Student Assignment

Assignment Information and Appeals

New elementary, middle, and high school students are initially assigned to a designated attendance area school based on where the student lives. As a general rule, if your student is currently enrolled, they will be assigned to the same school they are attending now, next year. Students who are moving up to middle or high school will be automatically assigned to their neighborhood school.

Student Assignment Lookup Tool

Students may apply to attend a school other than their attendance area school through School Choice. To view assignment information using the assignment lookup tool, you will need the student’s identification number and birth date. You can find your student’s ID number by signing in to The Source.

If you have problems accessing your student’s assignment, please contact the admissions team, at 206-252-0760.

Waiting List Information

Please note: if you are having trouble viewing the content below, click here to use our Assignment Lookup tool.

As a general rule, your student is assigned to the same school for next year as they are attending now. Students who are moving up to middle or high school will be automatically assigned to their neighborhood school.

Waitlists are formed when there is no space available at a school and grade, in a specific program. The waitlist positions are based on applicable tiebreakers. Adjustments to waitlist rank order may be necessary due to program changes, agent, or system error. Please contact Admissions with inquiries. The District cannot guarantee a choice assignment, that space may become available, or that the waitlist will move. Waitlists for the school year dissolved on August 31.

Assignment 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

Superintendent’s Procedures for Student Assignment

Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2021-22  

Submit 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.

We will start accepting Transfer Appeals for the 2021-22 school year on June 1, 2021.

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