School Assignment Information
New elementary, middle, and high school students are initially assigned to a designated attendance area schoolElementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated attendance More 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 Plan
Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2022-23
Superintendent’s Procedures for Student Assignment
Assignment Lookup Tool
Students may apply to attend a school other than their attendance area schoolElementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated attendance More through School ChoiceStudents may choose to apply for another attendance area school, including K-8 More. To view assignment information using The Student 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.
Waitlists are formed when there is no space available at a school and grade, in a specific program. The waitlistSchools (and programs) have waitlists when more students request the school (or More positions are based on applicable tiebreakersIf there are more applications for a school or program during the More. Adjustments to waitlistSchools (and programs) have waitlists when more students request the school (or More rank order may be necessary due to program changes, agent, or system error. This report is updated on a weekly basis, typically on Tuesdays.
The District cannot guarantee a choice assignment, that space may become available, or that the waitlistSchools (and programs) have waitlists when more students request the school (or More will move. Waitlists for the school year dissolved on August 31.
School Choice Inquiry
Parents/guardians may submit a School ChoiceStudents may choose to apply for another attendance area school, including K-8 More Inquiry Form if they believe that the district made an error in processing the choice application and would like to request a further investigation to be made.
Students Not Attending Next Year
Current resident students who will not be returning full time to Seattle Public Schools in September will need fill out the Not Attending Next Year Form.
Transfer AppealsTo formally contest a student's assignment or eligibility for certain programs or More are considered only in extreme or unique circumstances for a mid-year transfer during 2022-23 school year. If there is a school related matter, please attempt to resolve the issue within the school first and submit a Principal Review Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer appealsTo formally contest a student's assignment or eligibility for certain programs or More for 2023-24 school year will open starting June 1.
Appeals are subject to the SPSSeattle Public Schools More 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
Please visit our Forms Page to access our 2023-24 Transfer Appeal Request Form