One of the amazing things here in Location Analytics is as I’m drawing new boundaries, that stats panel on the left-hand side is updating basically in real time. There’s no more, ‘Let’s tweak a line, run a report, compare it to a prior report’ — you have it all at your fingertips as you’re doing this work.
Interim Director of Operations, School District of Lancaster
Location matters. Make more informed decisions for your school district using geovisual analytics.
Districts increasingly need to answer questions related to “where.” Location Analytics (formerly 5Maps) enables you to instantly gain location-based insights by adding a critical geographic dimension to your student and community data.
With Location Analytics, you can combine disparate data sources into an interactive map to quickly see patterns and trends related to capacity, equity, access, enrollment, boundaries, resource placement, and more. It's easy to create a district-wide view, and then drill-down to a neighborhood or student-specific view in just a few clicks. And unlike with other complex mapping tools, you won’t need a technical expert to use it.
Plan more efficiently.
Evaluate boundaries and attendance zones to effectively determine optimal resource placement, and assess reconfiguration options as they pertain to new buildings or consolidations.
Prepare for referendums, tax levy elections, tax elections, bond elections, and other voter approved decisions.
Respond more effectively.
Understand internet access at the student level using FCC data so you can close the "digital divide." Assess open enrollment and choice trends, so that you can better predict funding. And more effectively respond to demographic shifts in students.
Communicate more clearly and transparently.
Outline program offerings by building, enhance school board presentations, and support public forums and staff meetings with district personnel. Also, communicate choice options and school assignments to parents.
Location Analytics has been a great resource for validating the number of transfer students we have coded in our SIS. Being able to quickly produce a list of these students not only provides a good starting point for finding those with missing coding but also gives us a clearer understanding of where our transfer students are coming from.
Technology Data Integration Services Manager
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