School Choice Transfer Cycle

Information Sessions | Transfer Process | Special Circumstances

Choosing Your School
Will your child start kindergarten, middle or high school in September? Or are you looking to transfer to another PPS school from you current school? If the answer is yes, you and your student are making an important school transition. How should you choose the right school?

For most Portland families, their neighborhood school is the best match. Families looking for another setting may apply for transfer through the School Choice lottery which begins each year in late January or early February. 

Information Sessions
The Choosing Your School webpage contains information for families entering kindergarten, middle and high schools in the fall 2014.

Considering a transfer?
Transfer information for the 2014-15 school year will be available when the transfer cycle opens.  Before applying for transfer, visit your neighborhood school and discuss other public school choices as a family. Transfer cycle deadlines are as follows:

      • Elementary & Middle school lottery opens February 3 - March 7, 2014 @ 5 PM
      • High school lottery opens January 27 - February 21, 2014 @ 5 PM

School Choice transfers were determined through a centralized lottery, and space was limited. Lottery results will be mailed within four to six weeks after the transfer deadline.     

Space Availability

    View prior lottery transfer cycle data

    Transfer Process Information
    Learn more about the process through the following information:

    Special Circumstances
    Learn more about special circumstances.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.