Admissions, Residency and Transfers


    Students are assigned to the high school which is within the same attendance area as their residence.

    District 214 has moved to an annual residency verification process for parents.  Verifying residency protects taxpayers and district resources by identifying non-residents attending District 214 schools.

    The District is contracting with a third-party vendor to verify student address data. The vendor will use a parent's name and address for cross checking the information against other public electronic databases, such as utility companies. It is expected that most families will have their residency verified electronically. 

    Once verified, each household will receive an emailed confirmation, and there will be no need to submit additional paperwork certifying residency within the district’s boundaries.


    Along with an original birth certificate, families will need the following residency verification documents to register:

    Category A (at least ONE of the following documents)

    • Most recent mortgage bill/statement
    • Most recent real estate tax bill
    • Signed apartment lease from owner/lessee
    • Closing statement for the purchase of residence


    Category B (at least TWO of the following items)

    • Driver's license with current address
    • Current utility bill (gas, water, electric, or cable)
    • Public Aid card
    • Voter registration card
    • Automobile registration - State of Illinois
    • Receipt for city vehicle sticker

    If none of the items in Categories A or B are applicable, you will need to contact the main office at your school. 

    Students attending alternative schools or programs outside the district are required to verify residency, register, pay fees, and apply for fee waivers at their respective home school main offices. It is imperative that all students, regardless of where they attend school, complete these processes at their home school. Failure to register within the appropriate timelines will result in the suspension of services, including transportation.