First taste of 2013 "Schools of Choice" data

So far, Unit 4 has only provided the summary page – I have followed up and asked for the complete set of data.

{Note: I had to type this by hand because the version delivered by Unit 4 was a picture of a printout. 😦 Also, Alves called School #19 SS, which was just wrong}

Spreadsheet version: 2013 kindergarten lottery summary

Code school program capacity assigned low ses as % low ses non low a % non lo available seats
9 BA RE 86 86 39 45.35% 47 54.65% 0
9 BA SP 6 6 4 66.67% 2 33.33% 0
10 BO RE 78 78 29 37.18% 49 62.82% 0
10 BO SP 8 7 6 85.71% 1 14.29% 1
10 BO ESL 6 6 2 33.33% 4 66.67% 0
11 CB RE 77 74 26 35.14% 48 64.86% 3
11 CB SP 9 9 6 66.67% 3 33.33% 0
11 CB ESL 6 2 0 0.00% 2 100.00% 4
12 ST RE 51 37 31 83.78% 6 16.22% 14
12 ST SP 3 3 3 100.00% 0 0.00% 0
12 ST ESL 15 9 6 66.67% 3 33.33% 6
13 DH RE 67 34 22 64.71% 12 35.29% 33
13 DH SP 2 2 1 50.00% 1 50.00% 0
14 GH RE 46 40 30 75.00% 10 25.00% 6
14 GH SP 8 3 3 100.00% 0 0.00% 5
14 GH ESL 15 12 10 83.33% 2 16.67% 3
14 GH BL 20 20 20 100.00% 0 0.00% 0
15 KW RE 68 52 38 73.08% 14 26.92% 16
15 KW SP 1 1 1 100.00% 0 0.00% 0
16 RO RE 40 40 20 50.00% 20 50.00% 0
16 RO SP 6 6 2 33.33% 4 66.67% 0
16 RO BL 20 5 5 100.00% 0 0.00% 15
17 SS RE 42 42 16 38.10% 26 61.90% 0
17 SS SP 4 4 2 50.00% 2 50.00% 0
18 WA RE 61 57 19 33.33% 38 66.67% 4
18 WA SP 2 2 2 100.00% 0 0.00% 0
18 WA ESL 6 5 5 100.00% 0 0.00% 1
19 WV RE 45 45 23 51.11% 22 48.89% 0
19 WV SP 9 7 2 28.57% 5 71.43% 2
19 WV ESL 15 15 13 86.67% 2 13.33% 0
Totals RE 76
SP 8
ESL 14
BL 15
Assigned 709 386 54.44% 323 45.56%
Unassigned 42 2 4.76% 40 95.24%
K Students 751 388 51.66% 363 48.34%
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7 Responses to “First taste of 2013 "Schools of Choice" data”

  1. Julie G Says:

    I am confused by why there are three empty seats at CB with 74 of 77 assigned. We had it as a choice above the school we ended up with, so why weren’t those spots filled?

  2. charlesdschultz Says:

    Julie,

    As a CB parent, I hope you wait to see if a seat opens up, yet. But to answer your question, the full data will address that. Given the past years, I can make an educated guess as to what the reason is. Do you have Proximity A or B to Carrie Busey? It does not look like either the low ses nor the non low ses quota is filled up, so I don’t think that was the reason. If you are proximity B, it is possible the proximity B quota filled up – it is impossible to determine if that was the case given the meager facts above.

  3. Julie G Says:

    Hi Charles,

    We had no proximity to CB and are non low SES.

  4. charlesdschultz Says:

    Hmm….. a mystery indeed. When I get the full data, I can look more closely. If you can provide all your choices (you can email me if you don’t want to post them here), it will help me narrow down which line-item is yours (since all personally identifiable information is stripped).

  5. charlesdschultz Says:

    Another observation; the baseline low SES percentage was 52%, so with a variance of +/- 15%, that is a range of 37% to 67%. Stratton, Kenwood and Garden Hills all exceed that, while ironically BTW is below that amount (probably due to the Magnet school).

  6. charlesdschultz Says:

    Julie, it looks like a few “too many” non low ses folks were “let” into Carrie Busey – the percentage of low ses students is below the minimal allowed. It is possible you were “denied” because of this, but why were some allowed beyond the limit? Seeing the number of discrepancies across the board, I wonder if the SES criteria was only applied very loosely.

    Please keep in mind, I am not trying to say whether the SES thresholds are “good” or “bad”, I am merely trying to help find facts and figure out what happened. We can talk about the “rightness” of the SES criteria in another thread. 🙂

    • Julie G Says:

      Thanks, Charles. So in essence, we are being penalized in two ways–location because we have no prox a school and because of our SES. We listed BO, CB, Kenwood, Westview, and Robeson in that order if that helps to find us in the data. Kenwood was basically put down knowing we could perhaps tolerate it short term until we are able to move, if it comes to that. It seems crazy that there are spots open at CB and yet we are being forced into a school we don’t want.


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