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Everything You Need to Know About How to Transfer Schools in PISD Plano, Texas

how to transfer schools in Plano ISD

How to transfer Schools within PISD

A common question asked amongst Plano Moms is how to transfer a child to a different school in town. Whatever reason you are wanting 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. It depends on the size and any other circumstances. For 2020-2021 school year this is what the PISD website says:

Due to building instructional programs and functions, enrollment projections, staff assignments, boundary changes, and/or anticipated construction projects they will NOT be approving requests to transfer for the fall semester of the 2020-21 school year TO the following schools:      

Gulledge Elementary 

Schell Elementary

Wells Elementary

Renner Middle School 

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.

Due to enrollment and staffing issues involved with specialized programs no transfers will be granted for pre-kindergarten programs offered at Isaacs, Beaty, and Pearson Early Childhood Schools and Head Start during the 2020-21 school year.

Some schools have different application processes, including Huffman Elementary, Plano East IB World School, Health Sciences Academy or the Plano ISD Academy.

how to transfer schools in Plano ISD

A non-refundable transfer application fee of $50.00 per request is due at the time of application. This list is subject to change as periodic updates and modifications of actual and projected enrollments, building capacities, staff assignments, and attendance boundary changes are confirmed and when limits are approved and campuses must be closed.

Transfer window dates vary every year

In order to secure your spot, you must do this ASAP! Taken from the PISD website:

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. 

For more information contact:

Student Administrative Services

Address: 5804 Coit Road, Suite # 102,Plano, Texas 75023

Business Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday                         

Phone: 469-752-3793 or 469-752-3794

Are you new to Plano ISD?

Here is more information all about the schools across the district. 

Here are some most common questions asked by Plano Moms about transferring to other schools in the district.

  1. Once I transfer one of my kids, will I need to follow the same procedure to transfer my remaining kids as they become school age?   Yes! You will need to follow the same procedure. Just because one of your children was accepted for a transfer does not mean others will. You will have to apply and hope the rest get accepted as well. 
  2. My child will be starting Kinder in the Fall but I want him to attend a different school, how do I transfer him? You will need to register your child at their home school and then apply for the transfer following the above procedure as outlined by Plano ISD transfer policies. 
  3. We are moving. Can my kids stay at their same school in Plano? If you are staying the same zone then your kids can stay at the same school. If you are moving into a different boundary area then your kids will need to transfer schools. You would need to contact the new school to get more information on registration. If it is the 2nd semester, we’ve been told they can stay and finish out the remainder of the school year. 
  4.  Do I have to reapply for a transfer every school year? NO!!! Once you get the transfer, you are good to go for the remainder of that school term until the child moves to a different school. For ex: If you got accepted for elementary school you will reapply if trying for a certain middle school, then high school. 

Plano Moms Suggest These Tips:

  • On the Morning of Transfer Day: Get up Early and BE READY BEFORE 6:30 on the computer. Get your fingers ready to get in!!!!!
  • After you’ve been given your number to go to Admin building don’t forget your $50 registration fee!!! (non-refundable)
  • Keep in mind for older kids transferring (middle and high school aged) that if playing sports they could be put on academic probation due to the transfer, just be aware.

Do you have any more questions or tips for on the transfer process? Let us know!

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