How Other Districts Have Simplified Enrollment
A unified enrollment system, which provides families with a one-stop-shop to access all their options, is a practical and effective solution to simplify the enrollment process and make quality education accessible to all.
Unified enrollment works for large, medium, and small districts that resemble EBR’s student and school composition.
These enrollment systems have delivered on their promise of fair access to high-performing schools:
In Indianapolis, by Year 4 of the new enrollment system, 83% of students were matched to their top school choice and 89% were matched to one of their top three choices. 86% of families said the new enrollment system was “easy” or “very easy.”
In Washington D.C., the new system has led to “a big investment in music, physical education, and foreign languages. Families that were leaving DCPS because they wanted their kids to learn a language can now go to a neighborhood school.”
In Camden, 97% of parents agreed that it was easy to submit the unified application, and 94% agreed that the process treated everyone the same. 86% of parents said they were satisfied with their child’s matched school, and 72% said their child was matched with their top choice.