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LA CROSSE, Wis., (January 27, 2023) – The Board of Education for the School District of La Crosse voted last night to establish the boundary line for Longfellow and Logan Middle Schools as the current high school boundary line, Ferry Street.

The boundary line, along with the application of the current intradistrict transfer rule for high schools to the middle schools, the 45/55 Enrollment Management Plan, will help address school enrollment balance. The boundary line will align 6-12 grade student pathways and ensure the least amount of disruption to students throughout their K-12 educational experience.

Aligning the boundary line for the middle schools to the existing high school boundary line will create clear pathways for students in grades 6-12. This strategy will eliminate the disrupted relationships of students assigned to schools different from their friends at the high school grade levels, reduce the number of intradistrict transfer requests, and increase the transparency of school assignments for families.

Every student is guaranteed enrollment in their neighborhood (boundary) school, which is determined by the student’s home address. In addition to our neighborhood schools, the School District of La Crosse offers a variety of charter and choice school options that offer unique learning environments.

Families may use our intradistrict application to request a transfer to a different school within the district. Those interested in requesting a transfer to a different school must complete an intradistrict/charter school application between February 1 and April 30, for the following school year. All applications are considered. The completion of an application is not a guarantee of placement. Your application may be approved, denied, or placed on a waitlist. Applications received after April 30 will be considered on an individual basis and for unique circumstances only.

The updated middle school boundary line coincides with the Board’s recent decision to close Lincoln Middle School as of August 31, 2023.