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Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2017-18 School Year

On key education and civil rights issues in our schools Background Information
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) collected data about key education and civil rights issues for the 2017-18 school year from virtually every public school in the country through the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).

The CRDC collects a variety of information including student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability.  For more general information about the CRDC (including past and future collections), visit the CRDC home page.

2017-18 CRDC

Documents released in 2020 that use the 2017-18 CRDC data to provide insights are presented below: 

  • Press Release (issued October 15, 2020)
    Public announcement of availability of 2017-18 CRDC data

  • Restraint and Seclusion Issue Brief PDF (758K) (issued October 15, 2020)*
    Highlights of the data from the 2017-18 CRDC on restraint and seclusion of students

  • Sexual Violence Issue Brief PDF (3.2M) (issued October 15, 2020; updated December 9, 2022)
    Highlights of the data from the 2017-18 CRDC on school violence factors in the educational environment

*The issue briefs do not reflect the updated 2017–18 CRDC data that were released on May 10, 2021.

Access 2017-18 CRDC Data

Data from the 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2015-16, and 2017-18 CRDC surveys are available in the CRDC reporting tool at The tool facilitates school- and district-level searches, viewing of data reports, and exploring and analyzing data.

To access a copy of the public-use data file:

  • A public-use data file containing the entire 2017-18 CRDC in CSV format can be downloaded in a zip file (118.7M).  Warning – Large file (UPDATED May 10, 2021)

For information about the data file:


OCR also provides a restricted-use data file for the education researcher. If you are interested in obtaining a license to access the 2017-18 CRDC restricted-use data file, then please visit the National Center for Education Statistics page for Restricted-use Data Applicants.

For additional information about the CRDC, please e-mail OCR at


Last Modified: 12/09/2022