School board elections, 2024
School Board Elections
This page contains links to school board elections covered by Ballotpedia in 2024 by state Ballotpedia covers school board elections in 475 school districts. This includes all school districts in the 100 largest cities by population and the 200 largest school districts by student enrollment. Ballotpedia also covers all school board recalls in the United States.
Our coverage scope for local elections continues to grow, and you can use Ballotpedia's sample ballot tool to see what school board elections we are covering in your area.
For information on elections happening this year, click here.
Ballotpedia's 2024 school board election coverage by state
Below are the districts holding elections in the top 100 largest cities or one of the top 200 largest school districts in the country. If you don't see your school district listed below, check our sample ballot lookup tool for your election information.
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Historical election data
Methodology note: This report does not include write-in candidates unless an incumbent ran as a write-in.
From 2018 to 2022, Ballotpedia covered elections for 4,488 school board seats in 1,511 school districts. Ballotpedia normally covers school board elections in the 200 largest school districts by student enrollment and the school districts that overlap the 100 largest cities by population. However, in 2019, we also covered all school districts up for election in the state of North Carolina. Those districts are included in this data.
We found that between 24% and 40% of elections were unopposed each year, that incumbents won between 51% and 61% of seats each year, and that between 79% and 89% of incumbents who sought re-election won each year.
Details on each year's election statistics can be found in the table below.
Seats won by incumbents and newcomers
Incumbency success rates
Incumbents who ran against challengers in 2019 had a higher contested success rate than those who ran against challengers in 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Incumbents in 2019 also had a higher overall success rate compared to the other four years.
|2024 Election Analysis