What is SDDS?
The School District Demographics System (SDDS) is a data dissemination product created for NCES’s Census Mapping Project. This work began in 1989 with the release of publically available school district boundaries and the production of the School District Special Tabulations, which were based on the Decennial Census data.
The Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE) program collaborates with the U.S. Census Bureau to create custom demographic indicators of school-age children and custom collections of educational geography to identify and understand the social and spatial context of education in the U.S.
MapED provides geographic context to Census, NCES, and ED datasets. The application allows users to quickly explore information at local and national levels. MapED is maintained as part of NCES’s Census Mapping Program.
NEW School Attendance Boundary Survey (SABS)
The School Attendance Boundary Survey (SABS) provides a national attendance boundary geographic dataset. SABS is conducted by NCES on a bi-annual basis. The results of the 2013-14 survey cover 90% of the U.S. and the District of Columbia and are now available for download.