Tiebreakers

During Open Enrollment, families with students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools may submit school choice applications for the following school year, 2017-18.

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)

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

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