Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools


We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.


  • Welcome to Coeur d'Alene Public Schools!


    Coeur d'Alene Public Schools is an education leader, promoting opportunities for innovation in learning and inspiring excellence in everyone. Our mission statement: we invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

    Currently, we serve nearly 11,000 students in Coeur d’Alene, Dalton Gardens, Hayden, Hayden Lake, and a portion of rural Kootenai County. Our district includes 16 schools: 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools, and an alternative high school.  We also offer opportunities for students at a joint professional-technical high school campus (KTEC) shared by neighboring Lakeland and Post Falls school districts.

    We provide educational choices with three magnet programs:  Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities and Ramsey Magnet School of Science (both elementary), and Lakes Magnet Middle School with an emphasis on Science, Arts and Health.  While similar courses and programs are available district-wide, the magnet schools attract students by offering unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest.  Other elementary schools of choice include Hayden Meadows, adopting an emphasis on technology, and Fernan STEM Academy, offering a science, technology, engineering, and math focus. The district also offers Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities for qualifying high school students, as well as dual enrollment programs with institutions such as the University of Idaho and North Idaho College.

    We have a district-wide graduation rate of 88.4% for 2015-2016 — an improvement of 3.5% from 2014-2015. We pride ourselves on being Idaho’s highest performing large school district in many measures of student achievement. While all the latest data is not yet available, the 2014-2015 statistics shows our students outscore other large districts in Idaho on additional measures of achievement and excellence and our overall graduation rate has increased by 10% in the last ten years. The percentage of our high school students who continue on to college (or professional-technical certification) exceeds both state and national averages, with better second-year retention, and our students have higher numbers of advanced credits entering college than other Idaho school districts.

    As the county’s third largest employer, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools has more than 1,300 employees. The District has shown strong financial stewardship of taxpayer dollars and holds the lowest overall tax rate of Idaho’s 20 largest school districts.


Kindergarten Registration:

  • Mark your calendars for KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION.

    Join us for KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - April 19 through May 2. Parents may register children during their neighborhood school hours OR after school on May 2 until 6 PM. Parents of First Grade Student who are NEW to our district are also welcome to register their child during these dates.

    Welcome to the Class of 2031!

    Register For the 2017-18 School Year! Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible to enter Kindergarten in the Coeur d’Alene School District. School assignments for elementary schools are determined by Attendance Zones based on student’s home address.

    School Hours: Mondays 10 am to 3:30 pm • Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 am to 3:30 pm *All Elementary Schools Except Sorensen - Sorensen hours are Mondays 10 am to 3:30 pm • Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm • Fridays 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

    Applying for a Magnet School? Ramsey and Sorensen are magnet schools and unique, as all students must be accepted through an application/lottery process. If your student is accepted through the first application window (closing 4/14) you will be notified in time to register at that magnet school. Those not notified or on “wait lists” must register at their zoned school.

    Please Bring: Child’s certified birth certificate • Child’s immunization records • Family’s proof of residence (such as a rent receipt or utility bill) • 2-3 three emergency contact numbers • Health history with list of allergies and current medications

    Pre-Screening: Once registered, the school will schedule a prescreening appointment for your new student.

    Not Certain of Your Attendance Zone? Use our attendance zone finder!

    Questions? Call your neighborhood school or Pam Westberg at the district office, (208) 664-8241.

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