School Registration: 2024-25

  • It's time to register your student(s) with Spokane Public Schools for the 2024-25 school year!

    We're excited to welcome your students to Spokane Public Schools! Our families have rated our schools 4 out of 5 for overall school quality, and more than 80% of families said they would "highly recommend" their school to others.

    We offer an array of learning opportunities to suit students and families, and have developed learning communities that provide support for students as they advance grade levels. It's all part of the SPS Promise: that every student has a dream, access and opportunity to achieve a happy and successful future.

    Here are some things to keep in mind before you get started:

    1. Parents must register their student(s) for their neighborhood school using the New Student Registration form. You can find your neighborhood school using the link below. 

    2. If you are interested in attending one of our option schools or a school outside your neighborhood school boundaries, you will also need to complete the School Choice Request Form. First-round School Choice decisions will not be determined until after Feb. 15. Please refer to your request form confirmation messages for decision deadlines. Schools will not be able to answer questions about placement decisions until these dates. 

    3. Make sure your student(s) is(are) in compliance with the immunization requirements.

    4. Remember: Parents register students, and schools enroll students.

  • Now, let's get the registration process started! Click the link below to take the first step in joining Spokane Public Schools!

  • Questions?

    Jump down to our FAQs, or use our Let's Talk portal so your registration question reaches the correct individual:

  • Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my student(s) have already been granted choice to I need to re-apply for choice again?

A: No, there is no need to "re-choice." Once choice has been granted, it is good for the duration of that school level (elementary, middle school, high school). A student/family would need to request choice again if they are transitioning to the next school level.   

Q: What if I am requesting multiple choices for multiple school-aged children in my household?

A: You can submit an Enrollment Request for each of your students across various grade levels and you can make unique requests to schools/programs specific to each student.   

Q: Does completing the process early in the Enrollment Window make a difference on my student's chances of getting into the school or program?

A: No, each request is put into a queue for each school or program and after the close of the window on Feb. 15, each school or program's list are randomized for final selection.  

Q: When do I find out if my student gets selected or not?

A: We endeavor to have final decisions and communication to families by Spring Break.   

Q: My student currently attends an Option School but we would like them to attend our neighborhood school. What steps do I need to take?

A: Please contact your neighborhood school directly to have the appropriate people support your transition back. If applicable, middle schools and high schools will be starting class registrations in January and February, so it will be important that your student be able to fill out a registration sheet to request certain classes like electives and CTE courses at their neighborhood school. 
Please also let your Option School know that you won't be continuing there next school year as a matter of courtesy.  

Q: Are there waitlists for schools and programs?

A: Yes, although rare at high-applications schools or programs, there can sometimes be openings in which case each school or program will contact families in their order on the waitlist.

NOTE: We highly encourage families to plan on attending their neighborhood school and completing any necessary registration process or paperwork with that school. If an enrollment offer is made to a family, the neighborhood school can forward any necessary information to the future school or program as needed. 


Q: My older student has choiced into their school. Will my younger student get priority? I want them to go to the same school.

A: Yes, siblings of students already attending the requested choice school or option program are granted priority. If the student is wanting to choice to an option program as a sibling, the other sibling must already be enrolled in the same option program and actively attending the program or school.   

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