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Common Core of Data (CCD)


The Population Research Institute (PRI) is currently evaluating the SODAPOP service. The ability to extract a data set containing a subset of variables will not be supported after September 15, 2016.

The data collections in SODAPOP will still be available from the PRI. If you should have concerns about this change to the SODAPOP service or need to access some of the data, contact the PRI's Computational and Spatial Analysis (CSA) core at


DESCRIPTION:  The Common Core of Data (CCD) is the Center's primary database on elementary and secondary public education in the United States. The CCD collected annually is a comprehensive, national statistical database of all public elementary and secondary schools and school districts that contains data that are comparable across all states.

The objectives of the CCD are twofold. First, it is designed to provide an official listing of public elementary and secondary schools and school districts in the nation, which can be used to select samples for other NCES surveys. Second, the CCD provides basic information and descriptive statistics on public elementary and secondary schools and schooling.

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ORIGINATING AGENCY / PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

NCES Common Core of Data Website
Federal, State, and Local Governments Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance Data

DATA DISSEMINATED BY: National Center for Education Statistics