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The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people, places, and economy. In addition to providing snapshots of the nation’s population size and growth, we also supply detailed portraits of the changing characteristics of communities. We are uniquely qualified to help teachers and students learn and apply statistics because we are the primary source of economic and demographic data for the United States, and we employ thousands of statistical experts.

Statistics in Schools (SIS) is a Census Bureau program that uses census statistics and resources to create classroom activities and materials. Teachers and subject matter experts from across the country help develop and review each and every SIS activity to make sure it is valuable, engaging, relatable, and easy to use. These activities and materials boost students' statistical literacy, better prepare them for a data-driven world, and enhance their learning in many subjects.


Statistics in Schools and the 2020 Census

New SIS activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. The decennial count impacts the federal funds that communities receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and more. 

Download activities for pre-K through 12th grade today to make a difference for your students, school, and community.

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Our Contributors

SIS activities are created by a diverse group of teachers, subject matter experts, and standards experts in K-12 education and curriculum design from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. Without them, SIS would not be possible.

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Our Work

Get the information you need to explain the Census Bureau to students and help them use its data-finding tools. Also, discover all of the ways SIS can help you in your classroom.


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We value feedback about our activities and our website. Let us know how we're doing and how you think we can improve.

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