School Boundary & Attendance Information

New Boundary Area Information

February 7, 2018


Dear Parents,

Due to the imbalance of enrollment increases in several of our elementary schools and two middle schools, a shift in attendance boundaries is needed.  This shift affects all new enrollees beginning with the 2018-2019 School Year and any new students enrolling after that year.

The Attendance Boundary map for K-5 schools can be found here and the Middle School Boundary map can be found here. The changes are identified in the 2018 Boundary Changes layer and are identified as Change #1 through Change #4.

  • Change #1 - The area east of Ferguson and north of Durston (between Durston and Oak) will shift to Emily Dickinson Elementary School.  The middle school for this area will continue to be Chief Joseph Middle School.
  • Change #2 - The area bounded by Huffine and Babcock, Ferguson and Love Lane will shift to Hyalite Elementary School. The middle school for this area will be Sacajawea Middle School.
  • Change #3 - The area bounded by west of Manley and south of McIlhattan will shift to Whittier Elementary School.  The middle school for this area will continue to be Chief Joseph Middle School.
  • Change #4 - The area between Main and Oak and 19th to Willson Avenue will continue to be Whittier Elementary School for K-5 but will be changed from Chief Joseph Middle School to Sacajawea Middle School.

Students who are already attending schools that have shifted boundaries will be allowed to remain, if they choose.  In addition, we will grant transfer requests that are submitted for incoming siblings of next year (2018-2019) students so that children in the same family may attend the same school at the same time.  Please note that students in the same family must be in the same school at the same time for a transfer request to be granted. 

For bus information, please contact Doug Kellie, Transportation Director, at 406-522-6041. For all other questions, please contact Sandi Chamberlain, Enrollment Secretary, in the Enrollment Office at 406-522-6005.

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