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File Structure: Dropouts by Race & Gender

File structure for downloadable data files for grade seven through twelve dropouts and enrollment by race/ethnic designation and gender by school for years 2008–09 through the current year.

File Name: dropouts09.txt, dropouts10.txt, droputs11.txt, dropouts12.txt, dropouts13.txt, dropouts14.txt and dropouts15.txt

Note: This file does not contain the county name, district name or school name. To obtain this data, users must download the Public Schools and Districts Data Files and match records by the CDS_CODE field. See description of CDS_code field below.

Field Name Type Field Width Description
CDS_CODE Character 14 This 14-digit code is the official, unique identification of a school within California. The first two digits identify the county, the next five digits identify the school district, and the last seven digits identify the school.
ETHNIC Character 1 This is a coded field for racial/ethnic designation. The racial/ethnic designations are coded as follows: 
  • Code 0 = Not reported
  • Code 1 = American Indian or Alaska Native, Not Hispanic
  • Code 2 = Asian, Not Hispanic
  • Code 3 = Pacific Islander, Not Hispanic
  • Code 4 = Filipino, Not Hispanic
  • Code 5 = Hispanic or Latino
  • Code 6 = African American, not Hispanic (formerly known as Black, not Hispanic)
  • Code 7 = White, not Hispanic
  • Code 9 = Two or More Races, Not Hispanic

(See Glossary for complete definitions of the ethnic groups.)

GENDER Character 1

This field is a coded field identifying gender. The gender is coded as follows:

  • M = Male
  • F = Female
E7 Numeric 5 Enrollment in grade seven. (Not included in enrollment total (ETOT) field below).
E8 Numeric 5 Enrollment in grade eight. (Not included in enrollment total (ETOT) field below).
E9 Numeric 5 Enrollment in grade nine.
E10 Numeric 5 Enrollment in grade ten.
E11 Numeric 5 Enrollment in grade eleven.
E12 Numeric 5 Enrollment in grade twelve.
EUS Numeric 5 Enrollment in ungraded secondary classes.
ETOT Numeric 6 Total enrollment for grades nine through twelve and ungraded secondary. (Does not include grades seven and eight).
D7 Numeric 4 Dropouts in grade seven. (Not included in dropout total (DTOT) field below)
D8 Numeric 4 Dropouts in grade eight. (Not included in dropout total (DTOT) field below).
D9 Numeric 4 Dropouts in grade nine.
D10 Numeric 4 Dropouts in grade ten.
D11 Numeric 4 Dropouts in grade eleven.
D12 Numeric 4 Dropouts in grade twelve.
DUS Numeric 4 Dropouts in ungraded secondary classes.
DTOT Numeric 5 Total dropouts for grades nine through twelve and ungraded secondary. (Does not include grades seven and eight).
YEAR Character 5 Year of data.
Questions: Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219 
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 30, 2016
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