Request for New School Code

This form is intended for public schools code requests only.

Please contact Debbie Puccetti should you need anything other than public school requests, such as private schools, facilities, detention centers, etc.: 303-866-6612


In order for CDE to assign a 4-digit code number to a new school, a district must submit the following information using this online form and in writing, signed by the superintendent or BOCES executive director.

Note on Schools Merging
If two or more schools are merging and requesting a new school code, the 50% population change spreadsheet (XLS) must be filled out and included with the new school code request.

Definition of a Colorado Public School
CDE has provided guidance around the definition of a public school (PDF). Please review the definition prior to requesting a new school code. A school code may not be issued if CDE determines the school does not meet the requirements.

Due Date


District/BOCES failure to submit a request for a new school code may result in a loss of State and Federal funding. It may also create problems with accountability, assessment and data collection.

It is imperative that all districts/BOCES ensure that all schools have a CDE-issued school code by the beginning of a new school year, as of June 30.

School Information

Indicate whether or not the school below meets each part of these criteria:
View Full Definition of a Colorado Public School (PDF)

Physical Address

Mailing Address ( If different from above )

Additional School Details


If "Yes", complete the questions below.

Please Note: Upon submission of this form you will be presented with a confirmation page which will need to be printed, signed by the superintendent and sent to:

Colorado Department of Education
Data Services Unit
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203


Fax: 303-866-6888