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 September 26, 2021.

State data availability

As of September 26, 2021:

  • 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
  • 24 states are separating out school case counts by students and staff
  • 4 states are reporting deaths linked to school outbreaks
  • 1 state is reporting COVID-19 tests conducted for school students and staff (New York)
  • 4 states are reporting in-person enrollment (Delaware, New York, Texas, Utah; North Dakota reports enrollment, but does not specify in-person vs. virtual)

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 not updating during the summer, resumes mid-September 2021.9/25 0:00
AlaskaNo9/26/2021
ArizonaSomewhathttps://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/covid-19/dashboards/index.phpClick "Congregate settings with positive COVID-19 cases"Entire stateSchools with outbreaksNoDailyData reflect the number of schools with confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks9/25/2021
ArkansasYeshttps://achi.net/covid19/Scroll down to "COVID-19: LOCAL DATA" and click "BY SCHOOL DISTRICT"DistrictRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyAs of September 2021, Arkansas is once again reporting cases in schools (following a break from March 2021 to September).9/25/2021
CaliforniaNoData on district opening status available at https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/9/26/2021
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.9/25/2021
ConnecticutYeshttps://data.ct.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-in-PK-12-Public-and-Private-Schools/mpdc-p8wg/SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyCumulative data for the state are split by student/staff, but data for individual districts are not. For historical data going back to October, see the downloadable dataset: https://data.ct.gov/Health-and-Human-Services/COVID-19-Cases-in-CT-Schools-By-School-/u8jq-fxc29/25/2021
District of ColumbiaYeshttps://coronavirus.dc.gov/dataSee "K-12 Schools Data"SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesOtherUpdated 4-5 times per week, on days that school is in session. Dashboard includes information on cases by school level, school type, staff role, and symptomatic/asymptomatic.9/25/2021
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 fall.9/25/2021
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/9/25/2021
GeorgiaSomewhathttps://dph.georgia.gov/school-aged-covid-19-surveillance-dataWeekly reportsCountyCases in school-aged childrenNoWeeklyGeorgia reports cases in school-aged children, but does not report specific cases in schools. Hospitalizations and PCR test positivity are also reported for school-aged children (totals for the state).9/25/2021
HawaiiYeshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspxSee "school level view" for granular dataSchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyStarting 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.9/25/2021
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 the past five weeks + cumulative. Data are excluded for schools with less than 50 students enrolled or without enrollment info; but enrollment info is not provided.9/25/2021
IllinoisSomewhathttps://dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Adams"Youth cases" reported by county. Click "Metrics for School Determination of Community Spread" to see the value.CountyRecent casesNoWeekly9/25/2021
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).9/25/2021
IowaNoTest positivityIowa 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/9/25/2021
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.9/25/2021
KentuckySomewhathttps://public.tableau.com/profile/chfs.dph#!/vizhome/COVID19SchoolSelfReportngData/SchoolSelfReportCovid19DB[Dashboard is down as of September 26]
Use filters to choose a reporting level and county/district/school.
SchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesDailyCase reporting includes today, current week, last week, and cumulative. Dashboard was down during checks on July 10, August 7, and September 26; unclear if/when it will resume reporting.9/26/2021
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 for the summer on June 9.9/25/2021
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.9/25/2021
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.9/25/2021
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 casesYesWeeklyCases reported for the past week only.9/25/2021
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.9/25/2021
MinnesotaSomewhathttps://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/situation.html#k121Scroll down to "Facilities with Cases & Exposures" and click "Cases in Pre-K through Grade 12 School Buildings, by County"SchoolSchools with outbreaksNoWeeklyMN reports a list of schools which have had 5 or more confirmed cases during the past two weeks. Actual case numbers are not reported. Also, a singular past MN report listed cumulative cases in the state as of October 1, 2020: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/covidweekly40sa.pdf9/25/2021
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.9/25/2021
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.9/25/2021
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.9/26/2021
NebraskaNo9/26/2021
NevadaNoNevada's outbreak dashboard reports a count of cases in childcare facilities, but not schools.9/26/2021
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. A map of the state shows each district's current model (in-person, remote, etc).9/26/2021
New JerseyYeshttps://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtmlClick "more tabs" icon on the right, then select "Schools" tabCountyCumulative casesNoOtherConfirmed school outbreaks and total oubreak-linked cases are listed for each county. Reporting frequency is not clearly labeled.9/26/2021
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.9/26/2021
New YorkYeshttps://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/homeSchoolRecent & cumulative cases, tests, test positivity, in-person enrollmentYesDailyIn addition to the total number of tests administered, NY reports the test type and lab name for each school. Test turnaround times are also reported for some schools. Dashboard is unavailable as of September 26; note on the page reads: "The New York State School COVID Report Card website is currently being updated; as such, survey data will not be displayed to the public temporarily."9/26/2021
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.9/26/2021
North DakotaYeshttps://www.health.nd.gov/k-12-school-dashboardSchoolRecent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollmentYesDailyNorth Dakota reports enrollment but doesn't specify if it's in-person or not. Page was not accessible on September 26.9/26/2021
OhioYeshttps://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/schools-and-children/schools/schoolsSchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeekly9/26/2021
OklahomaNoStateImpact Oklahoma (a journalistic organization) is tracking cases in Oklahoma schools: https://www.kosu.org/show/stateimpact-oklahoma/2021-08-19/as-a-new-school-year-starts-stateimpact-is-tracking-covid-19s-impact9/26/2021
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.9/26/2021
PennsylvaniaNo9/26/2021
Rhode IslandYeshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c2QrNMz8pIbYEKzMJL7Uh2dtThOJa2j1sSMwiDo5Gz4/edit#gid=594871904See "Cases by School and Learning Style" tabSchoolRecent & cumulative casesYesWeeklyCase numbers under 10 are suppressed for privacy.9/26/2021
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 2021-2022.9/26/2021
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.9/26/2021
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.9/26/2021
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 January 2021. Sources of infection (on-campus vs. off-campus) are also reported.9/26/2021
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. Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy.9/26/2021
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.9/26/2021
VirginiaSomewhathttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia-outbreaks/Click "Outbreaks," see "K-12"CountyOther cases, deathsNoDailyK-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.9/26/2021
WashingtonSomewhathttps://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard#tablesSee "Outbreaks in Washington State K-12 Schools" at the bottom of the pageCountyOutbreak casesNoWeeklyWA reports cases for outbreaks in K-12 schools, not all K-12 cases. Reporting is on pause from July to September, and has not yet resumed as of September 26.9/26/2021
West VirginiaYeshttps://wvde.us/schooloutbreaks/SchoolCumulative 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.9/26/2021
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.9/26/2021
WyomingNoThe Casper Star Tribune recently 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.html9/26/2021

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
Edunomis Lab: District Budget Decisions & Labor Implicationshttps://edunomicslab.org/district-budget-decisions-labor-implications/DistrictDistrict enrollment, district action under consideration/taken, district action categoryDailyNoneEdunomics 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.2021-09-26
COVID-19 School Data Hub (by Emily Oster et al.)https://www.covidschooldatahub.com/SchoolSchool/district learning model, mask mandates, school cases, student enrollmentUnclearWeekly where available, for the 2020-2021 school yearEmily Oster, one of the leading (and most controversial) researchers on COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools, has a new schools dashboard. The dashboard currently provides data from the 2020-2021 school year, including schools’ learning modes (in-person, hybrid, virtual) and case counts. Of course, data are only available for about half of states. You can read more about the dashboard in this Substack post from Oster: https://emilyoster.substack.com/p/special-edition-today-covid-19-school2021-09-26
Burbio's K-12 School Opening Trackerhttps://cai.burbio.com/school-opening-tracker/DistrictDistrict learning model (in-person, hybrid, virtual), school closures in fall 2021UnclearWeekly for 2020-2021 school yearFrom Burbio's methodology page: "Burbio audits over 1,200 school districts representing 47% of the US K-12 student enrollment in over 35,000 schools in 50 states." More info here: https://about.burbio.com/methodology/2021-09-26
Monthly School Survey Dashboard (U.S. Department of Education)https://ies.ed.gov/schoolsurvey/Entire stateLearning model, enrollment, attendance, teacher vaccinationsMonthlyMonthly for spring 2021This is the singular federal data source on COVID-19 in K-12 schools. It 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 2021.2021-09-26

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