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Trends in Distance to School by Grade Band

The median citywide walk distance for PK3 through 12th grade students between where they live and attend school is 1.5 miles and the average citywide walk distance is 2.3 miles (data not shown below). Students in grades PK3 to 5th grade travel the shortest distances between home and school, and the walk distances increase as students get older. These measures have been mostly stable over the past seven years, trending upward very slightly, particularly for high school students.

Citywide Walk Distance from Home to School by Grade Band, 2013-2021

Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY21-22

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