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Conditions of K-12 Education in the Five County Los Angeles Region, 2006:
Rapid Growth, Quality Challenges, Equity Challenges
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Our research reveals three broad themes about the Five County Region's elementary and secondary education system. First, the number of students attending the region's schools has been growing rapidly for more than a decade. Second, this growth, combined with the public demand for school improvement, has created substantial quality challenges for the system. Third, school system responses to these quality challenges have been uneven, and have at times increased inequities. The system faces equity challenges perhaps even more daunting than its quality challenges.

On this website you will find data and analysis on Southern California's elementary and secondary students; student outcomes; teachers and staff; districts and schools; and finance. We cover the greater Five County Region, which consists of five counties (in alphabetical order): Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. We began publishing our findings in July 2002, and will continue to add to and update these pages as new data and analyses become available.

About's mission is to gather and publish authoritative information and analysis on elementary and secondary education in the Five County Region. We seek to inform and improve public discussion and debate about schools and school reform. Our intended audience includes policy-makers, education practitioners, parents, and the public, as well as researchers and those who fund their research. is the Southern California Consortium on Research in Education, which began its work in 2001. It is based in the Program in Public Policy Analysis at Pomona College in Claremont, California. The current director is David Menefee-Libey, Professor of Politics at Pomona.

Contact information:

David Menefee-Libey
Program in Public Policy Analysis
Pomona College
425 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
phone: 909-607-9323
fax: 909-607-1274

Last Updated: October 09, 2013

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