Open Enrollment Process

  • Thank you for your interest in Olathe Public Schools! Below please find information regarding our Open Enrollment policies, procedures and availability in our district. For details on availability, we encourage you read the full report on how the district calculated capacity in each school.

    During the Board of Education’s meeting held on Dec. 7, 2023, the Board adopted a policy related to open enrollment. Read new policy JBCC that applies to non-resident students. The policy’s adoption was required by Kansas House Bill 2567, which is a Kansas law that applies to all public schools in the state and takes effect beginning with the 2024-25 school year. Prior to adopting policy JBCC the Board of Education held a public hearing on Nov. 2, 2023. HB 2567 requires all districts to allow non-resident students, who reside in Kansas, to enroll in and attend any school if the district has the capacity.

    Transportation would not be provided for any student attending a school outside their attendance boundaries. For non-resident open enrollment transfer students, once admitted to an Olathe school, the child could continue attending Olathe schools K-12 if they maintain good standing. Eligibility to participate in Kansas State High School Activities Association activities for open enrollment transfer students would be determined by KSHSAA policies.

    Districtwide Available General Education Seats

    There are 590 available general education seats for open enrollment consideration.

    • Kindergarten: 3
    • First Grade: 46
    • Second Grade: 68
    • Third Grade: 90
    • Fourth Grade: 96
    • Fifth Grade: 83
    • Sixth Grade: 11
    • Seventh Grade: 43
    • Eighth Grade: 65
    • Freshmen: 36
    • Sophomore: 15
    • Junior: 26
    • Senior: 8

    Schools Offering Special Services

    Special Services program availability is based on enrollment and staffing capacity. District staff will work with each family on an individual basis for the most appropriate placement.

    • Autism 1 offered at: Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Prairie Center Elementary
    • Autism 2 offered at: Arbor Creek Elementary, Bentwood Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Mahaffie Elementary, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Tomahawk Elementary, Woodland Elementary, Frontier Trail Middle, Oregon Trail Middle, Olathe West High
    • Center-Based Resource 1 offered at: Arbor Creek Elementary, Briarwood Elementary, Brougham Elementary, Canyon Creek Elementary, Cedar Creek Elementary, Central Elementary, Havencroft Elementary, Northview Elementary, Ravenwood Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, California Trail Middle, Chisholm Trail Middle, Frontier Trail Middle, Indian Trail Middle, Mission Trail Middle, Oregon Trail Middle, Pioneer Trail Middle, Santa Fe Trail Middle, Summit Trail Middle, Olathe East High, Olathe North High, Olathe Northwest High, Olathe South High, Olathe West High
    • Center-Based Resource 2 offered at: Countryside Elementary, Madison Place Elementary, Millbrooke Elementary, California Trail Middle, Summit Trail Middle, Olathe East High, Olathe Northwest High
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing offered at: Scarborough Elementary, Prairie Trail Middle, Olathe Northwest High
    • Social Emotional Resource offered at: Green Springs Elementary, Heatherstone Elementary, Meadow Lane Elementary, Northview Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary, California Trail Middle, Santa Fe Trail Middle, Summit Trail Middle, 
    • ELL Newcomer program (no English) offered at: Central Elementary, Countryside Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Havencroft Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Indian Creek Elementary, Madison Place Elementary, Mahaffie Elementary, Ravenwood Elementary, Regency Place Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Tomahawk Elementary, Washington Elementary, Westview Elementary, Indian Trail Middle, Oregon Trail Middle, Pioneer Trail Middle, Santa Fe Trail Middle, Summit Trail Middle, Olathe East High, Olathe North High, Olathe West High

Elementary Availability

The following schools do not have any available general education seats: Black Bob, Cedar Creek, Central, Clearwater Creek, Havencroft, Manchester Park and Washington.
School Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Total
Arbor Creek 0 0 2 3 6 8 19
Bentwood 0 0 3 8 1 0 12
Briarwood 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Brougham 0 5 0 9 0 0 14
Canyon Creek 0 5 0 0 0 8 13
Countryside 0 0 0 7 0 6 13
Fairview 0 1 3 3 2 0 9
Forest View 0 0 0 5 1 10 16
Green Springs 0 2 1 4 0 3 10
Heatherstone 0 5 4 3 3 5 20
Heritage 0 1 0 0 7 3 11
Indian Creek 0 0 3 3 6 0 12
Madison Place 0 0 0 1 6 4 11
Mahaffie 0 7 9 5 0 3 24
Meadow Lane 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Millbrooke 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Northview 0 0 4 2 2 3 11
Pleasant Ridge 0 0 2 6 0 0 8
Prairie Center 0 1 3 8 3 0 15
Ravenwood 0 8 3 4 3 0 18
Regency Place 0 2 0 4 6 2 14
Ridgeview 0 3 2 0 10 4 19
Rolling Ridge 3 0 7 0 9 7 26
Scarborough 0 0 3 0 7 0 10
Sunnyside 0 0 4 0 1 0 5
Tomahawk 0 4 0 3 0 0 7
Walnut Grove 0 0 8 0 0 2 10
Westview 0 0 4 0 11 9 24
Woodland 0 2 3 6 10 0 21
Total 3 46 68 90 96 83 386

Middle School Availability

The following schools do not have any available general education seats: Oregon Trail and Prairie Trail.
School Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Total
California Trail 11 0 2 13
Chisholm Trail 0 9 13 22
Frontier Trail 0 11 10 21
Indian Trail 0 7 11 18
Mission Trail 0 3 4 7
Pioneer Trail 0 0 1 1
Santa Fe Trail 0 3 9 12
Summit Trail 0 10 15 25
Total 11 43 65 119

High School Availability

The following schools do not have any available general education seats: Olathe North, Olathe Northwest and Olathe West.
School Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Total
Olathe East 25 15 0 8 48
Olathe South 11 0 26 0 37
Total 36 15 26 8 85