SFUSD is determining how many seats will be available at each school for the 2023-24 school year. The district uses a centralized process to set capacities so that we can make sure we are right-sizing the total number of classrooms based on actual enrollment in our schools. Enrollment capacities are used in February to specify the number of seats available for next year’s student assignment runs, so that families applying for the 2023-24 school year can receive their offers in March 2023.
We are not making significant changes to the number of seats and classrooms in entry grades for next year, because we want to prioritize stability for our schools and for our families. Some schools will still experience a reduction in the number of seats for next year, because their enrollment is lower than it has been in the past.
Centralized capacity-setting is a way for SFUSD to ensure we align our resources — especially our staff — with the students at each school. This is in service of the work toward SFUSD’s goals around student outcomes, and is part of the district’s commitment to ensuring that every student gets access to quality education.
Read more about the capacity-setting process and the changes for next school year: