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Common Core of Data (CCD)

Common Core of Data

The Common Core of Data (CCD) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States. The data are supplied by state education agency officials and include information that describes schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; descriptive information about students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures.

CCD Data Tools

  • Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi) View public and private school data and create custom tables using ELSi—a quick and easy tool for obtaining basic statistical data using the most common variables and tables from CCD and PSS.

  • Search For Public Schools Use the Search For Public Schools locator to retrieve information on public schools from CCD's databases.

  • Search For Public School Districts Use the Search For Public School Districts locator to retrieve information on public school districts from CCD's databases.

  • Public School District Finance Peer Search Use NCES's Public School District Finance Peer Search tool to compare the finances of a school district with its peers (districts which share similar characteristics).

  • Public School District Longitudinal Data Tool Use this data tool to compare fiscal and nonfiscal school district data over time from 1990 to 2002.

  • State Education Data Profiles Use this state profiles tool to search for statewide information in elementary/secondary education characteristics and finance, postsecondary education, public libraries, assessments, and selected demographics for all states.

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Elementary/Secondary Information System (ELSi)

View public/private school data, or create a custom table of your own.
 

CCD Data Tables Library

Visit the CCD Data Tables Library for more information on

  • Public elementary, middle, and secondary schools: Percent of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch, 1999–2000 through 2009–10
  • Public and BIE elementary and secondary schools: number of schools and enrollment in the American Indian and Alaska Native Areas, 2005–06 and 2007–08
  • Public elementary and secondary schools: number of schools and enrollment, 2005–06
  • Public elementary and secondary schools: enrollment and staff, 2006–07
  • Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007–08
  • Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2006–07
  • Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2005–06
  • Averaged Freshman Graduation Rates by Race and Ethnicity: School Year 2004–05
  • Revenues for Public K–12 Education, 2006–07

Classificatory Scheme for Identification of Rural Locale Codes

"Locale codes" are derived from a classification system originally developed by NCES in the 1980's to describe a school's location ranging from "large city" to "rural."

highlight icon of a check mark Recent Publications

April 28, 2014:

Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates: School Years 201011 and 201112

December 31, 2013:

Digest of Education Statistics, 2012

October 18, 2013:

Data File: Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Universe Survey Graduation Restricted-Use Data File: School Year 2009-10, version 1a

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