2015 School Districts Geodatabase

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

The 2015 TIGER Geodatabases are extracts of selected nation based and state based geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) database. The geodatabases include feature class layers of information for the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands). The geodatabases do not contain any sensitive data. The 2015 TIGER Geodatabases are designed for use with Esri’s ArcGIS.

                The School Districts Geodatabase contains multiple nation based layers reflecting school district boundaries. These are the School District 
                –Elementary, School District–Secondary,School District–Unified and State layers.

                School Districts are single-purpose administrative units within which local officials provide public educational services for the area's residents.
                The Census Bureau obtains the boundaries, names, local education agency codes, grade ranges, and school district levels for school districts from
                State officials for the primary purpose of providing the U.S. Department of Education with estimates of the number of children in poverty within
                each school district.  This information serves as the basis for the Department of Education to determine the annual allocation of Title I funding to
                States and school districts. TIGER/Line Shapefiles include separate shapefiles for elementary, secondary and unified school districts. The school
                district boundaries are those in effect for the 2013-2014 school year.

                States and equivalent entities are the primary governmental divisions of the United States.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date December 3, 2015
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Reference Date(s) 20150811 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from CensusGeodatabase

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 3, 2015
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Reference Date(s) 20150811 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
Guid tlgdb_2015_a_us_school.gdb.iso.xml
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: No warranty, expressed or implied, is made with regard to the accuracy of the data in the TIGER Geodatabases, and no liability is assumed by the Unit ed States Government in general, or the Census Bureau specifically, as to the positional or attribute accuracy of the data. The boundary information in the TIGER Geodatabases is for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only. Their depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.
Bbox East Long 179.77847
Bbox North Lat 71.365162
Bbox South Lat -14.548699
Bbox West Long -179.148909
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-05
Temporal Extent End 2015-05

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