Key:school

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Description
The type of school Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Education
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: in use

This key is generally used to classify an amenity=school by its type.

Values

Some of the most common values correspond to local age-based school classification systems:

Other common values indicate a specialization, which may overlap with one of the age-based classifications above:

school=yes is another common value that in most cases should be removed in favor of amenity=school. However, in some cases, it may indicate some other relationship to a school that needs individual cleanup attention.

Subkeys and regional mappping schemes

Normally, tag values are spelled according to British English, but many local school classification systems employ words that do not translate one-for-one to British English. Several countries have adopted subkeys that accept values in the local language without the need for translation. Some common country-dependent subkeys as of May 2022:

Other countries have a tagging scheme or tagging conventions that is compatible with school=*:

Other uses

School entrances

Some mappers have tagged the entrance to a school building or schoolgrounds as school=entrance (see Homonymous keys). However, entrance=* is the approved key for any kind of entrance, including school entrances. (The main entrance would be entrance=main.) As of May 2022, 1,729 entrances are tagged school=entrance and 290 are tagged school=entrance entrance=*. Presumably there are many more entrance=* nodes on amenity=school or building=school ways. The number of school=entrance has been stable (and slightly declining) since 2014.

School bus routes

On type=route and type=route_master relations, school=yes indicates that a route is intended for transporting students. For example, in conjunction with route=bus, it distinguishes a school bus route from a general-purpose bus route. As of May 2022, this combination is present on 79 route relations, most of them in Paris.

See also