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Accessing Educational Data

Obtain data collected by the California Department of Education (CDE), including enrollment data, demographic and student group data, staff data, school and district accountability, statewide assessment results, and directory information.


About CDE's Educational Data
Information about accessing data collected by the California Department of Education (CDE), including publicly available data, data-related communications, submitting research data requests, and data retention.

Data Reports and Files

DataQuest is the CDE's web-based data reporting system for publicly reporting information about California’s students, teachers, and schools. DataQuest provides meaningful data and statistics about California's TK/K–12 public educational system that supports a wide variety of informational, research, and policy needs. Summary and detailed data reports are available for multiple subject areas at the school, district, county, and state levels.

Data Reports By Topic
Data reports about California's students, teachers, and schools by topic area, including enrollment, assessment and accountability, English learners, foster youth, free or reduced-price meal, graduates and dropouts, and staff and course data.

Downloadable Data Files
Downloadable files about California's students, teachers, and schools by topic area, including enrollment, assessment and accountability, English learners, foster youth, free or reduced-price meal, graduates and dropouts, and staff and course data.

Additional Resources

California School Directory
Information about California public schools, private schools, non public nonsectarian schools, school districts, and county offices of education.

CDE Educational Statistics - CalEdFacts
CalEdFacts is a compilation of educational statistics and information on a variety of issues concerning education in California. This includes the Fingertip Facts on Education in California web page, which provides various statistics about California's public schools and districts.

COVID-19 and Data Reporting
Summary of available educational data and where to find these data for the most recent year.

Data Requests
Information about how to request data that are not publicly available on the CDE website (e.g. DataQuest, the California School Dashboard, the CAASPP Test Results web page, or through the information provided on the Data Reports and Downloadable Files web page).

Geographic Information System (GIS)
Information about the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) in the visualization and analysis of educational data.

Ed-Data External link opens in new window or tab.
Ed-Data is a partnership of the CDE, EdSource, and the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team/California School Information Services (FCMAT/CSIS) designed to offer educators, policy makers, the legislature, parents, and the public quick access to timely and comprehensive data about TK/K–12 education in California.

Federal Data Resources
Information about data collected and publicly reported by the United States Department of Education, including information provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) and the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Recently Posted in Accessing Educational Data
  • DataQuest Update, Issue #20 (added 17-May-2024)
    DataQuest is an online data reporting resource that provides access to a wide variety of data reports and downloadable data files.
  • File Structure: CBEDS by Race/Ethnic & Gender 2023 (added 16-May-2024)
    File structure for CBEDS data by race/ethnicity, gender, and school for 2023-24. Data include classified staff and home-to-school transportation data.
  • File Structure: CBEDS Data About Schools/Districts (added 16-May-2024)
    File structure for California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data about schools and districts for 2023.
  • File Structure: Census Day Enrollment Data (added 16-May-2024)
    File structure for downloadable files containing Census Day TK/K–12 enrollment data from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) disaggregated by grade, race/ethnicity, gender, and other student details.