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March Placement Period

March Placement 2019 

The following reports will be published on or after March 18:
  • Assignment Highlights 
  • Placement Results (all grade levels) 
  • TK, K, 6th, 9th Grade Applicants Receiving a Choice, broken down by Ethnicity
  • TK, K, 6th, 9th Grade Applicants Receiving a Choice, broken down by Zip Code
What to do now
You have received a placement offer from the March Placement Period. If there was more demand than seats available at your requested schools, the appropriate tie-breaker process was utilized. See the Assignment Process for a
description of the tie-breaker process. If placement could not be offered at your requested school(s), the system will first try to designate students to their attendance area school (elementary students) or middle school feeder (incoming 6th graders), as long as there are openings. If their attendance area school or middle school feeder does not have any openings, they will be offered an assignment to the school that is closest to where they live that has an opening.

After this initial offer, you have the opportunity to participate in any of the other placement periods to receive a higher choice school throughout the enrollment cycle.

We recommend that you register to secure enrollment at the school site by April 5. If you accept a placement offer, you can still choose to seek a higher choice school during the May Placement Period. If you do not register, the placement will be cancelled and the seat will be made available to other

You will keep your initial assignment, if you have registered at the school, until a higher choice school can be offered. Registering at the school will not disadvantage you in the placement process. There is no priority for students who do not register at a school.

If at any time you wish to cancel your assignment, even after you have registered at the school, please contact the Educational Placement Center, or send an email to

March Placement Options and Information Workshops

To receive more information about the post March Placement Options, please attend one of the following workshops:

  • Tuesday, March 19, 5-6:30 pm, 555 Franklin St., Room 100
  • Wednesday, April 3, 5-6:30 pm, 555 Franklin St., Room 100
Workshop Presentation (PDF)

Participating in the May Placement Period

If you would like to participate in the May Placement Period, you must submit an Application Form by April 5th listing any number of preferred schools for the May Placement Period.

Notifications for the May Placement Period will be received during the week of May 20. If an assignment is offered to one of your amended choices, you will lose your previously accepted school. 

Students who wish to attend schools that don’t have any opening after the May Placement Period can submit a wait pool request by May 31, and EPC will check periodically to see if any seats are available in these schools. If seats open, EPC will conduct a wait pool run to fill those openings. 

Wait pool dates

  • Offers will be mailed June 19 to families who submitted a wait pool request by May 31
  • Offers will be mailed August 30 to families who submitted a wait pool request by August 14

The appeals process

Residency requirements

Families must meet residency guidelines as explained on the Enrollment Policies page. If the parent/guardian who has physical custody of the student(s) moves to a new address at any time after submitting the application for enrollment, s/he must submit a Change of Address form to the Education Placement Center within 14 days following the move. If the parent/guardian fails to submit a Change of Address form within 14 days of their move, the student’s enrollment may be revoked.

Students who move out of San Francisco shall apply for an interdistrict permit in the new district of residence if they wish to attend school in San Francisco. Interdistrict permits shall be processed in accordance with District procedure after assignment of San Francisco residents. Students who receive a school placement based on a specific address and subsequently move out of that address during the enrollment cycle may have their school assignment canceled.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:30-7pm, at 555 Franklin St

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