Schools

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Description:



This layer shows all public and private schools in Newton. Originally part of the City Facilities layer, schools were moved into a separate layer because they have various uses within the School Administration and therefore have unique database needs.

Features and Attributes:

 

            Schools are represented as points, primarily for smaller scale mapping. They can be represented as polygons by selecting polygons from the Buildings layer where the [TYPE] field is set to “School”. These points have the following attributes:

Name

Alias

Description

Data Type

Width

 

 

 

 

 

SBL_ID

SBL ID

Property ID where school is located

Text

12

SCHOOL_ID

School ID

School Administration ID

Short Integer

5

ADDRESS

Address

School Address

Text

24

NAME

Name

School Name

Text

35

TYPE

Type

Type of School

Text

10

Name_dB

Database Name

Short name as listed in School Dept. databases

Text

20

Name_Full

Full Name

Full name

Text

36

            The Full Name and Database Name fields are needed because different databases name these schools differently and translating the names from among databases would be difficult. This allows for easy table joins for any naming scheme used.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated:            January, 2019


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