Student Enrollment Center

(937) 542-5555

Welcome to Dayton Public Schools. Your child is about to begin an exciting, educational adventure in a district with a renewed commitment to reading and math and with innovative choices and enriched learning opportunities. But before the adventure can begin, you must register!

Enroll. Commit. Succeed.

When students begin their education with Dayton Public Schools, are taught by effective teachers, and remain through graduation, they will be successful. DPS has numerous options for ensuring your child's success.

Our preschool classes provide high-quality programs to get children kindergarten ready—and we recently opened Rosa Parks Early Learning Center, dedicated to our youngest learners. We also offer a variety of programs for K-12 learners, including our boys and girls schools, Montessori school, and elementary buildings right in your own neighborhood. At the high school level, we offer programs focusing on STEM education, International Baccalaureate, the arts, and career tech.

Register today

Our DPS Student Enrollment Center is a one-stop shop for registering students, preschool through 12th grade. Be sure to check out our online registration form, which lets you take care of a lot of paperwork ahead of time. Have questions about other processes, such as transfers or transportation? Look at our online Registration Hub.

There are several different programs available for preschool enrollment, and additional testing and paperwork requirements. Please see this site for more information.

Our Student Enrollment Center is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., on the second floor of the DPS Administration Building, 115 Ludlow St. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building.

To help make your enrollment process go smoother, we ask you review the list of required documents and bring the necessary items when you complete your student's registration in person.

New Registration

Only a parent or legal guardian may register a student. A legal guardian must present proper documentation (custody given by court that is court-stamped and signed by magistrate or judge, or custody given by accredited agency). The state of Ohio does not recognize a notarized statement for custody.

In order to enroll a student who is entering the district for the first time or returning to DPS, we require the following documents:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s shot records
  • Proof of address that includes the parent’s complete name and address and is dated within 60 days (utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage statement, paycheck stub, court order, bank statement, etc.)
  • Parent’s valid photo I.D. that includes his/her signature
  • Proof of grade level (report card, progress report, transcript, withdrawal form)
  • Custody documentation (if applicable)
  • Child care provider’s name, address and phone number (grades K-8 only)

Child Care Provider

A parent/guardian needing to add, delete or change a child care provider must complete this form and submit to the child's assigned school.

Parent/Guardian needs to fill out a Child Care Provider Form with the child care provider’s name, full address including zip code, and phone number. Parent/Guardian must present a photo ID that includes their signature at the time of adding, deleting or changing a child care provider.

Transportation to/from a child care provider is a service provided for students in grades K-8. If the child care provider is 1.5 miles or more from the student's school, you will be notified by the transportation department in 1-3 school days with the bus stop information.

Change of Address

Parents/Guardians may complete a Change of Address form at their child’s assigned school.

During the summertime, parents/guardians may complete a change of address at their child’s assigned DPS school. Please contact the school to verify summer hours prior to arriving.

Parent/Guardian must...

  • Fill out a Change of Address form
  • Present a valid photo I.D. that includes his/her signature
  • Have an address verification document that includes the parent’s complete name and address and is dated within 60 days (utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage statement, paycheck stub, court order, bank statement, etc.)
  • Parents of elementary and middle school students who live 1.5 miles or more from the assigned school will be notified with bus stop information by the transportation department in 1-3 school days after completing a change of address form.

Dayton Public Schools does not provide transportation for high school students.  If interested, you may contact RTA (425-8300) to obtain route schedules for your area and identify the appropriate bus route to your child’s high school.  RTA offers special rates for high school passengers during school hours

Student Enrollment Center

115 S. Ludlow Street
Dayton, OH 45402-1812


Office Hours:

7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Call (937) 542-5555

Free parking behind building.

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