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    Why and How Are School Boundaries Changed?

    Sometimes changes to school attendance area boundaries* are needed to balance student enrollment**. They are necessary because of growth in the number of students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The district is also growing the space available for students by building new or replacement schools, modernizing and opening closed buildings, and constructing additions at some schools.

    Please watch the video below for more information on the reasons for changes and the process for making changes.




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    Community engagement

    When the district is working on boundary changes, including review of previously approved changes, we hold community meetings to connect with families. Typically, these meetings begin in the spring a year prior to a boundary change. For example, we will be meeting with those families impacted by a boundary change for 2020-21 in spring 2019.

    Families are notified about these meetings via the School Messenger email system and through each school's communication channels. Please ensure your school has the correct email address for your family in order to receive these notices. We also post meeting notices on the district website, and the meetings are added to the district calendar.

    If you live in an area with upcoming changes and don't yet have a student in school, please email growthboundaries@seattleschools.org to be added to a distribution list for non-families.

    Boundary changes implemented in 2018-19

    Please click on the school name for details.

    Approved boundary changes for 2019-20

    Please click on the school name for details.

    New schools opening in 2019-20

    Approved boundary changes for 2020-21

    Please click on the school name for details.


    *An attendance area school is the school to which students in elementary, middle and high-school are assigned, based on where they live. You can look up the attendance area schools for your address using the Address Lookup Tool. 

    ** student enrollment is the number of students enrolled in a particular school or in the entire district.


    Last updated: Jan. 17, 2019


    How to check on approved boundary changes for your attendance area school

    Click on your attendance area school in the table below to go to the year when approved boundary changes go into effect. If your attendance area elementary, K-8 or middle school is not listed, boundary changes are not scheduled at your school.

    Elementary and K-8 schools

    Middle schools

    High schools were not included in the 2013 Growth Boundaries project. However, because the two high schools in West Seattle have boundaries aligned with the middle schools, there are boundary changes for Chief Sealth International and West Seattle high schools. We will begin reviewing high school boundaries in 2017.


    Last updated: 9/14/2016

    Contact

    For school boundary questions and comments, please e-mail
    growthboundaries
    @seattleschools.org


    For enrollment data questions, please email
    enrollmentplanning
    @seattleschools.org

    Resources

    For current school boundary maps, please visit the School Directory