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Attendance Boundaries

Puyallup School Board approves new attendance boundaries

New maps are posted online

The Puyallup School Board voted unanimously to approve recommended changes in school attendance boundaries during its regular meeting on November 5, 2018.

The new attendance boundaries will go into effect beginning with the 2019-20 school year, with one exception. The proposed changes between Edgerton Elementary and Pope Elementary are recommended for implementation in the 2020-21 school year, simultaneous with the opening of the Pope Elementary Remodel and Expansion project.

Waiver and Transfer Information 

The opportunity for families to choose the school most appropriate for their student(s) is a priority of the Puyallup School District Board of Directors. As a result, 4,999 students attend a school outside their attendance area. That means that 23 percent of the district’s student body is on some type of waiver to attend their current school. 

With the construction of new schools and resulting new attendance boundaries, it is critical that parents understand the district’s waiver process and the contingencies within School Board Policy 3131. New attendance boundaries will go into place in the fall of 2019. Students attending their school on a waiver must reapply for consideration.

Read the information on our Waivers page to learn more about the Puyallup School District waiver process and procedures. 

More than ten years have passed since the last boundary review committee was commissioned by the district. Over that period, enrollments have increased substantially, student/community demographics have changed, and various educational programs and delivery methods have progressed. Given these changes, the Puyallup School Board commissioned the Boundary Review Committee to evaluate school boundaries throughout the district at the elementary, junior high, and high school level.

In November 2015, voters in the Puyallup School District passed a $292.5 million School Construction and Facility Improvements bond with 69% approval. The bond program includes six projects which will each add permanent student capacity at the elementary level, including the new Dessie F. Evans Elementary which will include 44-homerooms with capacity to serve over 1,000 students.