Map: Where Are Confederate-Named Schools?
By Alex Harwin
Most schools with names tied to the Confederacy are in the South, were built or named after 1950, and have a student body that is majority non-white.
This 2018 map from the Education Week Research Center shows where these schools are located. Hover over the dots for more information, including when the school was built or named, and the percentage of non-white students at the school.
Newer data analyzed by Education Week show that, as of June 2020, at least 170 schools are named for men with ties to the Confederacy.
You can also toggle to a second map of schools that have changed their name since June 2015. (Note: This map only features schools that have decided on a new name.)
If you have any information about schools named for Confederate figures, including recent name changes or schools we may have missed, please email the Education Week Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Percentages reflect schools where dates could be found.
SOURCE: Education Week Research Center and Education Week Library, 2018. Analysis of CCD (2015-16) and SPLC data.
NOTE: Our map of renamed schools only features schools that have both voted to change the name and decided on a new name.