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Facilities Information Management: A Guide for State and Local Education Agencies
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   Facility Data Elements
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Facility Data Elements

3000 Facilities Design
This category contains data elements that can be used to assess whether a facility's intended composition and the designated use of space meet the educational needs of its students and are designed for efficient operations and administration.
 
3000 Name of Architect
  The name of the architect of record for the building.
3010 Architectural Firm
  The name of the architectural firm responsible for the building design.
1170 Building Name
  The full, legally accepted or popularly accepted name of a building.
1180 Building Identification Code
  A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a building by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.
3020 School Design Type
  The organization and character of a school, as defined by age groups served, educational program provided, and basic layout of the building.
  1 Early childhood center
  2 Elementary school
  3 Middle school
  4 Junior high school
  5 Senior high school
  6 Career-technology education center
  7 Adult education school
  8 Special education school
  9 K-9 school
  10 6-12 school
  11 Alternative school
  99 Other
3030 Building Design Type
  The organization and character of a school, as defined by age groups served, educational program provided, and basic layout of building.
  1 School Building
    A building that houses instructional and related activities associated with the education of students.
  2 Service Center Building
    A building that houses support services to students and their families, not direct instruction.
  3 Office Building
    A building that houses administrative functions.
  4 Warehouse Building
    A building that houses the storage of materials and supplies.
  5 Garage Building
    A building that houses the storage and repair of vehicles.
  6 Central Kitchen Building
    A building designed to accommodate storage and preparation of food.
  7 Stadium Building
    An outdoor building designed for athletic events with large audiences.
  8 Field House Building
    A free-standing building designed to service athletic facilities, athletes, and athletic events.
  9 Production Center Building
    A building that houses support communications activities, including newspaper, radio, or television productions.
  10 Natatorium
    A building that houses swimming and diving activities, including supporting requirements such as lockers and changing areas.
  11 Dormitory Building
    A building that houses student residences.
  12 Gymnasium
    A free-standing building for athletic practices and events.
  13 Assembly Building
    A free-standing building used for large gatherings for school or agency-related activities of students, staff, and public.
  99 Other
3040 Facility Standard
  An indication of the district or state requirements or guidelines for the design and construction of school facilities.
  1 Design guidelines
  2 Space standards
  3 Master construction specifications
  4 Health and safety standards
  5 Energy performance standards
  6 Site guidelines
  99 Other
3050 Space Design Type
  The primary design or purpose of a space, as determined by its physical layout and built-in systems and equipment, regardless of its current use.
  1 Basic classroom
    A space for the activities dealing directly with the interaction between teachers and students that does not require content specialized furniture, fixtures, or equipment.
  2 Specialty classroom
    A space with special elements including furniture, fixtures, equipment, and sometimes size to support instruction in a particular content area.
  3 Library/media
    A space for reading, reference, and research in various media, including books, periodicals, and electronic communications.
  4 Athletic
    A space primarily or exclusively for physical education and athletic activities, often with specialized floor, walls, size, equipment, lighting, and auxiliary spaces.
  5 Student support
    A space for providing specialized support services to students such as health care or physical therapy.
  6 Administration
    A space primarily for conducting overall administrative and business functions of a school, building, program, or service.
  7 Assembly
    A space primarily for formal and informal gathering, where school and community related activities are conducted by students, staff, and the public.
  8 Corridors
    A space for traveling throughout the building.
  9 Operational support
    A space to support building systems and components and to operate the physical plant.
  10 Storage
    A space to provide safekeeping for materials and supplies.
  11 Food service
    A space to prepare and store food.
  12 Dormitory room
    A space specially designed for residence of students.
  99 Other
3060 Space Identification Code
  A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.
3070 Space Description
  A description of the space, as determined by its physical layout and built-in systems and equipment.
3080 Basic Classroom Design Type
  A classroom designed for instruction of a particular age group, but not a specific subject.
  1 Early childhood/kindergarten classroom
    A space with built-in equipment for use by a class that is organized to provide educational experiences in the years preceding first grade.
  2 Elementary classroom
    A space designed with built-in equipment for use by a class that is organized to provide educational experiences in, usually, the years first grade through sixth grade.
  3 Secondary classroom-middle school/junior high/high school
    A space with special built-in equipment for use by a class that is organized to provide educational experiences in, usually, the years seventh grade through twelfth grade.
  4 Resource classroom
    A space designed for general use by a group or class.
  99 Other
3090 Classroom Identification Code
  A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a room by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.
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3100 Art Specialty Space Type
  The space designed to support the teaching and learning of visual arts.
  1 2-dimensional art classroom
    A space for drawing and painting.
  2 3-dimensional art classroom
    A space for sculpture or three-dimensional art work.
  3 Darkroom
    A space with built-in equipment for printing and processing photographic films and papers.
  4 Ceramic studio
    A space with built-in equipment for creating pottery.
  5 Photography studio/graphic arts
    A space with built-in equipment for producing images.
  6 Kiln room
    A space with a built-in oven or furnace for pottery making.
  99 Other
3110 Performing Arts Specialty Space Type
  The space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and support of music and drama curricula and productions.
  1 Band room
  2 Practice room
  3 Choral room
  4 Drama classroom
  5 Blackbox theater
  6 Instrument storage
  7 Keyboard laboratory
  8 Television studio
  9 Multipurpose music room
  10 Multimedia production center
  11 Radio/television broadcast studios
  99 Other
3120 Science Specialty Space Type
  The space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and experimentation in science.
  1 Biology laboratory
  2 Chemistry laboratory
  3 Environmental science laboratory
  4 Physics laboratory
  5 Planetarium
  6 Prep room
  7 Science lecture room
  8 Chemical storage room
  9 Miscellaneous storage room
  10 Outdoor classroom
  11 General science laboratory
  99 Other
3130 Special Education Specialty Space Type
  The space designed, located, furnished, and equipped to support instruction of children with special physical, emotional, and/or educational needs.
  1 Occupational therapy room
  2 Speech and hearing room
  3 Physical therapy room
  4 IEP conference room
  5 Itinerant staff room
  6 Self-contained classroom
  7 Resource classroom
  99 Other
3140 Career-Technical Education Type
  The classroom, laboratory, or shop specially designed to prepare students for careers and use of technology.
  1 Computer/information technology laboratory
  2 Consumer science-food classroom
  3 Consumer science-clothing classroom
  4 Family and consumer science
  5 Automotive/avionics technology shop
  6 Electronics/engineering technology laboratory
  7 Drafting room/CAD/CAM
  8 Agricultural/natural resources shop
  9 Greenhouse
  10 Barbering and cosmetology shop
  11 Multimedia production studio/communications
  12 Wood shop
  13 Dental science classroom
  14 Aeronautical technology classroom
  15 Building construction technology shop
  16 Precision manufacturing laboratory/metalworking shop
  17 Retail store/entrepreneurship laboratory
  18 Financial services center/bank
  19 Food services/hospitality laboratory
  20 Business and administrative services/office management laboratory
  21 Health occupations laboratory
  22 Early childhood laboratory/child care center
  23 Graphic/digital arts and design studio
  24 Law enforcement/fire technology/protective services laboratory
  25 Biotechnology laboratory
  99 Other
3150 Library/Media Center Specialty Space Type
  The primary and auxiliary space designed to provide and support student and staff access to books, periodicals, software, videos, and the Internet.
  1 Collections room
  2 Reading room
  3 Distance learning lab
  4 Copy center
  5 Study room
  6 Workroom
  99 Other
3160 Indoor Athletic/Physical Education Space Type
  The indoor space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and support of a physical education curriculum and athletic program.
  1 Gymnasium
  2 Auxiliary gymnasium
  3 Weight training room
  4 Wrestling room
  5 Dance studio
  6 Team room
  7 Pool/natatorium
  8 Locker room
  9 Equipment storage
  10 Press box
  11 Multipurpose room
  12 Health classroom
  13 Playtorium (auditorium/gymnasium)
  99 Other
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3170 Outdoor Athletic/Physical Education Space Type
  The outdoor space designed, located, furnished, and equipped for instruction and support of a physical education curriculum and athletic program.
  1 Multipurpose grassy play field
  2 Concessions/restrooms
  3 Field house
  4 Track and field event elements
  5 Bleacher seating
  6 Tennis courts
  7 Paved outdoor basketball courts
  8 Fitness trail
  9 Baseball field
  10 Softball field
  11 Football field
  12 Soccer field
  13 Other sports field
  99 Other
3180 Student Support Space Type
  The space designed to provide student support services such as administrative, technical (e.g., guidance and health), and logistical support to facilitate and enhance instruction.
  1 In-school suspension room
  2 Nurse's station
  3 Health suite
  4 Health room lavatory
  5 Guidance/counseling room
  6 Career center
  7 College center
  8 Internship center
  9 Student club space
  99 Other
3190 Administrative Space Type
  The space designed primarily for conducting administrative and business functions.
  1 Administrative office/room
  2 Principal's office
  3 Vice-principal/assistant principal's office
  4 Clerical areas
  5 Mail room
  6 Conference room
  7 Attendance reception
  8 General reception
  9 Security/police/probation office
  10 Staff lounge
  11 Staff work room
  12 School store
  13 School bank
  14 PTO/PTA spaces
  15 Site-based council office
  16 Records room/vault
  17 Storage-textbook
  18 Storage-resource materials
  19 Storage-instructional equipment
  99 Other
3200 Community Use Space Type
  The space designed primarily for community or shared use.
  1 Before- and after-school office
  2 Child care and development space
  3 Health clinic
  4 Head Start space
  5 Parent room
  6 Before- and after-school care
  7 Community room
  8 Full-service health clinic
  9 Family resource center
  99 Other
3210 Assembly Space Types
  An area designed primarily for theater productions, assemblies, and other large gatherings.
  1 Auditorium (fixed seats)
    A space with a stage and audience seating to accommodate performing arts or other activities for a large audience.
  2 Control room
    A space adjacent to the auditorium and equipped with a viewing area and built-in projection equipment.
  3 Disaster shelter
    A space that provides temporary shelter for individuals whose residences have been made uninhabitable by fire, flood, earthquake, or other major disaster.
  4 Costume storage
    A space for costume storage.
  5 Set storage
    A space for set storage.
  6 Backstage room/green room
    A space for actors and actresses to use before and during performances.
  7 Auditorium (multipurpose)
    A space with a stage and movable chairs designed for assemblies, but also usable for other purposes.
  99 Other
3220 Circulation Space Type
  A space designed to enable people to move within the building.
  1 Hallway
  2 Stairway
  3 Lobby
  4 Elevator
  5 Escalator
  99 Other
3230 Operations/Maintenance Space Type
  The area designed primarily for conducting activities concerned with maintaining the grounds, buildings, and equipment.
  1 Custodian office
  2 Custodial closet
  3 Mechanical room
  4 Boiler room
  5 Fan room
  6 Systems control room
  7 Electrical closet
  8 Communications closet
  9 Server room
  10 Storage—flammable materials
  11 Storage—maintenance equipment
  12 Storage—hazardous materials
  13 Student toilet
  14 Public toilet
  15 Staff toilet
  99 Other
3240 Food Service Space Type
  The space designed primarily for preparing and serving food.
  1 Cafeteria
    A space equipped primarily for the preparation, serving, and eating of food.
  2 Cafetorium
    A space for the combined functions of a cafeteria and auditorium.
  3 Faculty dining room
    A space for teacher and staff dining.
  4 Student dining room
    A space for student dining.
  5 Multipurpose room
    A space for food service, physical education, and school assembly.
  6 Full-service kitchen
    A space for a full-service commercial kitchen for preparation of food for student lunches or breakfast programs.
  7 Convenience kitchen
    A space for a small noncommercial kitchen, such as found in a teacher's lounge or early childhood area.
  8 Warming kitchen
    A commercial kitchen to warm and refrigerate prepared food for student lunches or breakfast programs.
  9 Dry food storage area
    A storage area for dry, nonperishable food.
  10 Food serving area
    A space for serving food.
  11 Storage of tables and chairs
    A space for storing cafeteria tables and chairs.
  99 Other


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