Lottery and Transfer Information

  • 2023-24 Elementary School Transfer Cycle and Lottery OPENING SOON
    Start: February 15, 2023 at 8:00 AM  
    End: March 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM (Lottery only)  


    Petitions for elementary school grades for the 2023-24 school year will be accepted beginning Feb 15.

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  • Hardship Petitions 

    Request for 2022-23  APPLY HERE
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    PPS families use the hardship petition process to request a transfer out of a child’s current/assigned school and into a different neighborhood school, or a focus option/alternative school outside of the annual lottery. See the Petition Process Overview page

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  • Inter-District Transfers 2022-23

    Start: April 25, 2022  
    End: September 2022  
     (Results on a rolling basis starting in June)  


    Transfers across district lines require permission from both districts.

    The PPS School Board voted on the 2022-23 Inter-district Transfer resolution on April 19, 2022.  Details can be found at the Board Resolution 6484.

    If you are interested in an inter-district transfer application, please contact the Enrollment & Transfer Center via email at or call 503-916-3205.

     Inter-District Transfer process information:  Inter-District Transfer Information
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Quick Links

ETC News

  • 2023 - 24 Middle and High School Focus Option Lottery Results: You can view the results by logging into your SchoolMint account. Read the summary of the results by school.

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  • 2023-24 Inter District Process: The School Board will meet in April. The application will be available in late spring.

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  • MS/HS Lottery Offer Decline Form: To decline an offered placement in the 2023-2024 Middle & High School Focus Option Lottery, please click here. Complete this form only if your student WILL NOT attend the school they were offered in the lottery. 

    Declines must be received by January 27th, 2023, or your student will be automatically enrolled at their approved transfer school. Offers declined after January 27th may be required to go through the hardship petition process to return to their neighborhood school.

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