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Welcome to Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school district in the state of Washington.

Seattle Public Schools offers award-winning neighborhood schools and outstanding option schools. We have a deep commitment to every student's journey — to ensure that each one will graduate ready for college, career and life.

Visit our District Fast Facts web page for an overview of our students, schools, and staff.

Admissions News and Events

Admissions Closure for July 3-4

The Admissions and Customer Service department will be closed in observance of Independence Day July 3 & 4.  We will resume our regular hours of operations on Wednesday, July 5 opening at 8:30am.  Thank  you.

Waitlist Update

The District has begun moving waitlists at Options Schools where seats are available and at attendance area schools that have space within their allocated staffing. Waitlists will remain active until August 31 after which they will be dissolved. Please ensure that your contact information for the summer is up to date.

Additionally, there will be a Board work session on waitlists on June 28 to discuss the waitlist process further. Thank you for your patience as we consider the needs of all our students, schools and programs as a result of waitlist moves. 

Admissions Center Summer Closure

The Admission Center will be closed during the annual end-of-year systems cleanup beginning July 17 – August 4. During this time, Admissions will not be accepting 2017-18 school year admission application packets via email, fax, regular mail, and at the JSCEE Admissions Center or receptionist area. If you attempt to email/fax your application during this period it will not be received due to computer shutdown. Admissions customer service phone line 206-252-0000 will continue to be active for district directory purposes only during this period. The Admission Center will reopen August 7 at 8:30am to the public. Any questions or concerns please contact Admissions at 206-252-0760.

School Choice for 2017-18

The results of Open Enrollment are available through the Assignment Lookup Tool.

Disputes involving school choice are handled through Admissions inquiry process. The inquiry form is used for families to request that Admissions review their student’s School Choice form if there is a concern that it was not properly processed. The inquiry form is not used to dispute an assignment as a result of Open Enrollment - those disputes will be handled through the transfer appeal process starting June 1. Click this link to learn more about assignment inquiries and appeals.

Please send all inquiry forms to

Kindergarten Jump Start

Is your school offering Kindergarten Jump Start? Jump Start is a free kindergarten transition program held each morning Aug. 21-25. Your school will send Jump Start registration information, or you can complete this form and return it to your child’s school. Click this link to learn more about Jump Start.

Registration for 2017-18

New student admission forms are available online and in-person at the JSCEE Admissions Center. Once registered, your child will receive an initial assignment to their attendance area school. To apply for option schools and/or other attendance area schools, you must request a school choice form from Admissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you wondering:

  • What an option school is?
  • How to enroll your child in kindergarten?
  • How do students enroll in Advanced Learning's Spectrum program?

We're here to help! Visit our FAQ page for answers to these questions and much more.

Last updated: 6/1/2017

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Contact Information

Seattle Public Schools
Admissions Center
MS 11-161
PO Box 34165
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Please Note: Admissions
Center will close at 12:00 PM every 3rd Wednesday of the month for staff training.

Phone: 206-252-0760
Fax: 206-252-0761


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