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Elementary, Middle, and High School Attendance Areas (2002)

Boundaries of high school attendance area covered by each public school in Los Angeles County.  Attendance Areas are used to determine which school a student will go to.


Elementary School

Middle School

High School

This data was last updated in 2002, so use this data with caution.  It was created by Don Campbell at the County’s Emergency Operations Center (CEO OEM) who used the following methods to develop the dat:.

  1. A polygon coverage of school district boundaries from Joyce Bixler’s files (origin unknown) – the arcs in this coverage were used as the start of this dataset. When this “District” coverage disagreed with fresher info from the school districts, the district boundaries were altered to follow the more recent information.
  2. Maps (usually paper) from each school district – various sizes, various scales, various levels of precision. Some districts provided only lists of streets and address ranges coded to each school. Occasionally a trip was required to a school district office to copy map information from a wall map and to consult with district personnel. (Original information is on file at the L A County Emergency Operations Center.)
  3. L A County Office of Education, Public Schools Directory 2000 – 2001
  4. Phone calls to about half the districts listed, to verify and update. Completed March 2002.
  5. Eagle Aerial Imaging. Aerial photography of southern L A County and Santa Clarita/Castaic ortho rectified. Useful for “back fence” boundaries.
  6. L A County Assessor’s Parcel coverages.
  7. Rectified USGS topographic sheets, 1:24,000 scale.

Disclaimer for LAUSD information:

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) uses Health and Human Services Planning Area boundaries to approximate the High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Attendance Areas and are used for planning and data analysis only. These Boundaries are constructed to create a map or maps of LAUSD with contiguous and non-overlapping areas for geographic planning and mapping purposes. While the maps will allow you to examine geographic units within the district that are useful for planning purposes, they are not designed to enable others to determine the schools of attendance available to residents based on a particular address.

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Data Field Descriptions
  • DISTRICT - Name of the School District
  • NM - School Name
  • ADR - School Address
  • PLACE - Community Name
  • CITY - City Name
  • ZIP - Zipcode
  • TBM - Thomas Brothers Map Page
  • ACODE - Area Code
  • PH - Phone Number
  • YRS - Classes of students enrolled (e.g. K-5)
  • STU - Number of students
  • COM - Other names for non-school Areas
  • ID - Federal School ID
  • FIREID - Fire Department ID
  • COLOR - Suggested Color Scheme

GIS Source Information
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2002
Accuracy: Thomas Brothers
Update Frequency: Unknown
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Steve Steinberg
Geographic Information Officer
County of Los Angeles
Internal Services Department
9150 E. Imperial Hwy, MS#3
33.916650, -118.132255
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 392-7126

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