Elementary Attendance Zone Review

The York County School Division (YCSD) is evaluating potential changes to elementary school attendance zones based on school enrollment numbers and classroom space within each building. This review was prompted by several factors:

  • Historically high enrollment numbers at several schools, most notably Magruder Elementary School (MES)
  • Renovations and additions at Seaford Elementary School (SES)
  • Redistribution of gifted education from the EXTEND center at Dare Elementary School (DES) to other schools across the division

In the summer of 2023, YCSD contracted with ARCBridge Consulting to analyzing county data and develop potential options for adjusting elementary attendance zones. The division then assembled a committee of staff and parents, representing each elementary school, to set criteria and evaluate the options to make a final recommendation to the board.

Of the five options presented by the consultant, the committee favored "Plan E" overall, but included a suggestion to evaluate the upper and lower county change independently rather than as one individual plan and to consider a phased in approach to making adjustments. The York County School Board has scheduled a public hearing regarding possible adjustments to elementary attendance zones during the regular monthly meeting, beginning at 7 p.m., February 26, at York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown.


February 12, 2024

January 8, 2024

November 6, 2023


  • September-October - solicit committee membership applicants
  • October-January - committee meetings
  • February 12, 2024 - Presentation by consultant of five rezoning options and YCSD stakeholder committee recommendations
  • February 26, 2024 - Public Hearing on elementary attendance zone adjustments
  • March 11, 2024 - Discussion of options by School Board
  • March 25, 2024 - Approval of 2024-25 elementary attendance zones

Meeting Agendaa:

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