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    During Open Enrollment, families with students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools may submit school choice applications for the following school year.

    If there are more applications than seats available for a particular school and grade, then certain tiebreakers are used to determine assignment and waitlist status.

    Standard Tiebreakers

    for available seats after assignment of attendance area students

    Attendance Area Elementary and K-8 Schools

    1. Sibling
    2. Lottery

    Attendance Area Middle Schools

    1. Sibling
    2. Feeder School
    3. Lottery

    Attendance Area High Schools

    1. Sibling
    2. Lottery

    Option Schools (all grades)
    Click here to download an information sheet about option school tiebreakers.

    1. Sibling
    2. Geographic Zone
    3. Lottery


    Montessori Tiebreakers

    Elementary Schools

    1. Attendance area
    2. Sibling
    3. Lottery


    Spectrum Tiebreakers

    Elementary and K-8 Schools

    1. Service area
    2. Sibling
    3. Lottery

    Middle Schools

    1. Sibling
    2. Feeder School
    3. Lottery


    HCC Tiebreakers

    Elementary Schools

    1. Sibling
    2. Lottery

    Middle Schools

    1. Sibling
    2. Feeder School
    3. Lottery

    High Schools

    1. Sibling
    2. Lottery


    Last updated: 08/21/2017