In-District-Students in grades K to 12th who live within DISD may apply to transfer from their assigned neighborhood school to another DISD neighborhood school.
Out-of-District- Students in grades K to 12th who live in another district may apply to transfer to a DISD neighborhood school.
In approving transfers, the campus will consider availability of space and instructional staff, the student’s grades, the student’s disciplinary history, and the student’s attendance records. Not all schools will be available.
The application window opens in January and closes by the end of May.
Late applications may be accepted. Not all schools will be available.
No transportation is provided by the district, except as required by other laws.
Students who do not enroll in their transfer school or choose to withdraw may lose their transfer permission.
A new application must be filed when a student requests a different campus.
Students must abide by all UIL rules. Students should check eligibility rules with the transfer school.
Approved students may remain at the campus up to the highest grade without having to re-apply.
Expectations: "If the transfer is approved, the student is expected to follow school rules, attend school regularly, maintain passing grades, uphold appropriate behavior, and participate in school activities when possible. Parents are expected to assist their children in their academic efforts, support good behavior, ensure their children are on time and ready for school each day, and be supportive of the school's goals and objectives. Failure to meet any of these expectations may result in a transfer being revoked.”
Revocations: District policy states that transfer permissions will be reviewed by the campus administrator every spring semester and can be revoked based on "poor academic performance, low attendance, and/or misbehavior." In the spring, the campus will notify the parent of any concerns regarding the transfer and revocation. If the permission is revoked, the student will need to enroll in their home campus the following year. Some instances may cause an immediate revocation of the transfer.
Transfer Closures: In Addition, every year the district will identify schools at maximum capacity and close transfers at those schools until space becomes available. Demographic changes in boundary zones or increases in zoned student population, may also affect a school and cause a revocation of transfer permissions.
Yearly, Dallas ISD will identify neighborhood schools at maximum capacity and close transfers at those schools until space becomes available. Below is a list of neighborhood schools that are closed to NEW transfers for 2020-2021. Schools below will not be available on the application.
Alex Sanger (PK-8)
Harry C. Withers
(Exception for incoming Kindergarten students who have a sibling already at campus. Contact the Elementary Campus to see if you qualify and how to apply.)
Apply for 2020-2021 Student Transfer
2020-2021 Student Transfer Applications are CLOSED.
In order to meet the diverse needs of district parents and students and to facilitate the orderly transition of students within the district, students in Kindergarten to grade 12 may request a general campus transfer to a school outside of their attendance zone, provided space is available and a transfer application is completed and approved. In approving transfers, the campus will consider availability of space and instructional staff, the student's grades, the student's disciplinary history, and attendance record.