Why is my child assigned to a school farther from our house than others?

Every effort is made to create “neighborhood” school attendance areas by assigning students to the school that is closest to their home. However, that is not always possible as the school system attempts to make the most effective and efficient use of all school buildings. 

Due to the limited availability of suitable sites, schools can’t always be located where they are most needed. Sometimes a new school must be built close to an existing school. Sometimes attendance areas have to extend far from the school to serve areas without a “neighborhood” school. This can result in the assignment of students to a school that is not necessarily the closest to their home.