Parent 1, 2, 3, and 4 Fields on Student Records


There are a number of things to consider regarding how logic is applied to parent order and divorce. This article highlights some basic information around how logi is applied to parental hierarch (Parent 1-4) and situations involving divorce.


Parents will be retrieved/listed in the following order:

  1. Father
  2. Mother
  3. Guardian
  4. Step-Father
  5. Step-Mother
  6. Male with legal-custody
  7. Female with legal-custody


In a divorce situation, the following logic is applied:

  • If one parent has legal-custody and another does not, the parent with legal-custody will be displayed first.
  • Non-resident parents are listed after resident parents.

Parent Number

Parent 1 is the first person in the list, Parent 2 the second, and so forth.

The Parent fields display the following components:

  • First Name
  • Last Name, if different from the child
  • Relationship (F=Father, M=Mother, G=Guardian, SF=Step-Father, SM-Step-Mother)
  • NR, if NOT residing at the same household as the child
  • NC, if parent does NOT have legal custody of the child

The following is the sample output for a child in a divorce situation:

  • Parent 1: Lynn Smith (M)
  • Parent 2: Alfred (F/NR)
  • Parent 3: Timothy Smith (SF)
  • Parent 4: Emily Jones (SM/NR/NC)

In this example, the child lives with Lynn & Timothy Smith, both of whom have custody along with Alfred, while Emily does NOT have custody.