Google Storage Limits

In January 2023, Google will begin limiting data storage for education accounts. These limits will be for all data in Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. In preparation for these changes, we have reviewed storage usage and, as of August 2022, set limits for student accounts to ensure our available storage is shared equitably.

St. Vrain’s Current Standard Google Storage Limits

  • Students: 50 GB (Revised 11/2/2022)
  • Teachers and Staff: TBD Spring 2023 (Currently unlimited)

In cases where storage limits are surpassed, we will be assigning scaled limits so learning is not interrupted and affected people have time to review and delete unnecessary files. We will be reaching out to schools to help identify and assist any affected students. 

  • To review how much storage is used and delete large or unnecessary files in Drive, go to Google Drive and click Storage. 

If an account runs out of storage, the following services will be affected until the person frees up more space.

  • Drive – They won’t be able to sync or upload new files. They will not be able to create new files in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard. Until they reduce the amount of storage they use, no one can edit or copy their shared files. 
  • Photos – They won’t be able to add more or back up existing photos or videos.
  • Gmail (unaffected) – They will still be able to send and receive email.

Edited 9/28/2022 – to clarify implementation timeline