Transition plan priority levels (grandfathering)
The Transition plan with priority levels for students affected by zone changes can be found here.
School attendance zone boundary changes
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools conducted a comprehensive review of all school attendance zones in our district in the fall and winter of 2019-20. A committee made up of parents, school administrators and community representatives reviewed the current attendance zone boundaries as well as school demographics, and considered a number of potential revisions. After presenting drafts to the public for feedback, the committee voted to send a final proposal to the Board of Trustees. The board voted to adopt the changes outlined below on March 18, 2020.
Final changes approved
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: These changes will apply for the 2020-21 school year. (No changes were proposed at this time for the Borah, Bryan and Fernan attendance zones. The District will re-evaluate those zones during the next year.)
MIDDLE SCHOOLS: No changes were proposed at this time for the middle school attendance zones. The District will re-evaluate these zones at a later date when additional school capacity (such as the opening of a fourth middle school) is an option.
HIGH SCHOOLS: These changes will take effect for the 2020-21 school year for incoming freshmen only. (Note: The board has made a slight revision to the southern portion of the high school boundary map, to move the area around North Idaho College and Fort Grounds to the CHS zone. This change is not yet shown in the map posted below.)
Find proposed zones by your address
UPDATED - This school locator application shows you the elementary, middle and high school zones your residence is in under the Boundary Review Committee proposal that will go to the Board of Trustees on March 2.
CLICK HERE to search by your address.
Existing school zones
Here are maps showing the attendance zones in place for the 2019-20 school year:
Listen to our podcast
We aired a 3-part series delving into the Boundary Review process in our new podcast, The Sup is On. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these issues.
Episode 1 - Capacity Boundaries: Listen here
Episode 2 - Magnet Schools: Listen here
Episode 3 - So what's next? Listen Here
For more podcast episodes, go here.
Read our newsletter
Updates to revise our attendance boundaries.
Board Workshop 1/13/2020
The Board of Trustees met January 13, to discuss the topic of "Grandfathering".
Boundary Committee Presentations
Residence-Attendance Matrix with student transfers in/out, for elementary, middle and high school levels.
Boundary Review Committee Meeting 2: District geography, springboard proposal, boundary scenario modeling (Dec. 10, 2019)
Boundary Review Committee Meeting 1: Committee charge, guiding principles, roles and responsibilities (Dec. 3, 2019)
Boundary Review Work to Date: Community Surveys & Enrollment Forecasts (Dec. 3, 2019)
Insights from survey of parents and guardians
In September, Critical Data and FLO Analytics surveyed 1,744 parents and guardians of current students regarding the boundary revision process. The survey asked what families value most about school attendance zones in our district. This feedback will inform the work of the boundary review committee. See a summary of survey results here. The full results, including individual comments, are available here.
About this process
This is the right time to look at adjusting school boundaries.
- Rapid growth continues to bring more students into our district.
- Construction of new housing in some zones is putting stress on existing schools.
- Many of our 17 schools are at or over capacity.
- In the fall of 2020, we will open a new elementary school on Prairie Avenue. Establishing the attendance zone for this school will affect the zones of neighboring schools.
In March the proposed adjustments to attendance zones will be presented to our Board of Trustees. Any changes approved will take effect the following school year (2020-21).
How this will work
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools has partnered with FLO Analytics, a regional consulting company that specializes in data-driven boundary review services. Together, we plan to analyze population forecasts, enrollment projections and land use trends over the next few months.
We also need to hear from you. We will host community meetings and conduct surveys to ensure families are well informed throughout the process and have multiple opportunities to be engaged and involved.
Our goal is to develop a comprehensive plan that promotes optimal learning environments and ensures equitable opportunities for every student we serve.
Questions or comments?
Boundary Review Committee
Dr. Steven Cook, Superintendent of Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, has appointed the following members to our Boundary Review Committee. The committee will work with consultant FLO Analytics to review data and consider options for revising school boundaries.
Here are the 38 members of the committee:
Atlas Elementary: Principal Heather Somers, parent Rachel Grady
Borah Elementary: Principal Kristina Davenport or Assistant Principal Aaron Peak, parent Aimee Moffatt
Bryan Elementary: Principal Kristin Gorringe, parent Deb Nelson
Dalton Elementary: Principal Jody Hiltenbrandt, parent Rose Backs
Fernan STEM Academy: Principal Kathy Livingston, parent Tracy Shull
Northwest Expedition Academy: Principal Bill Rutherford, parent Laura Nelson
Hayden Meadows Elementary: Principal Lisa Pica, parent Carl Fulton
Ramsey Magnet School: Principal Crystal Kubista, parent Kevin Mclleland
Skyway Elementary: Principal Jennifer Peak, parent Chanda Walther
Sorensen Magnet School: Principal Brett DePew, parent Danielle Quade
Winton Elementary: Principal Eileen Blough, parent Jennifer Dawson
Canfield Middle: Principal Nick Lilyquist, parent Lindsey Knoll
Lakes Middle: Principal Trayce Hemenway, parent Amber Dirksen
Woodland Middle: Principal Mike Lindquist, parent Tristan Hite
Coeur d'Alene High: Principal Libbi Barrett, parent Rebecca Smith
Lake City High: Principal Deanne Clifford, parent Constance Bond
Long Range Planning Committee delegates: Sarah McCracken, Jodi Johnson, Lauren Gage
SPARCC, the Superintendent's Parent Advisory and Resource Community Council, delegates: Alethea Carpenter, Marie Nail
Coeur d'Alene Education Association delegate: Karina Selby
- Community surveys
- Demographic and land use analysis
- School capacities confirmed
- Draft enrollment forecast
- Community survey insights
- Enrollment forecast review
- Complete selection of boundary review committee
- Review springboard proposal
- Prepare for committee meetings
- Dec. 3, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 1, Midtown Meeting Center
- Dec. 10, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 2, Midtown Meeting Center
Jan. 7, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 3, Midtown Meeting Center
Jan. 14, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 4, Midtown Meeting Center
Jan. 21, 6-8 PM, COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE 1, Coeur d'Alene High School commons
- Jan. 29, 5:30-8 PM, Committee Meeting 5, Midtown Meeting Center
Feb. 4, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 6, Midtown Meeting Center
Feb. 11, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 7, Midtown Meeting Center
Feb. 18, 6-8 PM, COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE 2, Woodland Middle School - NEW LOCATION!
Feb. 25, 6-8 PM, Committee Meeting 8, Midtown Meeting Center
- March 18, final presentation to Board of Trustees