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    School Choice

    Seattle Public Schools students are initially assigned to a designated attendance area elementary, middle, or high school based on each student's home address. To view the attendance area schools for your address, use the Address Lookup Tool.

    Students may apply for assignment to a different school (or program) through School Choice. It is not guaranteed that students will be assigned to the school (or program) of their choice; students are only guaranteed assignment to their attendance area school. Additional information about option schools, including individual GeoZone maps, is available on the School Directory webpage.  Click here to download the districtwide GeoZone map for 2017-18.

    To view current assignment information using the Assignment Lookup Tool, you need the student's identification number and birth date. Once a student receives a choice assignment, they are generally continued in that choice assignment through the highest grade served by that school.


    Open Enrollment

    Open Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year starts February 5 - February 16. All forms received after this date will not be eligible for the applicable priority tiebreakers. All forms received during the above dates are processed timely and are eligible to receive applicable tiebreakers. Click here to download an information sheet about option school tiebreakers. Waitlists and results of Open Enrollment will be available online about mid-April (date to be determined). Assignment letters will be mailed out at the end of April to those students successful in receiving their choice school. School choice lottery for the 2018-19 school year will end on May 31, 2018. Check out the Open Enrollment Fast Facts page for more information.

    Key Dates for 2018-19

    • Jan. 8, 2018: Online Registration begins for the 2018-2019 school year
    • Jan. 20, 2018: Admissions Fair for Option Schools at Mercer International Middle School (10:00am - 2:00pm)
    • Feb. 5, 2018: Open Enrollment Begins; Choice forms available
    • Feb. 16, 2018: Open Enrollment Ends (on time applications)
    • May 31, 2018: School Choice deadline (late applications)
    • Jun. 1, 2018: Non-Resident registration begins
    • Aug. 31, 2018: Waitlists from Open Enrollment dissolve
    • Aug. 31, 2018: Non-Resident registration deadline

    *Open Enrollment Results: (date to be determined) 


    Historical Choice Data

    Would you like to know how many students applied for school choice in 2016-17?

    Or the number of students who remained on a waitlist when it was dissolved?

    Section 2 of the Annual Enrollment Report, produced by Enrollment Planning, contains detailed historical choice data for each school.


    Last updated: 01/10/2018

    Contact Information

    Seattle Public Schools
    Admissions Center
    MS 11-161
    PO Box 34165
    2445 3rd Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98134

    Hours of Operation
    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Please note: the Admissions Center closes at 12 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for staff training.

    Phone: 206-252-0760
    Fax: 206-252-0761

    admissions
    @seattleschools.org

    Option Schools