Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

File Structure: CBEDS Data About Schools/Districts

File structure for California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data about schools and districts for 2018–19.

File Name: cbedsora18b.txt

Data included in this file are estimated number of teacher hires, kindergarten program type, work visa applications, educational calendar, and multilingual instructional programs and languages of instruction.

Field Name Data Type Maximum Width Description

CdsCode

Character

14

14-digit county/district/school (CDS) code. For districts and county offices, the last seven-digits will be zeroes.

CountyName Character 50

County name.

DistrictName Character 50 District name.
SchoolName Character 50 School name.

Description

Character

50

Row description (data element).

Level

Character

1

Level of data. Field is coded as follows:

  • D = District
  • S = School

Section

Character

1

Section identification. Corresponds to the sections on the County/District Information Form (CDIF) and School Information Form (SIF). Field is coded as follows:

When Level = D

  • B = Estimated Teacher Hires (for the following year)
  • C = Work Visa Applications

When Level = S

  • B = Kindergarten Program Type
  • C = Work Visa Applications
  • D = Educational Calendar
  • F = Multilingual Instructional Programs
  • G = Language(s) of Instruction

RowNumber

Character

3

Row number. Corresponds to row numbers on the CDIF and SIF.

Value

Character

50

Contains the value of the field.

Year

Character

4

Specifies the year of the data collection.

Contacts for Technical Questions
  • Using Downloadable Files
    Data Reporting Office
    dro@cde.ca.gov
    916-327-0219

  • Data Content
    CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office
    cbeds@cde.ca.gov
    916-324-6738
Questions: Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219 
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 2, 2019
Recently Posted in Demographics
  • File Structure: Classified Staff 2018 (added 02-Aug-2019)
    File structure for classified staff data by race/ethnicity, gender, and school for 2018–19.
  • File Structure: CBEDS Data About Schools/Districts (added 02-Aug-2019)
    File structure for California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data about schools and districts for 2018–19.
  • File Structure: CGR Data (12-Month) (added 11-Jul-2019)
    File structure for the College-Going Rate (CGR) 12 months after high school completion reported by race/ethnicity, student group, and academic year.
  • File Structure: CGR Data (16-Month) (added 11-Jul-2019)
    File structure for the College-Going Rate (CGR) 16 months after high school completion reported by race/ethnicity, student group, and academic year.
  • Using the CGR Data File (added 11-Jul-2019)
    This page explains how to effectively use the sub-setting variables included in this CGR data file to obtain the desired counts.