Document Type

Research Report

Original Publication Date


Date of Submission

November 2020


This research brief explores the landscape of school segregationrelated to boundary lines in Virginia and in key regions. It also analyzes common rezoning criteria and policies in a large sample of Virginia school divisions. The brief then provides a condensed overview of existing literature on school boundaries and segregation. Finally, it offers evidence-based recommendations for Virginia to combat the relationship between school-related boundaries and segregation.

Recommended Citation

Siegel-Hawley, G., Taylor, K., Bridges, K., Frankenberg, E., Castro, A., Williams, S. & Haden, S. (2020). School Segregation by Boundary Line in Virginia: Scope, Significance and State Policy Solutions. State College, PA/Richmond, VA: Center for Education and Civil Rights/Virginia Commonwealth University.

Is Part Of

VCU Educational Leadership Publications