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Student Assignment Information

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 Plan

Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2022-23  

Superintendent’s Procedures for Student Assignment

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 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.

Waiting List Information

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.

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.

Student Assignment Transfer Appeals

Transfer Appeals are considered only in extreme or unique circumstances. If there is a school related matter, please attempt to resolve the issue within the school first. 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

To submit a transfer appeal, fill out the form below and submit a Principal Review Form if applicable.

Transfer Appeals for the 2021-22 school year closed on May 31, 2022. We are now accepting Transfer Appeals for the 2022-23 school year.

If the transfer appeal form is not displaying below, please use this link.

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