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How do I find out if I'm in the Kensington District?

December 2003

We recently purchased a home in Kensington on Colusa Ave. and shortly after moving in were told by a neighbor that we are not districted for Kensington Elementary school. Suffice it to say we were not happy as that was one of the reasons we loved the house. Then, we met the family that recently moved out of the house next door and they told us that their daughter went to Kensington elementary. Does anybody know how districting works for Kensington schools? Our daughter is only 17 months old right now, so we have a few years to figure this all out. Thanks.

confused in Kensington

Information on Kensington (West Contra Costa USD) districting and a contact person can be found here: http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/RSD/ResSchDir/resdir.htm

a West Contra Costa parent

In response to the question about the Kensington Elementary boundaries -- go to the West Contra Costa School District resident school directory http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/RSD/ResSchDir/resdir.htm website and look up your street address. Scott

We found ourselves in the same situation. We bought a house in Kensington only to find that we were supposed to send our kids to Harding in El Cerrito. The El Cerrito/Kensington border is in our front yard and the school line is in our back yard! The good news is that we were able to transfer in both cases and our kids have always attended Hilltop. Contact the transfer office in Richmond, at the West Contra Costa USD Office. The process for us was to register each child at Harding in Feb or March, I believe, and then ask for the transfer form. In our case, the transfers were approved in May, but I have heard of other neighbors who had a harder time getting in. It depends on space at the school and on your willingness to wait until the last minute for an answer. Please contact me if you have any questions. Robin