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Edmonds School District

School Change Information

The School Change application process for the 2024-25 school year is now open. 

Do not use this application to request a school change for the current school year as the 2023-24 process remains closed. 

Please read the following information before submitting a school change request.

School Change Deadlines

Secondary (Middle and High Schools):  Friday, February 16, 2024

Elementary deadline:  Friday, May 31, 2024 - Families will be notified by August 1, 2024

The school change deadlines will be enforced. 

Schools Closed to School Change for the 2024-25 School Year 

Exceptions: sibling attends requested school or parent/guardian is a full-time employee of the Edmonds School District

Elementary Schools            Middle Schools High Schools
Cedar Way Elementary Alderwood Middle Edmonds-Woodway High 
Hilltop Elementary Brier Terrace Middle      Meadowdale High 
Martha Lake Elementary Meadowdale Middle
Oak Heights Elementary
Sherwood Elementary
Spruce Elementary
Terrace Park Elementary

School Change Application 24-25

School Change Application Spanish 24-25 

Important Notes:

·         Students must be enrolled at their assigned school while waiting for a school change decision (in-district only).

·         If approved, parents are responsible for transportation to and from the approved school. 

·         This process does not apply to Madrona K-8, Maplewood Parent Cooperative K-8, Edmonds Heights K-12, Edmonds eLearning Academy, Scriber Lake High School, STEM Magnet (in-district students), International Baccalaureate (IB), Dual Language Program, or Highly Capable K-8. Please contact these schools directly for their entry guidelines.

·         If you are moving to a new service area that belongs to your address, a School Change application is not needed. You must complete a P-135 Address Verification Form and turn in to the school with one piece of documentation for proof of your new address (examples of proof listed on form). 

·         Secondary student athletes who make a change of schools without a corresponding change of residence must compete at the sub-varsity level for one calendar year.

·         In-district school change applications are only open to those students who are in good academic standing (No “F” grades and above a 2.0 GPA), have satisfactory attendance (no unexcused absences or excessive tardiness), and have no severe behavior violations (suspensions).

·         For schools OPEN to School Change:

o   All applications received by the school change deadline for schools OPEN to school change will be accepted up to the number of spaces available at the requested school.

o   When space is available, siblings of students who are currently enrolled may be accepted for school change to the same school provided the eligibility criteria are met by the sibling.


What if your School Change application is denied?

A parent receiving a district letter of denial has ten (10) school days after receipt to submit an appeal outlining special hardship circumstances to:

Superintendent’s Office – School Change Applications

Edmonds School District

20420 68th Ave W

Lynnwood, WA 98036

For more information, please review School Board Policy 3131 - Transfers and 3131P - Procedure Transfers.