2024-25
ELEMENTARY
STUDENT
ASSIGNMENT PLAN

Enhanced zoned schools and new neighborhood choices are coming for elementary school students in the 2024-25 school year.

What you need to know
  • NOTHING CHANGES THIS YEAR. Changes take effect beginning July 2024 for elementary school students only.
  • Beginning in the 2024-25 school year, all district elementary students will be assigned to one of five regions in the county. This is a bold new idea for Durham, one that brings the power of possibilities home to DPS families.
  • Every child in each region will have access to elementary school choices that are equitable, close to home and supported by short school bus routes. 
  • They can attend their base school or access a year-round choice, an international baccalaureate program, a Montessori or a dual language immersion program that is just down the road.
  • All base elementary schools will provide integrated STEM, ARTS AND GLOBAL LANGUAGE LEARNING STANDARD.
That’s right. Every elementary school, including all zoned and non-application (non magnet) schools, will offer integrated STEM, arts and global language learning programs
for every child.
Important Dates
Mark your calendar for these important dates and deadlines, and be sure to sign up for email and/or text alerts to stay informed.
Upcoming Dates...
February 9

Application Lottery Closes

See the Lottery Notification Process and Timeline for more information. 

February 12

Kindergarten Enrollment Begins

Please visit www.dpsnc.net/enrollment to learn more about what documents are required and who to contact for assistance.