Research Data Requests

Available Data Sources

A substantial amount of North Carolina's aggregate education data is available on the NC DPI website. Prior to requesting data, please check the reports and data listed in the menu on the right side of this page and posted at these links:

State Data Sources

External Data Sources

Requests for email addresses and other contact information for parents/guardians and school/district staff should be directed to the administrative points of contact in Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and other Public School Units (PSUs). The Educational Directory and Demographical Information Exchange (EDDIE) provides the contact information for all LEAs and PSUs in North Carolina.

Additional Information

If you need more detailed information than is provided here, please contact the North Carolina Education Research Data Center - Duke Center for Child & Family Policy.

Best Practices for Handling Personally Identifiable Information

Requirements for NC DPI Data Requests

NC DPI has implemented the State Department of Information Technology security process for all data requests.  All data requestors must review the Data Request Process to confirm your ability to comply with all requirements prior to submitting the Data Request Form. 

Data proposals must have agency sponsorship prior to approval. Due to limited NC DPI resources, all requests will be reviewed by appropriate agency leadership to determine if research proposal supports current agency initiatives. Please contact for questions about your data request.

Data Request Forms