Great schools, caring teachers, proud parents and state-of-the-art school buildings. That’s what Cincinnati Public Schools offers your family right in the center of your community.
Serving grades preschool to six (with a few offering grades 7-8, too), our neighborhood elementary schools are Community Learning Centers that give students the skills and confidence they need to become leaders when their time comes.
Our neighborhood schools go beyond academics to support the whole child with health services, after-school programs, family support activities and more.
Students are assigned to neighborhood elementary schools according to their home addresses. The district determines the boundaries for each school. To find the elementary school assignment for a specific address, use our online Interactive Cropper Map System in School Finder.
Elementary Schools Close to Home
Parents, or legal guardians, may register a child into the child's assigned neighborhood elementary school starting at Kindergarten at any time by visiting the school and submitting a completed Student Registration Information Form. The child first must be registered; then staff enrolls the child.
- Student Registration Information Form (Also available at CPS schools)
- Translations - Spanish, French, Arabic, Nepali
Students are assigned to neighborhood elementary schools according to home addresses. The district determines the address boundaries for each neighborhood school. To find the elementary school assignment for a specific address, use our online Interactive Cropper Map System in School Finder.
Out-of-Neighborhood Attendance Area Application for Neighborhood Schools (In-District Residents Only)
Cincinnati Public Schools’ resident students who want to enroll into neighborhood elementary schools that are outside the attendance areas they live in may apply online for available seats during the Out-of-Neighborhood Attendance-Area application window April 29 - May 17, 2019.
Note: A neighborhood school may accept out-of-attendance-area students only if the school has vacant seats after enrolling all in-area students.
This policy only applies to neighborhood elementary schools; it does not apply to preschools, magnet schools or high schools.
Students who accept seats at neighborhood schools outside of their attendance areas may not be eligible for district-provided transportation.
Parents/guardians must update registration information at a child's school when information changes (family moves to a new address, or home or work telephone numbers change). Only a parent or legal guardian may register a child in school. A legal guardian must present proper documentation (i.e., custody granted by a court or accredited agency).
A parent or legal guardian must bring the required documentation when registering their student.