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Changes to the Public Schools File

Details on changes made to the downloadable public schools file and file structure.

This page contains a recent history of revisions to the downloadable public schools and districts data files.

2016 Changes

Effective August 2016

The "Magnet" field was added, which represents whether a school is a magnet school and/or provides a magnet program.


2015 Changes

Effective January 2015

The "Virtual" field was added, which represents the type of virtual instruction offered by the school.


2013 Changes

Effective September 2013

The "Funding Type" field was added, which represents the charter funding type.

Effective July 2013

The "locale code" field (also known as "PopStat") is no longer provided in the public schools database.

The field types for "Latitude" and "Longitude" were changed from "character" to "decimal" fields.

Effective April 2013

The public schools data file is no longer provided in database format (as a ".dbf" file).
Thus, the "DBF" choice has been removed from the Data Files list of available format options.


2012 Changes

Effective January 2012

Changed column delimiter from semicolon to tab for pubschls.txt.


 

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 9, 2017