The majority of the 400+ school districts in the state don’t have a detailed, up-to-date map showing their exact boundaries in a digital format. They typically maintain the location of their school district boundaries using hard copy maps and/or some other format the district deems appropriate.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) manages the statewide school district boundary layer. The statewide data are not intended to be official or authoritative; counties are ultimately responsible for maintaining school district information in parcel (land ownership) records. Geographic results of the school district reorganization process are incorporated into the statewide DPI school district boundary layer.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Geography Division receives school district boundary updates every-other-year from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as part of their School District Review Program. Because the boundary data are collected every two years, the most current boundaries may not be reflected in the Census dataset. Always consult the school district for detailed boundary questions.
If you are having trouble locating school district boundary data in Wisconsin or need further help, please contact us via e-Mail or at (608) 262-3065.
Last updated: January 6, 2020