Intradistrict Transfer Information
School District 197 is proud to offer a wide range of school options for families. While we encourage parents to enroll their child at their neighborhood elementary or middle school, we know families may wish to attend a school other than the one in their attendance area, such as one of our magnet schools. If you are a resident of School District 197 and would like your child(ren) to attend a school other than your neighborhood school, you must request an intradistrict transfer. This transfer must be requested prior to the year in which enrollment is requested.
Intradistrict transfers for the 2023-2024 school year can be requested starting on November 1, 2022.
To apply for an Intradistrict Transfer please use one of the following links:
After each phase has closed, you will be notified of a placement decision via letter as quickly as possible.
Phase 1: November 1, 2022-December 23, 2022
Phase 2: December 24, 2022-January 31, 2023
Phase 3: February 1, 2023-March 10, 2023
Please note: This process does not apply to existing transfers (resident students currently in grades K-3 or 5-7 who are attending schools outside of their attendance area and continuing at that school in 2023-2024). No additional paperwork is needed for these students. Siblings of existing transfers who are entering kindergarten or grade 5 and also looking to attend schools outside their attendance area in 2023-2024 must complete a transfer form.
If you are unsure if you are a resident of School District 197, please click here.
If you have questions regarding the intradistrict transfer process, please call the enrollment coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-403-7030.