Texas school district boundaries and education service center (ESC) regions are available from this site in a common format for geographical data called a shapefile. The download ZIP archive file for each dataset includes six component files of the shapefile, plus metadata in HTML and XML formats. Use a file compression utility such as WinZip (shareware) to extract all files to the same folder. You can use this shapefile with geographic information systems (GIS) software such as the free ArcExplorer from ESRI.
Note: The shape files are in the Texas Centric Mapping System/Lambert Conformal Conic projection.
- Do not assume that the boundary and school location data is exact. While continuous efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of school district boundaries and school locations, locations are approximations. They are for general information purposes only. This data is not the result of a land survey.
- Contact the school districts or the appropriate ESC region office to verify the legal descriptions of boundaries.
- Do not use this data to determine a school's attendance zones. The school districts change attendance zones regularly and TEA does not collect spatial attendance zone data.
School data is updated annually, then as needed throughout the year. The last annual update was July 2014. The file was last updated July 2014. Please refer to the metadata page for more information.
School District Boundaries
School district data is updated annually. The file was last updated July 2013. Please refer to the metadata page for more information.
Approximate School District Areas
This download file is an Excel spreadsheet listing approximate school district areas in square meters, acres, and square miles (US Statute). The file was last updated July 2013.
Source for calculations: National Institute of Standards & Technology publication
Education Service Centers
ESC data is updated annually, then as needed through out the year. The file was last updated July 2007. Refer to the metadata page for more information.