School Choice Transfer Cycle

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. 

Considering a transfer?

  • Interdistrict application cycle opens May 20 and closes May 30.  Call 503-916-3205 for more information.
  • Pre-Kindergarten application cycle opens April 28 and closes May 30. Call 503-916-3789 for more information

The School Choice transfer cycle is closed for PPS residents at all other grades for the 2014-15 school year. School Choice transfers were determined through a centralized lottery, and space was limited. Lottery results were mailed within four to six weeks after the transfer deadline.     

          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.