Educator Mobility

data.delaware.gov | Last Updated 10 Oct 2019

This dataset contains retention, transfer, and turnover rates for full-time staff. In addition, this file provides one through five year rates for each mobility category. Data is aggregated at the state, district, and school level.

Tags: mobility, retention, transfer, turnover, churn, educator, teacher, school leader, district, school

This dataset has the following 25 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
School YearschoolyeartextSchool year for which record is applicable. For example, 2019 = school year which ended in June 2019.
District CodedistrictcodenumberNumber representing each School District. Statewide data rows will have “0” in this column.
DistrictdistricttextFull name of the School District. Statewide data rows have "State of Delaware" in this column.
School CodeschoolcodenumberNumber representing each School within the school district. Statewide or Districtwide data rows will have “0” in this column.
OrganizationorganizationtextFull name of the Organization which is the School if School Code is given in the row. Districtwide data rows give full name of School District. Statewide rows give "State of Delaware" in this column.
RaceracetextRepresents the race/ethnicity of the unique group of educators within a school/district/state.
GendergendertextRepresents the gender of the unique group of educators within a school/district/state.
GradegradetextRepresents the grade level of the unique group of educators within a school/district/state.
SpecialDemospecialdemotextRepresents the special population status of the unique group of educators within a school/district/state.
GeographygeographytextRepresents the geography of the unique group of educators within a school/district/state.
SubGroupsubgrouptextNames the unique group of educators within a school/district/state described by the combination of Race, Gender, Grade, SpecialDemo, and Geography.
Staff Typestaff_typetextColumn identifying staff type.
Staff Categorystaff_categorytextRepresents a respective staff category that certain educators fall under, such as Classroom Teacher or Instructional Support.
Job Classificationjob_classificationtextJob classification category, such as Assistant Principal, Teacher, Special Secondary, or Librarian. For full list of job classifications.
Experience Groupexperience_grouptextRepresents an experience category for a particular staff member.
Retention Typeretention_typetextRepresents years of retention within various mobility categories.
Same School Retention Ratesame_school_retention_ratenumberThe proportion of staff who continue working in the same school in the following school year(s). For example, an educator employed in November of SY 2017-2018 who remained employed at the same school in any capacity in November of SY 2018-2019 would be considered retained.
Transfer Rate Within Districttransfer_rate_within_districtnumberThe proportion of staff who continue working in a different school within the same district in the following school year(s). For example, an educator employed in November of SY 2017-2018 who remained employed at the same district but different school in any capacity in November of SY 2018-2019 would be considered transferred within district.
Transfer Rate Between Districtstransfer_rate_between_districtsnumberThe proportion of staff who continue working in Delaware public schools, but in a different district in the following school year(s). For example, an educator employed in November of SY 2017-2018 who remained employed by a different district in any capacity in November of SY 2018-2019 would be considered transferred between districts.
Turnover Rateturnover_ratenumberThe proportion of staff who leave the Delaware public school system in the following school year(s).
Same School Numeratorsame_school_numeratornumberNumber of staff who remained working in the same school.
Transfer Within District Numeratortransfer_within_district_numeratornumberNumber of staff who remained working in the same district but changed their school.
Transfer Between Districts Numeratortransfer_between_districts_numeratornumberNumber of staff who transferred to a different district.
Turnover Numeratorturnover_numeratornumberNumber of staff who left Delaware schools.
Total Number of Stafftotal_number_of_staffnumberTotal number of staff.