Data collected for the secondary schools include the following information: ownership; whether the school has a library; whether there is housing available for the teachers; number of grades; number of classrooms; total number of students enrolled; and number of girls enrolled.
Only urban clusters are covered by the Primary and Secondary School Data Sets. Recall that for rural clusters, information about schools can be obtained from the CILSS Community Surveys. The Primary School Dataset contains 9055 observations and the Secondary School Dataset contains 1129 observations. The reasons for the larger than expected number of observations are primarily two-fold. First, data is gathered for up to three years (1986-88) for primary school and up to four years (1985-88) for secondary schools, per school. Secondly, all schools associated with a cluster - those located both within the cluster and nearby - are listed in the database.