Open and Closed Schools in Puerto Rico, 2011-2021
Over past decades, hundreds of schools in Puerto Rico have been arbitrarily closed by the government despite opposition and discontent by students and their communities. This tool shows the locations of 1,484 schools listed by the Puerto Rico Department of Education as operational between 2011 and 2021. Contained within the tool users will find relevant information about the schools including their locations, whether or not the school remains open, closed, or has been sold to a private organization, and images that showcase the conditions of some of the schools. This tool was produced in collaboration with El Puente Enlace Acción Climática as part of a collaborative effort to study the current state of schools in Puerto Rico.
At the moment, the tool is fully in Spanish. An English version will be up shortly.