Student Assignment Policy

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SFUSD Student Assignment Policy

The SFUSD Student Assignment Policy uses school choice as a way to help create diverse learning environments. Students applying for a SFUSD schools submit a preferred or ranked list of choices. If there are no space limitations, students are assigned to their highest ranked choice.

If more students request a particular school than there are seats available, then the assignment process uses a series of preferences, called tiebreakers, and random numbers to assign students to the limited number of openings. Students not assigned to any one of their choices because of space limitations are assigned to a school with available seats closest to the student’s home.