Is there an up-to-date and regularly maintained open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States?

I'm looking for both public and private schools. Names alone would be a good start, but of course addresses (at least a state and city) and phone numbers would be very useful.


The "Common Core of Data" (CCD) maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education (ED) is your starting point.

For Public Schools (PK-12), see http://www.ed.gov/developers and http://www.data.gov/education including:

  • Public elementary/secondary school listing
  • School district / Local education agency (LEA) listing
  • Public elementary/secondary school universe survey

For Private Schools (PK-12), see * http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/ - Private School Universe Survey and its associated data tables at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tableswhi.asp

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There are several datasets that might be useful to you. The list you are seeking is the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, with details here. This provides a listing of all public elementary and secondary schools, student data, and teacher information. This includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers.

In addition, overall statistics on elementary and secondary schools can be found at the ED Data Express. This lets you explore many different aspects of data in schools (public and charter) in any or all states.

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