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Are school zone maps always accurate?

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School zone maps obtained from unqualified sources are not always accurate. An individual can obtain updated and accurate school district maps by contacting the specific school district that oversees a school for which a zone map is requested.

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Public schools in the United States are administered locally and school zoning guidelines vary by both state and region. The U.S. Census Bureau, along with many independent statistical sites, publish school district and zone maps that include demographic information. The information on these sites comes from census data from previous years and may not reflect current boundaries.

Individuals can find a list of state school districts on the department of education website for the requested state. The U.S. Department of Education provides a comprehensive list of state department of education websites.

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