School Address Assignment Plan
Unless there are programmatic student needs such as Special Education or ESOL services, the Wichita Public Schools typically assigns students to schools based on residential address. If a particular address is located within a boundary of a school, the student will be assigned to that school. To determine your school assignment by street address please click here to access the current School Address Reference File (SCARF). For a visual look at our boundary maps please click on the appropriate attendance level.
Elementary Attendance Map
Middle School Attendance Map
High School Attendance Map
The Student Records and Enrollment Services staff may be contacted for assistance in determining school assignments (316) 973-4498.
Special Transfers and Non-Resident Enrollment
Students that wish to attend a neighborhood school other than their address assigned must complete and be approved for a special transfer. The transfer should always begin with the address assigned neighborhood school and then be forwarded to the requested school. Special transfer request forms should be available at all neighborhood schools. Be aware of the fact that not all transfers are guaranteed. Their approval is dependent on the recommendation of both the address assigned and requested schools' administrators. In order to recommend approval or denial for a transfer, school administrators typically look at a variety of factors that, among others, include school capacity, ESOL availability, and Special Education services. Students that wish to enroll in our schools, but reside outside of USD 259 boundaries may request a special transfer to enroll as a non-resident student. The transfer request forms for these students only need to be approved by the USD 259 school requested. To receive and fill out a special transfer request form please contact your address assigned neighborhood school. Please note that special transfers do not apply to gain acceptance into our magnet schools.
Magnet SchoolsAny student (Kdg – 12) who prefers the thematic approach to instruction offered by the magnet school programs is eligible to apply regardless of academic ability. The decision to apply for a magnet school program should be driven by the student’s interest in pursuing essential skills through a specific theme or teaching style for learning. Magnet school programs require an application and subsequent random selection process that assures accessibility to all student populations. Please click on the following link for information on the magnet school acceptance process and additional alternative school options: Magnet and Alternative Schools.
|Last Updated: 5/8/13|