GreatSchools: helping parents find the best schools for their children

About Great Schools!

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools' trusted ratings and school information help parents find the right school for their family and improve schools in their communities. The thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools help parents support their child's learning and wellbeing every day. Families, community leaders and policy-makers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.

Industries: Non-profit
Location: United States

GreatSchools, a national education nonprofit, empowers parents to improve educational opportunity for their children. It offers information about the quality of schools gathered from federal, state, and local governments, and from parents, students, and teachers. The organization wanted to help parents search for schools by location, get vital information about them and compare them to one another.

Google Maps Platform Results

  • Nearly half of all American parents read report cards and parent reviews of schools on GreatSchools.org to help match their children with the best schools.
  • National and local advocacy groups use the site to highlight educational inequalities in different areas and push for better schools for all children.
  • Families use GreatSchools.org to assess schools when moving to a new area.
  • 270,000 public and private school profiles are available on the GreatSchools website

40M people visit the GreatSchools web site annually

"Google Maps helps parents match their children's needs with the best schools in ways that in ways that are most useful for American parents. With Google Maps, we help parents find the best-fit schools for their children. Parents and advocacy groups also access information about schools to push for greater innovation and equity in education."

Carrie Goux, Vice President of Communications, GreatSchools

The Maps Geocoding API determines the locations of schools parents search for on the GreatSchools website. These locations are pinned on the map using the Maps JavaScript API. Parents can read report cards about each school, which include test scores, student-teacher ratios and diversity statistics. The website also shows district boundaries, so families can assess schools in a given neighborhood. Advocacy groups use the site to identify educational inequalities and lobby for better educational opportunities. Parents in California's Redwood City, including many Latino families, found through the site that nearby schools performed better than theirs, and partnered with the school board to build a charter school designed to be successful in communities like theirs.

About Great Schools!

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools' trusted ratings and school information help parents find the right school for their family and improve schools in their communities. The thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools help parents support their child's learning and wellbeing every day. Families, community leaders and policy-makers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures.

Industries: Non-profit
Location: United States
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