Welcome to Seattle Public Schools!

Welcome to Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school district in the state of Washington.

Seattle Public Schools offers award-winning neighborhood schools and outstanding option schools. We have a deep commitment to every student's journey — to ensure that each one will graduate ready for college, career and life.

Visit our District Fast Facts web page for an overview of our students, schools, and staff.

Admissions News and Events

Admissions Center Summer Closure

The Admissions Center will be closed during the annual end-of-year systems cleanup beginning July 17 – Aug. 4. During this time, the Assignment Lookup Tool will be offline and Admissions will not be accepting 2017-18 school year admission application packets via email, fax, regular mail, or in person at the JSCEE Admissions Center or receptionist area. If you attempt to email/fax your application during this period it will not be received due to computer shutdown. The Customer Service phone line 206-252-0000 will continue to be active for district directory purposes only, during this period. The Admissions Center will reopen Aug. 7 at 8:30 am.

School Choice Inquiries and Appeals

Disputes involving school choice are handled through Admissions inquiry process. The inquiry form is used for families to request that Admissions review their student’s School Choice form if there is a concern that it was not properly processed. The inquiry form is not used to dispute an assignment as a result of Open Enrollment - those disputes will be handled through the transfer appeal process starting June 1. Click this link to learn more about assignment inquiries and appeals.

Please send all inquiry forms to

Kindergarten Jump Start

Is your school offering Kindergarten Jump Start? Jump Start is a free kindergarten transition program held each morning Aug. 21-25. Click this link to learn more about Jump Start.

Registration for 2017-18

New student admission forms are available online and in-person at the JSCEE Admissions Center. Once registered, your child will receive an initial assignment to their attendance area school. To apply for option schools and/or other attendance area schools, you must request a school choice form from Admissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you wondering:

  • What an option school is?
  • How to enroll your child in kindergarten?
  • How do students enroll in Advanced Learning's Spectrum program?

We're here to help! Visit our FAQ page for answers to these questions and much more.

Last updated: 07/18/2017

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Contact Information

Seattle Public Schools
Admissions Center
MS 11-161
PO Box 34165
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Please Note: Admissions
Center will close at 12:00 PM every 3rd Wednesday of the month for staff training.

Phone: 206-252-0760
Fax: 206-252-0761


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