School Locations & Geoassignments
NCES relies on information about school location to help construct school-based surveys, support program administration, identify associations with other types of geographic entities, and to help investigate the social and spatial context of education. EDGE creates and assigns address geocodes (estimated latitude/latitude values) and other geographic indicators to public schools, public local education agencies, private schools, and postsecondary schools. The geographic data are provided as shapefiles and geodatabases, and basic attribute data are available as Excel and SAS tables.
Geocodes for private schools are based on data collected by the NCES Private School Survey (PSS). The PSS is a biennial collection of private elementary and secondary schools that provides data related to enrollment, staffing, type of program, and other basic administrative features. Additional information about the PSS collection and data resources for private schools is available at https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/index.asp.
Geocodes for postsecondary schools are based on data collected by the NCES Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), an annual survey of institutional characteristics about colleges and universities. Additional information about the IPEDS collection and data resources for postsecondary schools is available at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/.
2016–17 School Data (2.75 MB)
2015–16 School Data (4 MB)