecent & cumulative casesNoWeeklySchools with under 25 students are reported in a single "total for all suppressed schools" count.1/8/2022
VirginiaSomewhathttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia-outbreaks/Click "Outbreaks," see "K-12"CountySchool outbreaks by countyNoDailyK-12 schools are included in VA's outbreak report; cumulative and weekly case counts are included going back to March 2020. Cases may be sorted by local health district using the dropdown menu at the top of the dashboard.1/8/2022
WashingtonSomewhathttps://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard#tablesSee "Outbreaks in Washington State K-12 Schools" at the bottom of the pageCountyOutbreak casesNoMonthlyWA reports cases for outbreaks in K-12 schools, not all K-12 cases. Reports are posed once a month.1/8/2022
West VirginiaYeshttps://wvde.us/schooloutbreaks/SchoolOther casesNoOtherUpdated "as data are made available." Case counts are only reported for schools with outbreaks, which constitute multiple cases in a classroom, extracurricular activity, etc. (See precise definition on the website.) School closures are also reported, with closure dates and reason for closing.1/8/2022
WisconsinSomewhathttps://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/investigations.htmCountyCounties with school outbreaksNoWeeklyWI reports a list of counties where "facility-wide COVID-19 public health investigations" have been conducted in educational facilities. Actual case numbers are not reported.1/8/2022
WyomingNoThe Casper Star Tribune reported on the lack of K-12 COVID-19 data in Wyoming: https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/no-state-agency-is-tracking-k-12-covid-19-quarantines-in-wyoming/article_17692255-1529-51fd-a4ce-52be52b8915a.html1/8/2022

National data sources

National K-12 school dashboards

Federal and independent research efforts tracking COVID-19 in K-12 schools.
NameLinkGeographies availableMetrics availableUpdate scheduleTime seriesNotesAnnotations last updated
Burbio's K-12 School Opening Trackerhttps://cai.burbio.com/school-opening-tracker/DistrictDistrict learning model (in-person, hybrid, virtual), school disruptions by week, active school disruptions by day for December 2021-January 2022WeeklyWeekly for 2020-2021 school year, 2021-2022 year so farFrom Burbio's methodology page: "Burbio audits 5,000 school districts representing over 70% of the US K-12 student enrollment across all 50 states. Districts are checked every 72 hours for changes in enrollment status, mask mandates, vaccine requirements, and testing regimens." More info here: https://about.burbio.com/methodology/2022-01-08
Monthly School Survey Dashboard (U.S. Department of Education)https://ies.ed.gov/schoolsurvey/mss-dashboard/Entire stateLearning model, enrollment, attendance, live instruction, teacher vaccinationsMonthlyMonthly for spring 2021This dashboard doesn't include any actual case counts, just data on learning modes and enrollment, taken from a survey focusing on 4th- and 8th-grade students. Data are available for about half of U.S. states and a handful of districts. The dashboard was last updated in May 2021.2022-01-08
School Learning Modalities (U.S. HHS)https://protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/learning-modalitiesDistrictLearning modelWeeklyNoneThis dashboard, produced in a collaboration between the CDC and the Department of Education, provides weekly updates on the learning status of school districts: in-person, hybrid, or remote. As of January 8, the dashboard included data for about 89% of students in 62% of districts. Like the DOH survey dashboard, this one does not include any case data.2022-01-08
School District Operational Statushttps://www.mchdata.com/covid19/schoolclosingsDistrictLearning model, mask policiesDailyNoneResearch organization MCH Strategic Data has compiled detailed data on the operational status of school districts across the country—fully in-person, fully remote, or hybrid. The dashboard also includes information on enrollment and learning mode by state.2022-01-08
Edunomis Lab: District Budget Decisions & Labor Implicationshttps://edunomicslab.org/district-budget-decisions-labor-implications/DistrictDistrict enrollment, district action under consideration/taken, district action categoryUnclearNoneEdunomics Lab at Georgetown University has compiled a database of choices school districts are making about how to change their budgets and hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic. District choices are categorized as budget trimming, salary reductions, benefits adjustment, furloughs, and layoffs.2022-01-08

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