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    Student Assignment Inquiries and Appeals


    If you have a question regarding your student's next year assignment via Open Enrollment, please contact the SPS admissions office to begin an inquiry. Inquiries are designed to correct any errors or omissions that may have occurred during the Open Enrollment process. Inquires have priority consideration over newly submitted choice applications, transfer appeals, or waitlist moves.

    Consider filing an inquiry if your student(s) have been:

    • Placed on a wrong wait list or not placed on any wait list
    • Assigned to a school that you did not apply for
    • Assigned at a grade level that does not match their current grade level

    To make an inquiry to our team, visit our Enrollment Services Department webpage for hours of operation, mailing and email address and staff contacts.

    Linked below is the Inquiry form for the 2019-2020 school year:

    Inquiry for 2019-2020

    Send your inquiries to:

    • Email:
    • Fax: 206-252-0761
    • In person at the John Stanford Center located at 2445 3rd Ave S. Seattle, WA 98124-1165.

    Assignment Appeals (Transfer Appeals)

    Transfer Appeals are considered only in extreme or unique circumstances. Appeals are subject to the SPS assignment guidelines and are not granted on the basis of:

    • Curriculum issues
    • Transportation issues
    • Personal preference
    • Perceived quality of a school
    • Desired cultural population
    • Child care
    • After school activities
    • Non-school appointments
    • Family members' health

    Submitting a Transfer Appeal

    A complete Transfer Appeal must include a parent written statement as well as a Principal Review form. Submitting an appeal that does not include one or both may delay the result of the appeal. Please review the Transfer Appeal Process webpage for more information.

    Transfer appeals may be submitted to: Email:

    We will start accepting Transfer Appeals for the 2019-2020 school year on June 1st, 2019.