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File Structure: Graduates by Race & Gender 1998-08

File structure for downloadable data files for graduates by race/ethnic designation and gender by school for years 1997-98 through 2007-08.

File Name: grads98.txt, grads99.txt, grads00.txt, grads01.txt, grads02.txt, grads03.txt, grads04.txt, grads05.txt, grads06.txt, grads07.txt, and grads08.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

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 ethnic designation. The ethnic designations are coded as follows:

  • Code 1 = American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Code 2 = Asian
  • Code 3 = Pacific Islander
  • Code 4 = Filipino
  • Code 5 = Hispanic or Latino
  • Code 6 = African American, not Hispanic (formerly known as Black,not Hispanic)
  • Code 7 = White, not Hispanic
  • Code 8 = Multiple or No Response

(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

GRADS

Numeric

4

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)).

UC_GRADS

Numeric

4

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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