School board elections, 2025
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This page will contain links to school board elections covered by Ballotpedia in 2025 by state and by date. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available. 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.
School district election archive
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.
|2025 Election Analysis