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Ideally, users would use an authoritative source to identify which grade levels a school offers.  So first we need to locate an authoritative source for the point. 

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SOURCE: Google Street View


Once you've located the correct building based on street signage, etc., make sure the point is located on the correct building in the Web Editor by comparing the aerial imagery of the Web Editor and the commercial web map:

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This particular point is currently labeled as a General School:

According to our Structures List, a General School is a school that does not fit neatly into the category of Elementary, Middle, or High School, but instead covers a combination of grade levels from more than one of these categories.  We need to try and find some information on the school's website that either confirms or debunks use of this icon.

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Walking through the Decision Tree's questions for this particular school, we can answer, "Yes, the school's name matches an authoritative source (we did this in Step 3a), and Yes, the Illinois Lutheran Elementary School self identifies with one of the school categories." 

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Sometimes we aren’t so lucky with schools.  There will be times when a school's title does not self-identify with a particular school type.  There will also be times when the school's website does not state which grades are offered at that school.  

For these scenarios, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is sometimes a safe backup plan:

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NOTE that an authoritative source is preferred.  Information on NCES is frequently a few years out of date and does not always show the most accurate information.  
Only use NCES when the school and/or district website does not list grade levels.

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