shrug-l: Florida Schools Data

Keith Sandell Keith.Sandell at
Fri Mar 7 08:32:52 EST 2014

If someone at DOE hasn’t compiled that information for a reason I think it doubtful you will find all of it in one place on the good ole interweb.

School districts don’t openly publish operational data like this since the majority of folks are only interested in their specific address and the districts have provided alternative lookup tools for those purposes. As well, the less operational data published then better when it comes to school safety.

If you want school zones or attendance boundaries for the whole state you will likely have to go county by county submitted public records requests. You can get the information, but be prepared to navigate the bureaucracy.

If anyone has a statewide compilation of these boundaries it would likely be the DOE, but they may not know they have it. Some squirrelly guy named Milton who’s working in the basement guarding a red Swingline stapler probably compiled it at some point, but no one knows he still works there…

Keith Sandell, MBA, GISP
GIS Manager, Corporate Analytics
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
ofc. 850.521.8341   |   cell 850.727.2897

From: Shaun Davis [mailto:shaundavis08 at]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 8:11 AM
To: Keith Sandell
Cc: shrug-l at
Subject: Re: shrug-l: Florida Schools Data

By districts I mean the area for each individual school. Thanks for this link.


On Mar 7, 2014, at 7:59 AM, Keith Sandell <Keith.Sandell at<mailto:Keith.Sandell at>> wrote:
You can download a full list of all schools from the Florida Department of Education, here:

Click the “Download Files” button. It will take you to a new page where you can download the list in excel. It contains all the vital information about all schools including the Title I bit. The list contains Longitude and Latitude.

As for Districts, it depends what you mean by Districts. My first suggestion would be to poke around the FL DOE and see if someone up there may happen to have all that information in one spot.

Keith Sandell, MBA, GISP
GIS Manager, Corporate Analytics
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
ofc. 850.521.8341   |   cell 850.727.2897

From: shrug-l-bounces at<mailto:shrug-l-bounces at> [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Shaun Davis
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 8:01 PM
To: shrug-l at<mailto:shrug-l at>
Subject: shrug-l: Florida Schools Data

Hello Shruggers,
I'm working on a project for a class at FSU and am in the data acquisition portion of my project. I'm looking for a feature class of all Florida School locations and districts for each school, with attribute information about which schools are Title I Funded ( I've searched through many data sources and have been unable to find a statewide layer. There are individual county feature classes, but not one for the entire state. I've searched in UF's FGDL,<>, FL Dept. of Education Data Warehouse and the National Center on Education Statistics to no avail.

Does anyone know where I can find this or know who I should contact to get this data?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Shaun Davis
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