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    Magnolia Elementary

    Magnolia Elementary will open in September 2019 as an attendance area elementary school to provide more K-5 capacity in the Magnolia neighborhood and relieve overcrowding at Catharine Blaine K-8 and Lawton Elementary.

    Boundaries go down the middle of the street so, for example, houses on the west side of 30th Ave. W. are assigned to Catharine Blaine K-8 and houses on the east side of 30th Ave. W. are assigned to Magnolia Elementary.

    Boundary Updates

    On Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, the Seattle School Board voted to approve new attendance area boundaries for Magnolia Elementary School as well as changes to the attendance areas for Catharine Blaine K-8 and Lawton Elementary.

    Changes include new Catharine Blaine K-8 and Lawton Elementary boundaries for 2019-20, grandfathering for grade 4 at Lawton, for grades 4-7 at Catharine Blaine, and for the siblings of those grandfathered students.

    Updated Jan. 23, 2019

    More about Magnolia Elementary School

    Visit the Magnolia Elementary School school profile webpage for more information about the school and planning process, a letter from the principal, and information about community meetings.


    The School Board also approved grandfathered assignments for current 4th grade (rising 5th grade) students at Lawton Elementary and current 4-7th grade students Catharine Blaine K-8. Additionally, the siblings of grandfathered students will also receive grandfathered assignments.

    Grandfathered students are automatically assigned to their current school but may opt into Magnolia during open enrollment.

    If your student is grandfathered, he or she will automatically continue to be assigned to the current school. You do not need to submit anything.

    If your student is grandfathered, but you would like to him or her to attend Magnolia Elementary School, please complete a choice form during open enrollment, Feb. 4-15, 2019. All students within the Magnolia Elementary attendance area, including those grandfathered at Catherine Blaine or Lawton, have a guaranteed assignment to Magnolia.

    Grades 6-8

    This change will create more capacity for middle school enrollment at Catharine Blaine K-8.

    Families who are interested in having their student attend Catharine Blaine for grades 6-8 but are not in the attendance area should submit a choice form during open enrollment.

    We would like to thank the many families who participated in the process of developing the new boundaries.

    Next steps

    Magnolia Principal Katie Cryan Leary will be reaching out to families in the Magnolia attendance area. You can reach her by email at or phone at 206-252-3619. More information about Magnolia Elementary planning can be found on the school webpage.

    February 2019: Open Enrollment period. Complete School Choice forms to attend a school different than your student's attendance area school

    September 2019: Magnolia Elementary opens; new boundaries are implemented

    Thank you again for your thoughtful engagement about the boundaries for all three schools in the Magnolia region.

    Please use the tabs below to review community meeting information from 2018.


    For school boundary questions and comments, please e-mail

    For questions about Magnolia Elementary, please email Principal
    Katie Cryan Leary

    For enrollment data questions, please email


    For current school boundary maps, please visit the School Directory

    Information Used in Studying Boundary Scenarios