Elementary & Secondary Education General Information Survey (ELSEGIS) Series

Investigator(s): U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

ELSEGIS, the predecessor of CCD, collects and publishes extensive information on education agencies in the United States and includes general descriptions of public and private schools and public school districts, data on students and staff, and fiscal data including revenues and current expenditures. This series followed the publication of the Directory of Public School Systems in the 1960's.

Public School Universe

This component provides information on all public elementary and secondary schools in operation during a school year including name, address, county, district of the school, programs and courses offered, and the number of pupils and teachers.

Public School District Universe

This component provides information for the universe of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) including name, address, county, district, grade span of school, size of system, number of schools in the system, and SMSA (Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area) designation.

Pupils and Staff

This component provides information on students and staff at the school district level including the number of students by grade level, and full-time equivalent staff by major employment category.


This component provides detailed financial data at the school district level including school district revenue by source, expenditure by function and subfunction, debt, cash and investment, average daily attendance, tuition, expulsions, special education requirements, enrollment figures, as well as information about staff and students.

Non-Public Elementary/Secondary School Surveys

This component contains information for each non-public (private) elementary and secondary school in the country including name and address, religious affiliation, enrollment by grade, graduates and staff, tuition, other income, expenditures, curriculum, and federal programs.

Other Surveys

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