Student Dispersion

With school closings, specialized school openings, and inconsistent transportation, students in Detroit Public Schools often find themselves attending school far from home.

To better understand this issue, Data Driven Detroit has analyzed Detroit Public School data from Fall 2011 to show where students live and go to school.

Select a category from the drop-down menu, then click on an area or school to see its student dispersion.

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Detroit Public Schools shared data on all their 2011-2012 students, including pre-kindergarten students and special education students over age 20. The dispersion maps include all DPS students except pre-kindergarten students attending pre-kindergarten-only schools.