In order to accommodate IUSD students, each residential area is assigned to a particular school at each grade level. An assigned school is obligated to serve first all the students from its assigned attendance area who wish to enroll there. Open enrollment, where seats are available, and Alternative Schools provide choices for students who wish to enroll in a school other than their assigned neighborhood school.
Annually, the Board considers changes to School Attendance Area Boundaries. Current Attendance Boundary maps are accessible on-line:Elementary, Middle School, High School. From those same links, assigned neighborhood schools can be determined upon entering the residential address.
Changes are held to a minimum, but are prompted by such factors as:
Declining enrollment in a given section of the district
New housing development in a given section of the district
Changes in capacity at a given school
Movement of special programs from one school to another
Alignment of elementary, middle, and high school areas
Home-to-school transportation distances
In all cases of boundary change, no student in 1st grade and beyond already enrolled in a school is asked to change schools. Incoming Kindergarten students affected by the boundary change who have already enrolled in a school are also not asked to change schools; however, those Kindergarten students will be subject to changing schools per the new boundary assignments in school year 2012-13. Sibling rule and open enrollment are still applicable for all proposed changes.