The increased rates of urbanization have resulted in doubling the number of schools in
in the city randomly, which resulted in building schools lacking the most appropriate
standards required like being fit with the convenient environmental and health conditions
or being away from natural and human dangers, because of the great abilities that the
geographic information systems gives which help in finding the most appropriate
solutions and making the best decisions, especially with regard to processing and analysis
of spatial information. Thus, the current research aims at using GIS in assessing the
current status of school sites in all stages of primary intermediate and high school,
according to a set of natural, human and social standards. As well as the employment of
GIS to document the locations of the current distribution of schools in the city to produce
digital maps of sites and the pattern of distribution of schools subject to update, then it
suggests amending some of the sites according to the degree of suitability criteria in
research. To achieve these aims, the research depends on the data available at the
directorate of education in wassit, in addition to the field survey to identify the location of
schools accurately using GPS and updating the data available. The research finds the
existence of concentration in the distribution of schools which is concentrated in some
regions, random in others or regular in others. In general, this distribution may not reflect
a situation similar to the distribution among all regions in the city.