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School ID codes and searches

Do you have information on how to find school ID codes?


NCES developed online tools called the Public School Locator and the Private School Locator to enable school officials and others to obtain the correct name, address, phone number, NCES ID number, and other characteristics of a public school or school district when the requestor only has limited information. The Public School Locator currently contains information as reported to NCES by state education agency officials in each state for school years 2021–22 and 2022–23, and the Private School Locator is current as of 2021–22. Whether or not a school has an entry in NCES' databases or an NCES ID number does not reflect that school's current accreditation status.

To retrieve information on public school districts, please visit the Public School District Locator.

NCES school ID codes have a variety of uses, including information for the Rural Educational Achievement Program (REAP), Safe Schools/Healthy Students, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and E-Rate applications.