Annually, the Kentucky Department of Education collects geographical coordinates from the front door of each public school in Kentucky. Originally, this collection updated the geographical coordinates that had been previously collected by Area Development Districts in 2007. Schools and districts participated in the Front Door Project as an Earth Day activity. This was the first data collection of this type by the department.
Kentucky’s Commonwealth Map now reflects the latest Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for Kentucky Public Schools. You can search schools on the Commonwealth Map link to see the mapped coordinates. The Commonwealth Office of Technology shares these coordinates on request to public and private entities.
As a school location changes or new schools open, schools are asked to follow the instruction document using the Commonwealth Map to update the GPS coordinates. School location files will be generated at the end of each quarter for Commonwealth Maps as updates are received. Please visit the School Change Requests page for new instructions on submitting other school changes.