National Center for Education Statistics

Introducing the School Boundaries Geodatabase

It is an exciting year for the School District Demographics System (SDDS), which was developed by Blue Raster for the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  There are many new data updates including an initial release of School Boundary files.  The announcement was made at the Esri Education GIS Conference in San Diego where Blue Raster’s Michael Lippmann and Brendan Collins presented NCES School District Mapping.

The School Boundaries Geodatabase displays data for the 350 largest school districts based on enrollment, which is approximately 20% of the nation’s schools and approximately 38% of the nation’s students.  The goal is to include the data for all school districts by 2015.  Developed using ArcGIS Server 10.1, the School Boundaries Geodatabase compliments the existing education statistics available through NCES.

School District Demographics System

NCES School District Mapping – 2012 Esri International User Conference

Geocoding Our Nation’s Schools – NCES Stats-DC 2012

Blue Raster’s Adrienne Allegretti presented Geocoding Our Nation’s Schools at the 2012 NCES Stats-DC Data Conference in Washington DC.

School District Demographics System (SDDS) Goes Mobile!

The Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics turned to Blue Raster to enhance the content and accessibility of their School District Demographics System (SDDS) by deploying it to mobile devices.  Using ArcGIS Server 10.1 and JavaScript API 3.0, our team developed this HTML5 application to run in a tablet browser (Apple iPad Safari or Android browsers), giving users instant access to education statistics at the state and school-district level.  This mobile tool allows users to create custom maps by selecting from a menu of options, including U.S. Census demographic statistics and math and reading assessments (NAEP).  SDDS Map Viewer Mobile was released at the NCES STATS-DC 2012 Data Conference today in Washington, DC.

Blue Raster’s Robert Winterbottom presented The School District Demographics System (SDDS) Goes Mobile! at the 2012 NCES Stats-DC Data Conference in Washington DC.

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