Why do we take open enrollment students?

We are legally required to accept students from the Learning Community if our classrooms are not at capacity. Westside has accepted open/option enrollment students for several decades. One-third of District students currently come from other districts. This has allowed our district to maintain an optimal student enrollment, and has provided about $15 million in revenue per year to our general fund budget. Students from other districts also enhance the diversity of our student population, which we welcome. Open/option enrollment students have kept the stability in our overall student population, allowed our neighborhood schools to remain open, and provided for a greater number and wider variety of course offerings at Westside High School. Without these students, Westside Community Schools would look very different.