School Grounds

School Grounds provides more accurate polygons that define the geographic extent of the campus for public schools across the United States. 

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  • Precision geo-fencing: Control access to applications within school grounds. 
  • Emergency response and crisis management: Process and disseminate information and manage logistics during emergency events.
  • Disaster planning: Develop knowledge and support mechanisms for early warning, mitigation, and response planning.


  • Includes geofences for over 87,000 public elementary, middle and high school campuses including all relevant buildings, fields and parking areas
  • Covers the full range of education levels, including:
    • H (high school)
    • MH (middle and high school combined)
    • M (middle school)
    • PMH (primary, middle and high school combined)
    • PM (primary and middle school combined)
    • P (primary schools)


  • Rooftop latitude/longitude coordinates
  • School contact information including the physical address
  • Links from NCES district and school IDs to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for additional school characteristics and features
  • Change table details adds/deletes/changes from last release
  • Quarterly updates detailing where changes and coverage expansion have occurred

Coverage details

  • Coverage: United States
  • Release Schedule: Quarterly
  • Unit of Sale: Nation (US)