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NCES School Locations

Overview

This dataset contains point locations for 2020-2021 public and postsecondary schools and 2019-2020 private schools in the United States as collected by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Public school data is collected via NCES's annual Common Core of Data report. Postsecondary school data is collected via NCES's annual Integrated Postsecondary Education Daya System survey. Private school data is collected via NCES's bi-ennial Private School Survey. In-depth documentation can be found at: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/edge/geographic/schoollocations

Attributes

lea_id

Local Education Agency (aka School District) ID Number. Only populated for public schools. NULL for postsecondary and private schools.

string
city

Reported city.

string
state

Reported state.

string
zip5

Reported ZIP code.

string
county_fips

County FIPS code, including State FIPS.

string
addr_line_1

Reported street address.

string
locale_type_top

Top-level locale type, primarily derived from U.S. Census definitions. For more in-depth information, see: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/edge/docs/EDGE_NCES_LOCALE.pdf

string
locale_type_sub

Sub-level locale type, primarily derived from U.S. Census definitions. For more in-depth information, see: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/edge/docs/EDGE_NCES_LOCALE.pdf

string
cbsa_id

U.S. Census Core Based Statistical Area identifier.

string
cbsa_type

U.S. Census Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area indicator.

string
csa_id

U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area identifier.

string
necta_id

U.S. Census New England City and Town Area identifier.

string
congressional_district

Congressional District. For states with a single district, 'At-Large'. For the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, 'At-Large, Non-Voting'.

string
state_house_district

State Legislative District - Lower chamber. Usually State House district, but naming varies by region. Note: Unicamerial legislatures (ex. Nebraska and the District of Columbia) are classified as upper chambers, so this field will be NULL in these areas.

string
state_senate_district

State Legislative District - Upper chamber. Usually State Senate district, but naming varies by region. Note: Unicameral legislatures (ex. Nebraska and the District of Columbia) are classified as upper chambers, so this field will be populated in these areas.

string
schoolyear

Academic year for which this data was collected.

string