Common Core of Data Public School Universe - A data tape containing 84,968 records, one for each public elementary and secondary school in the 50 States, District of Columbia, and five outlying areas, as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics by the State education agencies. Records on this file contain the name, address, and telephone number of the school, name of the school district or other agency that operates the school, school type and locale, the full-time-equivalent number of classroom teachers assigned to the school, the number of students eligible for the federal free-lunch program, and membership, by grade and racial/ethnic categories.
Urban - Primarily serves a central city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Suburban - Serves an MSA, but not primarily its central city.
Rural - Does not serve an MSA.
Full-time & equivalent (FTE) - Amount of time required to perform an assignment stated as a proportion of a full-time position and computed by dividing the amount of time employed by the time normally required for a full-time position.
Drug use education - Refers to learning activities and related policies to prevent or reduce alcohol, drug (e.g., marijuana, inhalants, cocaine), and tobacco use by youth. It does not include clinical treatment or rehabilitation.
Disruptive behavior - Refers to serious and/or unlawful actions that may interfere with order in school (e. g., physical attacks, property destruction, thefts). Alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, possession, sales, and distribution are reported separately on the FRSS questionnaire and are not included under "disruptive behavior. "
Northeast region - Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Central region - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Southeast region - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
West region - Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington. and Wyoming.
Percentage of students receiving federally funded free or reduced-price lunches - data used as an approximate measure of socioeconomic status.