FAQ

Welcome to the Celina Independent School District!

If you are checking out our “Frequently Asked Questions” section, you just might be considering a move to our area.  Moving your family to a new city and/or district can be chaotic, but Celina ISD takes great pride in our commitment to providing as much information as possible to anyone considering enrollment at our campuses. Provided below are some questions to get you started.

 

Where is the Celina ISD Administration Building located?

205 S. Colorado Street

Celina, TX 75009

469.742.9100

Hours of Operation

Monday -Thursday

7:30 - 4:00pm

Friday

7:30 - 3:30pm

*During the summer, all district buildings are closed on Fridays.

 

When is the first day of school for the 2018-2019 School Year?

August 16, 2018. The (link to calendar) can be found on the district website.

 

When is the last day of school for the 2018-2019 School Year?

May 23, 2019. The (link to calendar) can be found on the district website.

 

When is graduation for the CHS Class of 2019?

May 24, 2019

 

What are the official start and dismissal times for each campus?

Hours of Operation For All CISD Campuses

Celina Elementary and Donny O’Dell Elementary

7:45am - 3:15pm

Celina Primary School

7:55am - 3:25pm

Celina 6th Grade Center & Celina Junior High School

8:00am - 3:30pm

Celina High School

8:15am - 3:45pm

CTown (For CHS students only)

Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays only

4:00pm - 8:00pm

 

What is the current configuration of CISD campuses?

1 Primary School - Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and PPCD

2 Elementary Schools - Grades 1-5

1 6th Grade Center - 6th Grade only

1 Junior High School - Grades 7-8

1 High School - Grades 9-12

 

What are the current enrollment figures per campus?

The 2017-2018 Enrollment Figures are as follows;

Total population of 2,568

Celina Primary School (Prek-Kindergarten) . 224

Celina Elementary School (1st-5th grades) . 529

Donny O’Dell Elementary School (1st-5th grades) . 405

Celina Junior High (6th-8th grades) . 623

Celina High School 9th-12th) . 787

 

What is Celina ISD’s current transfer policy?

Celina ISD is considered a fast growth district, witnessed by the new subdivisions and   

businesses that are opening in the surrounding areas. Due to the forecast of growth

projected over the next 10 years,  Celina ISD can no longer accept transfers.  In order to

enroll your children into our district, you must be physically living within the boundaries

of the Celina School District prior to August 16, 2018.

 

Does the district hold a registration fair?

Yes, the CISD Registration Fair is held during the first week of August at Celina High School. The registration fair is open to all students prekindergarten through 12th grade. Students must be accompanied by their parents to enroll.  New and present students/parents will be able to meet with representatives from food services, nursing, transportation, district organizations and specific campus personnel.

WHEN: Thursday, August 2, 2018

WHERE: Celina High School

   3455 N. Preston Road

   Celina, TX. 75009

TIME: 8:00-12:00pm & 3:00pm-7:00pm  (Closed from 12:00pm-3:00pm)

In order to make your registration experience as enjoyable as possible, parents/legal guardians must bring the following items to the fair;

*Photo ID/Government issued ID.

*Certified Copy of Birth Certificate (New students only)

*Proof of Residency - Copy of Current electric/water utility bill with parent and/or legal guardian’s name listed and address within the boundaries of the Celina School District.

*Lease/Rental Agreement - Copy of current lease with beginning and end dates. Includes parent and/or legal guardian’s name and address within the Celina School District boundaries. (Is based on the location of your primary residence.)

*Copy of Immunizations/shot records for all students enrolling. If your child has specific medical needs, please provide the proper documentation to the nurses station during registration.

 

Can I choose what elementary campus my child will attend?

The Celina School District, in conjunction with Templeton Demographics completed an extensive study in order to create the attendance boundary lines for our elementary campuses. The study evenly distributed students attending our elementary schools and has also allowed for growth to occur on each campus without fear of overcrowding conditions.  Attendance maps can be found on our website at www.celinaisd.com.

 

When and where are CISD School Board meetings held?

Regular, open meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm, in the Celina Administration Building Boardroom.  Meeting dates and agenda information can be found on the Celina ISD website.

 

What documents are needed for “Proof of Residency” requirements?

Celina ISD will no longer accept transfers. You must physically live within the boundaries of the Celina School District prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  Proof of Residency is based upon the location of your primary residence.

Utility Bill - A current, (less than a month old) water and/or electric bill that lists your address within the boundaries of the Celina School District and includes the parent and/or legal guardian’s name(s). Gas, Television/phone bills will not be accepted.

Lease/Rental Agreement - Apartment and/or House that lists your address within the boundaries of the Celina School District and includes the parent and/or legal guardian’s name(s).  Must include the start and end date of the lease and name of landlord.

 

What are the percentages of enrollment in regards to ethnic diversity?

67% White

24% Hispanic

   3% African American

   1% Asian/Pacific Islander

   1% American Indian

   4% Multiple/2 or more

 

Is it true that my home address is listed in Celina, Texas, but my children would be attending a neighboring school district?

Yes, there are subdivisions that list a Celina address, but are zoned for the Prosper Independent School District.(Example: Light Farms, Mustang Lakes, etc.) The district boundary lines were drawn years ago when the area was more rural and do not always follow the city boundary lines.  When touring subdivisions in the area, we recommend that you check with the builders as to what district will service the families that move into their subdivision. You can also speak with any of our campus personnel to verify addresses within our boundaries.