Minnesota School Program Locations, SY2010-2011

This page last updated: 11/15/2010
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Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Education
Abstract The point locations of school programs are a result of an ongoing project to identify current school program locations where Food and Nutrition Services Office (FNS) programs are utilized. The FNS Office is in the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). GIS at MDE modified the data set using school building locations provided by the school districts and program locations from an MDE database.

The records in this shapefile cover all school program locations that MDE currently has in a spatial format. Beginning in SY2009-10, separate files for different school programs (public, nonpublic, and charter, and public school district center) were combined into one file and attributes are used to distinguish the school types. Note that multiple programs may occur at the same location and are represented as separate points. For example, a junior and a senior high school may be in the same building, but each has a separate record and point in the data layer.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2011
Currentness Reference School year 2010-2011
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints In obtaining this data from MDE and MnGeo, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use it for any purpose. If you modify it, you are encouraged to apply responsible best practices by documenting those changes in a metadata record. If you transmit or provide the data to another user, it is your responsibility to provide appropriate content, limitation, warranty and liability information as you see fit.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Department of Education
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After downloading this 'zip' file, uncompress (unzip) it to extract the files described above. For help, see: http://www.gda.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=16253#compress

2. School district maps: These maps show district and attendance boundaries, and public and non-public school program locations. Download in PDF format or order printed wallmaps from:
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Minnesota School Program Locations, SY2010-2011

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Education
Title Minnesota School Program Locations, SY2010-2011
Abstract The point locations of school programs are a result of an ongoing project to identify current school program locations where Food and Nutrition Services Office (FNS) programs are utilized. The FNS Office is in the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). GIS at MDE modified the data set using school building locations provided by the school districts and program locations from an MDE database.

The records in this shapefile cover all school program locations that MDE currently has in a spatial format. Beginning in SY2009-10, separate files for different school programs (public, nonpublic, and charter, and public school district center) were combined into one file and attributes are used to distinguish the school types. Note that multiple programs may occur at the same location and are represented as separate points. For example, a junior and a senior high school may be in the same building, but each has a separate record and point in the data layer.
Purpose LMIC (now MnGeo) and the Minnesota Department of Education have been in contact with Minnesota school districts since 1998, identifying school program locations. These locations are used by MDE to help identify where appropriate funds should be used for that school year. Beginning in 2006, MDE took over sole responsibility for all editing and metadata.
Time Period of Content Date 2011
Currentness Reference School year 2010-2011
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.250680
-89.597207
49.372570
43.444465
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords structure, school, public school, nonpublic school, non-public school, charter school, public school district center
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints In obtaining this data from MDE and MnGeo, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use it for any purpose. If you modify it, you are encouraged to apply responsible best practices by documenting those changes in a metadata record. If you transmit or provide the data to another user, it is your responsibility to provide appropriate content, limitation, warranty and liability information as you see fit.
Contact Person Information Scott Freburg, GIS Administrator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Hwy 36 W.
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8789
FAX:
E-mail: scott.freburg@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets See related school datasets at:
http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/metalong.html#admin

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Each school district checks the previous year's map for accuracy of school names, district boundaries and public school building locations. Locations are modified per request by the school district or through a process of checking locations against various sources (aerial photography, geocoding).

All other school locations (charters, nonpublic, post-secondary, etc.) were brought forward from database records at MDE and spatially located using address matching techniques and most current aerial photography (per previous paragraph).
Logical Consistency Not applicable
Completeness Public and non-public school program locations in Minnesota.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy See Lineage.
Lineage The Land Management Information Center (LMIC, now MnGeo) created this data set for the Food and Nutrition Services Office (FNS) of the Minnesota Department of Education to help MDE determine eligibility status in the FNS food programs.

In 1998-99, LMIC provided maps to school districts and asked the districts to locate school buildings. LMIC then digitized these points and added the school names that appeared on the maps to the database. In order to add the ID used by CFL, LMIC obtained the public school database from the CFL webpage, rawdata.html, on 6/19/99. It contained 2192 school site records. The schools that were digitized from the maps were matched to the records in the public school database. For those records that did not match any point, a point location was determined. A variety of methods were used to locate these records including phone calls to the schools and address matching.

Note that these CFL records are for school programs and not school buildings. Multiple programs may occur at the same location and are represented as separate points. For example, a K-6 program and an alternative learning center, or a junior and a senior high school, may be in the same building, but each has a separate record and ID in the CFL database. They will, therefore, have separate points in the data layer. The records cover traditional K-12 programs as well as alternative learning centers and other special programs.

As part of the FNS project, the school districts have been asked each year to provide any changes to the educational facilities. The changes may include elimination of schools no longer in service, the addition of new schools and the correction of the schools' locations. The school districts mainly have provided changes to the traditional K-12 program locations.

Each year, LMIC made the changes provided by the school districts to the point file (the work for SY2002-2003 started with the SY1999-2000 database). In addition, the CFL public school database was retrieved from the CFL web site. All of the programs that matched by the ID_STRING to this database were identified. For the traditional K-12 programs, the attributes such as ID, address, school class and grades were compared to the CFL database. If there were any new traditional K-12 programs which were not provided by the school districts, a point location was determined and added to the data layer. All other programs that did not match to the CFL database were deleted. One should note that the CFL public school program database changes throughout the school year and other program changes could have occurred that are not reflected in these databases.

Work was not done to change any locations to programs not used by the FNS project or not identified by the school districts as a new or changed location. This includes any programs that may been originally located based on the same address as one of the traditional K-12 programs and subsequently that K-12 program location was edited.

SY2002-2003 SUMMARY:
The PUBSCH03 point file is a fairly complete representation of the traditional K-12 public schools programs. The school districts have had the most input in providing, correcting and updating these locations, although there may still be some positional problems not yet identified.

SY2003-2004 SUMMARY:
Each year LMIC has sent a large format School District map (36 inches x 52 inches) to each school district. For SY2003-04, LMIC also included a larger scale map for each school in the District. By adding these larger scale maps, school administrators were able to more accurately mark the locations of each school.

SY2004-2005 SUMMARY:
Three attributes were added: (LEVEL, SCH_TYPE, SCH_TYPE1) and one attribute name was changed (CFL_ID_STRING was changed to ORGID).

SY2005-2009 SUMMARY:
School locations were modified according to 2003 NAIP aerial phography from the Farm Service Agency: http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/naip03.html . Each location was moved to match the photographic location.

SY2009-2010 SUMMARY: All school locations were brought into the same geodatabase spatial file. Locations were checked using prior methods. Differentiation of schools is made through reselection based on SCH_TYPE and SCH_TYPE1 or by UNI_TYPE attributes.

SY2010-2011 SUMMARY: Modified dataset using MDE's ORGUNIT school database. Added county code number.
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Point
Vendor Specific Object Types Point
Tiling Scheme State
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid Geodetic Reference System 80
Horizontal Datum
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview UNI_TYPE (2,2,C)
UNI_MAJ (4,4,C)
UNI_IMD (3,3,C)
ORGID (12, 12, I)
ORGID_REL (12,12,C)
SCHNAME (40,40,C)
ADDRESS (40,40,C)
CITY (24,24,C)
STATE (2,2,C)
ZIP (5,5,C)
SCH_TYPE (10,10,C)
SCH_TYPE1 (20,20,C)
GRADE (10,10,C
SCH_CLASS (4,4,I)
SDNUM (4,4,I)
SDNAME (40,40,C)
SOURCE (5,5,C)
DATE_ENTRY (10,10,C)
CTYNUM (4,4,I)
FIPSNUM (3,3,I)
CTYNAME (20,20,C)
MAGNET (3,3,C)
WEB_URL (100,100,C)
FED_SCHNUM (10,10,I)
SCH_LEVEL (10,10,C)
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation UNI_TYPE - MDE classification.
1 - Independent districts
2 - Common districts
3 - Special Districts (Minneapolis and South St. Paul only)
4 - Technical college
6 - Intermediate district
7 - Charter school
21 - Community college
22 - State university
23 - University of Minnesota campuses
24 - Private college
25 - Other college with no designation in this file
31 - Non-Public school in Independent district
32 - Non-Public school in Common district
33 - Non-Public school in Special district
34 - Non-Public Montessori and Indian school
50 - Miscellaneous coop
51 - Vocational coop
52 - Special Education coop
53 - Vocational and Special Education coop
60 - Correction facility
61 - Education district
62 - Secondary facility coop
70 - State schools (Deaf and Blind, School for Arts)
75 - Special Education Residental Facility
81 - Economic Development Region (EDR)
82 - Regional Management Information Center (RMIC)
83 - Educational Cooperative Service Unit (ECSU)

UNI_MAJ - School district number. There are 337 Districts and 2 non-districts
0 - Camp Ripley
0 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Lindbergh airport
1 - Aitkin district through 2904 - Tracy Area district

UNI_IMD - MDE database school number

ORGID - A twelve number combination of the UNI_TYPE, UNI_MAJ and UNI_IMD

ORGID_REL - A twelve character string combination of the UNI_TYPE, UNI_MAJ and UNI_IMD with zeros added to fill in string. Added at LMIC but utilized by MDE as unique identifier for all programs.
example: 01 0497 020 000 is concatenated as 010497020000 Lyle Secondary 7-12
example: 01 0518 008 000 is concatenated as 010518008000 Worthington High School 9-12

SCHNAME - School name

ADDRESS - School address

CITY - City

STATE - MN

ZIP - 5 digit zipcode

SCH_TYPE - School classifier
NONPUBLIC - All locations with UNI_TYP = 31-34
PUBLIC - All locations NOT defined as NONPUBLIC

SCH_TYPE1 - School descriptor
COMMON - Common Districts (Franconia and Prinsburg only)
INDEPENDENT - Independent Districts (most public schools)
OTHER - Montessori or Indian schools
SPECIAL - Special Districts (Minneapolis or South St. Paul)
CHARTER - Charter schools
COLLEGE-COMMUNITY - Community college
COLLEGE-OTHER - College locations not broken out by designation
COLLEGE-PRIVATE - Private college
COLLEGE-STATE UNIV - State University
COLLEGE-TECHNICAL - Technical college and campus
COLLEGE-UNIV OF MN - University of Minnesota
COOP - Miscellaneous, vocational and special education
CORRECTIONAL - Dept. of Corrections Facility
EDUCATION_DISTRICT - Education District
ELEM - Public elementary school
MIDD - Public middle or junior high school
HIGH - Public high school
INTERMEDIATE DIST - Intermediate District and school
OFFICE - School District office locations
OTHER - Programs with designations that are not broken out separately
SECOND FACILITY COOP - MDE designation

GRADE - Grade levels
EC - Early Childhood Program
PK - Pre-Kindergarten
KG - Kindergarten
1 to 12 - Grades 1 to 12

SCH_CLASS - MDE school classification
10 - Elem (PK-6)
20 - Midd (5-8)
31 - Junior high (7-8 or 7-9)
32 - Senior high (9-12)
33 - Secondary (7-12)
40 - K-12
41 - Area Learning Center
42 - Area Learning Program
43 - Private Alternative
44 - Reserved
45 - Targeted Services
46 - Distance Learning Program
50 - Special Education
51 - Special Education Extended School Year (ESY)
55 - Combined Special Education and Vocational Education Programs
60 - Secondary Vocational Program
70 - Delinquent Student / Correctional Program
71 - Misc. Program
72 - Neglected Student Program, Title 1
73 - Homeless Student Program, Title 1
74 - Hospital / Medical Program
75 - Telecommunications District
76 - Educational Oversight to Private Residential Care and Treatment
77 - Educational Oversight to Public Residential Care and Treatment
78 - Educational Oversight to Private Day Treatment Program
79 - Educational Oversight to Public Day Treatment Program
80 - Technical Colleges (PSEO)
81 - Post Secondary School / Program
82 - Community and Adult Education Program
83 - Early Childhood Screening
90 - Administrative Program

SDNUM - School district number (from 1 to 2904)

SDNAME - From Aitkin (1) to Tracy Area (2904)

SOURCE - Source of school program locations. Aerial photography was used as a background data layer. If no aerial photography then address matching was utilized.
- 5CENT - Located to centroid of 5-digit zip code
- ADDMT - Address matched using The Lawrence Group (TLG) street centerline road files and ESRI geocoding in ArcGIS 9.2
- FSA - 2003, 2006 or 2008 Farm Service Agency (FSA) aerial photography
- NGA - 2004 or 2008 color Twin Cities Metro aerial photography

DATE_ENTRY - date school location was entered or modified in the database.

CTYNUM - County numbers from 1 to 87

FIPSNUM - County numbers from 1 to 173 based on U.S. Census

CTYNAME - County names

MAGNET - Magnet school (YES/NO)

WEB_URL - website address for the school/district

FEDSCHNUM - National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) school identification number. The first 2 digits are Minnesota's state number (27). The next 5 digits are the District school designation. This will be the same for each school in that district. The final 5 numbers are the school identifier.

Example: Aitkin School District
Office 01 0001 000 000 FED_SCHNUM=27 02760 (2702760)
Aitkin High 01 0001 001 000 FED_SCHNUM=27 02760 00057 (270276000057)
Rippleside El. 01 0001 002 000 FED_SCHNUM=27 02760 00059 (270276000059)
Palisade El. 01 0001 003 000 FED_SCHNUM=27 02760 00058 (270276000058)

City Academy Charter (District) 01 4000 000 000 FED_SCHNUM=27 08955 (2708955)
City Academy Charter (School) 01 4000 010 000 FED_SCHNUM=27 08955 00016 (270895500016)

SCH_LEVEL - Attempt to identify those programs that are a 'District' level program versus 'School' level. Used mainly within the Minnesota Department of Education. 'District' identification has NO UNI_IMD or UNI_MNR, meaning the last six numbers will be '000000'. This designation only has a UNI_TYP or UNI_MAJ designated number. Main examples are:

1. School district offices have an ORGID of '000000' at the end because of the District designation. Examples Minneapolis (030001000000), Fridley (010013000000) or St. Paul (010625000000).

2. Charter schools - Charters are their own district, therefore there is a location for each charter license that is '000 000'. There may be 2, 3, 4 or more locations based on the charter but there will always be 1 record for each charter with these numbers. The charters may also be housed on a single location or in several locations. Examples:

Metro Deaf (District) 07 4000 000 000, 1471 Brewster St., St. Paul
Metro Deaf (School) 07 4000 010 000, 1471 Brewster St., St. Paul
Metro Deaf (School) 07 4000 020 000, 1471 Brewster St., St. Paul

Nova Classical Academy (District) 07 4098 000 000, 426 Osceolo Ave., St. Paul
Nova Classical Academy Lower (School) 07 4098 000 000, 1668 Montreal Ave., St. Paul
Nova Classical Academy Upper (School) 07 4098 000 000, 426 Osceolo Ave., St. Paul

There are other schools with a 'District' designation but District offices and Charter schools are the majority. To reselect all Charter schools by District you would use this identifier to reselect only those. If you want all charters but not the District designation, just locations, then reselect OUT the District designation.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Education
Publication Date 09/13/2010
Contact Person Information Scott Freburg
GIS Administrator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Hwy 36 W.
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8789
FAX:
E-mail: scott.freburg@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Public school program locations 2010-11
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) does not warrant the results you may obtain by using this dataset. This dataset is provided ''as is'' without express or implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event will MDE be liable for any consequential, incidental or special damages, including any lost profits or lost savings, even if an MDE representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages or any other claim by any third party.

In obtaining this data from MDE and MnGeo, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use it for any purpose. If you modify it, you are encouraged to apply responsible best practices by documenting those changes in a metadata record. If you transmit or provide the data to another user, it is your responsibility to provide appropriate content, limitation, warranty and liability information as you see fit.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size less than 1 megabyte
Ordering Instructions 1. GIS data: this data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Data in shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf) format
- Documentation (.html)
- NOTICE.TXT, the disclaimer

After downloading this 'zip' file, uncompress (unzip) it to extract the files described above. For help, see: http://www.gda.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=16253#compress

2. School district maps: These maps show district and attendance boundaries, and public and non-public school program locations. Download in PDF format or order printed wallmaps from:
http://www.gda.state.mn.us/maps/SchoolDistricts/
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 11/15/2010
Contact Person Information Scott Freburg, GIS Administrator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Hwy 36 W.
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8789
FAX:
E-mail: scott.freburg@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 11/15/2010