School Attendance Zones
The Hopkins County Schools Locator service enables residents to determine the school attendance zones for a specific address. This service is NOT controlled by Hopkins County Schools and we cannot guarantee its accuracy. For precise information, please call the nearest school or the Department of Pupil Personnel at the Central Office.
To use this service:
- Enter an address in the search box. When the address is found, click on “Zoom to.”
- Next, click on the dot for the address. The information appears on a pop-up window, with an arrow at the top of the window to get to the 2nd screen.
- To search the general vicinity, zoom in on the area. Then, click on any address.
Hopkins County School Board policy
ASSIGNED ATTENDANCE ZONES
All pupils shall be assigned by geographic attendance zones. Should a school or grade reach or exceed the allowable cap size limit specified by applicable law, regulation, or policy, or should an elementary school exceed 95% of student capacity as determined by Kentucky Department of Education facilities standards, the administration shall be permitted to assign pupils from the attendance area that would otherwise apply as needed to address student/teacher ratios and school capacity/cap standards. Additionally, the Board may direct that a plan be developed by the Superintendent/designee to reduce enrollment in the school through amendments in attendance zones to be in effect at a start date determined by the Board. The Board may revise attendance zones from time to time to attain maximum utilization of school facilities.
No student may be assigned to or required to attend a charter school by the District.
COMMUNICATION OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ZONES
The District is the sole entity for the communication of school attendance zones and is not responsible for miscommunication or misrepresentation of those zones by outside parties.
REQUESTS FOR SPECIAL PERMISSION/TRANSFERS
In a period from February 1 to April 1, elementary pupils whether residing in or living outside the District may request to attend any elementary school in the District that is below 90% of student capacity as determined by Kentucky Department of Education facilities standards. The enrollment numbers shall be based on fourth (4th) month, as certified by the Superintendent’s office and Department of Pupil Personnel.
During that same period, middle and high school pupils, whether residing in or living outside the District may request to attend any District middle or high school that is below 90% of student capacity as determined by Kentucky Department of Education facilities standards. The enrollment numbers shall be based on fourth (4th) month, as certified by the Superintendent’s office and Department of Pupil Personnel.
All special permission/transfer applications are subject to Board approved procedures.
Pupils granted transfers are subject to behavior and attendance monitoring and disciplinary action under the District Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline, up to and including expulsion. Special Permission/Transfer is a privilege, and it may be suspended by the Superintendent/designee. Acceptance for enrollment in subsequent years may be reviewed at the end of each school year.
In compliance with and as set forth by federal requirements, the District shall allow students to transfer to another District school if:
- The assigned school is designated by the state as being “persistently dangerous”; or
- The student becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense, as determined by state law, while attending school.
IF FAMILIES MOVE
If a family moves from one attendance zone to another within the school system, students will have the option to finish the school year in the school in which s/he is currently enrolled, however, transportation will not be provided. The pupil must enroll the following year in the school in the attendance zone of his/her legal residence.
Special Permission/Transfer requests due to physical, psychological, educational reasons, family hardship, or other extenuating circumstances must be approved by the Superintendent/designee and may be considered at any time, without regard to procedural limitations. Such placement decisions will be addressed on a case by case basis.