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What are the banners I see on the GreatSchools.org site?
The banners you see on GreatSchools.org are advertisements from partner companies or organizations who adhere to our specific guidelines. As a nonprofit, GreatSchools.org is always exploring new, responsible ways to support our work and ensure our site remains free for parents; the banners you see on our site are one part of this effort. The advertisers that provide this financial support for GreatSchools do not have any control over, or involvement in, the content offered on our website. The revenue raised from advertisements is used to help GreatSchools.org continue to provide access to high-quality school and parenting content, for free, to the millions of parents we serve each year.
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What are the “Sponsored listings” I see in GreatSchools' search results?
Sponsored listings are paid school advertisements that appear within GreatSchools’ search results and link through to the school’s GreatSchools.org school profile page. These placements do not in any way change the data and ratings we display on a school’s profile page. These placements, and the other ads that appear on our site, help make it possible for us to offer free content and resources to millions of parent across the country each year. Find out more about solutions for schools.
For over 20 years, GreatSchools.org has been the industry leader in offering robust, high-quality school information and ratings to our users via our website. As a means of supporting our work, we also license our data to external partners. Our data is sourced from official state and federal government sources, like Departments of Education and the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). Learn more about data licensing here.