Changes to the Public Schools FileDetails 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.
Effective August 2016
The "Magnet" field was added, which represents whether a school is a magnet school and/or provides a magnet program.
Effective January 2015
The "Virtual" field was added, which represents the type of virtual instruction offered by the school.
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.
Effective January 2012
Changed column delimiter from semicolon to tab for pubschls.txt.