The links on this page will provide you with access to school, county, state, and national information on education in the United States, as well as some comparative information on other countries. Please contact a research librarian if you are having trouble finding data and want to learn more!
There are also limited PDF reports at Maine Education Policy Research Institute on K-12 education and at the US Regional Education Laboratory / Northeast and Islands program, with studies on e.g. rural schools in Maine. For full data, you would need to contact project authors.
National sources for education data include:
Child Trends DataBank has summary charts and reports on child welfare, well-being, demographics, development, education, and health.
International sources for education data include:
The NCES International Comparisons in Education includes statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education indicators and assessments from Canada, several European countries, Japan, and Russia.
OECD Education Statistics include excel charts of attainment and expenditures as well as math/science performance, by country.
UNESCO-United Nations has detailed education data in customized tables.