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School Transfers

School Assignment

All San José Unified schools have established attendance boundaries used to assign students to their neighborhood school.  Your neighborhood school is based on your residence address.  You can find your neighborhood school using our School Finder.

The majority of students enrolled in San José Unified attend their neighborhood school. Students in grades TK-5 are assigned to their neighborhood school unless they attend one of our magnet schools or request a transfer to a different San José Unified elementary school.

Transfers Between San José Unified Schools

Occasionally, families may want their child to attend a school outside their attendance boundary.

Please review the directions and complete the appropriate intradistrict transfer request form. Completed forms should be emailed to

Transfers Between San José Unified and Other Districts

Occasionally, families may want their child to attend a school outside their district of residence.  Families who want to transfer their child between San José Unified and another district may request an Interdistrict Transfer.  Interdistrict Transfer requests must be approved by the district of residence and the desired district of attendance.

San José Unified is currently accepting Interdistrict Transfer requests for the 2024-2025 school year

Please refer to our Interdistrict Transfer Procedures and Process for additional information on timelines, notifications, and appeals. 

For questions, please contact the Student Assignment Department at 408-535-6232.