Admissions & Enrollment Procedures

Emporia Public Schools


If you need to enroll for 2016-17, come to Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W 7th Ave. We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Enrollment for 2017-18 will open after July 1, 2017.


Student & Family Resources Office

Mary Herbert Education Center #217
1700 W 7th Ave.
PO Box 1008
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: 620-341-2396
Fax: 620-341-2205

Amanda Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant

Heather Wagner
Student & Family Resource Specialist

Patricia Reyes
Migrant Services Specialist


Enrollment Procedures

If you are new to the district, come to Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W. 7th Ave. We are open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm during June and July. Starting August 1, we are open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

The following information is required for new students:

  • Birth certificate – kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 31
  • Immunization records
  • Physical exam (within 12 months of school entry for kindergarten/anytime during school career for older students)
  • Student records from previous school (Grade 1 and above)

2017-18 Online Enrollment Opens July 17

Students who will attend Emporia Public Schools for the first time in 2017-18 will enroll at Mary Herbert Education Center. Office hours during June and July are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 4 pm. Starting August 1, office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2017, are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2017-18. Emporia schools offer full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools. Please complete a Kindergarten Information Form (Spanish Form) and take it to Student & Family Resources at Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W. 7th Ave.

For all new students, please bring also need copies of:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Physical exam completed since August 1 of last year

All returning students and any new students who are pre-registered will be notified of online enrollment procedures starting July 17, 2017. All K-12 enrollment will be done online from any location with internet access through August 2, 2017. Starting August 3, all enrollments must be completed in Student & Family Resources at Mary Herbert Education Center, 

Elementary Attendance Centers & Boundaries

What elementary school do you attend?

A child’s elementary attendance center is based on a family’s home address. The district also has a K-8 charter school, Turning Point Academy, which has an open enrollment and application process. Print the Turning Point Academy application, or contact the school at 620-341-2455.

Requests to attend an attendance center in another neighborhood may be considered. Applications for 2017-18 can be submitted online. Deadline for requests is July 1 for the upcoming school year. More information is available from the Student & Family Resources Office, 620-341-2396.

Applying for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits

Paper applications for free or reduced-price meals are available at Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W 7th Ave.,  or the Food Service Department at Emporia High School, 3302 W 18th Ave., 620-341-2382.

Download printable application here. – Only one application is needed per household.

Online applications can be submitted during enrollment.

Submit completed forms to Mary Herbert Education Center or the Food Service Department at Emporia High School.

Other Resources

2016-17 School Supply List (Preschool – Gr 8)

School supplies will be provided for all students at the start of school thanks to a donation from the First United Methodist Church of Emporia.

Student Health Information

Transportation Services

Transportation Information for Parents : English | Spanish

Student Request for Transportation: English | Spanish

2016-17 School Fees

No textbook rental or enrollment fees K-12
Required technology fee – Grades K-12 – $21 (any unpaid technology fees from 2015-16 will be collected during enrollment)
Required activity fee – Grades 6-12 – $10

Optional Fees

EHS Parking Permit – $25
Yearbook – EMS $15; EHS $55

2016-17 Meal Prices

Breakfast K-12 – $1.75
Lunch K-8 – $2.60
Lunch 9-12 – $2.80

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