What's in the Directory

Information on the types of data that are obtainable from the California School Directory (Directory).

Entity Types

The following types of entities are included in the Directory.
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools, including Nonpublic, Nonsectarian Schools
  • Districts and County Offices of Education

Available Information

The following data are available in the Directory for the entity types listed above.
  • County-District School (CDS) codes
  • Entity names
  • Entity contact information, including phone number, fax number, email address
  • Entity addresses (mailing and physical)
  • Web addresses
  • Entity administrator (superintendent/principal) contact information
  • Chief Business Official (CBO) contact information (for districts and charter schools)
  • Status (active, closed, etc.)
  • School open and closure dates
  • School/District Type (elementary, high, alternative school of choice, etc.)
  • Educational Program Type (schools)
  • Low and high grades offered
  • Charter school indicator (for public schools)
  • Charter school number (for public schools)
  • Charter school funding type (for public schools)
  • Magnet school indicator (for public schools)
  • Year-round school status (for public schools)
  • Virtual instruction school type (for public schools)
  • Multilingual instruction indicator (for public schools)
  • Public school indicator (schools)
  • Federal Identification Number (for public schools and districts)
  • CDS Coordinator contact information (for public schools and districts)
  • School records (closed private schools)
  • Last updated date

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Questions: CDS Administration | cdsadmin@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-4014
Private School Data | privateschools@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0317