The Road to School: How Far Students Travel to School in the Choice-Rich Cities of Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC

In this report, the authors examine the relationship between where students live, where they go to school, and the availability of other school options in five cities with a high degree of school choice: Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC. The authors examine how far different students travel to get to school, how long it would take them to make the trip by car or public transit, and how travel patterns vary across cities, grade levels, and demographic groups. The report reveals new information about the pattern of student travel in these cities. This analysis provides policymakers and advocates with the opportunity to understand which students in their communities are traveling the farthest to attend school, and how resources such as family income, availability of nearby schools, and school district and city transportation policy may affect how far students travel.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Research Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01668946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2018 4:09PM