Student Accounting Data

Student accounting data are among the most useful sources of information available to state and local administrators and to the public in general. This information provides the core of the data used in evaluation, planning, allocation of funds, and measurement of compliance with Federal and State regulations. The basic pupil accounting form used in North Carolina is the Principal's Monthly Report (PMR). There are nine reporting periods, with months 1 and 2 required to be 20 school days each. Average Daily Membership (ADM), Average Daily Attendance (ADA), Membership Last Day (MLD) and Initial Enrollment (E1 + E2) are derived from this report.

  • Average Daily Membership: The total number of school days within a given term - usually a school month or school year - that a student's name is on the current roll of a class, regardless of his/her being present or absent, is the "number of days in membership" for that student. ADM for each school month is based on the sum of the number of days in membership for all non-violating (NVIO) students in individual LEAs/Charters, divided by the number of days in the school month (ADM = Member Days (NVIO) / # of days in the school month rounded to nearest whole number). The final ADM is the total days in membership (NVIO) for all students over the school year divided by the number of days school was in session. ADM is a more accurate count of the number of students in school than enrollment. For more information on ADM, please refer to the School Attendance and Student Accounting manual.
  • Average Daily Attendance: Attendance is the presence of a student on days when school is in session. A student is counted as present only when he/she is actually at school, present at another activity sponsored by the school as part of the school's program, or personally supervised by a member of the staff. The total number of days of attendance for all students divided by the total number of school days in a school month gives the average daily attendance (ADA = Daily Present + Daily 1H Abs/20). For more information on ADA, please refer to the School Attendance and Student Accounting manual.
  • Membership Last Day: MLD refers to the number of students remaining in membership as of the last day of the school month or academic year.
  • Initial Enrollment: The term initial enrollment represents the number of pupils registered in the state's public schools. Once a pupil is initially counted in the enrollment figure, they remain in that count throughout the school year. Students transferring to the North Carolina public school system from another state or from non-public schools are added to initial enrollment. Initial enrollment is not reduced by transfers, withdrawals, deaths, or midyear graduations. The end of the year initial enrollment thus shows a higher count than the actual number of students in school. Final initial enrollment, therefore, should not be compared to first month initial enrollment.
Principal's Monthly Report (PMR)

Principal's Monthly Report (PMR)

The Principal's Monthly Report (PMR) contains enrollment, membership, and attendance information. This data is retrieved from the student information system (Powerschool) by NCDPI at the end of each school month for nine months. Included with the second month PMR is a revised Month 1 including any changes to Month 1 that occurred during the second school month. The PMR data is the source data for calculating Average Daily Membership, Average Daily Attendance, Initial Enrollment, and Membership Last Day. While the data retrieved from the LEAs/Charters will be posted online, no student identifiable data is used in any published data reports. If you have any questions about this report, please contact StudentAccounting@dpi.nc.gov.

Average Daily Membership and Membership Last Day by LEA (ADM & MLD)

Average Daily Membership and Membership Last Day by LEA (ADM & MLD)

This report contains both ADM and MLD by month for the school year indicated. There are three worksheet tabs located in the lower left corner. "Your LEA" will give you LEA specific data when an LEA Number is entered. The ADM tab contains all LEA Average Daily Membership data in spreadsheet format. The MLD tab contains all LEA Membership Last Day data in spreadsheet format.

Average Daily Membership and Membership Last Day by School (ADM & MLD)

Average Daily Membership and Membership Last Day by School (ADM & MLD)

This report contains both ADM and MLD by School for the school month indicated. There are three worksheet tabs located in the lower left corner. The NOTES tab contains general information. The ADM tab contains Average Daily Membership data arranged by LEA Number in spreadsheet format. The MLD tab contains Membership Last Day data arranged by LEA Number in spreadsheet format. Prior years data is available in the Statistical Profile.

Average Daily Attendance & Average Daily Membership Ratios (ADA:ADM)

Average Daily Attendance & Average Daily Membership Ratios (ADA:ADM)

Three-year historical attendance and membership data generated from the student accounting data retrieved by DPI from the LEAs. This will be helpful in assessing the status of attendance in your school system.

Best 1 of 2 Average Daily Membership (ADM)

Best 1 of 2 Average Daily Membership (ADM)

The Best 1 of 2 at the School Level is the average daily membership (ADM) used to determine the size of the school used for principal State pay. The report shows the higher ADM of the first or second school month, for each grade level in each school. Many LEAs use this report for their internal budgeting purposes, but note that this method of calculating Best 1 of 2 is not the same as the method used for the State allotment formulas. If you have any questions about this report, please contact StudentAccounting@dpi.nc.gov.

Charter School Membership By District (LEA) - Survey Results

Charter School Membership By District (LEA) - Survey Results

Maps - Percentage of Public School Students in Membership at Charter Schools

Data Summary and Results by Region