California School District Areas 2018-19

This comprehensive layer of California public school districts combines all elementary, secondary and unified district area boundaries into a single file and serves as the authoritative geographic data source for all school district area boundaries in California for the 2018-19 academic year. School districts are single purpose governmental units that operate schools and provide public educational services to residents within geographically defined areas. Agencies considered school districts that do not use geographically defined service areas to determine enrollment are excluded from this data set. In order to view districts represented as point locations, please see the "California School District Offices" layer. The school districts in this layer are enriched with additional district-level attribute information from the California Department of Education's data collections. These data elements add meaningful statistical and descriptive information that can be visualized and analyzed on a map and used to advance education research or inform decision making.School districts are categorized as either elementary (primary), high (secondary) or unified based on the general grade range of the schools operated by the district. Elementary school districts provide education to the lower grade/age levels and the high school districts provide education to the upper grade/age levels while unified school districts provide education to all grade/age levels in their service areas. Boundaries for the elementary, high and unified school district layers are combined into a single file. The resulting composite layer includes areas of overlapping boundaries since elementary and high school districts each serve a different grade range of students within the same territory. The 'DistrictType' field can be used to filter and display districts separately by type.Boundary lines are maintained by the California Department of Education (CDE) and are effective in the 2018-19 academic year . The CDE works collaboratively with the US Census Bureau to update and maintain boundary information as part of the federal School District Review Program (SDRP). The Census Bureau uses these school district boundaries to develop annual estimates of children in poverty to help the U.S. Department of Education determine the annual allocation of Title I funding to states and school districts. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) also uses the school district boundaries to develop a broad collection of district-level demographic estimates from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS).The school district enrollment and demographic information are based on the 2018-19 academic year student enrollment counts collected on Fall Census Day in 2018 (first Wednesday in October). These data elements are collected by the CDE through the California Longitudinal Achievement System (CALPADS) and can be accessed as publicly downloadable files from the Data & Statistics web page on the CDE website.Source.

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Last Updated June 23, 2021, 23:43 (UTC)
Created June 23, 2021, 02:44 (UTC)
dcat_issued 2019-03-15T01:13:49.000Z
dcat_modified 2021-02-12T22:06:59.000Z
dcat_publisher_name CA Governor's Office of Emergency Services
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