DPS SchoolChoice

Students holding certificates at the Biliteracy Award Ceremony.


Round 2 of School Choice is now open! For more detailed enrollment information, visit DPS SchoolChoice.


After being accepted through the choice process, you will need to register your student(s) through Parent Portal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should boundary/Enrollment parents to know about the school?

Parents should know that McMeen has a longstanding reputation as a traditional elementary school with a diverse student and teacher population. We set the bar high for student engagement, excellence in instructional strategies and social emotional well being of our students.  

What makes McMeen unique?  

McMeen is unique because we are a neighborhood school that serves a very diverse population. We have a wide variety of languages spoken by students and families at our school. As a result of this, we have developed programming that supports students in both Arabic and Spanish. To do this, we provide native-language tutors in Arabic and English as a Second Language interventions for students. We have also implemented a dual-language strand with instruction in both Spanish and English.  We are the only school that offers a dual language program in the Southeast.

This level of support extends beyond language to support students with both academics and social-emotional needs. In terms of academics, we provide a wide variety of programming that supports specific student needs including SpEd, Intervention, and Gifted and Talented. To support students’ social-emotional needs, we have employed a very large team of people. This includes a full-time Counselor, Social Worker, and two full-time Behavior Support Specialists.

What is the school’s main focus? How does that show up in the classroom?

McMeen’s primary focus is on providing high-quality and rigorous instruction for all students. This means an intense focus on determining student needs and supporting students where they are at academically, linguistically, and/or socially-emotionally. In the classroom, you will see students constantly engaging in rigorous lessons, conversations, small group instruction, and differentiation. Additionally, students are constantly working together to practice social and problem-solving skills.

I noticed ECE enrollment over 5 years has dropped from mid 40s to mid 20s what is the reason behind this?

Around that time we went from 4 ECE classrooms to 2, based on the number of classrooms available.  Because of our new dual language program we are back up to three classrooms and enrollment has returned to the 40s again.


Reach out to mcmeen_elementary@dpsk12.net with any questions you have.

You can also visit the DPS School Choice page at https://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org