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CA Schools Mobile Application

About the App

The CA Schools mobile application helps you find nearby California schools through your iOS or Android device. For non-mobile devices, use the School/District Profile Search or California School Directory to get information on California schools and districts.


Location Based Searches

Find schools by physical location, custom map, county, school district, city, and zip code. Filter searches by school type (e.g., K-12, High Schools), school name, and type (e.g., Private, Charter School).

Search Results

Display search results as pins on an intuitive map view or as a sortable list view.

School Details

Display school details such as:

  • Picture
  • Address
  • Location on Map
  • Directions
  • School Contact Information
  • Statistical Reports
  • District Details

Save Searches

Save favorite searches for later use.

Share Searches

Share your search result through SMS message, e-mail, notes, etc.


Screenshot of the interactive map based from a search result on the mobile app. The schools found based from the search are represented by pin marks.
Screenshot of the School Details page. The details include the name and address of the selected school as well as an interactive map based on the location of the school. The school contact information is also included.
Screenshot of the School List or search results page. The result items include the name, address, and type of the schools found. It also includes the approximate distance from the searcher’s location in miles.
Screenshot of the Search function of the mobile app. In the Search screen, one can search by County & District, by City, or by ZIP Code. One can also search by School Name and by school type such as Public, Charter, and/or Magnet schools.


System Requirements

  • iOS Devices
    • Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Android Devices
    • Android Version 4.0.3 and up
  • Windows Devices
    • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
    • Architecture: x86, x64, ARM

Version History

  • 1.3.2 (October 26, 2020) - Behind-the-scenes upgrades to platform code.

  • 1.2.4 (April 28, 2020)
    • New app icon
    • Color coded school pins corresponding to the existing text colors for school classifications
    • Many backend upgrades to libraries and platform code
    • Several bug fixes

  • 1.1.7 (August 7, 2019) - Minor update to multilingual search display.

  • 1.1.6 (February 28, 2019) - Added support for finding schools with multilingual programs (a school with multilingual programs will include a link for more information under the Resources section of the details view).

  • 1.1.4 (May 16, 2018) - Minor update for a change to the way Google handles map requests.

  • 1.1.2 (June 26, 2017)
    • All platforms
      • Removed Districts from the search list that are inactive or contain no relevant schools.
      • Updated direction action labels to include "To School" and "To District Office".

  • 1.1.0 (June 22, 2017)
    • All platforms
      • Added District info to the School’s Detail view (District address, phone, email, website, and Superintendent name, phone, and email).
      • Improved the user interface or UI design of the Favorites view to be consistent for each platform.
      • No longer showing proximity options in the Search dialog when user location is not available.
      • More reports have been added to “View statistical reports”, and many of the reports are now mobile optimized.
      • Improved the quality of some graphics (the splash screen image, action icons, and more).
      • Fixed a bug where renaming a currently selected Favorite search did not immediately update the title in the Map and List view.
      • Sped up network calls in the Details view.
      • Proper vertical centering of the forward arrow in the List view items.
      • Added length validation to our text controls.
      • Added support for searching with some special characters (single quote and percent sign).
      • Properly positioning the Detail view’s street view image in the center on larger screens.
      • Improvements with upgrades to the latest Xamarin platform code.
    • iOS specific
      • Improving the transition when asking for Location Permission on startup.
      • Updated some icons to be in-line with iOS expectations.
    • Android specific
      • Fixed some icon sizes in the Details view.

  • 1.0.4 (May 26, 2017) - Initial release of CA Schools.

Legal Notification

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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