Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Hunting for your next home? Because a family’s place of residence so often determines the school a child is assigned to, the quality of a neighborhood’s schools is often at the top of the list of factors that parents consider when choosing a home.
Your home search just got a little bit easier (really!). While we can’t help you find the perfect walk-in closet, we’re very excited to announce the recent launch of our School and District Boundaries Tool that helps visitors view school-level and school district-level boundaries for homes across the United States.
Here’s how to use our new free mapping tool (if you’d like to see the directions in video format, please click here): Type any address into the tool to find out which school district a home is in, or to determine which specific school a home is zoned for. You can also search by city, zip code, or school name to view boundaries in a specific area. After running a search, you’ll be able to narrow your school results by elementary, middle, and high school. That’s all there is to it!
The School and District Boundaries Tool joins a host of other popular school resources on Education.com’s School Finder, including school descriptions, test ratings, demographics data, and school reviews. All in all, School Finder is a comprehensive resource that helps parents research information, boundaries, and ratings about public and private preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools near homes they’re considering.
Do you run a website or blog? We’re also offering the School and District Boundaries Tool as a free widget that’s easy to customize and add to your site.
Please note: Currently, Education.com’s School Boundary Tool offers nationwide coverage for district boundaries and specific school boundaries for 55% of school districts. The data is collected directly from school districts and updated on a regular basis. While continuous efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of school district boundaries and school locations, the data and visualization tools presented are approximations and are for general information purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or to determine school locations or attendance, please contact the school district directly.