The schoolhouse lies in the southwestern corner of Goodsprings, easily distinguishable thanks to the red paint that covers its walls. It's surrounded by a chain link fence, with a wooden picket fence in the front. There are two xander roots by the side entrance (a third one spawns if the player is going through the tutorial quest, along with two giant mantis nymphs).
The interior is wrecked by two centuries of neglect and scavenging. There is still a bit of salvage to be had. There's a footlocker, ammunition box, and a terminal hooked into a safe at the far end of the classroom. The player can succeed where another scavenger has failed by hacking or lockpicking the safe (both are Easy difficulty; the terminal breaks if the safe is picked open, so the player has to first hack and then pick the safe in order to get both experience rewards), after fighting through five giant mantis nymphs. There are also two mantis egg sacks, which can be looted for mantis eggs or destroyed to spawn more nymphs.