Schools and Library
High Schools in Salt Lake County

Schools & Libraries

  • Category: Society
  • Data Type: GIS Data Layer
  • Steward(s): AGRC
  • Abstract: This data package contains a statewide schools dataset and a statewide libraries dataset.

Schools (Preschool and kindergarten through 12)

SchoolsPreKto12

This dataset contains point locations for preschool and K-12 schools in the state of Utah - updated for the 2019-2020 school year. Higher education and adult vocational training are not included in the dataset.

The schools_prek_to_12 dataset was built in collaboration with Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC). The dataset includes public and private K-12 school locations with enrollment and demographics info by grade for public schools (charter and traditional) reported to the USBE. While some preschools are included, this is not a comprehensive statewide dataset for preschools.

Schools marked as 'closed' have not been included in this data. More information regarding schools in Utah can be found on the Utah State Board of Education website.

The Schools_PreKto12 will be updated annually in conjunction with USBE’s annual report cycle.

Methodology
  • Geographic Data
  • Point locations (geometry) were generated from USBE's school list using the AGRC Geocoding Web API which utilizes address point and street centerline reference data. These were then compared to the previous 2016-2017 school layer’s locations with the best position chosen. Unmatched addresses were hand placed with assistance from publicly available, commercial mapping and search web apps.
Fields Worth Noting
  • SchoolType
    • Residential Treatment
    • Adult High
    • Vocational
    • Special Education
    • Regular Education
    • YIC - Youth-In-Custody
    • Alternative
  • SchoolLevel
    • MID - Junior / Middle School
    • HIGH - High School
    • K12 - Kindergarten through 12th Grade
    • PREK - Pre Kindergarten
    • ELEM - Elementary School
Acronyms and Abbreviations in the Data
  • LEA: Local Educational Agency (i.e., school district)
    • LEAName
    • LEANumber
    • LEAID
  • NESS: Necessarily Existent Small Schools funding

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • Utah Schools PreK to 12: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • Utah Schools PreK to 12: File Geodatabase
  • Utah Schools PreK to 12: Shapefile
Updates
  • August 2020

Schools (Higher Education)

SchoolsHigherEducation

This dataset contains point locations for higher education and adult vocational training in the state of Utah. This includes public and private colleges and universities, technical colleges, and other higher education institutions.

The schools_higher_education will be updated annually and/or as needed.

Methodology

    Institutions of higher education were identified on the state of Utah's college and universities page. Using the websites of these institutions, addresses were identified for primary and branch campuses and geocoded using the AGRC Geocoding Web API.

Fields Worth Noting
  • SchoolType
    • Public College or University
    • Private College or University
    • Other Institution
    • Technical College
  • CampusType
    • Branch
    • Primary

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Downloads and Web Services
  • Utah Schools Higher Education: SGID Open Data Downloads and APIs
  • Utah Schools Higher Education: File Geodatabase
  • Utah Schools Higher Education: Shapefile
Updates
  • September 2020

Libraries

Libraries

Society.Libraries provides locations and information for public Libraries and their branches throughout Utah. Includes base location for bookmobile libraries.

Related Resources

Comments, questions, compliments, or concerns can be directed to the staff from AGRC at agrc@utah.gov or 801-538-3665.

Updates
  • June 2013
  • August 2011