• 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.)

    Elementary School Zones for 2020-21

    Summary statistics on impact of elementary zone changes

    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.) 

    High School Zones for 2020-21 and beyond

    Summary statistics on impact of high school zone change

    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:

    Current Elementary School Zones

    Current Middle School Zones

    Current High School Zones


    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".

  • About this process

    Why now?

    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.

    Read the committee charge and guiding principles here.

    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

    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

  • Timeline


    • 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

    January 2020

    • 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


    • Implementation