Elementary Attendance Zones
2021-2022 Elementary School Attendance Zone Adjustment
EMS ISD is pleased to announce that Lake Country Elementary School is set to open in August 2021. The new campus will help alleviate enrollment at Lake Pointe and Eagle Mountain elementary schools. It also will accommodate future housing in the Bryson and Elkins attendance zones that have not yet been built. On December 14, 2020, the Board of Trustees approved the plan to adjust attendance zones to accommodate for the opening of the district's 17th elementary campus. Under the approved plan, the following housing additions will be rezoned to Lake Country Elementary:
- Lake Country Estates,
- Eagle Ranch,
- Boswell Ranch,
- Innisbrook Place,
- Eagle’s Point Apartments,
- Villa Lago Apartments,
- The Water Front,
- Sunset Cove,
- Glen Eagles,
- Eagle Ridge,
- The Highlands,
- Carter Slough,
- Western Lakes,
- Future housing from the active subdivisions of Talon Hill and The Hills of Lake Country.
In a traditional year, district leaders host an in-person parent meeting to discuss proposed attendance zone changes. However, to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols, EMS ISD leaders shared a presentation online earlier this year. Families had a chance to view the Elementary Attendance Zones Lake Country video and provide feedback to district leaders through a dedicated Attendance Zone question area on Let's Talk. All submitted comments were reviewed before a proposal was presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration. The Board approved the proposed attendance zone adjustment on December 14, 2020, during a regular monthly meeting.
Proposed Lake Country Elementary School Attendance Zone Adjustment - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Has the Lake Country principal been chosen?
Not yet. We are in the early stages of the hiring process for the Lake Country principal, with the goal of having that person named and ready to start by early spring. Opportunities will be provided for the Lake Country school community to meet and get to know their principal.
Q: Is the School Board considering the impact the campus will have on property values?
Yes, the school district is concerned about property values. The quality of our schools and our school district can have an impact on how an area is viewed and valued. We work intentionally to ensure our schools provide rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning for all students so we remain a desirable district for current and new families. Property values also impact families’ decisions to move into our district. As a fast-growth district, we welcome and encourage new families to move to the area. This provides additional state funding for our schools and allows us to expand programs to meet the needs of our growing community. We anticipate that adding a new, modern, energy-efficient elementary school in an area of high growth will have a positive impact on property values.
Q: What type of special programs will be implemented at Lake Country? (e.g. a 5th grade science trip, 4th grade trip to the State Capitol, etc.)
Lake Country Elementary students will have the opportunity to participate in all programs that are standard on our EMS ISD elementary campuses. LCES students also will enjoy field trips and special educational experiences that support their learning. The LCES principal and staff will work to coordinate engaging, relevant, and exciting programs and experiences for students. Specialized programs are placed on campuses based on need, available space, enrollment projections, and location.
Q: Will Lake Country have a bilingual program on campus?
A bilingual program is not planned for Lake Country. Students in our bilingual program are served at Gililland Elementary, Remington Point Elementary, and Willow Creek Elementary.Q: If someone transferred into Eagle Mountain Elementary or Lake Pointe Elementary originally, but is now in the Lake Country attendance zone, is the transfer still honored? Do we need to reapply?Anyone who transferred to either Eagle Mountain or Lake Pointe Elementary who is in the proposed Lake Country attendance zone will attend Lake Country Elementary beginning in fall 2021. Anyone currently on a transfer who wishes to remain at EME or LPE will need to apply for a transfer to remain at their current school. Please know that space is extremely limited at both EME and LPE, and a transfer to remain cannot be guaranteed.Q: If my home is in the new Lake Country attendance zone, can my child be grandfathered to continue attending Eagle Mountain Elementary or Lake Pointe Elementary?Anyone who is in the new attendance zone for Lake Country but wishes to remain at Eagle Mountain Elementary or Lake Pointe Elementary will need to apply for a transfer to remain at their current school.Please know that space is extremely limited at both EME and LPE, and a transfer to remain cannot be guaranteed.
Q: What subdivisions will attend each of the elementary schools impacted by this zoning adjustment?
- Lake Country Elementary – Lake Country Estates, Eagle Ranch, Boswell Ranch, Innisbrook Place, Eagle's Point Apartments, Villa Lago Apartments, The Water Front, Sunset Cove, Glen Eagles, Eagle Ridge, The Highlands, Carter Slough, Western Lakes, Talon Hill, The Hills of Lake Country
- Lake Pointe Elementary – Lake Pointe, Pioneer Point, Twin Mills, Glen Mills Village, The Standard Apartments
- Eagle Mountain Elementary – Harbour View Estates, The Landing, La Frontera, The Orchards, The Resort, Secret Harbor
- Bryson Elementary – All current subdivisions and future Boswell Meadows
- Elkins Elementary – All current subdivisions and future The Ranch at Duck Creek
Q: Secret Harbor was originally planned to attend Lake Country. What changed?
Several questions from the community were shared specific to the Secret Harbor neighborhood. This prompted another review of the original attendance zone proposal and it was determined that the proposal could be modified to accommodate Secret Harbor remaining at Eagle Mountain Elementary. The number of current students residing in Secret Harbor is minimal, so there is no significant impact to enrollment at either Eagle Mountain Elementary or Lake Country Elementary. As a result, Secret Harbor will remain in the Eagle Mountain Elementary attendance zone.
Q: What if I have more questions?
Please share any questions or comments with district leaders through the dedicated Attendance Zone topic area on Let's Talk.