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The Colorado Department of Education is in the process of reviewing and updating the School Code Review guidance and policies. The State Board of Education (SBE) rulemaking process will take place during the Fall of 2023 and the effective policies will be posted online in advance of the School Code Request form opening in February of 2024 for the 2024-25 school year. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Tribbett.


Requests for the 23-24 school year are closed. 


A school code (unique 4-digit code) is assigned by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to enable the department and school districts to connect important information with the school. A similar process is used for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) through district codes. The definition of LEAs includes, but is not limited to, school districts, some BOCES, and the Charter School Institute.

The School Code Review Committee (SCRC)

The School Code Review Committee (SCRC) reviews all school code change requests in order to maintain accurate information regarding public schools in Colorado and for the purposes of the reasons detailed below. The SCRC is comprised of units from across CDE that understand the impact of school code changes across multiple disciplines.

Departments represented include:

Legal Basis

School-code determinations are necessary to implement the Data Reporting and Technology Act, §§ 22-2-301, et seq., C.R.S.; Part 5 of the Education Accountability Act, §§ 22-11-501, et seq., C.R.S.; and the conditions of federal financial assistance, see § 22-2-108.

The Importance of School Code Information

  1. Ensure data accuracy and data quality (e.g., connecting different datasets, longitudinal analysis),
  2. Track grant and formula funding,
  3. Operationalize state and federal processes and requirements (e.g., state performance frameworks and accreditation, EdFacts),
  4. Identify sites for awards and supports and,
  5. Assist with all other data reporting requirements.

Contact: Jessica Tribbett (