All Chittenden County children and adults have the education, skills, and opportunities necessary to meet their full economic and social potential and well-being. **Reporting the Agency of Education's proficiency data has as been delayed for the 2017-2018 school year. ** Updated:2/24/2019

Opportunity Index


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Story Behind the Curve

The Opportunity Index consists of three dimensions: economic opportunity, educational opportunity, and community health and civic life. The economic opportunity dimension (not shown) is calculated from the unemployment rate, median household income, poverty, and household income. The education dimension includes preschool enrollment, four-year graduation rate, and post-secondary education. The community health and civic life is calculated from percent of adults who are involved in social, civic, sports, and religious groups; percent of adults who volunteer; teenagers not in school and not working; violent crime; primary care providers; and grocery stores and produce vendors.

Why Is This Important?

The opportunity index measures outcomes that contribute to economic opportunity an mobility. The outcomes that make up the opportunity index are known indicators that have demonstrated a connection to a person or community’s access to jobs and education.

Note on Methodology

Please see Opportunity Index for additional information.

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