Looking to open enroll your child in a school district other than the one in which you live for the 2013-14 school year? There is not a lot of space available in districts among the western suburbs.
A few school districts in Waukesha County are not opening enrollment seats for the 2012-13 school year. Elmbrook, Hamilton and New Berlin will not have any open enrollment seats.
Other districts only have seats open at the elementary level, such as Menomonee Falls and Muskego-Norway.
Waukesha School District's enrollment projections are difficult to determine at this time, however, Executive Director of Student Services Jennifer Wimmer is encouraging applications.
"With eAchieve Academy, a district online school, the School District of Waukesha has a unique opportunity to have no cap on potential seats for Open Enrollment in grades 6-12," Wimmer said in an email. "The district welcomes students from surrounding communities and will continue to open seats as they become available through monitoring of class size."
Just over the border in Milwaukee County, Wauwatosa will not set a number of open enrollment seats until the registration window closes.
"In December the Wauwatosa School Board approved open enrollment space will be determined based on class size," said Therese Kwiatkowski, director of student services. "Actual space available will not be determined until after the application period closes."
Below are open enrollment seats in seven area school district:School District of Waukesha to be determined Wauwatosa School District to be determined School District of Menomonee Falls 42 seats in K through 3rd Muskego-Norway School District
- 1st grade - 6 seats
- 2nd grade - 2 seats
- 4th grade - 16 seats
Open Enrollment Information
Open enrollment applications for 2013-14 will be taken Feb. 4 through April 30 in all school districts in Wisconsin.
Parents may apply in one of two ways:
- Online (recommended) at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html. Although an online application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district.
- Paper applications must be delivered to the nonresident school district.
For information about open enrollment in a specific district contact the district or visit their website: