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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 Schools and Districts Data Files 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 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.)




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: Thursday, September 7, 2017