2018-19 Lottery and Transfer Information

  • Inter- District Transfer APPLY HERE
    Start: Open  
    End: September 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM   
     (Results on a rolling basis starting in June)  

    Inter-District Transfer Paper Applications

    ( Return to Enrollment and Transfer Center 501 N Dixon Suite 140, Portland, OR 97227)

    Inter-District Transfer IN IDT IN-Eng
    Inter-District Transfer OUT IDT OUT-Eng


    District policies and state laws guide the process for transferring between school districts.

     Inter-District Transfer process documents:
     Out of PPS Inter-District Transfer FAQ  IDT Out FAQ
     Into PPS Inter-District Transfer FAQ  IDT In FAQ
     PPS School Board Inter-District Transfer Resolution   2018 IDT Resolution
     Report to School Board on Standard Inter-District Transfers  2018 Standard IDT Board Report
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  • Pre-Kindergarten Programs Lotteries OPEN
    Start: May 7, 2018  
    End: Applications accepted through out the 2018-19 school year.  
    Portland Public Schools Preschool Programs Webpage
    Printable Applications
    Early Learning Programs Application  
    Solicitud para programas de aprendizaje a temprana edad
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  • Petitions

    High School:  
    Results: Initial results reported in late January 2018, then on a rolling basis through out the year.  
    Elementary / Middle / Focus Option  
    Results: Initial results reported in late April 2018, then on a rolling basis though out the year.  

    Transfer to a PPS school outside the neighborhood in which you live is through a petition request. After the lottery has closed, access to focus option schools is also done through petitions. Petitions must include an explanation of the extraordinary circumstances prompting the need for the child to transfer outside of the standard lottery process. A petition is evaluated by PPS staff taking into account all stated reasons and consideration of space at the requested school. Paper Applications for your grade level and language can be found on the right of this website.

    For more information regarding the petition process see the Petition Process Overview page.

    Application Help

    If you have further questions please contact your school counselor or the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.

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  • Elementary / Middle / Focus Option and High School Lotteries CLOSED
     ES-MS and Focus Option Lottery  results have been sent please contact the ETC at (503) 916-3205 if you have not recieved notification.  
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PPS Resident Transfer Options

Transfer Options for Non-Residents

  • Open Enrollment

    2018-19: Closed 

    Application Window: March 1 - March 31, 2018

    Standard Interdistrict Transfer

    2017-18:  window has closed  

    2018-19: Apply Here 


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