What does "school information" refer to?

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When Code.org mentions your "school information", we are referring to your school's name and school ID (NCES ID).

What is an NCES ID?

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) developed online tools called the Public School Locator and the Private School Locator to enable school officials and others to obtain the correct name, address, phone number, NCES ID number, and other characteristics of a public school or school district when the requestor only has limited information.

The Public School Locator currently contains information as reported to NCES by state education agency officials in each state for school years 2015–16 and 2017–18, and the Private School Locator is current as of 2015–16. Whether or not a school has an entry in NCES' databases or an NCES ID number does not reflect that school's current accreditation status.

To retrieve information on public school districts, please visit the Public School District Locator.

NCES school ID codes have a variety of uses, including information for the Rural Educational Achievement Program (REAP), Safe Schools/Healthy Students, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and E-Rate applications.

(this information taken from the NCES website fast facts)

 

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