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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.

    Student Assignments for 2018-19

    Open Enrollment results have been posted. Click the link below to search your student's assignment for the 2018-19 school year.

    Click here to access the Assignment Lookup Tool. 

    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 School Choice for 2018-19 occurred between Feb. 5 - Feb. 16, 2018. All forms received during the above dates were eligible to receive applicable tiebreakers. All forms received after Feb. 16 were not eligible for tiebreakers. Click here to download an information sheet about option school tiebreakers. School Choice for the 2018-19 school year ended on May 31, 2018. Waitlists for the 2018-19 school year dissolved on August 31, 2018. Check out the Open Enrollment Fast Facts page for more information.

    Linked School Charts for 2018-19

    Key Dates for 2019-20

    • Feb. 4, 2019: Open Enrollment Begins; Choice forms available
    • Feb. 15, 2019: Open Enrollment Ends (on time applications)

    Future key dates for the 2019-20 Open Enrollment period are pending.

    Historical Choice Data

    Would you like to know how many students applied for school choice in 2017-18? Or the number of students who were waitlisted? Click here to download charts containing last year's school choice results.

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

    Last updated: 10/26/2018

    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

    Option Schools