2016-2017 Data Book
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Founded in 1977 by Bill Milliken, CIS uses a unique model to unify the existing resources of communities around children, families, and schools. The CIS model utilizes a school-based approach called Integrated Student Supports (ISS), which promotes students’ academic success by developing or coordinating supports that target academic and non-academic barriers to achievement. During the 2016-2017 school year, the CIS network operated in 25 states and the District of Columbia, and served 1.56 million students through a federation of 137 organizations including state offices and licensed partners.
About the Data
This Data Book provides an overview of Communities In Schools’ affiliate operations and human resources, site-level staff and student supports, as well as student demographics and achievement from the 2016-2017 school year.
Data represents operations during the 2016-2017 school year as reported by CIS organizations and licensees. The sample size for each data point may vary based on available data.