School Boundary Changes
Current and Upcoming School Boundary Changes
Why School Boundaries Change
Sometimes changes to school attendance area All attendance area schools have a geographic boundary which defines who is* are needed to balance student enrollment**. They are necessary because of growth in the number of students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The district is also growing the space available for students by building new or replacement schools, modernizing and opening closed buildings, and constructing additions at some schools.
When the district is working on boundary changes, we hold community meetings to connect with families. Typically, these meetings begin in the spring a year prior to a boundary change.
Families are notified about these meetings via the School Messenger email system and through each school’s communication channels. Please ensure your school has the correct email address for your family in order to receive these notices. We also post meeting notices on the district website, and the meetings are added to the district calendar.
Boundary Changes for 2021-22 School Year
Mercer International Middle School
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, the Seattle School Board approved changes to the attendance area All attendance area schools have a geographic boundary which defines who is for Mercer International Middle School, beginning with the 2021-22 school year.
The approved scenario changes the Mercer attendance area boundary so that the Kimball elementary feeder area attends Washington Middle School and the Hawthorne elementary feeder area attends Aki Kurose Middle School. Read more about the Mercer attendance area changes.
Rising Star Elementary and Wing Luke Elementary
In November 2019, the School Board approved changes to the attendance area All attendance area schools have a geographic boundary which defines who is for Rising Star Elementary and Wing Luke Elementary that will be implemented beginning with the 2021-22 school year. Read more about the SE Seattle attendance area changes.
*An Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated attendance is the school to which students in elementary, middle and high-school are assigned, based on where they live. You can look up the attendance area schools for your address using the Address Lookup Tool.
** student enrollment is the number of students enrolled in a particular school or in the entire district