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File Structure: Graduates by Race & Gender

File structure for downloadable data files for graduates by race/ethnic designation and gender by school.

File Name: grads09.txt, grads10.txt, grads11.txt, grads12.txt, grads13.txt and grads14.txt

For each school, there is one record for every instance where there is data. A school may have 1 to 16 record(s), depending on data reported.

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

Field Name

Type Field






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.




This is a coded field for race/ethnic designation. The 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.)




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

  • M = Male
  • F = Female




Number of twelfth-grade graduates. This data includes summer graduates and does not include students with high school equivalencies (i.e., General Educational Development (GED) test or California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)).




Number of twelfth-grade graduates who also completed all courses required for entry into the University of California (UC) and/or California State University (CSU) with a grade "C" or better. This data includes summer graduates and does not include students with high school equivalencies (i.e., GED or CHSPE).

YEAR Character 4 Year of data.
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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