Transferring Within Springfield Public Schools
Within-district transfer requests apply to students who live within Springfield Public Schools attendance boundaries who wish to attend another school in this district.
Inter-district transfer requests apply to students who reside outside Springfield Public Schools attendance boundaries and wish to attend a Springfield school. Inter-District transfer windows are open to incoming K-11 nonresident students.
The best time to apply for the coming school year is during the month of January.
High Priority Period
January: Within-district and inter-district families requesting transfers to Springfield school may submit applications beginning January. The month of January is considered a "high-priority" period for transfer requests.
Transfer requests are processed based on a four-tiered priority list:
- Returning seniors are given top priority.
- Students requesting to return to their current school for the next year.
- Siblings of a student that will be attending the requested school will be given priority.
- New applicants.
Requests received during the High Priority or Phase 2 Transfer periods will be approved provided they do not exceed the desired grade-level or school capacity.
Phase 2 Transfers
Beginning March 1st.
Transfer requests received on or after March 1st will be processed after requests received during the high-priority window and will be approved on a space-available basis.
Once approved, transfers are valid until the student completes the highest grade at that level (in other words, moving from elementary to middle school, or from middle to high) or moves from the address the transfer was originally approved for.
Read the full guidelines attached to the forms for within-district transfers for more detailed information.
Application forms for the coming school year will be available in late December.
Forms will be accepted January 2nd.
Completed transfer request forms must be submitted to the Instruction Office (640 A Street, Springfield) by personal delivery, regular mail, email or fax.
Please note: Students are expected to pre-register and complete final registration for the school in their attendance area even though a request for a transfer has been submitted. Students without an approved transfer cannot register at the registered school or sign up for or practice with athletic teams or other activity groups.