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School Boundaries FAQ

  1. What are your disclaimer terms?
  2. What is the source of this information?
  3. What is a school attendance boundary?
  4. Which schools are included?
  5. Are private schools included?
  6. How many schools are covered?
  7. How often is the data updated?

What are your disclaimer terms?

DISCLAIMER: Please note, not all school boundaries are included. 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.

What is the source of this information?

School name, address, type and test scores are from the National Center for Education Statistics and the school’s corresponding state Department of Education. School boundary information is provided by the College of William and Mary and the Minnesota Population Center. School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS): Version 1.0. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota 2011.

What is a school attendance boundary?

An attendance boundary indicates an area of households that attend the area’s designated school.

Which schools are included?

All K-12 public schools, including charter schools, for which we currently have school boundary information are included. We will be adding more schools as the data becomes available.

Are private schools included?

Private schools are not included because private schools do not have school boundaries.

How many schools are covered?

Currently, school boundary data is available for over 6,500 schools. District boundary data is available for nearly all districts nationwide.

How often is the data updated?

The data is continuously updated.