When moving to a new place with children, the most important thing to think about is school.
Rush County has five elementary schools that cater to the community. Depending on where you move in the county, this will define which school you will go to. Elementary schools are Arlington, Mays, Milroy, Rushville East and Rushville West. These are grades K-6.
For middle schoolers, there is Benjamin Rush for grades seven and eight and for high school there is Rushville Consolidated High School for grades 9-12.
School registration is from late July to early August. Registration can be done at the school where the child will be going or done online.
“Each school has the same standard enrollment process,” current superintendent Dr. John Williams said. “We are hoping down the road to have a map on our school website where parents can click on their area and can enroll that way, but it will be something later on that we would like to work on.”
When enrolling in elementary school, most parents can determine their school by where they live.
“If a parent is confused on which school their child will attend, they can call the central office and we can help them determine which school is in their area,” Williams said.
When a new student enrolls there is a process.
“If it is a new student going into kindergarten for the first time, they must enroll and have their birth certificate and immunization record,” Williams said. “If a child doesn’t have their shots done yet, they have a certain amount of time they have to get them done. If they do not get them done, they will be excluded from school.”
Matthew Vance, assistant superintendent of Rush County Schools, says it is different for current students.
“If a child is enrolled in another school and is transferring, the parent needs to request to have all their information forwarded to their new school,” Vance said. “Then we can have all the information we need here.”