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The Insiders Guide on How to Transfer Schools in Plano ISD

A common question we get is how to transfer a child to a different school within Plano ISD. Whatever reason you want a transfer, it is possible, but there is a procedure to follow. Here is how to transfer schools in Plano, Texas.

You need to have all the information on the school you wish to transfer to PISD does not allow transfers to every school.

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Plano ISD school

What Campuses are open to Transfer Schools?

It depends on their enrolment numbers and the capacity available.

For the 2024-2025 school year, the Plano ISD website says that transfers will not be accepted to campuses on the No Transfer list  (unless you are reversing to your home campus) 

High School

  • Shepton High School

Middle

  • Renner Middle School

Elementary

  • Brinker Elementary
  • Daffron Elementary
  • Gulledge Elementary
  • Haggar Elementary
  • Haun Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Mendenhall Elementary
  • Mitchell Elementary
  • Rasor Elementary
  • Wells Elementary
how to transfer schools in Plano ISD

Transfer requests to all other Plano I.S.D. schools will be considered on space/staff available basis in the particular grade level/classroom. Several grade levels in a building may be closed to transfer students due to staffing and enrollment.

Once you have submitted a transfer request, you need to allow up to 4 – 6 weeks to receive a decision.

Some schools have different application processes, including Huffman Elementary, Plano East IB World School, Health Sciences Academy, or the Plano ISD Academy, so be sure to check those separately.


Your Transfer Request: What do you need?

A non-refundable transfer application fee of $50.00 per request is due at the time of application.

  • 6-digit Student ID# (Only needed for currently enrolled Plano ISD students. This isn’t needed if the child is not yet enrolled)
  • Parent/Guardian’s ID
  • Proof of residency (one of the following):
    • Current electric/water/gas bill (showing service address and usage) or 
    • A lease agreement is signed by both the tenant and landlord or owner’s representative. 

Transfer window dates vary every year

Transfers are approved on a first-come first serve basis to available schools and grade levels. Transfer limits apply and when limits are reached grade levels and campuses are closed to transfers and no waitlists will be offered. Transfer requests will be accepted through the fourth Friday of June.

You will need to submit one form per student.


Students in transition years (5th, 8th & 10th grades) at Huffman, a Dual Language, Math Rocks or Pre-K program will revert to their home campus feeder unless parents submit an intra-district transfer request.


Do you need help to Transfer Schools?

Go to the Plano ISD Welcome & Enrollment Center

Address: 1300 19th Street, Plano TX 75074

Business Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 Monday – Friday                         

Phone: 469-752-3892


More: Are you new to Plano ISD or need more information about Plano ISD schools across the district? 

Do you have any more questions on the transfer process? Reach out to Plano ISD


Author

Walter D Dyer Jr

Monday 12th of April 2021

Hi, I have an Allen address but belong to PISD. If I wanted to send my kids to an Allen school, is there the option to transfer?

Rehana Shaheen

Friday 23rd of July 2021

@Abbie, Hi Abbie, We recently moved here from New Jersey. My 8 years old finished his 3rd grade in NJ and applied for 4th grade here in Pisd. School is telling me that he has to attend 3rd grade again because of his age. His date of birth is September, 5 2012. In NJ school year starts in September and here in August. In other words he started his kindergarten early according to Texas school system. His grades are above 90% and he transferring within the US. Is there a way for dispute and keep him his rightfully earned 4th grade?. I think it’s unfair to him and us as parents. What are your thoughts??

Abbie

Monday 12th of April 2021

I don't believe so Walter. Your address is zoned to an ISD and that's the one you can send your child to. Some ISD's do allow transfers in for a fee, but you'd have to contact Allen ISD to ask if that is possible.

Melissa Mantooth

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

We are new to the area we live in CityLine district and I have a 8th boy who I’m guessing will attend Armstrong middle school. I’ve been told this is a prodemitly Hispanic school? Which is fine except we don’t speech Spanish at all, can anyone give me a fair opinion regarding this middle school?

Abbie

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Hi Melissa, I think one of our strengths as a city is our diversity. The main language in all schools is always US English, and ESL is provided for all students who have Spanish as their native language. If you ask in our Facebook group, Plano Moms Talk, you can definitely chat with other parents there at the school too, which will help you.

dennis

Saturday 18th of July 2020

Hi

How difficult is to get a kid who is not zoned in PWSH transferred into Plano West Senior High School. A couple of years ago, I heard that Plano West Senior High School stopped accepting intra district transfers. Is this true?

Abbie

Sunday 19th of July 2020

I wouldn't feel confident giving you an accurate answer on this question, but if you email askpisd@pisd.edu, they should be able to help!

Courtney

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Thanks for this post. We are debating moving to a house in Centennial, but would rather send our kids to Brinker, where my husband went. What do you think the odds are this would be approved? Anyone with experience?

Abbie

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Hi Courtney, Right now transfers are up in the air! It depends if Brinker has spots available in the grade level you need. You can start by emailing askpisd@pisd.edu and they can guide you further on the options available to you.

Irene

Thursday 28th of May 2020

I am living in Plano but zoned to frisco ISD, can I request a transfer to a PSID elementary school which is just few blocks away?

Abbie

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Hi Irene, if you are zoned to one school district, you need to check with them if you can transfer to another school within that district. You cannot transfer between school districts if you are not in their zoned area.