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New to USD 443?

First Stop Enrollment Center Call (620) 471-2117, Fax (620) 227-1764

All students, grades K-12 who are new to USD 443 must register at First Stop Enrollment Center. Students grades K-5 choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice schools. (Assignment will be made at time of registration.)  If space is not currently available at your school choice, students will be assigned to an available school and placed on a waiting list for your 1st choice school.

6th-8th Grade Placement:

Students new to the district, will be assigned to a middle school based on available classroom space at the time of enrollment. Consideration for placement shall include maintaining a balanced enrollment between the two middle schools and the placement of K-5 siblings. 

Current USD 443 students will be assigned to a middle school from the feeder schools as follows:

Comanche Middle School: Beeson, Central, Ross, Soule and Wilroads Gardens.

Dodge City Middle School: Linn, Miller, Northwest, Sunnyside.

First Stop Enrollment Center is located at 2112 First Avenue  Dodge City, KS  67801

Phone: (620) 471-2117   Fax: (620) 227-1764

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM  and Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM 

(No appt. necessary; the last enrollment of the day will be taken at 4:30 Mon-Thurs. and 3:30 on Friday) 


Important Note: Students MUST BE 5 years old ON or BEFORE AUGUST 31, 2021,  to attend kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year in the State of Kansas.

Please bring the following documents to First Stop at time of registration:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Parent/Guardian ID
  • Social Security Number (Optional)
  • A physical is required for students under the age of 9 or those enrolling for the first time.

A parent or legal guardian must be present. (Please bring Identification)

Order a birth certificate from the State of Kansas or for any other State.

Services available at First Stop:     

  • Transportation (Bus) Applications
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Request records from previous school, including Special Education records 
  • USD 443 calendars
  • Lunch/Breakfast Menus
  • School Supply Lists
  • Student Health/Accident Insurance Information
  • Uniform Information for Dodge City Middle School & Comanche Middle School
  • Migrant Program Referral
  • Birth Certificate Applications available for every State
  • Guardian/Parental Consent Forms (notary)
  • DCHS Course Catalogs (also available on-line)   
  • Pay School Fees      

Student Enrollment