New Maps to Help Developers as they Explore Potential Sites for their School

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March 29, 2013 Understanding community needs and assets is one of the first steps in the school development process. Using publicly available data from the CDE, CCSA has created a series of maps designed to support developers as they explore potential locations for their schools. Three maps are currently available:

  • Academic Performance: Whether you are searching for an area with high need for a school or writing your petition and developing a case for the need for your school, use this map to view Academic Performance Indices (API) for district schools and charter schools.
  • School Enrollment: If you are working to understand where enrollment has decreased within a given district or which schools might have open space, start with the School Enrollment map, which draws on enrollment information for the last six academic years.
  • Free or Reduced Price Meals: If it is your mission to serve a high need population or you are in the process of making sense of the Charter School Facilities Program, this map can serve as a starting point for identifying areas where there are high rates of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals.

All of these maps are currently in beta. Take a look and let us know what you think!