In-District Transfers

2020-2021 Open Campus Transfer Procedures K-12

  • All students in Lubbock ISD are assured admission to the schools in the attendance area in which they reside. Students may apply for a transfer from one school to another within Lubbock ISD. This is referred to as an intradistrict transfer (in-district). A non-resident student living outside the Lubbock ISD boundaries that desires to attend school in the district can apply online for a transfer to a school found on the “open to transfer” list during the transfer application window. This type of transfer is referred to as an interdistrict transfer (out of district).  After reviewing enrollment projections and the capacity of our campuses (physical space and staffing), a list of schools open to this type of transfer is established. All transfer applications will be approved and or denied due to existing criteria established by the Lubbock Independent School District.   

    Transfer Process: 

    • Students may apply for a transfer during the open transfer window. The transfer window opens on January 8th at 8:00 am and closes on January 24th at 5:00 pm.
    • For the 2020-2021 school year, only one transfer application of any kind, intradistrict (in-district) and or interdistrict (out of district), is permitted. Two campus choices may be selected. 
    • After the window closes, all students that have applied for a transfer for the kindergarten grade level will be determined by a lottery system as long as there is space available at the selected campuses.
    • All students’ (grades 1-12) applications for transfer will be evaluated by using school attendance (i.e., number of unexcused absences) and discipline records (i.e., office referrals). For interdistrict transfer (out of district) applicants, the evidence of criteria must be acquired by the student/parent from the student’s current campus and uploaded within the online application. Failure to provide any of this information will likely result in the denial of the application.  
    • The student will receive a number from combining the number of unexcused absences for the first semester to the number of discipline incidents for the first semester.
    • A list of eligible candidates will be established from least to greatest based on rank score.
    • A student’s placement in a school will be determined by rank score order (attendance and discipline) and the number of available spaces allowed at the campus. The transfer placement will be made by the department of Student and School Support.
    • In the event of a tie (multiple students with the same rank score), a lottery will determine which student is approved for a transfer up to the limit a campus can accept.
    • If a student does not get placed at the first choice selected on the application, and they selected a second choice of school on the application, the student would enter the same process for their second choice campus if space is available after the first choice students are placed at the school.
    • If the student is not placed at their first or second choice school due to the capacity of our campuses (physical space and staffing) or a second choice school is not selected in the application, the student will enroll in his/her home campus.
    • If the student’s transfer application, intradistrict (in-district) or interdistrict (out of district) is approved, the student is not required to submit a new application each year.
    • Students currently on transfer completing elementary school shall automatically be eligible (i.e., without applying for a transfer) to attend the middle school assigned to the feeder system applicable to the elementary school at which he or she completes grade 5, regardless of transfer status or attendance area of residence, so long as the student’s transfer has not been nonrenewed (revoked). 
    • Students currently on transfer completing middle school shall automatically be eligible (i.e., without applying for a transfer) to attend the high school assigned to the feeder system applicable to the middle school at which he or she completes grade 8, regardless of transfer status or attendance area of residence, so long as the student’s transfer has not been nonrenewed (revoked).
    • It is important to note that at the conclusion of the school year, a transfer may be nonrenewed (revoked) for one of the reasons addressed in the transfer agreement. (poor attendance, persistent and or serious misbehavior, numerous write-ups in behavior folder, failing citizenship grades).

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    Pre-K:  Pre-K transfer applications will begin on April 2, 2020. For more information contact the Early Childhood department at (806) 219-0340. 

    Deadline: Online transfer applications are due January 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm for the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

    Transportation: It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide transportation for the student for which a transfer into Lubbock ISD has been granted.

    For more information about intradistrict transfers, refer to Board Policy FDB (LOCAL), or contact the Lubbock ISD district office of Student and School Support. 

    • Technical Support - (806) 219-0190
      • Assistance logging in or any issues within online transfer application
    • Magnet/Specialty Information - (806) 219-0030
      • Questions regarding information about Magnet/Specialty Transfers
    • Regular Transfers - (806) 219-0030
      • Questions regarding information about Open Campus ("regular") Transfers
    • Pre-K Information - (806) 219-0340
      • Questions regarding information about Pre-K Transfers
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