What is the "Optional Attendance Zone"?

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The Great Neck Public Schools Optional Attendance Zone is an area of the District where families of current 5th grade students who are living in the Baker and Saddle Rock catchment areas and zoned for South Middle School may elect to have their elementary school age children attend North Middle School beginning in 6th grade. It was established by the Board of Education in order to balance the enrollments among the secondary schools and is reviewed on an annual basis. Ideally, each year between 35 and 40 5th grade students choose to attend North Middle School the following year. Please note that older siblings who are not presently enrolled at North Middle School or North High School are not eligible. A map of the Optional Attendance Zone appears below.