School attendance zones, which may also be called catchment areas, are the discreet "lines" drawn around public schools to define which households attend them. Within any given school district, there may be many schools for the same level of education (e.g. elementary schools) and it is school attendance zones that define the households associated with each school. School officials determine these school attendance zones and periodically adjust them to account for demographic shifts and other local community factors.
When considering purchasing a home or renting an apartment, it is the association of the residence that will drive your public school options. And even if you don't have school-aged children, house valuation is strongly influenced by school eligibility as determined by the local school attendance zones.
Where to find School Attendance Zones
Maponics School Boundaries TM GIS data contains school district boundaries and school attendance zones sourced directly from local school officials. This data is updated regularyly - so you know that you can rely on it to accurately display properties or other points of interest in relation to current public school attendance zones.