School Boundaries

The last revisions to elementary and middle school boundaries were implemented in the fall of 2013. All six Camas elementary schools house kindergarten-fifth grades while both middle schools encompass sixth-eighth grades.

Click here for a map of the elementary boundariesThe map is quite large and will appear scaled back. Use Adobe Acrobat’s zoom tool to enlarge or zoom into a specific area. Elementary students will matriculate to middle school as follows:

  • Helen Baller, Lacamas Heights, and Woodburn to Liberty Middle School; and
  • Dorothy Fox, Grass Valley, and Prune Hill to Skyridge Middle School.

Boundary Exceptions

Non-Resident Students (Policy 3141)

Any student who resides outside the district may apply to attend a school in the district and all applications for non-resident attendance will be considered on an equal basis.  The district will accept non-resident students unless it would constitute a financial hardship for the district.

A parent or guardian may apply for admission on behalf of his or her child by completing the appropriate district application (Choice Transfer Request).  Non-resident boundary requests are valid for one school year only, therefore the admission form must be completed and submitted for consideration each year.

The superintendent will accept or reject an application for non-resident admission based upon the following standards:

  1. Whether space is available in the grade level or classes at the building in which the student desires to be enrolled;
  2. Whether appropriate educational programs or services are available to improve the student’s condition as stated in requesting release from his or her district of residence;
  3. Whether the student’s attendance in the district is likely to create a risk to the health or safety of other students or staff;
  4. Whether the district has already accepted as many non-resident students for the school year as permitted by this policy;
  5. Whether the student’s disciplinary records indicate a history of violent or disruptive behavior or gang membership; and
  6. Whether the student has been expelled or suspended from a public school for more than ten consecutive days, in which case the student may apply for admission under the district’s policy for readmission of expelled students.
Frequently Asked Questions

How is boundary exception approval/denial determined?
Requests for boundary exceptions into a school are considered on a space€available basis within the grade level and/or class. If no space is available, students will be placed on a waiting list in the order of the date the request was received.

How is space availability determined?
Camas school district will deny boundary exception applications when the average class size per grade at any school reaches 2 students below the contract limit. Contract limits are as follows:
Grades K-5 24:1
Grades 6 30:1
Grades 7-12 31:1

Space availability for special services is determined by the capacity of the program. The Special Services Department, 360-833-5570, can provide more information.

Are other factors taken into consideration for approval of a boundary exception?
While boundary exceptions are often requested for a variety of reasons including financial, educational, safety or health conditions affecting the student, proximity of school to childcare or parent workplace, or special hardship, the district endeavors to accommodate all boundary requests.

Who transports students on boundary exceptions?
Parents of students with boundary exceptions are responsible for transporting students to and from school on time each day. Please note that students who are excessively tardy, absent, may have their boundary application denied or rescinded (revoked) in accordance with district Policy 3141.

Is the boundary exception guaranteed forever?
No. Requests for boundary exceptions must be approved each school year. A boundary exception approved one school year does not guarantee approval the following year.

For a full description of how boundary exceptions are processed, please read the Boundary Exceptions and FAQ document.

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