High School Selection Process for Current 8th Graders

Information Sessions

  • Summary of Process

    To more equitably serve students in our comprehensive high schools (Eisenhower and Davis), a balanced placement process is in place for incoming Freshmen (this year's 8th graders). 


    Between the dates of December 12 - 16, 2022, students will work with their teachers, parents/guardians, and counselors to fill out a high school selection form. Students will access the form via their Skyward Student Account. On this form, students will indicate their first and second choice of where they want to attend high school (IKE, Davis, Stanton, or Yakima Online). Students will have the option to edit their selection until the form closes on December 16, 2022 at midnight. The high school placement decision will be shared with students on Friday, January 13, 2023.


    Students who meet the description below will have guaranteed placement at one school or the other based on their specific educational or situational needs:


      • siblings who will both be attending the same high school
      • students with disabilities in self-contained classrooms
      • students in the 'Newcomers' program (English learners who have received less than one year of instruction in U.S. schools)
      • students identified as McKinney-Vento (a student who qualifies for homeless assistance services
      • students in foster care
      • students whose parent is a full-time employee at that school

    All other students will be part of the following process:

    If there are more students wanting to attend one high school, students who have selected that high school will be placed into a random placement process conducted by a 3rd party. High school and district staff, including the superintendent, will not have access to alter a student's placement.


    The student's placement will continue throughout the student's high school experience.  This process follows Yakima School District Operational Policy 3131 (5.4) 5.4.1.


    8th-grade students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend either of the two in-person information night offerings.  Please see the dates, times, and details above or reference these flyers. Informational meetings will also be live streamed, links to watch will be available soon.


    If you have questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below and/or attend an informational night. If you still have questions, please visit our office of Student Enrollment Services at 105 N 4th Ave from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm on weekdays or call them at (509) 573-7021.

Frequently Asked Questions