Registration is open to the following individuals:

  • Children who will enter kindergarten and children currently enrolled in private kindergarten that will enter the public school system next year. 
  • Children who were eligible for kindergarten for 2018-2019 but were granted a waiver and will now enter school in August 2019.
  • All children who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2019, are eligible for kindergarten.
  • All children who will be four years old on or before September 30, 2019, are eligible to apply for the 4-year old preschool program.  Pre-school applications for the 2019-2020 School Year will be available February 1, 2019.  Applications are available at all elementary schools and online at  Preschool screenings will be scheduled from March-May. 
Parents of children entering school for the first time need the following information when registering:
  • Kindergarten registration form.
  • Immunization record.
  • A state-issued certificate of birth (hospital record is not sufficient).
  • A report of a comprehensive physical examination for the child (physical must be completed within 12 months prior to the first date the child enters school – For more information, click here
  • There will be forms to complete at the school, including a Residency/Custody Verification Form.
  • Proof of residency-
    • Option A) copy of a mortgage, lease or real estate tax assessment indicating principal residency in the City of Roanoke,
    • Option B) copies of two documents must be provided:  a valid driver's license (or other government-issued photo ID) and a current utility bill (electric, gas, or water/sewer).  Both need to list a Roanoke City address.
You register your child at the school he/she will attend.  For Attendance Zone information, click here or call 853-2816.  You may want to call the school before you register.  Here is a list of elementary schools:

Crystal Spring Elementary 540-853-2976
Fairview Elementary 540-853-2978
Fallon Park Elementary 540-853-2535
Fishburn Park Elementary 540-853-2931
Garden City Elementary 540-853-2971
Grandin Court Elementary 540-853-2867
Highland Park Elementary 540-853-2963
Hurt Park Elementary 540-853-2986
Lincoln Terrace Elementary 540-853-2994
Monterey Elementary 540-853-2933
Morningside Elementary 540-853-2991
Preston Park Elementary 540-853-2996
Roanoke Academy  540-853-2751
Round Hill Elementary 540-853-2756
Virginia Heights Elementary 540-853-2937
Wasena Elementary 540-853-2914
Westside Elementary 540-853-2967

Pupils who are presently attending kindergarten in Roanoke City Public Schools are not required to register to enter first grade.
For Attendance Zone information, click here or call 853-2816. 
40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA24012 Phone 540-853-2502