Boundary Adjustments

2023-2024 School Year

Planning for the Future

The Sioux Falls School District strives daily to live out our mission “to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.” This is no small task with more than 25,000 students counting on us to deliver engaging lessons and encouragement each day. We pride ourselves on using the latest educational research to help students achieve to their full potential.

 One such area which requires forward-thinking is that of community growth and its impact on school enrollment.  In 2018, voters agreed to support a $190 Million bond to build a high school and middle school to reduce overcrowding. We opened Jefferson High School and Ben Reifel Middle School in 2021. Another part of that plan included the construction of a new elementary school to address rapid growth on the west side of Sioux Falls. That school, slated to open in 2025, will be built on the same section of land already home to George McGovern Middle School.

The School Board reviewed a plan at the February work session that will shift approximately 200 students to another school.  Parents/Guardians from the impacted elementary schools – Rosa Parks, Anne Sullivan, Susan B. Anthony, Harvey Dunn, Renberg, and Hawthorne schools are invited to attend a question-and-answer session to learn more about the proposal.  Parents/Guardians of impacted students will receive and email and paper letter that will inform them of the meeting date, time and location.

Input your address to see if your child’s school attendance center is impacted by these changes

Boundaries Become Effective Fall 2023.

More forward-thinking boundary adjustments will be discussed this fall to set students up for success in 2025 and beyond. 

We encourage families to review the proposals and attend meetings to learn more. Questions can also be submitted through the Let’s Talk! portal on our website, where you can expect a timely response. We understand moving schools can be a challenge and we are proud to be able to offer excellent education at every one of our 35 schools. Growth is exciting. It means Sioux Falls is doing many things “right.” Your schools are proud to be partners in this growth by planning ahead – planning for the future.