Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)

Topic/focus: Other
Year(s): 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1995 (Download); 1999 - 2000, 2000 - 2001 (Online tool); 2003 - 2004, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2008 - 2009 (Restricted Use)
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Study and sample characteristics: Survey
Universe: Elementary and secondary education providers
Variables: ~1000
Access: Varies depending on year
Cost: Free
Key web links: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (

Summary: The SASS is an integrated set of surveys designed to facilitate comparisons between public and private schools. It consists of the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey, the School Administrator Survey, the School Survey, and the Teacher Survey. The SASS includes data items on enrollment, number of teachers and librarians, hiring and retirement policies, high school graduation requirements, school principal characteristics, teacher characteristics, student characteristics, programs offered, length of school year, and graduation and college application rates.