Front Door Project

Published: 3/12/2014 10:16 AM

​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 complete a School Change Request Form located here, and also follow the instructions below to update the GPS coordinates.  School location files will be generated at the end of each quarter for Commonwealth Maps as updates are received.  Completed School Change Request forms should be sent to

As coordinates change, schools can update the coordinates by following the instruction document using the Commonwealth Map.

Franki Jenkins
Office of Knowledge, Information & Data Services
Division of Enterprise Data
500 Mero Street, 5th Floor, CPT
Frankfort, KY  40601
(502) 564-2020 ext. 2209
Fax (502) 564-1519