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Public Elementary/Secondary School Locale Code Files

These files include geocoding information for schools as reported on the annual Common Core of Data School Universe Survey. The information includes the NCES school identification code; latitude and longitude of the reported address; and two locale codes. Locale code is a measure of a school’s location relative to populous areas. The metro-centric locale codes developed and used by NCES include 8 categories that range from large city to rural. The new urban-centric locale categories, introduced with these files, serve the same purpose as the metro-centric categories, but are defined by a combination of their population and their distance from an urban area. There are a total of twelve urban-centric categories, organized in a two level hierarchy; the four categories of the upper level (city, suburban, town, rural) are each divided into three subcategories.

Year Data Sets Documentation Record
Layout
States A-I States K-N States O-W
2005–06
(v. 1b)1
ZIP (834 KB)
Flat File (6.2 MB)
ZIP (807 KB)
Flat File (5.9 MB)
ZIP (812 KB)
Flat File (6.2 MB)
PDF (226 KB)
ZIP (67 KB)2
Flat File (7 KB)
ZIP (3.0 MB)
SAS File (18.2 MB)
ZIP (769 KB)
CSV File (3.6 MB)
ZIP (750 KB)
CSV File (3.5 MB)
ZIP (747 KB)
CSV File (3.4 MB)
2004–05
(v. 1a)
ZIP (736 KB)
Flat File (6.1 MB)
ZIP (1 MB)
Flat File (6 MB)
ZIP (1 MB)
Flat File (6.3 MB)
PDF (125 KB)
ZIP (150 KB)2
Flat File (6 KB)
ZIP (2.5 MB)
SAS File (18.4 MB)
ZIP (736 KB)
CSV File (3.5 MB)
ZIP (1.1 MB)
CSV File (3.2 MB)
ZIP (1.1 MB)
CSV File (3.3 MB)
200304
(v. 1a)
ZIP (1 MB)
Flat File (3.5 MB)
PDF (354 KB)
ZIP (47 KB)2
Flat File (6 KB)
ZIP (1.1 MB)
SAS File (3.9 MB)
ZIP (1.1 MB)
3 CSV Files (1.3 MB each)

1 For unrevised data and documentation click here
2 Word files

If you have any questions on this data set please contact Lee Hoffman.

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