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Boundary Changes for 2023-2024 school year

We’re building a new elementary school in the Highlands/Sunset area of our district at 1075 Duvall Ave NE, Renton. The new Hilltop Heritage Elementary School will open this fall as we start the 2023-2024 school year.

Opening a new school requires that we also shift the boundaries of six nearby elementary schools. The new elementary school boundaries (found here) take effect as we start the 2023-2024 school year on August 30, 2023 (Sept. 5 for kindergarten students). 

There are no changes to middle and high school boundaries.

Elementary schools that will have boundary changes:

  • Hazelwood Elementary
  • Highlands Elementary
  • Hilltop Heritage Elementary
  • Honey Dew Elementary
  • Kennydale Elementary
  • Maplewood Heights Elementary
  • Sierra Heights Elementary

Communication to families whose boundaries are changing

On March 20, 2023, we emailed a family-specific communication to all families whose school boundaries will change and whose students will attend a different elementary school beginning this fall (we will also mail a letter to those families.) Families whose students attend the schools listed above, please check your email for information on whether your school changes next school year (if you do not receive an email regarding a change, your student remains in their current school).

Pencil and test sheet

All 2nd grade students in the Renton School District will take the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, 3rd Edition (NNAT3) in January 2022. This test measures students’ nonverbal reasoning skills and is part of our universal screening process for the Highly Capable Program.

The assessment is administered to students by their teacher during class time and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete using a district device.

As a district, we use the NNAT3 as one measure to help identify students that would benefit from Highly Capable services. No one assessment score guarantees a student will or will not be identified. You can learn more about Highly Capable identification and service models.

Families will be notified in April 2022 as to whether their student did or did not qualify for Highly Capable services in the Renton School District, after the identification process is complete.

Please contact our Highly Capable Coordinator, Andre Zerr, for further information about the Highly Capable identification process and service models.

  • HiCap
  • Highly Capable
  • NNAT3
  • Testing
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Registration for new kindergarten students began in January 2021. Parents of eligible students can visit their neighborhood school to pick-up a registration packet. A child must be five years old by August 31, 2021 to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment.

Parents can fill out the necessary paperwork and register their child now. Tours of schools and meetings with teachers will be conducted in mid-April during the “Ready for Kindergarten” events being held at each school where staff will share expectations for students as they enter kindergarten and provide families with some fun activities to help ensure that your child is prepared.

We offer free full‚Äźday Kindergarten programs in all our elementary schools. Kindergartners attend school on the same schedule as students in grades 1-5:

  • Core curriculum of reading; writing; mathematics; science; social studies; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and additional experiences in art, music, PE
  • Transportation is provided to students on an established bus route

Click here to find out more and register now for kindergarten spots in the 2021-2022 school year!