Investigator(s): U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
The Common Core of Data (CCD) is the Department of Education's primary database on public elementary and secondary education in the United States. Comparable across all states, the CCD consists of four surveys completed annually by state education departments to report data about all United States public elementary and secondary schools, local education agencies, and state education agencies. Three categories of information are included: a general description of schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; data on students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures. CCD is the successor to the Elementary & Secondary Education General Information Survey (ELSEGIS) Series.
CCD Build a Table
You can now access all CCD datasets from 1995 to the most recent year available with a new 'Build a Table' tool that provides information on CCD data across time and at all levels of the public school universe: state, metropolitan area, county, district, and school.
Early release CCD data files are available at the NCES CCD Web site.
Reports & Related Sites
Public School Universe
This component provides information on all public elementary and secondary schools in operation during a school year including school location and type, enrollment by grade and student characteristics, and the number of classroom teachers.
Public Agency Universe
This component provides information for the universe of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) including phone number, location and type of agency, current number of students, and number of high school graduates and completers in the previous year.
State Nonfiscal Survey
This component provides information on all students and staff aggregated to the state level including number of students by grade level, full-time equivalent staff by major employment category, and high school graduates and completers in the previous year.
State Fiscal Survey
This component provides detailed data aggregated to the state level including average daily attendance, school district revenues by source (local, state, federal), and expenditures by function (instruction, support services, and non-instruction) and subfunction (school administration, etc.).