elementary school clusters http://wfpl.org en In Its Second Year, the JCPS Elementary School Assignment System Got More Kindergarten Applications http://wfpl.org/post/its-second-year-jcps-elementary-school-assignment-system-got-more-kindergarten-applications <p>Jefferson County Public Schools had a slight increase in kindergarten applications before its "initial" school choice deadline, but overall elementary school applications declined, according to data provided by the school district.</p><p>JCPS&nbsp;administrators took steps to increase the number of applications before that "initial" January deadline, because those applications are given first priority in student assignment.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8876 at http://wfpl.org In Its Second Year, the JCPS Elementary School Assignment System Got More Kindergarten Applications Which JCPS Elementary Cluster Schools Were Parents' No. 1 Choice Last Year? http://wfpl.org/post/which-jcps-elementary-cluster-schools-were-parents-no-1-choice-last-year <p>Last week, we looked at Jefferson County Public Schools' process for <a href="/term/elementary-school-clusters">assigning kindergartners to elementary schools.&nbsp;</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elementary school assignments are guided by several factors, including the district's diversity standards and the will of each set of parents. Parents can begin expressing their will on Monday, when the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">application process for the kindergartners of the 2014-15 school year begins.</span></p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:10:22 +0000 Joseph Lord & Devin Katayama 7576 at http://wfpl.org Which JCPS Elementary Cluster Schools Were Parents' No. 1 Choice Last Year? Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters http://wfpl.org/post/test-scores-vary-widely-among-13-jcps-elementary-school-clusters <p>A school bus pulls into the Meyzeek Middle School parking lot Thursday afternoon. Instead of carrying students, inside are computers and printers and Internet.</p><p>Jefferson County Public Schools' mobile bus program helps the district reach parents who haven’t registered or enrolled their child—and who may never even apply for elementary schools when the application period opens on Monday.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord & Devin Katayama 7563 at http://wfpl.org Test Scores Vary Widely Among the 13 JCPS Elementary School Clusters The Key to JCPS' Elementary School Choice? Parent Involvement in the Process. http://wfpl.org/post/key-jcps-elementary-school-choice-parent-involvement-process <p><em>This is the first of a two part series. On Friday, we'll look at how Jefferson County Public Schools elementary clusters compare and what's being done to improve parent engagement in school choice.</em></p><p>The application process for Jefferson County public elementary schools begins Monday, bringing another batch of incoming kindergartners' parents to confront the choice of schools.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:13:11 +0000 Joseph Lord & Devin Katayama 7546 at http://wfpl.org The Key to JCPS' Elementary School Choice? Parent Involvement in the Process.