Transferring to a Neighborhood Elementary School
Transfers from one neighborhood school to another are permitted within the Arlington public schools. Each receiving school is limited to five percent of the school's total enrollment based on the previous September 30 student membership by grade report. Any school where projected enrollment during the next three years exceeds capacity will not be eligible to receive transfers.
Neighborhood schools that are not projected to reach capacity may exceed the five percent limit by accepting additional transfers from those schools at or projected to reach capacity during the next three years. This five percent limit does not apply to schools identified by the School Board as being area and countywide schools, special programs for which students from the entire county may apply on a space-available basis. (School Board Policy 25-2.2).
- Lotteries are held if there are more requests than available spaces.
- Due to capacity limitations (described above), for the 2013-14 school year: No neighborhood elementary school may accept non-sibling transfers, with the exception of Hoffman-Boston and Randolph Elementary Schools.
Due to capacity limitations (described above), for the 2013-14 school year: Arlington Science Focus, Barrett, Jamestown and Taylor may not accept non-sibling transfers.
- The transfer application process takes place from February 1 to April 15 for the following school year.
- To apply for a transfer, parents/guardians must complete an application process.
- If the transfer is approved, you will be notified. The school system does not provide school bus transportation for students who transfer to a neighborhood school.
For additional questions, please contact Gladis Bourdouane, Communications Coordinator, at email@example.com or at 703-228-7667.