SABINS News

 

New SABINS data released on September 5, 2013

The Minnesota Population Center and the College of William & Mary are pleased to announce the release of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school attendance boundaries for selected school districts in the United States. The 2010-2011 data cover 590 school districts, including all school districts in Delaware, Minnesota, Oregon and some of the largest school districts in the United States (e.g., Los Angeles Unified, San Diego City Unified, Indianapolis Public Schools, Chicago Public School District, Dade County School District, and Salt Lake City School District). The 2011-2012 data cover the 337 school districts in Minnesota.

For more information, see the Release Log

New SABINS data released on April 3, 2013

The Minnesota Population Center and the College of William & Mary are pleased to announce a new release of 2009-2010 school attendance boundaries. The Minnesota Population Center re-processed all data released in September 2012 and added additional attendance boundaries. The database contains 200,155 school attendance boundaries for 6,058 school districts.

For more information, see the Release Log.

New SABINS data released on September 19, 2012

The Minnesota Population Center and the College of William & Mary are pleased to announce the release of additional 2009-2010 school attendance boundaries! This release consists of the following:

1. School attendance boundaries for 182 of the largest school districts in the United States.

2. Replacement school attendance boundaries for 122 school districts in the October 2011 data release.

3. Updates SABINS polygon - NCES Common Core of Data crosswalks

4. 2010 Summary File 1 and PL 94-171 Redistricting File data for the new and replaced school attendance boundaries.

We are in the process of updating the SABINS companion tables and will post those when they are ready.

The new and replaced school attendance boundaries may be identified by their GISJOIN values. We changed our methodology for creating GISJOINs, and the new one is only 14 characters long. The school attendance boundaries with 28 character GISJOINs are from the October 2011 data release.

SABINS Workshop at the 2012 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

School Attendance Boundary Information System: An Introduction

Friday, August 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Instructor: David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center

Cost/person: Free

Room: Capitol Ballroom 5, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Details: The instructor will describe the School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS), discuss how the data were created and structured, and demonstrate how to access and download data from the website. The instructor will provide a complimentary USB drive containing workshop data to each participant. Participants are welcome to bring laptops to explore data, but laptops are not required.

SABINS Workshop at the 2012 Population Association of America Annual Meeting

April 23, 2012

School Attendance Boundary Information System: Unlocking the power of this new data source

Wednesday, May 2, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center

Cost/person: Free

Room: Union 19-20 (4th floor), Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Details: The instructor will provide a complimentary USB drive containing workshop data to each participant. Participants should bring their own laptop to the workshop, and the laptop should have GIS software installed (Esri ArcGIS or Quantum GIS preferred). If you are new to GIS and do not have access to GIS software, please contact the instructor via email (vanriper@umn.edu) and he will assist you in identifying and installing software prior to the workshop.

Availability of 2010 Census Summary File 1 data for SABINS areas

January 10, 2012
SABINS is pleased to announce that selected 2010 Census Summary File 1 tables are now available for school attendance areas. The SABINS team constructed summary statistics for school attendance boundaries by summing census block counts for 195 tables in Summary File 1. These tables offer detailed cross-tabulations of age, sex, race, household structure, housing units and other related topics.

Please note: we have discovered that our initial processing of the data produced erroneous statistics for all averages and medians. (This includes Average Family Size by Age, Average Household Size by Age, Average Household Size of Occupied Housing Units by Tenure, Median Age by Sex, and the nine corresponding race-specific tables for each.) SABINS staff members are currently working hard to correct these 40 tables. Until a solution is implemented, please do not download averages or medians for SABINS areas at any grade level.

In addition to school attendance boundaries, Summary File 1 tables are available at many other geographic levels, ranging from the national level down to the block level. The 40 table described above are accurate for all other geographic levels.

 

 

SABINS announces conference exhibitor and workshop schedule

December 20, 2011
SABINS and the Minnesota Population Center are hitting the road to spread the news about our new website and meet users in person. We are also holding training sessions at the conferences listed below. If you are attending any of these conferences, please consider attending the hands-on workshop.
 

Association of American Geographers' Workshop - New York City, NY

School Attendance Boundary Information System: Unlocking the Potential of this New Data Resource

Monday, February 27, 8:00 a.m. - 11:40 p.m.

Instructor: David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center

Cost/person: $23

Room: Grand Ballroom East

Details: The instructor will provide a complimentary USB drive containing workshop data to each participant. Participants must bring their own laptop to the workshop, and the laptop should have GIS software installed (Esri ArcGIS preferred). If you are new to GIS and do not have access to GIS software, please contact the instructor via email (vanr0033@umn.edu) and he will assist you in identifying and installing software prior to the workshop.

Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools Mini-Conference at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting - New York City, NY

Using the School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS)

Thursday, February 23rd, 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Instructors: David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center; Salvatore Saporito, College of William and Mary

Room: TBD

Details: The instructor will provide a complimentary USB drive containing workshop data to each participant. Participants must bring their own laptop to the workshop, and the laptop should have GIS software (Esri ArcGIS preferred) and statistical or spreadsheet (e.g., Microsoft Excel) software installed. If you are new to GIS and do not have access to GIS software, please contact the instructor via email (vanr0033@umn.edu) and he will assist you in identifying and installing software prior to the workshop.

American Educational Research Association Workshop - Vancouver, BC Canada

Using the School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS)

Saturday, April 14, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instructors: David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center; Salvatore Saporito, College of William and Mary

Room: Fairmont Waterfront / Waterfront Ballroom B

Details: The instructor will provide a complimentary USB drive containing workshop data to each participant. Participants must bring their own laptop to the workshop, and the laptop should have GIS software (Esri ArcGIS preferred) and statistical or spreadsheet (e.g., Microsoft Excel) software installed. If you are new to GIS and do not have access to GIS software, please contact the instructor via email (vanriper@umn.edu) and he will assist you in identifying and installing software prior to the workshop.

 

Midwest Sociological Society Workshop - Minneapolis, MN

Introduction to the School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS)

Time: March 29, 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Instructor: David Van Riper, Minnesota Population Center

Room: Cook's Bay, 8th Floor

Details: The instructor will provide a complimentary USB drive containing workshop data to each participant. Participants must bring their own laptop to the workshop, and the laptop should have GIS software (Esri ArcGIS preferred) and statistical or spreadsheet (e.g., Microsoft Excel) software installed. If you are new to GIS and do not have access to GIS software, please contact the instructor via email (vanriper@umn.edu) and he will assist you in identifying and installing software prior to the workshop.

 

The Minnesota Population Center and the College of William and Mary have released a new SABINS website

October 11, 2011
SABINS has a new website! Be sure to check back regularly for new tabular data and GIS files and additional help documentation.