Middle School Boundary FAQs
Middle School Boundary adjustments effective 2017-18 (Updated for 2019-20)
WLWV Middle School Boundaries and Choice Schools
How are middle school boundaries (adopted during the 2016-17 school year) different from the past?
The addition of Meridian Creek Middle School in 2017-18 means the West Linn-Wilsonville School District now has four middle schools instead of three. Note that students who live within the boundary of some primary schools are assigned to a specific middle school while others have a choice between two middle schools.
I see that three primary schools (Stafford, Bolton, Cedaroak Park) are labeled as Choice Schools. What does that mean?
This means that fifth-grade children who live in these attendance areas can choose between two middle schools as they transition to sixth grade. Note that choice schools apply to fifth-grade students who LIVE in that school’s attendance area.
- Students who live in the Stafford attendance area (not including the Stafford/Boeckman Creek Choice Zone) can go to either Athey Creek or Meridian Creek Middle School. (Students who live in the Stafford/Boeckman Creek Choice Zone are assigned to Meridian Creek Middle School.)
- Students who live in the Cedaroak Park or Bolton attendance area can go to either Athey Creek or Rosemont Ridge Middle School
Families must indicate their choice before spring break using an Enrollment Intention Form. Each school will send home Enrollment Intention Forms in postal mail. If you do not receive one, contact your school office.
Will there be busing for students who live in Choice School areas?
Yes. Families must fill out an Enrollment Intention form before Spring Break, which each school will send home in postal mail toward the end of February. The form lets the district know which school you wish your child to attend. Getting these forms in right away is important to let the school know you are coming so that they can create schedules accordingly.
How long will these Choice Schools last? Will there be changes again next year in 2019-20?
With the middle school boundary process now complete, these boundary changes will stay in place until the next school is built in the district, or until it’s determined that any boundary adjustments are needed. That includes choice schools. Boundaries are routinely evaluated to see how they are meeting the enrollment trends at each school.
Enrollment Plans for 2019-20
How can parents tell the district—or, how will the district know—where our child will go to school next year, especially since there are choice zones?
Your fifth grade students will receive an Enrollment Intention Form to fill out and return prior to Spring Break. This informs the district where your child plans to attend next year. Each school will send home Enrollment Intention Forms in postal mail. If you do not receive yours, contact the school office.
Is there a timeline for when we need to decide where our child will go next year?
Yes, if you live in a choice school area. Enrollment Intention forms must be turned in before Spring Break. This is especially critical for students who live in Choice School attendance areas (Cedaroak Park, Bolton, Stafford). After spring break, the district will assign a school that has more space to an incoming student who lives in a choice school area.
Where will my fifth-grader (incoming sixth-grader) go to school next year?
Your incoming sixth-grader will go into their assigned middle school.
Last year, my children who were already in middle school were given the choice to remain at that school and we received Enrollment Intention Forms for them as well. Will we be receiving those again?
No, we will be sending Enrollment Intention Forms ONLY to current fifth graders. We expect current sixth and seventh grade students to remain at the school where they are currently enrolled. If there is a desire to change middle school enrollment, in-district students can apply for such a request. If you move out of the Rosemont Ridge Middle School attendance area, but remain inside the district borders, you will attend your new attendance boundary middle school. For the 2018-19 school year, Rosemont Ridge Middle School remains closed to all In-District transfers.
TRANSFERS: In-District Residents
I heard that Rosemont Ridge Middle School is “closed” to transfers next year, 2018-19. What does that mean?
Only students who live in attendance areas assigned to Rosemont Ridge may attend there (Trillium Creek, Sunset). Students who live in Choice School attendance areas (Cedaroak Park, Bolton) may also attend Rosemont Ridge but must get their choice in for Rosemont Ridge PRIOR to spring break to attend. Students in these choice schools who enroll AFTER Spring Break will go to Athey Creek where there is more space. For 2018-19, Rosemont Ridge Middle School remains closed to all transfers.
I currently live in the district, but I’d like my child to go to a different middle school than the one assigned to where we live. Can I apply for a transfer?
Yes, you may apply for an in-district transfer for your student to attend a different middle school than your residence school. Rosemont Ridge, however, is closed to all transfers. This means only applications to Athey Creek, Meridian Creek, and Wood Middle Schools are available.
TRANSFERS: Out-of-District Residents
I live outside of the school district. My child is attending a WLWV primary school through Open Enrollment/Inter-District Transfer approval. What school will my student attend next year for sixth grade?
Students attending our primary schools as out-of-district transfers will attend the middle schools that have more space:
- Out of district students attending Boeckman Creek, Boones Ferry or Stafford Primary Schools may attend Inza R. Wood or Meridian Creek Middle Schools.
- Out of district students attending Bolton, Cedaroak Park, Sunset or Willamette Primary Schools may attend Athey Creek, Inza R. Wood or Meridian Creek Middle Schools.
- Note: Lowrie and Trillium Creek Primary Schools are not mentioned because they have been, and remain, closed to all transfers.
I live outside of the school district. My current sixth or seventh grade student is already attending a WLWV middle school through Open Enrollment/Inter-District Transfer approval. Can my child finish middle school where he/she is currently attending?
Yes, your student may finish seventh and eighth grade at his/her current middle school.
If you have a question regarding middle school boundaries or transfers, please feel free to contact:
Kelly Douglas, Superintendent’s Office